Annie Sloan CHALK PAINT®


Inspire, Create and Transform Your Furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®.



We are handpicked, exclusive stockists and trainers of the world-famous Chalk Paint ® by Annie Sloan. Our passion for recycling and inspiring others to transform pieces of furniture, or rooms that need some pizzazz, becomes infectious when you see what is possible.

Start the joyful process of playing with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® today!

Earlier Times is located on the beautiful Yorke Peninsula in South Australia where you’ll find rustic, unique and quirky locally handmade furniture and wares. We use recycled materials and preloved treasures.


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Take a drive up the beautiful SA North Coast to Minlaton for a weekend and attend one of our Saturday workshops to learn from the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® experts! Our ethos is to make each individual feel special which is why we take the time to listen and talk to our customers so that we can meet their needs.

Our workshops on how to use Chalk Paint® are informal and fun. You don’t need to be an artist, you just need to be prepared to get creative and give it a go. No workshop is the same as we tailor each one to our DIYer's requests whilst still using Annie Sloan’s principles and techniques.  We also offer an intermediate workshop for those who want to experiment with more specialist methods using decoupage, craqueleur, stencilling, image transfer and gilding.

We also offer our services to paint pieces for people who are time poor or who prefer someone else to do it.


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This signature paint with its remarkable versatility and ease of use for the DIY enthusiast as well as the professional painter has revolutionised decorative painting – turning something drab very quickly into something fab.

By leading the decorative painting revolution over the last 20 years, Annie Sloan is considered one of the world’s most respected experts in decorative paint, colours and techniques. 

With Annie’s Chalk Paint ™ you get a velvety matt finish which is finished with her soft wax that gives pieces a subtle sheen as well as protection and durability.


Chalk Paint ™ sticks to just about any surface… wood, concrete, metal, matt plastic, earthenware and much more, inside and outside the home. It dries fast too, so you can add second or third coats quickly and start enjoying your creation sooner.



49 Main Street, Minlaton, South Australia 5575

Phone: 0421 346 406

OPENING HOURS: Wednesday – Friday 10.00am – 3.00pm, Saturday 10.00am – 1.00