Entering the La di da shop in Andover, you are whisked away to a French side street shop, with furnishings and adornments that would look chic in any home.
Run by Nicola Pumfrey, La di da is also the only Annie Sloan stockist in this area, but not only does the shop stock the paints and the associated brushes and waxes, Nicola runs official Annie Sloan Paint Technique courses.
The workshops are £65 and run from 10am-1pm. The courses include all of the materials as well as tea, coffee and cake, plus a free goodie bag that also has a fantastic 10% off voucher for use in La di da on the Annie Sloan range.
Andover & Villages spoke to Nicola, who said, “The courses have become really popular locally and are great fun to be a part of. Annie Sloan paint is fantastic to work with, as anyone who has used it will know. The courses give people the opportunity to really see what these fantastic paints can do, and the effects you can achieve with them.”
The course is very hands-on, with students working on their own boards with La di da’s accredited Annie Sloan personal trainer guiding and educating. The courses for October are fully booked, but there is limited availability on the courses running on Saturday 8th November and Saturday 22nd November, but be quick to book as they fill up fast.
Nicola told us, “Feedback for this course is 100% positive.”