Our Holiday Kickoff Event was fun! We would like to continue offering the opportunity to be a guest painter throughout the season. Would you be interested in sharing your talents and time? If you have taken our free hands on demo,  you are eligible to sign up to become a guest painter and paint pieces from The Union Gospel Mission. These pieces will then be for sale in our store – with all proceeds going back to The Union Gospel Mission! What better way to give back?


Lucky13 Loyalty Reward Program

It’s here! We are so pleased to offer a Loyalty Reward Program for our Chalk Paint® customers. This program is designed to reward the customers that frequently purchase Chalk Paint®. Once you have purchased $500 worth of quarts or tester pots of Chalk Paint® decorative paint Lucky13 will reward you with a $50 credit toward any product or service Artworks offers… at either location! Why “Lucky13″? Because it takes 13 quarts of Chalk Paint® to reach $500 in sales. That’s why.

The $500 can only be accrued purchasing paint – brushes, wax, fabric, books, craqueleur, decoupage, and classes do not figure in to the overall total. Our point of sale system will keep track for you – don’t worry. This program will run for 13 months, from 1/13/14-2/13/15. Subject to program terms & conditions. HAPPY PAINTING!

Artworks Coeur d’Alene is a boutique shop featuring Chalk Paint® decorative paint developed by English artist Annie Sloan. Opening September 1st, 2013, we offer demos using Chalk Paint®, bespoke furniture painted with the fabulous medium, as well as samples of the techniques you’ve come to love from Artworks Spokane! This location will be more retail than design center and feature gifts and home goods for purchase as well as supplies to create your own masterpiece.

Our store hours are

Tues-Wed: 11:00am-6:00pm

Thursday 11:00am-9:00pm

Fri 11:00am-6:00pm

Sat 10:00am-6:00pm

Sun: 12:00pm-4:00pm

Mon: Closed


Come see us, stroll through the vignettes, and prepare to be inspired!

(208) 665-2726

2049 Main St, Riverstone Village

Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

More about Chalk Paint®

Annie Sloan developed her now famous Chalk Paint® to answer the need she had for a paint which would have many uses from acting like limewash to looking like old painted furniture and that had a good range of color that could be extended by the user. Easy to work with, this paint allows you to be creative as you don’t get involved with the technicalities of preparation and it also allows you to change your mind without hassle.

Chalk Paint® is a unique, simple, eco friendly, water based paint in 31 decorative and historical colors made specifically for painting cabinets & furniture, floors, and for giving walls a completely matte, velvety, breathable finish. Surfaces need no priming or special preparation other than cleaning as this paint sticks to virtually everything!

This is THE paint to use for the painted French and Swedish look on furniture where the paintwork shows a patina of history. The paint is soft before curing and easy to distress and patinate taking wax to give it a beautiful mellow and protective finish. The colors have been inspired by European 18th century furniture and have been made bright and rich, bearing in mind that they will be darkened with wax. None of the colors except Graphite contain black pigment, allowing for combining colors, further mixing and layering without dulling the finish.

For more information about Chalk Paint® you can also check out these websites: www.anniesloan.com, www.anniesloanunfolded.com and their blog at www.unfoldedblog.com.



nancy jones bio pic Nancy Jones, Owner and Creative Director of Artworks Spokane: Nancy has been a decorative artist since 1974 and a decorative painting instructor since 1985. She has experience in all aspects of the decorative painting business….shop owner-retailer, custom painting, and teacher. She travels to at least three painting conventions and/or seminars a year to teach and stay abreast of the newest techniques, products, and trends. In addition, she and her team of trained decorative artists do custom faux finishes, designer plaster applications, and decorative concrete finishes in client’s homes. For a list of Nancy’s credentials click here.Did you know… Nancy was crowned Keokuk County Pork Queen back in the day… complete with a tiara! She claims there are photos. We are waiting for her to bring them in!
kim smith bio pic Kim Smith, Graphic Designer, Social Media, Webmaster: Kim’s education and background are in graphic design. Owning danilla bean design, her graphic design firm, has made her more than qualified to be in charge of coordinating and designing Artworks’ marketing materials. After several years of designing for Artworks graphics, Nancy invited her to join the team of artists doing custom jobs in 2004. She is proficient in cabinet finishing, glazing, lime and acrylic plasters, and concrete overlays.Certified: SkimStone, Granicrete, AuraStone, and Chalk Paint®.Did you know… Kim designed the Auburn University Football Scoreboard under the direction of Mike Abdallah while working for a Sports Marketing Company. She and her husband became lifelong fans after attending a football game once installation was complete. WAR EAGLE!!
carol herrmann bio pic Carol Herrmann, Decorative Artisan and Concrete Specialist: Nancy found Carol through the Inland Northwest Decorative Artists group. Carol had taken a SkimStone class and found herself intrigued with concrete applications and the endless possibilities to beauitfy existing surfaces. Her creative flair and love of art found her joining the Artworks team in 2008. She is proficient in SkimStone, MileStone, Granicrete, and AuraStone concrete overlays. Have trowel, Will travel!Certified in SkimStone, Granicrete, AuraStone, and Chalk Paint®.Did you know… Carol was a 911 operator/dispatch before joining Artworks. She’s also a small town girl. Boy does she have some stories!
peggy best bio pic Peggy Best, Decorative Artisan and Muralist: Peggy joined the Artworks Design team in 2010. She has known and admired Nancy since 1996. She has a background in management and experience with owning her mural business, Artful Illusions, where she installed custom glazing finishes, plasters, and murals in both private homes and businesses. Her creativity and love of art bring another element to the team. She is proficient in murals, glazing, lime and acrylic plasters, and cabinet finishes.Certified in SkimStone, Granicrete, AuraStone, and Chalk Paint®.Did you know… Peggy ran a Soccer Center, had her own cake decorating business, and would love to learn the “Salsa”.
ellen myrhe bio pic Ellen Myhre, Operations Director: Ellen joined our team in March of 2011. She has been a freelance Quickbooks expert and business owner for over 25 years. Her expertise in accounting and organization keep the office running smoothly and projects coordinated and on-time. Ellen has brought order to the artistic “free spirit”. She’s a wonderful addition to our team!Did you know… Ellen’s favorite pastime is playing Texas Hold ‘Em (and she wins occasionally). She was born overseas in a military family.
Joelle Chester Joelle Chester, Director of Marketing & Business Development: Joelle Chester came to us happily in April, 2012. With over 12 years experience in Directional & Online Marketing she has the edge needed to help spread the word about Artworks, a company she feels is one of a kind! “The vision and talent here at Artworks Spokane just drew me in. It makes coming to the studio a pleasure!” Her outgoing personality and warm friendly manner make her a joy to be around. She brings fresh and new ideas for the marketing and networking to both our business and product lines. We look forward to growing because of her!Did you know… Joelle grew up in a family owned business. DJ’s Sound City was a music business that promoted several artists and events in the 80s and 90s. Marketing is in her veins!
Annette Tyrrell Annette Tyrrell, Design Team Director: Annette joined our team of artisans in April of 2012. She brought such enthusiasm and energy to our design team it didn’t take long to recognize her passion for art, texture, and customers! These qualities make her the perfect Director for our Custom Division. Her history with furniture refurbishing and flipping gives her an edge in the market and a better understanding of how to speak to customer’s wants and needs. She has a great love of customer service and will work hard to ensure your satisfaction from start to finish!Certified in SkimStone, Granicrete, AuraStone, and Chalk Paint®.Did you know… Annette and her husband ran a home Bible fellowship for 20+ years, She homeschooled her four children and was Robin Williams’ server for dinner at the Davenport one evening… She’s pretty cool.
Jackie Maker Jackie Maker, Director of Retail Sales: This lady is well known in these parts. Having 20 years experience managing people in the non-profit sector of this region, she has an extensive list of contacts, friends, and colleagues. Joining Artworks Coeur d’Alene as a part-time retail sales associate in October, 2013 we quickly recognized the assets she brings to the team. Her background in retail sales and management, various forms of design, and owning her small business “Jewelry Junkie” have all been a resource for Artworks. August, 2014 Jackie was named Director of Retail Sales. She loves people and being inovative, so this is a perfect position for her.Did you know… Jackie learned to belly dance when she was five years old and she LOVES professional Hockey… even the fights!
Christina Admire Christina Admire, Store Manager – Artworks Coeur d’Alene: Christina joined our team in Coeur d’Alene in August, 2014. She came to us with 4 years of previous retail and management experience. Before becoming a member of our team Christina was a teacher for 12 years, so she knows a thing or two about creativity, organization, and being inventive! BUT THAT’S NOT ALL, Christina also has her own business – Nebraska Lane. She designs canvas tote bags, womens’ and kid’s tees, and even onsies. She also does craft and junk shows (like Farm Chicks and high school craft fairs) where she features painted furniture and home decor.Did you know… Christina spent one month touring Australia.
Becky Moore Becky Moore, Retail Sales – Artworks Coeur d’Alene: Becky began working in our Coeur d’Alene store in September, 2014. With years of experience in retail this job is like second nature to her. From the tender young age of 13 Becky has been working retail – from her families flower shops to manufacturing auto parts for foreign cars. She also has commercial sales, management and staging, and display design experience. She is thrilled to be a part of our team and we’re loving her energy!Did you know… Becky was raised on farms and ranches from California to Montana and she misses farm life… so much so she has 17 chickens for pets!

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  1. Pingback: 2013: The Year in Review | artworksspokane

    • Hi Carrie!

      I will happily email you a copy of our workshop schedule complete with a brief description of each workshop. And, to make it easier for the future, I have included a link directly on our workshop page to download the list. Thank you for asking. :) We hope to see you soon!

  2. I spent the weekend in Walla Walla this past weekend at Love of Junk and I was so excited to participate in the paint demo! I loved the paint, the technique and Nancy and the girls were great to answer my questions! I see some paining in my very near future! Thank you ladies!

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