About Us


Welcome to Catfish Studios!

Our shop is fun, energetic, and full of inspiration including sample boards, an active paint bar, and hand-painted decor showcasing everything from classic to whimsical finishes. We invite you to spend time with us - when you leave, you'll never look at furniture the same way again!


Meet Celeste - Original DC Metro Stockist/Owner

Celeste has called Catfish Studios home since 2009. She painted her first piece of furniture at just eight years of age and enjoyed many years as a hobbyist before meeting Annie Sloan in 2010. Celeste — identifying with Annie’s philosophy and passion for 'teaching people to get on with it“ soon became a Stockist. She laughingly recalls her first delivery of paint at her earlier shop space at a popular Lucketts store in Virginia — “Folks were lined up around me as I opened boxes off the truck, trying to grab their favorite colors. It was quite a scene-no one had experienced a paint as versatile and easy to use as Annie’s!" 

Celeste is an enthusiastic painter and instructor that loves to share the creative experience of using Annie Sloan Paint—be it at the shop or at local venues and home shows. 


Meet Karen - Annie Sloan Stockist

Karen has long had a hands-on, creative approach to work and life and easily discovered a love for rescuing furniture. She joined Catfish Studios as an Annie Sloan Stockist and has enjoyed bringing energy to the shop. 

She works to give customers as much or as little guidance as they need as they discover the ease of Chalk Paint. Karen shares “It absolutely makes our day when a customer excitedly bursts into the shop full of smiles and before-and-after pictures of revived family treasures.”