ABOUT / OUR STORY

About Big Blue Trunk

Big Blue Trunk brings the joy of colourful living and creativity to every home with it's range of exclusive Do-It-Yourself and Home Decor brands. Started in 2018, Big Blue Trunk is the exclusive stockist of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, Saltwash and Iron Orchid Designs in Singapore. The Home of Chalk Paint®, at Big Blue Trunk you will find the inspiration, products and support you need to create unique spaces that tell your story.

Whether upcycling a piece of furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, indulging in beautiful home decor or learning a new skill from a selection of creative workshops; Big Blue Trunk feeds the creative soul. Our recipe for delicious design is simple - a helping of imagination, a dash of colour, and a sprinkling of love. We hope you’ll have a taste of it too and help spread the joy of making everyday life beautiful! Big Blue Trunk's flagship store is at 02-14 Cluny Court 501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259760.

"Deepti & her team at Big Blue Trunk are a fantastic source of inspiration and creativity!
Every time I go there, I come out feeling excited and invigorated dying to get started on my next project. The paint is so easy to use and the range of colours is fantastic!
Enjoy your new painting adventure with Big Blue Trunk!"

Our Story

In a faraway land, there lived a little girl who dreamed of traveling the world. She collected stamps, coins and seashells… and loved making stuff - little love cards for her mama and papa, clay lamps on her potter’s wheel, rainbow candles in eggshells, hand-made wall paper...

She grew up, studied business and built a career in marketing and sales. Luckily, her dream came true - she traveled to all the continents in a few short years. Her travels inspired her sense of style, as she soaked in ideas from people, places and her adventures. She spent her time looking for easy ways to bring beauty to everyday life. A DIYer at heart - origami folds, paint splatters and crayon shavings piled up high. For most of her career, she had been in search of a way to combine her business background with her passion for creativity and design. And so, Big Blue Trunk came to be.

An MBA from INSEAD, an ex-Googler, and a proud mum to a brave little girl, she now spends her days making everyday beautiful for her customers at Big Blue Trunk.

An Annie Sloan customer herself for 7 years, she decided to switch from her corporate career to become an entrepreneur and hasn't looked back since. A highlight of her journey was when she spent a week training with Annie Sloan in Oxford on everything Chalk Paint®! Started in 2018, Big Blue Trunk brings the joy of colourful living to every home with its range of DIY & home decor brands, creative workshops and furniture upcycling services.

Featured Event

Furniture Upcycling with Big Blue Trunk

Date: October 30, 2020
Time: 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Place: Facebook Live

Do you have a well-loved piece of furniture that's worn with age and needs a facelift? Or a piece you bought that doesn't quite fit with the colours and style of your home anymore? A can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and Wax, some lovin' and patient hands can transform old furniture into beautiful statement pieces, giving them and your home, a new lease of life.

In this Facebook Live, Deepti Chadda, Founder of Big Blue Trunk, will demonstrate how to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® to upcycle furniture in a range of decorative painting techniques. Join us for -

  1. An introduction to upcycling with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® & Wax
  2. The most popular question - How do I create a distressed finish?
  3. Adding metallic touches to furniture
  4. Colour-mixing some favourite shades with Chalk Paint®
  5. Ask Deepti anything about upcycling & colourful interiors

About Deepti

Deepti is a mumpreneur, a DIYer at heart and a lover of colourful living. A marketing & sales professional by background, she moved on from her corporate career at Google and founded Big Blue Trunk. Trained in Oxford by the Queen of Chalk Paint herself, Annie Sloan; Deepti spends her days helping customers get creative and make everyday beautiful in simple & unique ways. Her style & her business are inspired by people, places, art, and adventures from around the world - eclectic, happy and bold. Deepti holds an MBA from INSEAD, is an AIESEC alum and proud mamma to a brave little girl.

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