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Chalk paint is a specialty paint that gives an old world look to furniture, without having to use a primer

Reviving Brown Cabinetry with Paint

painted white laundry room cabinets

A Beautiful White Laundry Room…goes from Dark Brown to White   I recently helped a client revamp her Laundry Room. Her dark brown cabinets were getting her down and she needed a change. White cabinetry was the answer – Annie Sloan Pure White Chalk Paint was the tool. It’s so important to make our more utilitarian spaces look beautiful and fun to be in. Most of us forget that (me included). When a room we … Continue reading

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Painting Upholstery: A Tutorial on How to Use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on Fabric

old damask loveseat after Annie Sloan Chalk Painting

How to Paint on Fabric to Transform Upholstery I had to give this a try…been reading about it so much on different blogs. I watched Annie Sloan’s YouTube video on the subject, read some other tutorials as well (11 Magnolia Lane  ) and I just decided that I would just jump in and see what happens to a loveseat that I had purchased a few years ago that had seen better days.   Of course, I … Continue reading

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Painting and Decorating Architectural Fragments

adding verdi gris coloring to a decorative wooden piece

I was coming back from a decorative painting job out in the Hamptons and I came across this wonderful old antique shop named Lloyds in Eastport, New York. I had passed this store many times before and finally – I had a little bit of time to go in and take a look. The store is a lot larger than it appears from the outside – and there are two large floors full of antiques. … Continue reading

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5 Things to Paint in a Day (or Less!)

rocker after Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

  I always need some instant gratification…how about you?  I thought I’d post some easy things to do when you want to update some items you already have in your home. Paint is the quickest, easiest and least expensive ways to transform just about anything! Mirrors… And after…

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Bringing More Color into the Dining Room

Rosenbugr fabric and Scandinavian Pink molding sample

Bringing More Color into the Dining Room For today’s post I am showing you my plans for revamping my dining room space. Some will say I have enough color there – but you can never have enough color really!  It just all has to blend. My dining rooms chairs really need an update, badly. So, here’s my revamp plans so far…

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Creating Art with Stencils, Plaster and Chalk Paint

closeup of raised stencil artwork using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

 How to Create Some Dimensional Art Pieces with Stencils, Plaster and Chalk Paint I had promised a tutorial on how to do this awhile back on the blog…so here it is

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A Revamped Chair and a Rescued Paint Job!

revamped chair with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Miss Mustard Seed wax

Revamping an Old Vintage Chair with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Just a little post this morning about a recent chair revamp that I did. I was late in getting this up because something was awry with WordPress or the server – I don’t know which!  But miraculously, all is well this morning.   Here’s the chair after the restoration 

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The Union Jack Coffee Table: Part 2

table top with Union Jack painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

As promised from yesterday’s post, here’s more detailed information on how I did this Union Jack design on an old coffee table. I did make some mistakes and I will point them out to you, so you will sail through this easily! First, a little history of the Union Jack. It’s actually called the Union Flag (made up of the Saltires – heraldic symbols –  of the Cross of St. George for England, the Cross of … Continue reading

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The Union Jack Coffee Table: Part 1

closeup of the Union Jack table

I have always wanted to create a furniture piece that featured the Union Jack design. What kept me from doing it is my fear of taping.  I hate to tape stuff – I am much more of a freestyle decorative painter – so I have postponed doing this design.  I also am not very good at it – measuring etc.  It’s not my cup of tea. But, I received a free drop leaf coffee table … Continue reading

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Fast and Beautiful DIY Finishes for Accessories: Part 2

Miss Mustand Seed's Typewriter Milk Paint on an old book with a Royal Design Studio stencil

What I love about reviving accessories that are sitting around my house collecting dust is that it’s such a quick fix and that it saves you money.  All you are investing is a little time and some paint.   Here are some accessories that I revamped in my home that you can update too… A few months ago, I went to Robyn Story’s blog and noticed that she had used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to decorate … Continue reading

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