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Before and After Dining Room

meredith1Who doesn’t love a good Before and After Makeover??

My latest client wanted a fresh makeover in her dining room.  She has an awesome, Made in America (Whoot Whoot!) American Drew Dining Set.  Great quality, great lines….but with the dark cherry shine and the brassy pulls….and out dated rugs and fabric she was ready for a change!

Before…

meredith10It would have been a shame to get rid of such a good dining set when it is so easy to update it with paint.  We decided on Annie Sloan’s Old Ochre, distressed with Clear Wax.

meredith7I even painted right over the mirrors in the back of the china hutch!

meredith9Asher and Lanie love to pose in my pictures!

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Pretty distressed curves on the chairs!

meredith5I painted over the brass handles with Old Ochre, Clear Waxed them and then rubbed on some Royal Design Studio Stencil Creme is Bronze Age and rubbed some back off with some more Clear Wax.

meredith2We wanted to bring a little color into the neutral palette on this small buffet piece.  I used Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg, with Old Ochre accents and Clear and Dark Wax.

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I love layering color!

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What a great transformation!!!

31 Days of ASCP, Day 28….Holiday Gifts!

Yes, it is a bit nuts that I had shorts and a short sleeve shirt on today while I oohed and ahhed over the latest over the top Christmas tree put up in Total Bliss!  It has always been a bit of a pet peeve of mine to even think red until the candy has been handed out.  But, now that I’m in the world of retail I totally get it!  You gotta be ready.  It takes planning and time and it is better to be on top of the game then left behind.  
Of course Trish whipped up a fabulous Annie Sloan Gift Box Set today!
Did you expect anything less from her?
So, here it is, the perfect gift for someone special….1 can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, 1 clear wax, 1 dark wax a paint brush and a roll of cheese cloth!  Everything a gal (or dude!) needs to get started.  You can customize each box to contain whatever you would like.  
You can even include a Hueology Gift Certificate to be used on one of our workshops and/or furniture!

Here is a sneak peak of a mirror that just went in the shop today.  It is painted French Linen over Duck Egg and distressed and waxed!  
Would you like to receive the gift of ASCP for Christmas? 

Put it on your wish list!
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31 Days of ASCP, Day 22…..Scenes from a Porch

This fabulous table was the second piece I painted with ASCP.  You can read about the entire before and after project on my “other” blog One Nutty Girl.  Where was Trish for this project?  Tooling around in Europe for 2 weeks!  After I finished this Duck Egg beauty  I decided I HAD to keep it.  We had just started a screen porch project and I decided to put it on the porch once it was completed.  
The chairs are Old White and super distressed!
This bench was originally white.  I loved it, but wanted to add a little bit more color.  I slapped on one super quick messy coat of Versailles, let it dry and then got out my Ryobi Corner Cat and distressed it.  One coat of clear wax and I had the perfect super quick makeover!  

Check out my fabulous ceiling!  No, it is not Annie Sloan, but I had to show it off!  I’m just smitten with the blue bead board!
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To find out where you can purchase Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Waxes
 visit Annie Sloan Unfolded!
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31 Days of ASCP, Day 18….Stars and Stripes

What can you do with a little bit of Red {Emperor’s Silk} White {Old White} and Blue {Greek Blue}?

You can stripe some barn wood and add some stars!
What can you do with a boring dresser?
You can stripe it!

We took some Duck Egg Blue and added Old White to get a lighter hue of the Duck Egg!
Have you thought outside the box with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint yet?

Break out and try something new and different!


To find out where you can purchase Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Waxes
 visit Annie Sloan Unfolded!
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Day 5….Mastering the French Look

Annie’s style of decor is very French influenced.  The color pallet is amazing.  Her book Creating the French Look is packed full of information on the different regions of France and how they have influenced her choice of paint color and style of painting.

One of our very favorite colors is Duck Egg Blue!  When we scored a vintage cabinet that was used to store sheet music our first thought was….Duck Egg Blue for sure!

The great curves and wood carving were perfect to try out some of Annie’s layering and sanding techniques.  

The entire piece, including the detailed trim was painted in 2 coats of Duck Egg.  After that dried {in super drying record speed!} we went back with a small brush and hand painted Old White on the edges and details we wanted to stand out. 

Next was clear wax and then distressing to give it the aged “French” antique look. I love how when you distress back the Old White you get some of the blue and the wood peeking out!  We then added brown wax just in certain areas we wanted to look more aged, like the corners of the doors and on the white to cute down the “newness” of the fresh white.
Did we get it right on this piece?
It was very hard to put it in the shop for sale!!!
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To find out where you can purchase your own Duck Egg Blue {and all the other French inspired colors!} visit Annie Sloan Unfolded!

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