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Before and after armoire - before is distorted

Layering Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint

I have to admit, this project was a bit intimidating. The armoire was big, dark, and way too heavy looking. We love using Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan and the results are fantastic, if anything could make this transformation happen, it was Annie’s paint. So after pondering color and technique, and searching the web for […]

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1970 Mirrors before and after

Chalk Paint® Makeover: 70’s Plastic Mirror

The Challenge: We recently acquired a pair of pretty awful faux wood finish 1970’s plastic mirrors. Could they be dramatically changed into something beautiful and useful for today using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan? Since I had just completed the little Swedish-style makeover and had open paint and wet brushes, I decided to […]

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Annie Sloan Painted Chest inspired by Paul Klee

Annie Sloan & Paul Klee – Inspirational Innovators

Ever the innovator, Annie Sloan does it again! In her latest blog post, Annie Sloan, the dynamic inventor of  Chalk Paint® decorative paint, finds new inspiration in the paintings of Paul Klee. Paul Klee was born on December 18, 1879, in Münchenbuchsee, near Bern, Switzerland. His highly developed sense of color and style were greatly […]

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Vintage Dresser Rescue Using Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan

A lovely, but lonely dresser brought back to life by Cindy using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan! This vintage oak dresser was in truly rough shape and even had a later-added laminated top, damaged finish, and lots of general wear. In all, it badly needed a rescue. Cindy used Coco on sides and […]

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