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My husband and I closed on our first house on March 28, 2008. After eight years, we've learned that it still takes a lot of [DIY] work to turn a new house into a <b>home</b> I hope you'll check back to see what projects we're up to (with the occasional craft or recipe thrown in the mix)!

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The Beginner's Guide to Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint & Wax: One Beginner's Tips to Another! | I let my intimidation over using Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan keep me from exploring the medium for way too long. Now that I have finally given it a whirl, I'm eager to empower other beginners to give it a go. It's SO much easier than you think it is! Especially with this step by step run-down.

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from Etsy

Hand painted farmhouse wheelback chair with mandala-style flower design, duck egg blue, chalk paint

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from Canary Street Crafts

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Tips For Beginners

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The Beginner's Guide to Distressing with Annie Sloan | It turns out that distressing with Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint and Wax by Annie Sloan doesn't have to be stressful at all! Here's a detailed tutorial for how to age and distress a piece of furniture to give it that time-worn look, rich with character. This guide is your one stop shop for inspiration; so what are you waiting for? This paint is SO easy to work with.

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from Average But Inspired

17 Amazing Chalk Paint Project Ideas {That Aren't Furniture

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The Annie Sloan Colour Wheel is a really useful tool when it comes to picking out colours that will work well together on your Chalk Paint furniture projects. Learn more from your local Annie Sloan Stockist, or Annie's book 'Colour Recipes For Painted Furniture and More' or dovetails vintage blog

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