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Southern, California, United States
My sister and I are "Annie Louise". We live in sunny Southern California. Ever since we were kids our mom would take us to estate sale and garage sales. So I guess it is only natural that we still both love to go to garage sales, flea markets and thrift stores--- nothing more exciting than the thrill of the hunt and the find!! Our style is a cross between rustic, shabby chic and beachy. We are both new to blogging, but have decided to start our own blog. We hope you find this blog interesting and come back to visit often. Thanks for visiting, Jackie and Jeanette

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Box Transformation

Hi Everyone,
  I purchased some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I decided to start out small, so I transformed this box.
I used "Paris Grey" 

It is greyer looking than this photo.

I then put on a thin layer of Annie Sloan "Clear" wax.

I decided not to paint the inside, I liked the way the wood looked against the grey paint. 
After I had applied one coat of wax, I distressed it, added another light application of wax, buffed, and installed a cute little crystal handle.  

I love working with the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and for sure will be doing other projects, and when the budget allows purchasing other colors.  This project took less than 4 hours start to finish and I am very happy with how it turned out and the coverage of the paint.  

I purchased my Annie Sloan Paint from http://trulytattered.blogspot.com/ in Tustin, CA.

I am linking up with The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday. 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

shabby little bench

Hi everyone,
  I updated this little bench with some paint (sorry forgot to take before pictures, as usual).

I am happy with how it turned out.  I am connecting with Kathleen at Faded Charm http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/
for more White Wednesdays delights.
Have a wonderful Wednesday,

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Doors of Sutter Creek

  While Jackie and I were visiting Sutter Creek, CA -- we snapped a few of the wonderful doors we would find throughout main street--such vintage character.

We also loved this balcony.
Wishing you all a wonderful day.
Jackie and Jeanette

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sutter Creek California

Hi Everyone,
  Jackie and I were fortunate enough to travel to Northern California to a sweet little town called Sutter Creek.  We were lucky to arrive there the day before their "Trash to Treasure" event.  It was a great, fun event, with many goodies.  Below are some of the wonderful sites of Sutter Creek---
It seemed that everywhere we turned there was beautiful scenery.   We even met up with our brother and sister-in-law from Oregon.  We all had a wonderful time in a fascinating, beautiful area.