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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!


  1. I saw this paint atTruly Tattered and have been thinking about giving it a try. I like your project, great job!!

  2. Jeanette, your box turned out perfect! Thanks for the sweet thoughts you left on my blog! have a great week, XO Christie