NO WAX CHALK PAINT PROJECT CABINET and some shabby chic switch plate covers

I'm happy to finally share with you my
beautiful white storage cabinet that sits
in the corner of my kitchen. It was a
found pieces sitting on the side of the
road. I fixed it up and painted it with
Annie Sloan Pure White Chalk Paint
almost two years ago. I never waxed
the paint and the finish is doing
incredibly well two years later.

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This little desk made it into a pile of
furniture I had given up on. It had been
photographed in it's uncared for and
ugly state and advertised as a give
away on my Facebook page.

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OMBRE DRESSER - tips, tricks, and graduation

Have you wanted to paint an Ombre dresser?
Have you ever asked why it's called Ombre?
Ombre in French translates to *shadow or
shade* ... so that explains a little.  
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STENCILLED SIGNS - ideas, colors, and textures

My last sign class brought
together a fun group of ladies
that had a blast creating
all sorts of different signs with
all the stencils available to us at
The Passionate Home.
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SIGN MAKING CLASS - sign up for this sunday

The Passionate Home has over 90 different stencils to
choose from, over 30 different paint colors to play with.
This Sunday afternoon is my next sign making class so stop
watching those kitchen reno shows where they tear out the
cabinet doors and send them to the landfill. Come join me
and the other ladies at The Passionate Home to save some of
those doors and make them into a special sign for your home
or maybe the perfect gift for a friends home! We supply
everything you will need, vintage hardware to accent your
masterpiece, a good selection of different shapes and
sized doors, and lots of imagination.
Give the store a call 604 532 5931 right away to sign up.
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Q&A - spray painting, upholstery, and sandpaper


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SPRING FLING II - annie sloan florence chalk paint

Once upon a time I painted a dresser
light turquoise, white, & green,
and named it the SPRING FLING
dresser. The color combination was
extremely popular and I was challenged
to recreate another dresser with a
complimentary look.
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I had 4 wood chairs that were plain wood with no color or stain. I wanted to paint them and end up with white distressed paint over a dark color and I wanted to do it quickly. This is how I did it in one day.

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SALVAGE YARDS - inspiration

It's time to look up your local salvage yards
and think about taking a stroll one weekend
afternoon and see what you can find. Maybe
a load of bricks for a garden walkway, a
vintage washing machine to plant some
flowers in, a fancy architectural window for
that blank wall space in the living room, or
maybe you will fall in love with an antique
lighting pieces and a whole room makeover
might start.
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