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I get to meet Annie Sloan!

Just two weeks now before the Purple Painted Lady Festival! I know I have told you repeatedly how excited I am to be in this festival. What I have not emphasized enough is how over the moon I am to meet Annie Sloan! Annie Sloan has requested to meet all the vendors who refinish furniture using her paint. It will be such an honor to meet her not only because she is such a successful business woman, but because she truly inspired me. When I was a stay at home mom and desperate to decorate my home while on a budget, I discovered Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It allowed me to take used and hand me down furniture and make them beautiful! It also gave me a way to express myself creatively. An outlet I really needed! Check out this link about the Annie Sloan back story.

And now another furniture transformation. I bought this desk on my buying trip to North Carolina.

I had already started to strip the old stain and varnish in this photo.

This is the inside with the desk top lifted up. As you can see it was in bad shape.

The body and shelf are painted with Annie Sloan Graphite Chalk Paint. I finished it with Annie Sloan Black Wax. The desktop was done using Minwax Dark Walnut Stain. Leaving the top wood gives it a classic look with a twist.

It even has the original key. It doesn’t lock, but it adds so much character.

I just used Old English wood repair on the inside and it came out great! This desk would be perfect for an entry way, office or bedroom.

The next couple weeks are going to be a whirlwind. I plan to practice setting up my tent since I have never done this before. Once the tent is set up I will place my items in it and take photos. By taking pictures, I will have a reference for where I want to place everything on site. I also have a check list the length of my arm! Two weeks is more then enough time to accomplish everything! Getting closer, getting closer, whoo hoo!!

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