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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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Dine in style with our stunning grey and white split dining set! Painted in Annie Sloan's gorgeous French Linen and Old White, this set will have the family sat down in super quick time! More

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from Hometalk

Staining on top of chalk paint to create that wooden look...

Staining on top of chalk paint to create that wooden look... I've done this-looks beautiful and everyone thinks I painted my sidetable red but was able to let the wood grain showing. They're very surprised to find out I just stained the paint!

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from lovesthefind.com

Shabby Chic Re-finished Dining Set

How to give your wood table a complete shabby chic makeover using wood stain and Annie Sloan chalk paint

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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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