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Busy painting...

bonjour from a still sunny SW France.....

Started painting an armoire for my bedroom today with the fabulous Annie Sloan chalk paints.

I really enjoy using Annie's paints as they are super easy to apply and I love the texture but I wish that the armoire that I have chosen was not quite so large...

I promise to show you the end result but think that it is going to take me a while as I am painting a la francaise.....lentement!

amicalement, Leeann x


  1. I need to go get wax now.
    Looks beautiful from what I can see.
    Happy Wednesday.

  2. I love Annie Sloan Chalk paint!

    The mirror looks great, I cannot wait to see your other projects.


  3. Oh. Can't wait to see your finished project. I love and wish I had a french armoire. I need some of Annie Sloan paint but we con't buy from Australia(sigh~)

    Don't work too hard (smile)

    Julie x

  4. Dearest Leeann,

    Well, you enjoy this paint, so you might as well do a LOT with it. The efforts will be soon forgotten once you finish it.
    Love to you,


  5. I love Annie Sloan chalk paint too! Your Armoire already looks magnificent. Can't wait to see the finished result - will we see before photos too - I always find that so inspiring?
    Paula x

  6. I am redoing some furniture too and thought about Annie Sloan paint but didn't commit...I can't wait to see the transformation so I can be inspired on other furniture redos!


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