My sister Kathy came over and wanted to search through my "hoarders stash" to see what I had that she might want.  Well, she found three things.  A heart shaped table I bought on an online auction and two pieces I found at yard sales.  She looked through my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint samples and chose the colors she wanted used on each piece.  It was fun doing it, but difficult also, cuz I had to do it the way she wanted and not the way I would have wanted.  That took some restraint as we have different styles and tastes.  So below are pictures of the pieces with lots of different shots and I have the before of two of the them. 

The heart shaped table was done in Duck Egg Blue with some of that color lightened to used for the stenciling done on it.  It was finished in clear and dark wax, no distressing.

The adorable teeny tiny table was done in Emperor's Silk and Greek Blue.  She didn't want any stencils or distressing. It was finished with same product on the shelf below. 

Lastly was a neat 5 tier shelf that she wanted for plants.  She wanted this done in Henrietta which is a pinkish purple and that was dry brushed with Pure White dry brushed over and I think it looks awesome.  I LOVE dry brushing!  I contacted Annie Sloan to see if she felt a wax finish would be sufficient for this since plants would be used on it and she said probably not.  While her waxes are awesome and pretty darn durable, and even water resistant they are not water proof.  So she recommended I use her lacquer but I didn't have any.  So instead I used a product I bought from Benjamin Moore called Stays Clear® Acrylic Polyurethane.

I will also show you a very SAD picture. 

I write a weekly column in .  I had just set up the last two pieces (previous week wrote about first piece) and staged them all pretty and all in the front yard.  I left them out there to dump the pictures onto my computer and select a few to sent to the editor with my story, when a heard a THUD!  I looked out in the yard and the beautiful 5 tier shelf had fallen over!  I ran out to survey the damage and the front portion of the second shelf had broken off and was hanging my a thread.  :(  I immediately glued it with wood glue and since it was a rather clean break, it went together pretty good.  You can barely see the crack but still...  I think the shelf is fully functional especially since the damage was done toward the front and she'd likely have a plant behind the crack.  Still made my heart sink. 

Anyway, enjoy the pictures and click on each to enlarge them.

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