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Valentine Tree

I've always liked the 'trees' I see around blogland made out of sticks and twigs  and decorated for holidays or even just for an everyday decoration.
So I put one together for Valentine's Day. We definitely have enough sticks in our yard and then I just cut out some hearts from scrapbook paper that I already had.
~ quick and easy peasy ~

I'm using it on my kitchen table but I moved it to the counter to get enough light for the pictures.

Then I played around taking some pictures from different angles.

I'm trying to work on my photography skills ~

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~ or lack thereof.

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~ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ~
I hope it's a sweet one!
JoAnne

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Box With Drawer Thingie Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Hi Everyone,
I have a few little painting projects that I have been
putting off for a while now.   I have also been thinking about trying out the very famous Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

I have really hesitated to purchase this paint because of the price. However, I finally decided that it might just motivate
 me to get to work on some of my projects. So I ordered my first can of ASCP in Old White.

First up was the box with drawer thingiethat I showed you  just before Christmas.

I applied 2 coats of the paint, sanding between each coat. Then I waxed it with some Minwax Paste Finishing Wax that I already had.

The pattern on the front is actually a piece of shelf liner that I just cut to size and attached with plain old white glue.

Here it is all dressed up with some accessories!



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{ this before and after really kind of amazes me }

I loved working with the chalk paint. It is easy to sand and becomes silky smooth. The finishing wax gives it a nice, subtle sheen.
Just knowing…