Upholstery for Beginners – The French Bench

Hooray! I actually completed my first upholstery project and I want more!! Seriously! It wasn’t easy.. but it sure is rewarding! I decided to strip it off completely that’s why it’s a bit more difficult than just wrapping new fabric to it.  By doing this, I feel that it is cleaner and I know that the inside is all new and not just covered up.  You can see all the not so glamorous job of stripping old upholstery here.  Upholstery for Beginners This one is simple and straightforward Read more […]

Trying A New Painting Technique – Colouring Wax with Paint

I noticed that I’ve been very courageous with my painting career (lol.. I want it to be my career!). I always want to try new things, create what I’ve picture in my head.. just something new, new colour, new wax colour, new painting technique, new style, new look.  The best thing about DIY is that it is still original to you! I didn’t create the technique, I followed a project in Annie Sloan’s book, Quick and Easy Paint Transformations (which I reviewed here) and the outcome is exactly how I wanted Read more […]

Our Dining Table Makeover Reveal – Just in Time for Thanksgiving

HAPPY Thanksgiving! Today is Thanksgiving in Canada! And I am so happy that I’ve completed this table just in time for Thanksgiving!  May we be reminded of little and great joys and blessings of today and everyday! Here’s the dining table makeover reveal (just more photos :-p) of our new table.. or shall I say newly painted table! 🙂  I love this table! This is our first dining table.  When Ricky and I got married, his Mom gave it to us and this is one of the few pieces we took with us Read more […]

How I Painted Our Dining Table with Chalk Paint – A Sneak Peek

I love our dining table.. Yes I do! But I know it needs a makeover.  I am tired of eating on it and instead of just enjoying what I’m eating, I always look at it and it’s not so good points and say to myself “I should paint this!!”.  At last I’ve done it!! A Sneak Peak to our New (-ly Painted) Dining Table Here’s a sneak peek to it and how I’ve done it! Sort of a tutorial.. and I hope that it’ll help you do yours or any of your furnitures that needs a creative touch.  Pls… Don’t throw Read more […]

Chairs + More Charity Event 2014 Hosted by The Passionate Home

Last August, I had the privilege of featuring a beautiful store in Langley, BC The Passionate Home as part of my goal to visit Annie Sloan Decorative Paint, Chalk Paint® Stockists.  I was so thrilled when they contacted me and asked if I wanted to be a contributor for a charity event they will be doing, the CHAIR + MORE Charity Event.  And of course, immediately, I said Yes!!! But then I thought.. Do I have a chair to spare?! About the Event It’s an auction event where The Passionate home Read more […]

Come on! Let’s Paint!

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for your support and encouragement by visiting and reading the Anne and Annie Series! I appreciate it.. from the bottom of my heart! What’s happening this month I have some awesome news! I contacted Annie Sloan Unfolded to review the products as I do this month’s big project! And it’s here now! Super Exciting! This month, in preparation for Thanksgiving, I’m giving our dining table a makeover! And with that, I decided to invite you to come and Read more […]

What You Can Do with a Tester Pot 4oz (100ml) of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®

I wanted to write this post to let you know what you can do with a tester pot (sample pot) of Annie Sloan’s decorative paint, Chalk Paint®. What projects can you actually tackle with a small pot of paint, just 4oz (100 ml)?  Where I am, in Vancouver, it retails for  $14.95.  It does come with a price, I know.. but is it worth it?  There are 2 sizes they offer; a sample/tester pot and a 1 Litre pot.  If you’ve been wanting to try the tester pots, but wasn’t sure how much it can cover, read Read more […]

Project #6 – From Dull and Lifeless to Bold and Beautiful, The Red Table

After I did the Annie Sloan beginner painting workshop, I immediately did my first project which was the Red Mantel Clock.  I knew after I’ve done it, I have to do this table to match it.  I finally had the time and additional idea to make it happen.  Other than painting it, I decided to use some stencils and this is my first time doing it! I call this piece my “learning piece”.  I disregard my fears, went with my gut and just learned so much.  In the end, this piece has become really special Read more […]

Project #5 – From Granny to Shabby Chicy – The Rocking Chair

Why a Rocking Chair? I’ve been eyeing this rocking chair at our local thrift store and got this for $6! Wowzers! I know that with a little paint, it can be transformed from Granny to Shabby Chicy.. and it did! This is one of the pieces I look at each morning and say, I love it! I wish I had a rocking chair when I had my daughter and son. Not that we are planning to have another one soon (oh no..),  I’d love to have one for the next baby.  For now, my friends can borrow it if they want to Read more […]