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Annie sloan `Antoinette` and Valentines...

Well `Happy Valentines Day`!! Its been a busy day but a nice one too! I spent most of it working but my husband kept me company and lavished me with yummy lunch,teas and krispy kreme while I was painting so I really have to say a good day anyhow!! This morning my new annie sloan `Antoinette` paint arrived and so despite having an order to finish I just had to paint a beautiful buffet sideboard because it was too exciting to spend the day painting something
 pink and trying out some new techniques!! After 2 coats of paint I used  craquelure for a fantastic aged effect before waxing with dark and clear wax to bring out the cracks and carvings! Great fun, I also lined the drawers in pink and white toile for extra pretty french flavour!! I love this piece, I bought it at auction about 8 years ago and would only have painted it in this colour as I knew it would look amazing!!! I had so much fun staging it for the pics! I have so many theatrical bits and pieces and so decided to embrace the name `Antoinette` and lavish the sideboard with pearls,brightly coloured macaroons,crowns,venetian masks,the head of `david`?? my daughters pink fairy from her christmas tree, a suitably large candelabra.... and anything else pretty to hand!! Subtle!!
I have some other lovely bits I`m quite excited about painting over the next few weeks and have you noticed i`m getting quite into the colours!! 
Anyway...am still painting...making up for the time I missed earlier when I was meant to be painting white chairs instead of pink things! So better go and finish! maybe time for a tea first! Hope you had a fab valentines day and thanks for reading...xFiFi

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Shabby Jen on 16 February 2012 19:46
Oh how I do love all you do~!! The little side table is charming too!! xxoo
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