Chalk Paint Love and Wow Us Wednesdays #9

4.05.2011

I went to a small antique/flea market last week on the hunt for a small table and found this one. This is an old table made of solid wood and a dovetailed drawer. The booth owner was moving from one booth to another and I showed up at the right time. Yes, I paint on my table.


 She was asking $40 for it and came down to $30 in hopes that I would buy it so she wouldn't have to make it work in her new booth. Why yes, I will take it! Thank you.


I ordered some of this chalk paint in Old Ochre and can I just say LOVE IT ! No sanding, no priming, no nothing. Just start painting.


This is what the table looked like after two coats of the paint and then it was waxed with clear wax. I used my Minwax paste wax that I already had. I will probably order some of the wax that Miss Mustard Seed recommends. I wanted to see if I liked the chalk paint first before sinking any more money into the other products.


This photo shows what the paint looks like after I started adding the brown wax. After this step I used the clear wax again which takes some of the dark wax back off.


Here is the finished look. I took these outside so the light would be good.






I decided to leave the top in its original finish. 

Now I just need to decide on a new color to try.

O.K. now it is your turn to show us your WOWS.

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106 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting Kim! Your new table is very pretty. I like it this color too.

    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

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  2. I love that table! It turned out great! I've heard so many good things about the chalk paint. I can't wait to give it a try!

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  3. Love the table and the color! So glad to hear the chalk paint is easy to use! I have some on order :)
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  4. Your table is gorgeous! Definitely a wow on a Wednesday! :) Thanks for hosting the party.

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  5. Wow Kim! I love that paint. What a nice job you did on that table. Thanks for hosting!
    Sherry

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  6. Kim, It looks like I will be ordering chalk paint! Your table turned out wonderful and what a deal at $30.00. The last picture looks like you took the table to a park. Is this your yard? Very pretty! Thanks for hosting.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  7. Kim, that table was a great find. It has a wonderful shape. Love what you did. Thanks for hosting each week. ~ Sarah

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  8. I'm heading out to dinner but I'm coming back to read about your table...I love the look and want to know the details...thanks for hosting!!!!

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  9. Kim thanks for hosting the party, can't wait to see what everyone has come up with this week:)

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  10. This sounds like something I need to order for a cabinet that has been sitting in the studio waiting to be painted for 7 years!!;-)

    Love how the table turned out!

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  11. Wonderful job on the table. I think I need to order some of that paint! Thanks for hosting the party.

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  12. LOVE this paint, I just have to get some! Thanks for the party, Kim!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  13. I love the look of the table, Kim. My end tables are very much like that look. The flowers are pretty, too!

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  14. Hi Kim! That table turned out just beautifully and you can send it on over to my house now! :-) I'm definitely going to be trying that paint on a couple of projects I have in the pipeline. Thanks so much for hosting another great party!
    Vanessa

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  15. The table looks great - it is amazing how many projects you have done! Thanks for hosting today!

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  16. I love what you did to your new table! I've been seeing chalk paint everywhere. I've been looking for a new table myself so I may have to try that stuff out!
    Thank you for hosting :)

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  17. Kim, I paint on my table sometimes too because the light is so good in that spot. Thanks for the chalk paint review, I need to order some. I really hate sanding!
    Jodie

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  18. Oh Kim! Where do I even begin to comment on this post?

    The table...lucky, lucky you! Great score! I love it!

    Chalk paint...have been reading about this and hope to try it soon on a buffet, in the blue color Miss Mustard Seed used.

    Miss Mustard Seed...isn't she the best? So much creative talent in one person just isn't fair! ;)

    Your finished table...it turned out GREAT! Love the wood top/paint combo.

    Wow Us Wednesdays...I'm so glad to have something to share because this is such a fun party. Thanks for hosting!

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  19. Hi Kim,
    I've been wanting to try the chalk paint after seeing MM's post.
    Your little table turned out wonderful and I am now convinced that it's a good buy.

    thanks for sharing.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  20. Pretty little table! Nice job with the paint! I love the details. Thanks for the party! :-) ~ osc

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  21. Looks like I need to try some of this paint...great price on the table!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  22. Love how your table turned out. I have heard about this kind of paint but haven't tried it yet. I just may have to try it. Oh I feel a project coming on.

    Danielle

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  23. Looks fantastic, Kim! I'm *this* close to ordering the Old White ... would love the Louis Blue or even the Antibes Green. Decisions, decisions ... thanks for hosting! *Becca*

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  24. As always it looks great. You should teach a class. You could really rack up.

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  25. Hi Kim, Your table turned out great!!I really would love to try that paint.You do such a great job on all your painting, and that was a great price for the table.

    Kathy

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  26. Great table transformation! I can't wait to see you use the chalk paint in other projects. Thanks for hosting.

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  27. Kim this is great stuff. I hate the prep work of painting wood. Such improvement!

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  28. Oh yeah... I am loving that. Like the light base and dark top a lot! :)

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  29. Love your table Kim, what a great deal. I've never used chalk paint before. I guess it has a primer built into it? What great stuff and the wax really adds that final touch. I paint on my kitchen table too, with plastic put on top:) What can I say, the light is good.

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  30. Your table looks great! the chalk paint is looking more and more interesting! Hugs! ♥

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  31. Hi Kim...

    Ohhh...your little table turned out beautifully, my friend! I have been reading about chalk paint over at Ms. Musturd Seeds and have a couple of pieces that I would love to try it on! I'm always so chicken when it comes to refinishing furniture...it's a big project! Hehe! Sooo...I am so happy to see that you tried it and really appreciate the info. One of the wood pieces that I would like to try is a china cabinet. It has a slick wood finish (know what I mean?) I'm wondering if this chalk paint would do well on that type of finish. I would love to be able to skip the steps of sanding and priming. When you get a spare minute...would love to hear what you think since you have personally used it! Anyway...

    I just love how your little table turned out! I love that you chose to keep the wood top. The "old ochre" is a beautiful color and of course, you distressed it perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us...this was such a treat, my friend! Also, thank you for hosting another WOW party! I'm just tickled that I could join in this week!

    Warmest spring wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  32. It is a wonderful table. I love the original top just stained.

    Lori

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  33. Nice table, great lines. I like the top the way it is!

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  34. The table is beautiful..I almost ordered the chalk paint and then didn't..Now I will..Thanks for posting..

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  35. That turned out fantastic, Kim! It really looks great. Great buy on the table, too!

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  36. The table looks great Kim! I've been thinking of ordering chalk paint I just can't decide on a color I want.

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  37. Your table is a definite WOW! I love the distressed look. I wonder if they sell that chalk paint in Canada.

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  38. Hi Kim, the table came out great. I just ordered some of that Chalk Paint and can't wait to use it! I've been reading about it on Debbie Doo's and Miss Mustard Seed and everyone seems to just love it.
    Marianne :)

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  39. beautiful table! Looks fun to paint with that chalkboard paint!

    Thanks for hosting!

    Lina-Fancy Frugal Life

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  40. I've been reading about this chalk paint lately. It sounds like the dream paint for projects like this. Leaving the top with its original finish was a great idea. I'm linking up today. Thanks for hosting this party.

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  41. Hi Kim...as usual a great turn out already. Thanks for hosting. I was wondering if you could answer a question. I want to paint a cabinet that is sort of fake wood. Veneer maybe? Do you think the chalk paint would work without priming? It has a very shiny finish. Any advice you have would be so appreciated. Thanks again ~Ann

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  42. That table is beautiful! I love the paint treatment. I need to start doing some more research on different painting techniques. I can't wait until it stops snowing and I can start painting outside more! Thanks for hosting the party!

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  43. Thank you for hosting! I like that you left the top alone. I am really liking the natural look on the tops of furniture these days. I have been seeing that chalk paint more and more the last few weeks. I may just have to try some of it!

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  44. Thanks for hosting this little party. I always look forward to Wednesdays to see what everyone is up to. I really like your table, I may have to invest in some myself. Great Job and I can't believe you paint on that table!!

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  45. Looks awesome Kim! I am so happy you loved the paint too. It is fun to work with. Thanks for hosting.

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  46. So cool you tried that chalk paint! I am always so impressed when ya'll paint your furniture and vintage-it-up. Always looks great! Thanks again for another Wow Us Wednesday. So many great projects to see!

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  47. WOW! That chaulk paint looks really good. And, for real, no sanding or priming??? Might make me give it a try. LOL! blessings ` tanna

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  48. I can't WAIT to try that paint. Your table is AWESOME.
    Thanks so much for hosting..I used a photo of yours on my post today.:)

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  49. that table came out great! thanks for hosting.

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  50. Kim, I love the look. I haven't tried the wax before. It gives a really nice look.

    Thanks for hosting.

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  51. Wow! First time here and I never want to leave. Fabulous blog and your table turned out beautiful.

    I can't wait to order some chalk paint. Been following MMS journey with the chalk paint. Looks as fun as she says it is.

    Thank you for hosting this link party.

    Cindi
    http://www.rustiqueartblog.com

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  52. Hi Kim-

    As always your furniture looks perfect after you do your magic. I am looking forward to using the chalk paint - it sounds and looks wonderful - no prep - gotta love it.
    My best- Diane

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  53. First of all, the table is so cute and the chalk paint finish really turned out well. Great job. I guess I am going to need to get some too!

    Hope you can make it to my first Treasure Hunt Thursday party. It will be up tomorrow night. I have two different giveaways going on to celebrate.
    Thanks for hosting.
    Rhonda

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  54. Gorgeous table. I love the chalk paint, never heard of it,but it looks wonderful. The finish is stunning and I really like that you left the top stained. Beautiful piece. Hugs, Marty

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  55. I love your table. I like how you used the dark and clear waxes. I can not wait to try chalk paint. Thank you for sharing.

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  56. Kim, this turned out beautifully! The chalk paint sounds like a wonderful product!

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  57. Another beautiful masterpiece Kim!!! You are just the best at painting!! Thanks for hosting! I finally had something kinda worthy to post.

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  58. Damn girl, this looks amazing!

    Thanks so much for your kind comments about my post about purging my garage this week. I just came in after 14 long, hard hours.

    But, I am excited! We made great progress. I'm really looking forward to purging even more tomorrow. It really is exhilarating! Try it...you'll like it!

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  59. I love your chalk paint table. I am always amazed at your beautiful furniture finishes.
    Oh my, what are those beautiful flowers behind the table? They are awesome.
    Hugs, Ginger

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  60. Your table really looks beautiful, Kim. I have been wanting to try out that paint. You did a beautiful job.

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  61. I LOVE little tables and This one would DEFINITELY follow me home!
    It's GORGEOUS!!!
    Thank you for Sharing AND Hosting...
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  62. Beautiful transformation! I really like the color and the perfect amount of distressing.
    Thanks for hosing WUW!
    Jane

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  63. The table turned out unique. May you have a wow wednesday! :)

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  64. Wow! I love it. Kim. It is really pretty. You are such an expert on this....Christine

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  65. Looks so "real"
    x Marnie

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  66. I love the table and the color you chose. Great idea to leave the top natural. What a great price you got it for too. ~~Sherry~~

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  67. Hi Kim, Love that you left the top of the table natural, love the finish. I linked to party last night with a link back to you and today my link is gone, I tried to relink and it says it already exists?? am I doing something wrong?
    Thanks
    Sherry

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  68. Love the table ~ looks great! I'm a new follower and excited to join in on the fun ~

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  69. Hi Kim~
    table looks incredible! I found a box on my doorstep last night and my Annie Sloan paint had arrived! So psyched to try it out.

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  70. I am scared to believe it. Is chalk paint really that awesome?! Trust me, I am going to bite the bullet and get a can to see for myself. Not that I don't really believe it, I'm just excited to think I could actually skip those steps!!!!

    Your table looks great!

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  71. Thank you for hosting always fun, And this paint is amazing...

    Pattie

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  72. Love your new table. You did a fantastic job. I can't wait to try some chalk paint. Thanks for the great party!

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  73. 30 DOLLARS???? Are you KIDDING ME??? Uuugg! I NEVER find deals like that! I want to go shop with YOU! It turned out BEAUTIFUL! LOVVVEEE it!

    Thank you for your advice on the features!! I really appreciate it :)

    I linked up my "Fake Cake" #170

    thanks for hostessing...
    xoxokara

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  74. This table is stunning and you CAN"T BEAT THE PRICE! Thanks for sharing!

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  75. Love the table. I've been on a chalk painting spree.. I've painted a tea cart, my grandmother's little sewing table, and the frames on some old embroidered birds she did. I love it. Where did you find your dark wax? Did you order it?

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  76. Kim LOVE how that came out. You can do no wrong in my book!! Perfect! Thanks for hosting. It looks like you are finally getting some sun! :)
    -heather

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  77. Great job on the table, love you left the top with its original finish, really pretty contrast. I joined your party for the first time, thanks for hosting........
    Hope your day is wonderful

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  78. I think it looks fabulous! Love the paint, very neat.

    Thanks for hosting!

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  79. Hi Kim,

    Thank you so much for hosting! The table transformation is fantastic!

    Warm Wishes,
    Jodie

    P.S. I love Mr. Piggy as well!

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  80. I love that table!!
    Very, very good job!!!

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  81. LOVELY! Where are you going to put it? I like how you left the top stained.

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  82. This little table is just precious, Kim! I like how you've painted her up too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  83. That table look's cute! You did a wonderful job on it. Thank You for hosting today................Julian

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  84. Love the way that came out Kim! It's absolutely darling! I have heard great things about that chalk paint... I am going to have to try it sometime! Thanks for hosting! :)

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  85. Love the lil table Kim! It came out great!! Off to finish up a project I started well um over 6 mnths ago so I can join in on the fun!:)

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  86. Cute table! I love the purple flowers! What are they? I can't tell.

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  87. Hi Kimmie, I'm back! I hope you won't shoot me as I've linked up my Cupboard Party to WOW. Is that okay?
    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease say it is.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  88. Chalk paint is an answer to my prayers! Wonderful color choice!

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  89. Ooooo...wow! I need to try the Ocre, now. That is a color I don't have! :) Love the table and the finish.

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  90. Beautiful table! I like that you left the top the natural wood. I have to find some of that pint...I really like the color and how you did this.
    Thanks for hosting!
    Faye

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  91. I don't have a WOW today but sure like looking at all the ones posted

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  92. I don't have anything to share this week, but you're sure WOWing me this week with that chalk paint! I have been mesmerized by that stuff since Miss Mustard Seed posted about it. Really? No sanding or priming? Is it TRUE?!? Awesome job - it looks fantastic. Even before the waxing, I thought it looked great.

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  93. That's a gorgeous table! You've done a terrific job - chalk paint sounds wonderful! Thank you for hosting this fabulous party,
    Kathy

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  94. I like what you did to the table. By the way, it looks like a duplicate to the table I just inherited from my mother's home --it is 140 years old and was a wedding gift to my great grandparents.

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  95. Love the table! You did good! Like the top left, too. Going to check out the paint.

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  96. wow - your table looks amazing! :)

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  97. Thanks for hosting Kim! The table looks beautiful. I'm dying to try that chalk paint. It looks so smooth... it's amazing.

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  98. LOVE your new table. Every time I see this chalk paint now it is making me want to try it so badly! It looks so beautiful!

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  99. Looks very beautiful Kim... love the way you treated it... its impressive... And thanks for the party I am joining you a bit late but still time isn't:)...

    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  100. I L.O.V.E. your blog!!!!!!!!! I'd love a follow back :)

    <3,
    Your newest follower :)

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  101. Your table turned out beautiful Kim! I would have never thought to use chalk paint! Thanks for sharing!! Your purple flowers are gorgeous too! Are they perennials?

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