2018 Before and After Contest Entries

We are so excited to show off some of the entries from this years Ooh La La & Friends Paint Contest!  We get really excited to see the results of what customers are doing with the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® & Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.

Entry #1:  Paris Grey Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® & Clear Wax

From Katy: This is my late grandma’s antique highboy. None of us even knew the inlay was there until my dad started stripping the old paint away. My parents gave it to me earlier in the summer, but I had no idea how to make it pretty again until I saw some before/after photos in the Ooh La La & Friends Facebook feed. I’ve never used chalk paint before and Jessica answered all our questions and helped us understand the process. The clear wax gave the wood and inlay brand new life, and the paint plus distressing and wax brought out the rope patterns along the edges of the highboy. It’s finally been moved out of the garage and into my bedroom and I love it so much!


Ooh La La & Friends: Wow! We love the contrast with the wood against the paint.  You did an amazing update! Thank you for sharing! Grandma would be so proud!


Entry #2:  Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® w/ Artisan’s Enhancement’s Clear Finish

Kaycee: I bought this old rocking bench for $5 at a yard sale! Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint and some new outdoor pillows were just what the front porch was missing!

Ooh La La & Friends: Wow!  We love this so much! It looks brand new!! What a great restoration!

Entry #3: Kitchen Update!! Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® & Artisan Clear Finish!!

Janessa: I repainted the whole kitchen with Old White Chalk Paint®, sanded  for an antique look and finished it with clear finish. I love the new fresh look!

Ooh La la & Friends: Oh my my! So much brighter and open feeling! Isn’t it amazing what a fresh coat of Old White Chalk Paint® can do to a kitchen!!

Entry #4 Dresser Update by Janessa

Janessa: I used Old White for the dresser,and clear and dark wax for the finish.

Ooh La La & Friends: Oh my!  What a great change!  The dark wax brings out the details on the dresser and gives it dimension! Great work!

Entry #5 Farmhouse Hutch

Janessa: I used Old White and in the back I used Duck Egg. I took out the glass and replaced with chicken wire!

Ooh La La & Friends: This doesn’t even look like the same cupboard! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! Thank you for sharing!

Entry #6,7 and 8!  Heather’s dresser/dressing table/baby room projects!

Heather: This was a solid oak changing table I bought from a yard sale for a baby boy’s nursery. I refinished using Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint®, Clear Wax and antiqued with Annie Sloan Black Wax. I also used chalkboard paint on the glass fronted drawers. To match, I used a piece of old barn wood painted with the same color and technique as the changing table, and finished with the cutest hooks bought at Ooh La La & Friends Boutique. And last, I bought a floating shelf that I did the same treatment on as the other 2 pieces for the finishing touch to the nursery.

Ooh La La & Friends: Wow!  LOVE LOVE LOVE! The black wax gave this piece so much character.  What a great color choice!  Lucky baby! thank you so much for sharing your talent and projects with us!

Entry #9 Becky’s table update!

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Becky updated this table with Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint® and Clear Wax.  Isn’t it amazing what paint can do to update and refresh a piece of furniture! Thanks Becky for sharing your amazing work!

Entry #10 Becky’s fabulous dresser update!

Becky finished this dresser using Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint®  and sealed with Clear and Dark Wax.

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Ooh La La & Friends: Once again, the contrast of the paint against the wood is striking! Dark Wax gives the Duck Egg Chalk Paint a green tint which we love! Thanks so much for sharing!

Entry #11 Gennie’s amazing hutch

My 30th birthday present was a day off work and chalk painting this hutch with my husband after I spent months coning him into buying a used hutch to paint!  I had dishes from our wedding that had been in the original box for a good almost 15 years and I couldn’t find something I liked in furniture stores. He gave in during a trip to Clearield and my vision was on. He was adamant even after taking him into the boutique and talking to Cheri that I was ruining a perfectly good piece of furniture and taking on a job he was sure I would not like when I was done. I proved him wrong and everyone who comes to my home compliments my hutch and he eats crow every time… I think he secretly like it even more than I do!

Entry #12 Grandma’s buffet update by Michelle

Michelle: The buffet was my great grandmas, my husband added shelving to the bottom and a hutch on top. We stained the bottom shelf, painted it with French linen, used clear wax, distressed and then added dark wax and antique hardware.

Ooh La La & Friends: Wow! That is beautiful!  What a great way to update the buffet, build some display space and make a wow statement in your home!!

Entry #13 Marsha corner shelf update!

Marsha is updating her house to the farmhouse style and did a great update on  this corner shelf! Pure White with a light distress and Clear Wax looks fabulous!!

Great work Marsha!




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