2016 Paint Contest featuring….our customers!





We love September! It’s a natural thing for the soul to want to nest! Mornings get cooler, days get shorter and we find ourselves inside our homes more and more.  I find my eye wandering and pondering which project I can start next!  We crave surrounding ourselves with what we love so we can enjoy the space that we call home.

This contest is now an annual contest so we can feature our customers and their creativity….and give away a few prizes too! Thanks for sharing and keep checking back! There will be more to come!

Entry #1-2 Mandy S. Great update to this cabinet using Pure White & Duck Egg Blue. Two of our favorites! Great job!

#Entry #3-4-Mandy S. Her dad had this bench originally with white paint and  a green fabric cushion.  she painted the material in duck egg blue and dry brushed duck egg blue over the white, then sanded it down to get the perfect look!

Entry #5-6 Mandy S. Found this old chair that needed some love. It is painted in Duck Egg and the fabric is painted Pure White.

Entry #7-8 Mandy S. (…once you start painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®…you keep finding more to paint!) This  shadow box project was originally white, then painted  black. Mandy then used Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg and dry brushed them. A bit and sanding and distressing and wow….they look great!


Entry #9-12-Holly W had fun redoing this wardrobe & nightstand for her daughter with Paloma, Old White & Clear Wax!

Entry #13-14-Jackie M sent in this amazing transformation! We love the white wax Jackie! Great job.


Entry 15-16 Jackie also created this piece! Such a great update!


Entry 17-20 Denise M.’s first time ever using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and she loves the results! Denise, SO DO WE!!! She used Pure White Chalk Paint, Clear Wax and then antiqued it slightly with the black wax!


Entry 17-18 from Charlene is the amazing update to a dining room set using the Pure White Chalk Paint® and Clear Wax.  Wow! We love the contrast between the dark stained top and the Pure White! Fabulous!

Entry 21-22 What a great kitchen update! Nikki updated her kitchen cabinets using Old White Chalk Paint®. She sanded the edges a little  and then used the Artisan  Enhancements Clear Finish to seal.

Then she used French Linen on the island with dark wax to distress the edges.

Entry 23-24 Nicole finished two projects using Annie’s Sloan Chalk Paint®!

Nicole sealed the wood since it was old barn wood. Then she painted it with Primer Red and then Old White and sanded it to look distressed. We love the texture!


Entry 25-26 The second project was taking 2 thrift store nightstands and painting them with Paris Gray. Both projects were sealed with Clear Wax.  Look at the difference that Chalk Paint® can make to a piece of well worn furniture!! It’s beautiful!

Entry 26-27 GLAMP your MOTOR HOME!! Lisa did this great update using Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®! It looks much bigger and brighter!!!

Entry 30-31 Christy updated her kitchen using Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint® and Clear and Dark Wax. What a difference it makes to update a kitchen!  LOVE LOVE LOVE this!christy-b-a-kitchen

Entry 32-33 Shelby also updated her kitchen using Annie Sloan Pure White Chalk Paint®.  Painting this cabinets makes it look like a new kitchen and so much brighter!


Entry 34-35 Tiffany brought a pop of color using Barcelona Orange on this cute detailed table.

Entry 36-37 Mandy transformed this couch from dated to fabulous using Paris Grey & Pure White Chalk Paint® and Clear Wax. Yes! The paint holds up great on the fabric! Fabulous!

Entry 38-39 Mindi completed her chalk paint project using Old White & Napoleonic Blue with clear wax!  We love the chevron pattern.

Entry 40-41 Jocelyn redid this bench using Pure White with dry brushing lightly on the drawers. She used a combination of Clear and Dark Wax to get these textures shown.

Entry 42-43 Jocelyn redid this coffee table using Pure White to base the table andthen hand painted dandelions and seeds with Country Grey. She then lightly distressed and waxed. Such talent (and awesome paint!).

Entry 44-45 Another great project by Jocelyn! Using Pure White she covered the entire  headboard and then heavily distressed it. She decopauged book pages and used a 50/50 mix of Clear and Dark Wax to age and complete the project.

Entry 46-47 An desk submitted by Jocelyn turned out fantastic. She decided to leave the original top and used pure white on the bottom. Light distressing and Clear Wax complete the look.  We love the contrast of wood and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®!

Entry 48-49 Jocelyn completed an office chair using Country Grey Chalk Paint®. She recovered the chair with canvas and wrote her favorite saying using a fabric marker and heat set method!

Entry 50-54 Jocelyn completed a chair using Graphite and Dark Wax and then reupholstered it with a fun fabric.

Entry 52-5 Becky used Graphite and Duck Egg Blue to create some amazing pieces of furniture!


We love the Graphite and Duck Egg paired on this dresser! Gorgeous2016 Paint Contest featuring….our customers!!


Kitchen Cabinets before and after

Hello! I have had several customers ask me about my kitchen cupboards lately. I refinished them in February of 2013. I thought it was time to share more current before and after pictures on the new blog. This room gets a of light so the before pictures don’t quite show how yellow the cream cabinets were. It was a dramatic change to the Pure White.

After 4 years and three small children my darker cabinetry was very worn. The dark seemed to look red in the light instead of espresso like we had expected. We were also going for an off white and after the installation they were very yellow. I hesitated for a bit because they were so new. I am so glad that we decided to paint them. It has really added such a different feel to the room. Our family room is right off of the kitchen and we spend most of our time here. I love the White. It is very bright and happy!

I finished the with 2 coats of clear wax at least 24 hours apart and I am really pleased with how well they are holding up. I used 3.5 cans of Pure White Chalk Paint® and 1 can of Country Grey Chalk Paint® was enough to do both sides of my entire island.









Paris Grey and Pure White Bedroom Set

Paris Grey and Pure White are two of my absolute favorite colors! I was so excited to see this sweet bedroom set come in! She did such a great job!

Here’s Izzie’s bed, chest of drawers, and vanity that I painted with ASCP in Paris Grey with Pure White accents and hardware, and clear wax. It used to belong to her great-grandparents, and has been handed down through the generations. It took me about a month to complete because I wanted it to be perfect. And I love it! But better yet, she loves it I am absolutely addicted to chalk paint, and tell everyone how amazing it is. I also have two other chalk paint projects I’ve done. –Tiffany







Ooh La La & Friends Chalk Paint® Contest!

Each before and after picture of your furniture painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® submitted to our Facebook or to our email (oohlalaandfriends@gmail.com) will be counted as one entry! We had so much fun with this last year and can’t wait to see all of your fabulous projects you have painted Chalk Paint®. Please include the techniques and colors that were used on the project!

This before and after was submitted by Lori Gardner. She used Chalk Paint® & Royal Design Studio stencils on the floor, and the stencil was also used on the wall! Great Job! This looks great! 

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