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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Red Fireman Dresser, New Knob Shop, and an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Giveaway!!

Phew!  That’s a long title!  And there’s a lot to cover here!

First off, I’d like to give a big congrats to Heather for winning the Chair Back Headboard!!  (Heather, drop me a line and we can work out getting that to you!)

Next up, the generous gals at WonderFaux Studio in Stafford, TX sent me some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to try out.  I’ve seen lots of fantastic projects in blogland using this paint and I had being dying to get my hands on some to try out forever, so I was excited, needless to say.  I chose to give the deep and rich Emperor’s Silk red a go, and the color surely did not disappoint!

I started with a ho-hum, dime-a-dozen Hemnes dresser from Ikea.

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A ended up with a fun, quirky, bright, one-of-a-kind piece!

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Wouldn’t it be just fantastic in a little boy’s vintage fireman room?  Like, RIGHT at home in a bedroom like this one?

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Yes.  I think so.

Since AS Chalk Paint boasts “no primer needed,”  I jumped right into painting this one.  Now here’s where a little color theory comes into play.  To get such a vibrant red color, almost no white pigment is used.  White is what gives color coverage, so red is typically a very difficult color to cover with.  The Annie Sloan paint was no different.  The adhesion was certainly great and not needing a primer, but the color coverage for this particular shade was lacking.  I used 3/4 of a pot of paint (3 heavy coats plus touch ups on the knots)  for just this one, smallish dresser, whereas my friends “in the field” who have been using AS Chalk Paint have had great coverage and gotten miles of use out of one pot of the paint.  So, take from me a lesson my friends.  If you use AS Emporer’s Silk, make sure you use a gray or black primer before you paint and you’re sure to be thrilled with it and it will last like chalk paint should.  :)

I finished it off this dresser with some Minwax Paste Finishing Wax, which gave it protection and a nice, satin finish.

And are you wondering about those fantastic pulls?  :) 

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Well, they are Ann Marie originals made from salvaged vintage water valves.  They are available in my new Etsy shop called The Hob Knobery, along with a selection of natural gemstone knobs and some vintage knob finds as well!  I’d absolutely LOVE for you to hop on over and check out my newest venture. 

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I have more ideas for some furniture knob handiworks bouncing around in my brain, so there’s much more to come!  :)

NOW IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!

And, of course, I’ve saved the best news for last.  WonderFaux Studio wants to give one lucky Twice Lovely reader their own pot of Annie Sloan Chalk paint in the color of your choice, along with 3 artist’s gesso brushes!  (A $60 value!)

AND, to sweeten the deal even further, I’m going to throw in a $20 credit to the all new Hob Knobery Etsy Shop towards whatever you’d like there.  :)

For a mandatory first entry :

1.  Like WonderFaux Decorative Arts on Facebook and leave them a comment there saying you’re over from Twice Lovely.

2.  AND be a public follower of this blog.

3.  Leave a comment below saying you’ve done #1 & #2.

For extra entries:

1.  Favorite the new Hob Knobery Etsy Shop and leave a comment below.

2.  Like Twice Lovely on Facebook and leave a comment below.

3.  Facebook, Twitter, or Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment below.

The giveaway will run through next Wednesday, August 3rd and I’ll announce the winner that day!!

I go in EARLY next Thursday morning to the hospital to have this baby!  :)  Can’t wait to meet this little guy!  Please keep us in your prayers for a safe and healthy delivery.

Linking to:

Domestically Speaking, The Shabby Nest, Miss Mustard Seed, My Repurposed Life, Chic on a Shoestring, Finding Fabulous, Lolly Jane

93 comments:

  1. Liked Wonderfaux, & subscribe to this blog. Have ben dying to try chalk paint, but have been hesitant to "test" bc of the price- I'd love to win some! I paint under the name "All Things Splendid" on Facebook.

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  2. Found you on FB..love the way your dresser turned out. Adorable knobs! I've been wanting to try the chalk paint too, but am too cheap! Lisa ;-)

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  3. I already like Wonderfaux on FB, and I follow your blog.

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  4. I added Hob Knobbery to my favorites on etsy.

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  5. I already like your page on FB. :)

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  6. I shared on FB! https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/JenniferandJustinCurtis/posts/178300405569586

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  7. I also shared on twitter @alwaysnwonder https://twitter.com/#!/alwaysnwonder/status/96100552760496129

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  8. I really do "like" Wonderfaux studios, I bought my first several cans of ASCP from there and got some great tips from Michelle (?) now she has opened a booth at an antique store a little closer to me. Thanks for the info on the emperors silk. It wasn't a color I was interested in but your piece is gorgeos and now I will know to get plenty when I use it on a piece.

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  9. Great giveaway. Of course, everyone loves chalk paint but when you throw in some awesome knobs - amazing. I like Wonderfaux studios and am a follower

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  10. I also liked HobKnobery on Etsy. (before I even realized it would be a giveaway entry - its a cool shop)

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  11. And I liked Twice Lovely on Facebook too.

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  12. I am a follower of Twice Lovely and "loved" Wonderfaux on FB>

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  13. Hobnobery is now my favorite. 8^)

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  14. I liked your blog on FB.Actually, LOVE your blog! 8^)

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  15. I'm a follower--I love getting inspired with your pieces :)

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  16. I just visited and "favorited" the new Esty shop. I love all the knobs! So fun :)

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  17. I have "liked" wonderfaux from the beginning and get many of my supplies there! Now, I'm "liking" you on FB as well!!

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  18. Liked WonderFaux on FB and am a follower here:)

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  19. Already a fan on Twice Lovely on FB! Good Luck and Congratulations for Thursday! ;)

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  20. Hi AM! That dresser is darling with the new knobs, and I mean darling. Great photos in your etsy shop, too. hugs!

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  21. Hello! Jessica from Stellar Junk here. I did 1 & 2 as well as the additional entry options #1 & 2. Love yourknobs, can't wait to order. Already favorited your Etsy store last week. Love it! thanks for the awesome giveaway, hope I win!

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  22. dresser looks great.....i have been a follower for some time now and ty for this chance.

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  23. Added hob knobery to my favorites on etsy.....really cute knobs, BTW

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  24. publicly following this blog

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  25. I am a follower and liked Wonderfaux on fb. :)

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  26. I also liked you (twice lovely) on fb :)

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  27. I like WonderFaux Decorative Arts on FB and I'm a public follower of Twice Lovely.

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  28. I've added Hob Knobery to my Etsy favorites

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  29. I posted about the giveaway on FB!

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  30. Done 1 & 2. & woohoo glad to see I'm not the only one who thought the red needed something extra to help with coverage. I painted 2 bar stools & darn near used an entire can.

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  31. Yup, #1 & #2 = DONE! So glad I found your blog!

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  32. Liked 'em on FB and already a follower of your blog!

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  33. Liked you on FB... now I need to win some of this awesome paint that i've heard SO much about!

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  34. I am a regular follower of yours. please enter me in contest!! love annie paint!

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  35. Please give me a second chance for the drawing; I am now a follower of Wonder Faux!

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  36. I like you on facebook already....please give me an extra entry :)

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  37. blessings and love on your upcoming delivery!, no you dont need to give me an extra entry for that!

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  38. I follow the Twice Lovely blog. :)

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  39. I favorited Hobknobery on Etsy. (actually did it a while ago - LOVE it!) Can't wait till I need some knobs. Looks like next week for me. Yay!

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  40. I like Twice Lovely on Facebook.

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  41. I did a shout out on Facebook about your giveaway. It's so generous, thanks so much!

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  42. #1 and #2 are done!!!! I love this awesome giveaway!!!

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  43. I added you to my favorites on Etsy (which I would have done anyway because it is an awesome shop!)!!

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  44. I liked you on Facebook!!!!!

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  45. I liked you on Facebook too! So glad I discovered your page!

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  46. I liked you on Facebook too! So glad I discovered your page!

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  47. #1 & #2 have been completed. I have been stalking you for some time now and am so excited about the giveaway.

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  48. I am not able to "like" wonderfaux decorative arts" on facebook. I friend requested them, thinking that may be necessary? But they haven't accepted me yet.

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  49. I really like your blog.....I too have been dying to try Chalk paint....EEK I hope I win, lol. I did all the above criteria to win! Love the Hob Knobery too!

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  50. Yea...now I can Comment on your blog!!! I love ur stuff...I would love to win some Chalk paint...I did all of the above too...Please choose me!!!donnaself01@hotmail.com

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  51. I left them a comment and I'm a follower! :)

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  52. I favorited the hob knobery, I love the gemstone knobs!

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  53. I liked WonderFaux Decorative Arts on Facebook and left them a comment saying I am over from Twice Lovely and I am a new follower of your blog!!

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  54. I visited the Hob Knobbery etsy shop and hearted them! Love the water handle knobs!

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  55. I liked you on FB...thanks for this oppportunity!

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  56. Love the dresser! I am a new follower

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  57. Hi! I'm a new follower of your blog (but have been reading for quite a while) and I liked Wonderfaux on fb!! Would love to try the Paris Gray chalk paint :)

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  58. I also favorited Hob knobery on etsy. What a fabulous idea and such a unique look!

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  59. I liked twice lovely on fb! Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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  60. I follow Wonderfaux on facebook, and really love their site....I'm a new follower of your blog, I have been on your blog before, but I'm now a follower...

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  61. I went over to Hob Knobery Etsy Shop and put it on my favorites....I've never seen furniture with such unique knobs, and then there are some that are "old school" that I haven't seen in some time....Glad to have found this site on Etsy....

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  62. I liked Twice Lovely on Facebook and left a comment.......

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  63. Love your blog and I'm now a follower! I like Wonder Faux on FB.

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  64. I like WonderFaux and follow your blog! Here's to hoping!

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  65. I like Twice Lovely on Facebook!

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  66. I like your blog and your pretties works of decor.
    Carmen

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  67. I fulfilled requirements one and two!

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  68. HobKnobbery is now an etsy favorite!

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  69. Hi Ann Marie! Became a friend of Wonderfaux and I'm now following the blog publicly. Also, Hob Knobery is a favorite of mine on etsy and I've liked Twice Lovely on FB. :-) Hope all goes well with the delivery!

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  70. I am loving the hardware on this dresser. I think it would look great in any room-a true conversation starter

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  71. Have done steps 1 and 2. All good. Blessings for you and new baby!

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  72. Liked and became a friend with WonderFaux on Facebook!!Thanks for the chance to win I am salivating with the prospect of dipping my brush into some ASCP!

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  73. Favorited (is that a word?) Hob Knobery on Etsy.. Loving the vintage water valve handles..

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  74. And I liked you on Facebook.. whew I am exhausted! Blessing for you and your little one from a mother of four of her own.

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  75. That is a lovely colour and the knobs look great. Well done!

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  76. awesome color and I love the pulls! genius!
    gail
    ps catching you this week.

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  77. I've completed steps 1 and 2! Great giveaway!

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  78. I liked you on FB and am a public follower. Liked HobKnobbery (awesome!!!) and friended Wonderfaux.

    Thanks for such a super offer and best wishes on Thurday!

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  79. I am learning so much from all the blogs/FB posts!
    I liked them on Facebook, too.
    Judy
    judyheyjude@gmail.com

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  80. Thanks for the inspiration! http://redhenhome.blogspot.com/2011/08/steampunk.html

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  81. Love it! I'm not very confident using colour so it's great to see how others use it successfully. Maybe I'll be brave one day!
    Lovely item BTW.

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