Sunday, August 14, 2011

More Chalk Paint and a Give Away

Are you hooked on the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint like I am? I know I haven't even begun to 'scratch the surface' of all you can do with this but what fun it is getting to know all about this great paint! This is another thrift store find (a gold candle holder for the base and the standard cheese board for the top - $3.00 total for both).  Using E6000 I glued the pieces together and spay painted them pink then topped with a coat of cream chalk paint.  














Using an image from the Graphics Fairy, I applied it with the "Mod Podge" method.  (Print image on paper; apply face down using Mod Podge and let dry overnight; wet paper and begin rubbing paper off to reveal image on your piece) I finished off with a coat of Annie Sloan clear wax, distressed a bit and topped it with a bit of her dark wax.
 
If you let the wax dry for a day and then buff it, you get a nice, soft shine to the piece.







  

NOW . . . are you ready for a chance to win some of this great paint??

I am fortunate enough to live just a few blocks from an amazing Annie Sloan stockist (yep, no shipping charges!) Michelle at Di Lucca Designs has some amazing transformation photos on her web and Facebook page that you'll want to see.  She is such a sweet, helpful and knowledgeable gal and for those of you who are local, she's just beginning workshops also! 


Michelle is offering one fortunate winner:  Your choice of TWO colors of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, a can of A.S. Clear Wax AND a copy of the book "Creating the French Look" . . . how great is that??!! 

Here's how you can enter: 
IMPORTANT: If you are a no-reply blogger and I don't have an email address for you, I can't enter you as there is no way for me to contact you.  Please make sure I have an email address for you!  If I don't , I can't enter you.  (Note: U.S. residents only as this stuff is HEAVY to ship.  Thanks for understanding!)



Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment letting me know you did (if you're already a follower, leave a comment letting me know you are) - one entry

Like Di Lucca Designs on Facebook and let me know you did  - one entry

Stop by Di Lucca Designs "Transformations" page and tell us which project you like the most - one entry

Blog about or post this give away on your blog and let me know you did - one entry

A winner will be selected using Randomiser on Tuesday, August 23.
 


201 comments:

  1. I so want to try the Annie Sloan chalk paint! I have begun looking at things thinking, "that would look good painted in chalk paint". This is a very generous giveaway!

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  2. I think I like the old desk transformation best at Di Lucca Designs.

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  3. I'd love to try the paint! Just became a follower of your blog and look forward to it!

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  4. The bench at Di Lucca Designs knocks my socks off! :D

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  5. Lauren,
    As you know...I'm a happy follower:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. I'm lovin' that pretty green desk...just my style!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. Lauren,
    Silly me...I thought I was already following you...have you on my sidebar...so in a way I was already following you...I did hit the follow button today:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. Posting your giveaway on my blog:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. I am a follower of My Wonderfully Made! Thanks for such a great giveaway!!

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  10. I love the transformation of the new look for an old desk...the green looks great!

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  11. Farmerlady2: I have no email address for you so please let me know how to contact you if you should win :)

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  12. Love what you did with the candle holder, can't wait to try the chalk paint, and I am off to buy Mod Podge to make transfers, what a great idea!!! am already a follower, don't do facebook. hugs...cleo

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  13. I am a Follower of your Blog!


    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  14. I "Like" Di Lucca Designs on Facebook.


    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  15. I'm Loving the bech transformation at Di Lucca Designs.....


    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  16. I would so Love to try chalkpaint. I have a garage full of items to be painted!
    I added your link to my sidebar.
    Thanks for the chance!


    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  17. I am a follower here already! Great giveaway!

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  18. I love the Antibes Green desk!

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  19. just became a follower of your blog! just found out about chalk paint and i am loving it!!!! i want MORE!

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  20. stopped by Di Lucca Designs and i LOVE the Antibes Green destk!!!

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  21. I am already a follower and anxious to be included in the great giveaway. Thank you

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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  22. I went to Di Lucca Designs on FB and "liked" it.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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  23. I love the Louis Blue table on Di Lucca Designs, I'm a blue girl. I sure would love to try the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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  24. Yay! What an awesome giveaway! I'm so anxious to try this stuff! No stockists close by here, so I'm living vicariously through bloggers so far! Your candle holder is great!

    Sheila

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  25. Of course I am a follower. Hope I win since I have yet to use any of this awesome paint. I am so enjoying what others have created though.

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  26. following you & liking you! Jessica at paintinmyhair@gmail.com and www.paintinmyhair.blogspot.com

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  27. Gorgeous! I'll have to try the modge podge technique. I've never seen that before! Thank you so much for the chance to win some amazing ASCP.

    I have a US address and a great delivery person! Isn't "no" shipping costs the best?,!

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  28. A great way to organized what you find & shares in your blog...
    Essay Writing

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  29. Thanks for letting me know I didn't have my email address on here for the giveaway. vikkinay@yahoo.com. Would so love to win this one.

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  30. Wow Lauren, that looks great. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the lovely comment.

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  31. Oh wow, Lauren, your cloche is AMAZING!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  32. Hi Lauren--please enter me for the paint!!!

    XO

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  33. I want to try this paint!!! Love your blog:)

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  34. I'm a follower and would love to win!

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  35. I'm a new follower. Love the way your project turned out!! I recently bought a cheese board @ Goodwill & knew I wanted to try something like this. Dying to try this new paint! Keep up the good work!!
    raeannasouth@windstream.net

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  36. Love the color and graphics on your cloche! I'm a new follower.

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  37. I Like Di Lucca Designs on FB.

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  38. On Di Lucca Designs' Transformation page I love the table painted with Antibes Green.

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  39. I have posted this giveaway on my blog.

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  40. Hi Lauren,
    Thanks for inviting me over for the giveaway! Would love to win chalk paint. I added you to my blog sidebar. The followers box is missing on your blog this am. The title is there.
    Sherry

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  41. I liked Di Lucca Designs on Facebook.
    Sherry

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  42. On Di Lucca Designs Transformations page I liked the thrift store find repainted with Louis Blue.
    Sherry

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  43. I posted this giveaway on my sidebar. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Sherry

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  44. I was just on the FB page and I love the first table....it was gorgeous blue, but I love the cream!

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  45. i just 'liked' di lucca's facebook page!

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  46. on the transformations page...my absolute fave is the light blue coffee table...lovely!

    alison

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  47. just shared your giveaway on my fb page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stuff-and-Nonsense/132962436768471

    fingers crossed!

    alison

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  48. I just became a follower of your blog!

    appelsinluv@yahoo.com

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  49. I just became a fan "liked" Di Lucca Designs on Facebook!!!

    appelsinluv@yahoo.com

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  50. I like the Frame done in Old Violet and dark wax the best. So beautiful!!!

    appelsinluv@yahoo.com

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  51. Hi Lauren! I am a new follower of your blog!
    Thanks, Angie

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  52. I "liked" DiLucca Designs on Facebook (Fan #36)

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  53. My favorite project on the Transformations page is the Green desk! It's so rustic and charming!

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  54. Wow, it would be awesome to win some of this paint, they don't sell it here in Utah :(. I'm already your follower!
    Love the piece you created with the candle holder and the cheeseboard!
    Enjoy your day.
    XXX Ido

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  55. I checked the Di Lucca blog, love the "french" coffee table.
    XXX Ido

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  56. I would love this paint...I have been hearing so much about it..I am now a follower of your blog...

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  57. I liked DiLucca Designs on FB....

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  58. I went on DiLucca Designs and just love that "thrift store find"..looks like a coffee table that was painted white...love that look...thanks for the giveaway...

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  59. Thanks for this great giveaway, Lauren! So generous!!! I couldn't find your Follower button, so I signed up to get your emails. :) Thanks for the chance to win!!!

    xoxo laurie

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  60. I "Liked" DiLucca on their FB page, and left them a message! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  61. I blogged about the giveaway on my blog....

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  62. Just visited DiLucca's Transformation page - and even though I'm not a big 'green' fan, the distressing on that sweet green desk just calls to me! lol!

    xoxo laurie

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  63. Just posted this awesome giveaway on my sidebar, Lauren! Thanks so much!!!!! Keeping my fingers crossed! ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  64. What a great giveaway! I am already a follower.

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  65. Saw some amazing transformations, but my favorite was the desk painted with Antibbes Green.

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  66. your blog is just too neat! i would love a chance to win some of this very cool chalk paint. i am taking a class on tuesday to learn how to use her chalk paint and i am so excited! i just love the colors. i am a follower!
    blessings,
    aimee

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  67. i love the desk after. i love the green color! cant wait to try using her chalk paint.
    blessings,
    aimee

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  68. i love the desk after. i love the green color! cant wait to try using her chalk paint.
    blessings,
    aimee

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  69. I follow your blog.

    Amyjoyn@bellsouth.net

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  70. I Like di lucca on Facebook

    Amyjoyn@bellsouth.net

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  71. My fave transformation is the green desk. Must find a similar one to paint.

    Amyjoyn@bellsouth.net

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  72. Love the coffee table - very pretty.

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  73. What a lovely giveaway!! I'm already a faithful follower!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  74. I "really" liked Di Lucca Designs!!

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  75. Adore the green desk!! Thanks again for sharing this wonderful giveaway!!

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  76. Yep.. A follower and I am jealous that you can just run over to grab your pot of chalk paint... No waiting on snail mail!

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  77. Just love the simplicity of the white low square table.. Just may have to try this Annie Sloan technique

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  78. It was hard to choose my favorite item. I liked this thrifty table and also the outside table.

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  79. I am a follower and love, love, love ASCP!!!!!!!!!!!

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  80. I liked on FB Di Lucca Designs!

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  81. Okay, I went to Transformations! My favorite would have to be--------Trift Store Find coffee table or Outdoor side table!

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  82. I posted this giveaway on my blog - A Mississippi Southernlady

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  83. How fabulous! I'm a follower and a friend! Thanks! ♥

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  84. I like the new look for an old desk! This desk looks just the right size and you did a great job on it! ♥

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  85. I just became a follower of your blog! I am DYING to try ASCP! Would love to win!

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  86. I visited Transformations and I like the desk in green!

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  87. I "liked" Di Lucca Designs on her Facebook page! :)

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  88. I posted this giveaway on my blog... Sweet Ava Kate
    www.sweetavakate.blogspot.com

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  89. I just found you and I am now a follower.Deb chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  90. Liked Di Lucca on Facebook. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  91. I love the bench! chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  92. Hi Lauren, Linda sent me over and I am a new follower!!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  93. I like Di Lucca Designs on Facebook!!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  94. I love the bench redo on Transformations. Wow I cannot tell you how excited I am to try Annie Sloan Paints!!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  95. Just became a follower of your blog. I would so love to play with some Annie Sloan paint! Thanks for your generous give aways.

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  96. I liked Di Lucca Designs on Facebook - really like what I see there!

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  97. I love the aged look given to the old desk! Very nice!!

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  98. No, I'M your newest follower!! ;-)
    Thanks for the opportunity
    ♥ Becky in SC ♥
    (beckandjoe@bellsouth.net)

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  99. I blogged about your giveaway at www.knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com!

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  100. Well!...I just got back from Di Lucca Designs Transformations...and I like the cute little double-decker side table.
    I tell you what's the truth, ASCP can make us DIY'ers look like true professionals!! I freakin' love that stuff!!
    ♥ Becky in SC ♥

    (beckandjoe@bellsouth.net)

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  101. I am lovin' me some Di Lucca Designs on FB!!
    Thanks again for the opportunity!
    ♥ Becky in SC ♥
    (beckandjoe@bellsouth.net)

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  102. Here's the actual link to the post where I blogged about it - sorry, I should have done that in my last post!

    http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/2011/08/1940s-telephone-book-ephemera-cabinet.html

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  103. good morning...already following you and would love to win some AS paint!!!....thx for the chance....Mariaelena

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  104. I love the desk with the Antibes Green legs. I really want to try that color!

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  105. I just became your newest follower!

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  106. I just liked Di Lucca on facebook under Julie Bardonner

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  107. My favorite of Michelle's transformation is her thrift store coffee table painted with old white and louis blue.

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  108. I am new to blogging and I am ADDICTED!!!
    I love your blog and think I signed up to be a follower but that's how new I am- I don't know for sure! I liked DiLucca designs on Facebook and my favorite of her transformations is the desk in Antibes green. I paint everything and have the perfect piece for my family room to try out that color! Just discovered chalk paint and hope to try it soon! Thanks for a great giveaway and blog!!!!!!
    Ps in case I didn't sign up correctly, my emails are thecurcuras@yahoo.com or Curcura.Alison@gmail.com :)

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  109. me too! me too! I liked on Facebook!...I'm now a follower! I checked out DiLucca Designs and Liked on FB! My favorite project on there is the lovely table that went blue first and ended up old white..such great lines too! I can see that my problem will be choosing which colors to use! No wonder you are in love with this product! Beautiful results!

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  110. I liked Di Lucca on FB!!
    WANT - NEED THE CHALK PAINT BAD!!
    Nickie - ngmoseley@yahoo.com

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  111. I am already a follower of your awesome blog!!!
    Nickie - ngmoseley@yahoo.com

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  112. Visted the Transformations and my fav is THE THRIFT STORE FIND - table!!! super cute!!
    Nickie - ngmoseley@yahoo.com

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  113. I would love to win me some annie sloan paint i read about it everywhere

    the shipping charge gets me

    good luck to me

    read about you on Coastal Charm by Linda


    Janice

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  114. I will be your follower however I think i already am you look familiar LOL

    Janice

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  115. i am a new follower!! so excited to have a chance to get my hands on the paint!!
    chris

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  116. I just became a follower. Oh how I would love to win!

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  117. I also liked on facebook! I so want to win!

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  118. Hi! I am now a follower. I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity. Jody dhuck421@aol.com

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  119. Hi! I liked DiLucca on their Facebook page.

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  120. I think it is a tie between the bench and the coffee table. I LOVE them both.

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  121. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  122. My fave transformation is the one in Aumbusson blue (sp?) looks like an end table or nightstand? love that blue color!

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  123. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/08/annie-sloan-chalk-paint-give-away.html

    here's my post!!!! LOVE this Give Away, thanks so much for the opportunity to win!!!!

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  124. I went to Di Lucca and "Liked" it!

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  125. I like the octagon white table redo, purchased for $5.

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  126. It is posted on my blog, http://thegatheringroomchic.blogspot.com/

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  127. I'm following along and I'd be thrilled to win!

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  128. The estate sale bench is a beautiful transformation!

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  129. The bench blows me away because we could NEVER find something so great out here, out in the Bay Area.

    Stephanie Wagner

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  130. I am following you..not stalking you and I've LIKED you on Facebook. Cheers!

    Stephanie Wagner

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  131. I'm dying to try the Annie Sloan chalk paint. I hungrily devour every blog post about it and I'm amazed at the incredible transformations.

    I'm a new GFC follower (shel)..thanks for the chance.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  132. I like Di Lucca Designs on Facebook: Michelle Hudak

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  133. My favorite transformation is the Antibes Green desk makeover. I picked up an old wood desk on Craigslist and I'm dying to try my hand at giving it an Annie Sloan makeover. I wasn't too sure about the green but it really does look great on that desk. I'm still leaning toward Old Violet, though...I love that color.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  134. I'm a new "MY Wonderfully Made" follower. ;-)

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  135. I liked Di Lucca Designs on Facebook. ;-)

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  136. I'm loving the piece of furniture with Aubusson Blue paint in the transformations. I just picked up a dresser at a garage sale yesterday that needs to be painted, and the chalk paint would be wonderful to use. Thanks for the giveaway. I may have to pop into Di Lucca the next time I make it down to the Chicago area from up here in Milwaukee.

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  137. I'm a new follower and I would LOVE to win this chalk paint giveaway.

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  138. I "Like" Di Lucca Designs on Facebook!

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  139. I love the French style square coffee table I saw on Transformations. Probably my favorite. There are so many lovely examples to choose from!

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  140. I am in LOVE with this paint!!! thanks for the chance

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  141. I'm in LOVE with ASCP and would love a chance to win! I found your blog from Miss Mustard Seed's Linky Party and am now a follower. :) Thank you!

    KelleyBinko(at)gmail(dot)com

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  142. I have "liked" Di Lucca Design on FB ... and I really *do* like it! :)

    KelleyBinko(at)gmail(dot)com

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  143. I visited Di Lucca Design's Transformations page and love them all ... hard to pick one fav, but I will say that the New Look for an Old Desk was amazing! I'm in awe! :)

    KelleyBinko(at)gmail(dot)com

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  144. sorry,
    stefanieish@verizon.net,
    thanks

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  145. I'm a follower! Would love to try the paint :)

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  146. I'm a new follower, would love to win some of this paint.

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  147. my favorite project was the New Look for an Old Desk...love the green.

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  148. I'm already a happy follower and would love to win some of this fabulous paint.

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  149. I'm adding your giveaway picture to my sidebar.

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  150. I am following your blog! :)

    aQrose at yahoo dot com

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  151. I like Di Lucca Designs on Facebook

    aQrose at yahoo dot com

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  152. I like the Louis Blue thrift store table!

    aQrose at yahoo dot com

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  153. I am a new follower of your blog! Am also a follower on fb and I ADORE the gorgeous louis blue table you transformed on Di Lucca Designs! Its gorgeous!!! I love how you went back over the blue with the white and it totally transformed it. I cant wait to get my hands on these colors and start painting away. I would love to get my hands on the wax also!!!! Please enter me in your giveaway!! crossing my fingers!!!
    amycanderson28@gmail.com

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  154. Your Follow button is working again, Lauren! I'm now a happy follower! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  155. I also added your sweet giveaway on my blog! Thanks, Lauren! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  156. I am a follower of your blog now -- thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  157. I Like you on Facebook! I'm having so much fun catching up on your posts

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  158. My favorite post on Transformations is the Old Desk -- I love it!

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  159. I think I like the "customer's corner" one the best. I love that you don't have to strip or sand. !!!
    ~a

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  160. I love the Louis Blue and the Off White. I became a follower through an email subscription. I couldn't become a follower on Google for some reason.
    ~a

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  161. I am a new follower on your blog, thank you for the giveaway!

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  162. I "liked" Di Lucca Designs on Facebook! Thanks again for the giveaway!

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  163. My favorite transformation was the Side table she painted Antibes Green.. Thanks again!

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  164. Also Liked Di Lucca Design on Facebook (yay!)

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  165. I'm loving the table from 'New Look For an Old Desk'. Adding the new top was the perfect change

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  166. Hope I'm not to late ! I'm a new follower !

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