Robin Longshaw

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A hearty dish made of giant white beans, tomatoes, and vegetables, under a blanket of bubbling cheese. via @davidlebovitz

A hearty dish made of giant white beans, tomatoes, and vegetables, under a blanket of bubbling cheese. via @davidlebovitz

With its beautifully imperfect look, chalk paint has plenty of charms. When you add water, waxes, and layers of color, you can achieve all kinds of different finishes. Here's how to use chalk paint in a variety of ways for different projects -- from fabric to furniture.

Customized Pillows For the leaf pillow, draw your design using a black fabric marker and let dry. Dampen leaf areas and paint, allowing some paint to bleed outside the lines. Heat-set paint according to manufacturer's instructions.

Anna at Camilla Pearl using Annie Sloan paint for a fabric project.JPG

Did you know legendary Annie Sloan chalk paints can be used to dye and paint fabric with? Check out my two different designs with step by step guides on how to create some lovely and unique fabrics for your home interiors - it's so easy and lots of fun.

Valeska

Valeska

There is a simple way to make a DIY window valance that is renter friendly, and it only takes $10 and 10 minutes!

Edited to add: This post has become so incredibly popular that I have now added a FAQ post that answers the burning questions sent to me by readers. Holy cow, this

4 Curtain Hanging Tips by Tahni at Urban Cottage Living | how to hang curtains | curtain hanging tips | how to use curtain clips | curtain clips

4 Curtain Hanging Tips - focus on how to pinch pleats when installing your own hanging clips.