Meet the girls


    Mak and Jill have been friends since seventh grade. They both were lucky to have creative mamas who encouraged their artistic sides. 

  They have 45 years experience between the two of them upcycling furniture, creating works of art, styling and interior design. They have a beautiful store "The Abode" - located on Avenida Del Mar in downtown San Clemente, where you can find their upcycled furniture, unique finds, and so much more.

They are stockists of Chalk Paint® decorative paint and offer furniture painting workshops, teaching others what they have learned over a lifetime.






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What is Chalk Paint®?

Simply put, this is the paint you've been waiting for! It is simply the best product out there for your painting projects. No prepping required. No more sanding, no more priming. No more removing old wax or varnish. This paint will stick to wood, laminate, plastic, stone, bricks, concrete, and metal. It can literally be used on almost any surface! 

It is by far the best paint on the market for painting furniture. It's water-based and highly concentrated to produce extensive covering power. For most purposes, one coat is sufficient. You can cover approximately 150 square feet per quart! Use one color, or layer colors. It can be diluted to create a wash or used as an impasto(thick finish) by leaving the lid off of the can to thicken. Distress your projects with fine sandpaper and use Chalk Paint®'s waxes to create a patina.

Your projects can be left with a velvety matte finish or can be waxed to give a soft shine. Use on walls for a plaster effect. Floors can be painted solid or painted with a translucent wash. Great for outdoor use, it will distress and fade naturally without peeling. This paint also allows walls to breathe and is perfect for damp, high humidity areas.

 It's flexible, so you can be creative and paint right over an existing color if you change your mind. This paint can be washed off of your brush with water, even a week later! It's extremely low in VOC's, so it's good for the environment.
It comes in 31 unique decorative and historical colors that can be mixed to make a custom look.