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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Chalk Paint® - Color Chart

Chalk Paint® is a unique paint available in 31 decorative and historical colors made specifically for painting furniture, painting floors, painting cabinetry and for giving walls a completely matt velvety finish. Perfect for creating beautiful custom painted finishes - antiqued, distressed, one or two color, wash, crackle, hand waxed....take a look at our portfolio for some of the paint techniques. Chalk Paint®decorative paint; Old White, Old Ochre, Paloma, Country Grey, Paris Grey, Antoinette, Cream, Versailles, Arles, Louis Blue, Duck Egg Blue, Pure White, Emperor's Silk, Henrietta, Scandinavian Pink, Provence, Antibes Green, French Linen, Primer Red, Emile, Chateau Grey, Greek Blue, Napoleonic Blue, Coco, Graphite, Olive, Old Violet, Aubusson Blue, Barcelona Orange, Floence, English Yellow.


“Painting with our paint should always be a pleasure.”
Annie Sloan developed her now famous Chalk Paint® to answer the need she had for a paint which would have many uses from acting like limewash to looking like old painted furniture and that had a good range of colour that could be extended by the user. This paint is very easy to work with and allows people to be creative as one doesn’t get involved with the technicalities of preparation and it also allows you to change your mind without hassle.
BEST paint on the market for painting furniture
Paint can be use on any surface - literally!
Use on walls- for a soft matte effect or wax it for a polished plaster effect
Can even use paint floors
Paint can be applied to interior or exterior surfaces and furnishings
Use one color or layer colors
Distress and apply waxes to create an old world patina
Can be used as a wash-dilute with water so when you apply paint it shows the wood grain
You can use it as an impasto (thickly), just leave the lid off to thicken
Very little black is used so the colors can be mixed in any combination
No need to prime or prepare
The colors are mixed intelligently
Paint is flexible so you can be creative and change you mind
Paint has extremely low VOCs and has little to no odor