I know this will be a long post but it’s filled with pretties… I am in a place of needing to be a better blogger than facebooker!! I get that!! It’s just I’m a doer and facebook is fast!! But if they are not all this long I am sure it will become easier so bear with me today!!
I love being so busy with new clients and a garage full of my own goodies to paint up… but today I realized I went to Hobby Lobby- to get fabric for a client, trim for a dresser I have in the works… and then made a quick dash into Tuesday Morning on my way to take our littlest to therapy. You say what did you realize… well I needed to go to big box Costco to get some desperate things like toilet paper and milk… 2 things I currently am out of… except the little on the rolls right now. Overshare?? I love that I am that busy!! Because that is good!!
Currently redoing 2 tables sets, cedar chest for a client, just finished up a French Armoire and old desk… and have some pieces that I am doing and saving for Vintage Market Days!!! I’ll be travelling this summer for a market show!!
French Armoire done in ASCP Provence and Country Grey, lightly distressed and dark waxed over the clear wax. I also used a product I am loving on these french pieces- buff and rub.. I used Antique Gold on this one on the flowers, legs, lip area, and hardware.
It was beautiful to start with but she wanted to repair the top that had started peeling. She wanted a very distressed multicolor shabby chic…
I started with Annie Sloan’s Old White over the whole piece (minus the top). Then Paris Grey- not letting it fully dry and using a 220 sanding block/sponge- I distressed it pulling off the wet paint. If you have used chalk paint you know that it dries fast. So this became almost a game of paint and hurry to remove… You can get the same look letting it dry but you really have to sand and work harder at getting that same look. Then used dark wax to add in that extra layer of color and dimension. Buff and then coated with clear wax and buff… and I think my arms are begging me for a buffing pad for the sander. Then we did the top in French Linen and stained with a dark walnut and used both dark wax and clear wax.
She loved it and I love that she was sooo happy!! That’s the whole reason I do this- for that moment when the happy client is just that happy!!!
Another Client Piece
Done in beautiful ASCP Paris Gray and Old White accenting trim. This piece was definitely one of my favorites… For many reasons. I rarely paint in my house because the chalk paint create such a dust storm… but I was blessed with lots of clients that week and needed to put it in my dining room where I had just sold my own buffet to a client who came in to buy another piece… So it fit and I mean it fit!! I got a feel for what I was going to hunt down for myself!! She’s so pretty!! I’m hoping for pictures soon from her owner!! hint hint Emily!!