Ahhh. I’m catching a breath. I’m holding it in and enjoying it because I know things are about to get crazy again. At this very moment though, the house is quite and I have nothing calling me to the shop. My coffee is perfection this morning so I figured I’d take advantage of all the goodness and blog a little! I’ve been non stop since my return from Chicago and honestly, I’ve been running on empty! Shannon and I joked constantly about being old women in the city but I gotta tell ya, the fast paced life of a busy city is no joke. The drive is what really took it out of us BUT the trip would not have been the same without the drive! I have so much to share about our adventure and the great people we met! I know the time will present itself and I’ll be able to share the way I want. For now, let me catch you up on a few things I’ve been working on! I was fortunate enough to paint my ninth item for a repeat client this month! That number spans a few years, but still…it makes my heart happy! This cool, retro dresser will house the “big brother’s” clothes, as this family just welcomed their first daughter.
The gold hardware was cool but didn’t quite fit with the boy’s room, so we updated to silver.
Recognize the color? It’s the gorgeous Adriatic Sea I used on this dresser. I always enjoy a sleek, non distressed finish! It challenges me and I like that!
I finished a set of tables too. They weren’t antique or expensive which makes them the poster child for a paint transformation! The dark tables were eyesores for the owner, but with a few coats of a warm neutral shade, they are warm and inviting! The paint also brought out details that were lost in the dark wood tone.
I had fun customizing this boxed store shelf to coordinate with the Ombre Buffet I painted for Candice too.
I’m sure you know by now, I use Websters Chalk Paint Powder in all my paint. This month, I’ve used Websters to create sleek, high gloss finishes, used it as a wash, blended it for an ombre effect and more! I’m so thankful for a product that gives me so much freedom!
One more thing before I run…this set of tables got loved on too. I’ll be sharing more about them in the coming weeks but I want your love affair to begin now!
Inspired by the colors from an antique scale I picked up in Chicago, I layered, blended and decoupaged until the table sang!
I can’t get enough of this paper! It worked great over the faux leather!
In case you missed the debut on Good Morning Arkansas, I shared a few tips on how I achieved the look. You can watch here:
All that chippy goodness will be going to the Gallery of Hope, an art auction benefitting Arkansas’ youngest cancer patients. You can attend the event, bid on the table and help the kiddos too! The auction is full of goods from artisans across the state and beautiful, handmade items from the children in the fight of their lives. You can click on the pic below for more information and you can give a gift there too!
Shew! I didn’t even mention the mountain of goods we have in the shop, tagged and ready to load for the big swap meet! I sure hope you’ll come hug our necks (I may lean on you a second) and buy a bunch of junque! We’ll be set up on Friday at 6 am! We’ll be set up outside at 2Brothers, just off the Menifee exit. GPS us at 296 Woodland St., Menifee, 72107.