Tuesday, May 17, 2011

postheadericon Annie Sloan Redo

Yes, these are the tables I painted yesterday and posted...well this morning I went into the studio and decided I didn't really like the graphite tops so I just switched out the colors.  The tops are the colors that the stencil was and the stencil is now graphite (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint)  I painted right over the wax and about 30 minutes later the new tops were done! Better?

Here is another find I had gotten earlier this month...this was shown in one of my first posts along with a lot of other "junque" found in a backyard here locally.  Since we do weddings on our property, I thought this might be a good addition to our "stash".  I'm going to take it with me to the 3 Speckled Hens Show this weekend and use it as a checkout table.  The stencil?  Annie Sloan Rustic wax....just paint and wax - Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Caromal Colours self stick stencil.
Have to get some orders made up tonight and then zzzzzzzzzzzz
Monday, May 16, 2011

postheadericon Something different



Thought I would do something just a bit different on this set of 3 little tables I picked up for cheap on Craigslist.  Don't you LOVE Craigslist? 


This is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Provence, Scandinavian Pink and Arles over Graphite with Graphite tops and self stick stencil from Caromal Colours. Not sure these are my style, but that is something that is so cool about the chalk paint - if I don't like it I can go right back over the top of it again, wax and all! What do you think?  You like them or not?   Don't worry - you won't hurt my feelings....I just wanted some feedback.  I look at them and like them, and then I take another look and not so much.  I can't decide!


And remember that sweet little table I painted in Duck Egg Blue with gold gilding....well I decided it was too much bling for my taste.  I went over the gilding with Old White, wiped it back - NO SANDING, and applied more dark wax on it.  Now I like it better!


I've had a lot of people asking about my workshop schedule. Tomorrow I will post the summer schedule.  But for tonight - it is sleep that is beckoning me.  


Keep painting outside the lines and remember to Moosh and Smoosh!  




  Vicki
Monday, May 9, 2011

postheadericon An Annie SLoan Kitchen Redo!

This  was taken from the blog of my fellow CA stockist, Anne Skougard in Canyon Lake, down south.  One of her customers recently transformed her kitchen using the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and I wanted to share with you the pictures so you can see Yes, it CAN be used on cabinets!!
Wow, what a beautiful job and transformation!  Kay used Cream, Old White and Old Ochre plus Golden SDFA.  Two coats on 60 linear feet of cabinetry including boxes and island base, 27 doors back and front and 16 drawer fronts.  Kay used 3.25 quarts of paint....AMAZING!


So ready to do a project for yourself?  Give me a call. Orders are going out 3 days a week!





Until next time, keep painting outside the lines!  It's way more fun!!   Vicki
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Tomorrow is Mother's Day and in honor of that day I would like to share a couple of pictures of my mother, Margie....the first is her high school senior picture back in 19....oh dear..probably 42..?  And the other one is one of her about 10 or so years ago when my mom, my dad, my brother and I were all under the same roof for the first time in 20+ years.  That was a great time!  My mom passed away about 4 years ago, but her memory lives on....some of it good, some not so good, but she was my mom and she did her best and I love her for that.  She was the one who taught me how to draw early on and bought me crayons when I was a little girl, showing me how to draw hands on my people and feet....so hard when you are 6!   Later in life she tried her hand at oil painting, and was quite good, but then arthritis set in and she couldn't hold the paint brush any longer.  She did like my work though and had some pieces in her home for many years.  So here is to you mom and all the mothers out there - have a wonderful Mother's Day!  May you have many more with your children!  
Until next week - keep painting outside the lines!  Vicki


Thursday, May 5, 2011

postheadericon A Good Day!

So today, I went to pick up a wee little ladder that I saw on Craigslist and when I got to the backyard where it was, the young lady who showed up just after me scooped it up!  But I didn't go away empty handed....sometimes life hands you unexpected surprises!  And the young lady?  She has a shop so I gave her my card! I told her I know just what she needs to turn all this junk into treasures!

Wait till you see the after pictures!  It shouldn't take long, they all just need to talk to me and so far, the ladder spoke and I listened. Tomorrow I'm thinking that little rocker is going to start looking a lot more fun that it does now. 

Till next time!  Remember to keep coloring outside the lines! 
Vicki

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Decorative paint educator and owner of Old Town Clovis newest DIY shop - repurpose - quality handmade - repainted furniture and so much more - located on the corner of Pollasky and 5th in Old Town Clovis, CA I have loved repainting furniture and repurposing since I can remember, I was a painting contractor for over 15 years and now I love to teach others how to enhance their world with paint, color and design.
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