Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Oh Oh what you can paint with chalk paint

The colors,
 the texture,
the coverage,
the patina with little work!!!
This is the "Adow" blue...so perfect.
It is like a warm Tiffany blue!
Colors:Why not a shell??? 
Aubusson Blue, Duck Egg Blue and Old White

WonderFaux Studio does a 1:1:1 ratio
 with these colors
which just appens to be the
giveaway colors! 


Yes, the shell too.
Do not forget this...

This paint sticks beautifully and changes these lamps from ordinary (or plain yucky as the base colors ranged from horrid gold to metal blahhhh) to lovely.
The colors are so lush.

So...remember to enter my giveaway

of chalk paint from

Wonderfaux Studio

Let the chalk paint majic begin!!

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Sunday, May 29, 2011


chalk paint and a giveaway!
You have a chance to win BIG!!

Three Quarts Big

of Annie Sloan's  chalk paint from
Michelle Delagado of
Wonderfaux Studio
out of Texas.

Aubusson Blue, Duck Egg Blue and Old White

Did you HEAR???

THREE quarts!

WonderFaux Studio  does a 1:1:1 ratio with these colors
called  "ADOW" , get it?

Later this week, I will show you a lovely sample
I create with these shades.

You have until Monday June 20th to enter.

Here is how:
easy as 1,2,3,4!
 Must follow here.
Already a follower,
follow me on Face Book & skip to #2

become a friend of
 Wonderfaux Decorative Arts
on Face Book

 Leave me a comment saying you have completed
 steps #1 and #2.
Not on FB?  Visit her website below.

 Add my button on your blog with
 a note about Michelle's
generous giveaway on my blog
and win a second entry.

(Again, be sure to leave a comment here
letting me know you added my button.)

Face Book and my button
are on my Side bar

I will announce the winner the week of June 20th.

I will also be available to the winner
 for any questions or consultation wanted or needed! 

Now a little about this
fabulous lady!
Visit this lovely stockist ,Michelle,

on her website and see what she does!
See her products and classes.

JUNE 17 Chalk Paint Class at her Texas studio!

Wonderfaux Studio

Michelle brings over 12 years of experience from the faux & paint contracting business, interior design and construction. Michelle specializes in production finishes, from a one-layer glaze to several layers of synthetic or natural lime plaster, and sophisticated wallpaper finishes.

Over the past 12 years, Michelle has worked on several projects, from Miami, Dallas, and San Francisco, to the sunny isles of Maui – incorporating decorative finishes in all her projects.

Their retail facility supplies many innovative products from Totem Coatings, Variance Finishes and Golden/Proceed and a full line of professional faux finishing supplies and tools.

and do not forget,
 Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint. 
Michelle prides herself in prompt delivery!!!

So what are you waiting for???

Some of my projects with my favorite shade...
Duck Egg

Duck egg over old white with dark wax

yep...this too AND you can write on it!
 Great product for large and small projects!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Cottage EYE CANDY--So much to see

My hand painted beds all made up...

Remember my hand painted beds? 
Well, here they are all dressed in finery at
The Cottage in Leesburg.
How lovely to have them in this fine setting! 
Wouldn't you love to sleep here??
See how they started

This little lady helped make this all come alive.
Her "stories" she tells with vintage finds are simply amazing.
 Each little vignette more yummy than the next.
 Eye candy indeed.

Linda at the front, smile ready!

My best find at Lucketts Fair dressed in jewels!!

Small signs make great gifts
Awesome Seahorse Silhouette
Soft blues
Anything you can imagine and then some

New shelf made from vintage parts holding garden inspired treasures

Original Art

Come sit a spell

 All the above were my goodies
but just you wait to see
what else is in store for you....
There are also four other creative souls
packing this home to the brim
with vintage finds.

And Coco creations now at The Cottage

Oh the stories Linda weaves with great finds

It is summertime here!

Beach tiles

Soothing loveliness
I mean...lovely!

Have a cubby!!!

It is this kind of lovely vignette that I love!

patina, patina, patina

Frenchy love.
One of my canvas' over a to die for dresser

Can we say SWEET! 
Perfect little dresser on a princess dresser.
 See how perfectly this fits next to a bed.

Just add the tea.

Crusty and rusty = perfection

Charming...just one of the MANY hand made pillows.

AND it is on sale!!!!

Just killing me with this little deal, love it.

New vendor this month...already spent some $$$ here.

Garden love.

How about this in your entry way?
I mean, was that not a
real cottage candy treat!?

Stop by The Cottage blog

Show Linda and Anne,
 the proprietresses,
some love!

Better yet, visit us in Leesburg.
Open daily 10-5!

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and my most

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