Friday, June 24, 2011

Still...chalk paint on the brain

Vintage perfume label hand painted
 My love affair with Duck Egg...

remember this before pic?
See why?

original paint color under the duck so soft yellow
= yummy
Inspired by vintage French wine labels
Yes, on my signage for coverage
and just the perfect touch of color...

I am tired...just got my shops ready for my summer vacation.  Moms reinvent the wheel so they can have a break...I am convinced.  It is worth it....all of it.  Love what I do.  Feel more passion now then I ever did.  So if you see less of me this next month, know my Maine sand is in my toes
and I am in my version of bliss.

All with my peeps.  Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.


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Thursday, June 23, 2011


happy to announce...
  of the three quart
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Giveaway
She as many plans for her big win. 
This is what she had to say when I told her...

No Way!!!! I'm so excited!!! I actually had a dream about the paint the other night, how funny is that! I have so many ideas for the paint :)

Bathroom cabinets
Friends Kitchen island
Armoire my sister is giving me
2 bar stools

So excited!!

Now we are even
of this great product. 
I know I can't wait to see
how she whips up these projects!!
Make sure to go visit
 and say congratulations. 
Kristin seemingly does a little bit of
AND everything is amazing.

Michelle and I want to sincerely
thank you
for the many lovely comments
for taking the time
to come by and visit. 

Keep coming back. 
We have much more up our sleeves.


The winner was randomly chosen by Michelle's team.  They randomly chose an entry number of the nearly 400 entries. I then applied that number to the actual entries to come up with the winners name.

Monday, June 20, 2011

LAST day to enter giveaway! Three quarts of Chalk Paint

Oh dear oh my....last day!

Me having a hurry it is time to win face...
not really just me being me.  This is a BEFORE pic on this piece.

It is that time so go

to enter
and get your chance to win big.

Playing with the lovely vibrant green chalk paint

in process
On this little cabinet with the flip lid
and glass doors
(What was this little piece used for??)
I used Duck Egg
and then added a handpainted perfume label
in soft brown to the panel above the doors. 
I took to my shop
and forgot to take a final pic
so that is coming soon!!

Just see all you can paint
with chalk paint!!

Thanks to all that have come by
and entered. 
I know Michelle and I
so appreciate it!
We will announce the winner
this week.

Market Monday means spread the love. 
Go visit someone new
who left a comment here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Market Monday...Still time to win big and Sale at Chartreuse & Co.

So it is time for our June sale at

Loads on sale
and I will let my pictures tell the story...

Dressers galore, acessories and more

o so soft pink

Signs and great seating
Did I say signs??

Blue crab Cafe makes a statement
A perfect message in any home
Soft paris blue cupboard and dresser on casters

Great shelving

Sweet desk

One, Two and Three

great hand made gifts
Please come on by if you can!!!
And do not forget to enter in our giveaway!!!

And remember Market Monday means go visit someone new you see here in the comments section.  Share the love.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Second Saturday Antique Sale - Yippee

A must see...
These are some of the lovely ladies of 
Chartreuse & Co. 
and they have a special event
June 11th.  
If you are in the DC area 
it is a must to stop over 
and see the vintage 
and re-purposed finds. 

You can find 

The Pink Poet 

and Coco too

every other day too...
so worth the trip to meet these talented 
and fun group of gals. 

This little flea on the 2nd Saturday of each month 
is something you  want to SEE!! 


25 years ago today...

I married this boy. 

Through thick and thin,
25 years later, 
I love him more.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Market Monday Why I love to use chalk paint and GIVEAWAYS GALORE!!!

Still time for three quart
 Annie Sloan chalk paint
You have until Monday June 20th to enter.
 and even more ways to win below.
before -- cool door with original paint

What will I be?
Now I love signs and they are the bread and butter of my shops. So...
I was inspired by Pottery Barn sign "Guest Cottage" but wanted a larger appeal.
Linda at
 had this great idea.  I also happened to get the door there.

before sanding down the lettering
I hand letter and figure out spacing the old fashioned way on this type of large scale signage. I use know so many inches divided by # of letters.  I usually chalk or use a watercolor pencil to write it out.
sanded and waxed

shows off the patina
Waa Laaa!

All ready to hang

Now why I love Annie's Chalk Paint?
- It covers anything, no priming or sanding needed,
  with rich texture as it is a "meatier" paint
- You can thin for a using this over
  other colors
- Many colors options and you can create your own
  shades as well by mixing colors
- It distresses or sands like a charm...
  easy and smooth and you can wax first
  to cut down on dust
- Wax just adds to the patina, enhancing color and

Coverage with chalk paint  for lettering really cuts down
on the number of layers you that. 
 I even use it on my small stenciled signs.
I use wax on all my small signs too and use a clear and dark together. 
Often the main body I wax in clear first and add dark where I want it.
YES, I think I kiss better than I cook
and housework definitely does not make me pretty.

 I am not the only one sporting some good giveaways from
Annie Sloan and her stockists...

Cedar Hill Ranch
 They have another Wonderfaux Studio
giveaway going on at the same time.
 The winner will be announced this Thursday.


on JUNE 11
9 am - 12 noon
 The class will be held at the studio in
Stafford, Texas, south of Houston.

Blue Creek Home

The Giveaway Includes:

One quart Old White Chalk Paint, tin of clear wax,
 tin of dark wax, two small wax brushes,
and a copy of Annie Sloan’s book
“Quick and Easy Paint Transformations"
and one of her own creations, beautiful.

Oh so many ways to win!!!

Now Market Monday means visit someone new
 who comments here. 
It is fun so spread the love!

Linking to:

Transformation Thursday

36th Avenue

  Furniture Feature Fridays

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