Monday, August 29, 2011

Market Monday with Linky -- My REAL reasons for loving Chalk Paint!

My first real linky for Market Monday. 
Please come in and stay a bit.

 I really wanted to share my top reasons for loving Annie Sloan's products.
We hear so much, see so many great painting but let me simplify.

No need to seal, sand and toil--right over anything, metal, wood and more.
Look at this 80's shine on the above piece, I did nothing before painting.
 Coverage is amazing.
Before wax

2. Water based
Easy clean up and mixing to
 create your own custom colors
or water down for a wash.
Here I mixed Country Grey with
 Old White trim and
 a special mix of blue for
additional subtle accents
 on the curves of this piece.

Nothing can beat the sophisticated,
muted to bold,
 one better than the next.
Where can you buy?? Link below.

4.  The wax
Soft buttery and easy to apply with
 great protective qualities.
The wax also ups the patina...
clear provides a subtle change
 to a richer tone
of the color you use. 
The darker wax really letting you add patina
and "age" or pop trim
and deco accents and crannies.
This piece I did clear and then accented crannies with dark.

Now here is the deal...

oh please oh please
yes I am begging...pitifully
Link up one of your creations
Any creation.
 Link back here to my blog and share the love. 
Go visit a link here and
 let them know you came by.

Click here for a AS giveaway--
 Shades of Amber inc.
Ladybird LnFurniture Feature Fridays

Monday, August 22, 2011

Seasons changing...

So I told you I got the new laptop...
and bad.
One of my new signs is fitting.

I have some issues.
My files did not all transfer...
I do not know the new photo editor yet...
I am old and set in my ways so must open my mind.
Dang it.
So onto something more fun.

Fall signage

And many sayings like the Alice saying...

Or Cinderella.

So my miracle,
learning to navigate this new laptop,
 may take some time.
Be patient with me.

Now go visit someone new who has left a comment here.

Stay tuned for a fall sign giveaway.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Time time!

I have a new laptop....
I do not have my files yet, or pictures.
I do have wireless printer.
No more printer on my desk.  Yes!

The little ditty above is one of my latest paintings.
  Look for my how's next Monday.

Go to
directions and more...

For fabulous pictures of this next sale....

Trust much to see!


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Market Monday Yep...Let's do it, one two three.

What is it with numbers??
I love them...add a dresser drawer, magic.
Little chalk paint love...
Duck Egg and Old White
So now a little French...

Old White with Cottage Grey
I also used a little dark umber to
shade the lettering,
Golden Oak Briwax,
mixed with clear wax
for a really warm patina.
Detailing on top...
You get the picture.
I have used house numbers, vintage enamel tags...

Are you too into




And please play

Market Monday 
Why and How to Market Monday??


1. Follow here if you like what you see,
 I need love too!

2. Leave a little note

3. Go visit someone new
from the comments here
and say hello.

Share the love, meet someone new!

Oh and go visit
cottage and vine
for a fun tour at link below,
room by room
Today, Foyers.

This little cabinet as using in my foyer for YEARS.
I love it.
And the little cow tag with my street number
of my childhood home.
I still am stuck in Maine

Boogieboard Cottage
A Glimpse Inside

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

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