Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Painting Projects, Vintage Treasures, and a Giveaway Announcement

Hello dear friends!  First of all, I must say thank you to all of you who were kind enough to leave such lovely, encouraging comments on my last post "Ten Projects, One Can of Chalk Paint"!  I was really not expecting such an overwhelming repsonse, and it made my day (my week even!) to hear from you all!  As I said before, I wrote the post as much for myself as I did for you!  I really needed to see the value in a quart of paint, from a business perspective.  After looking over the many projects I completed with my first chalk paint purchase, considering how enjoyable and easy the products are to use, and what wonderful finishes I have been able to achieve, I am now, more than ever a "chalkaholic" as one enthusiastic new friend called it! 

I did a little painting over the weekend, and enjoyed using our kitchen island as my workspace...something I would never have attempted with latex paint because I am so sensitive to the smell, and am not comfortable subjecting my family or home to the fumes.  It was lovely to be able to paint in the comfort and warmth of my kitchen, with no offensive odors...near my busy little guys, but up high enough to avoid pet hair from entering my paint can!

I am not quite ready to share this makeover project with you, however I did take my camera along with me to the shop last night because I wanted to show you a couple of beautiful pieces that a dear friend of mine recently painted.  She isn't a blogger (yet!) but is a new chalk paint enthusiast, and I must say, she has got the whole distressing/waxing process down pat!  Her shop space is called "Shabby-tique" and is currently located in the annex at Camas Antiques.  Just look at this gorgeous little dresser she painted in Old Ochre and Pure White...

Here is a full shot of her beautiful booth space. 

And another sweet little cabinet she made over in Old Ochre...

I added some more fun Easter pieces to my space last night, along with my most recent Estate Sale finds... 

Friends are always asking me how I can part with the treasures I find.  Sometimes it's really hard, but reminding myself that selling these items allows me to keep shopping for more makes it a little bit easier!  Oh how I love to shop!

I did find one little treasure last week that will be painted (pink!) and that will take up permanent residence in our home.  I hope to get to it today or tomorrow and will share as soon as it's completed!

Now, about that giveaway...  My dear friend Phyllis at The Purple Pear has 2 tickets to Annie Sloan's workshop in San Francisco on March 19th that she will be giving away this Friday!  All you have to do is visit her blog here, and leave her a comment saying that you'd like to be entered in the drawing!  Can you imagine learning painting and waxing techniques from Annie Sloan herself?  What a wonderful opportunity!  Now head on over to visit Phyllis...  Good luck... 

And wish me luck, too!


I hope your week is going fabulously well! 

Best Wishes and Blessings,

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