Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ASCP Custom Mix - French Blue and a Few Findings

Anyone who shopped Camas Antiques in the last week or so must have surely thought that I was moving out of my space, it was so sparse!  I finally had a chance to finish up a few projects and bring a truck load of new treasures in just last night!

I can't seem to pass up these little French style tiered tables.  They are so unique, delicate and versatile.  I love the scalloped edge on this one!  This pretty blue is a combination of ASCP Paris Grey, Aubusson Blue and Old White...with a lot of dark wax, of course!  I've decided to call it French Blue and had a lot of fun putting together a little Frenchy vignette to combine a handful of recent finds!

I used my French Blue mix to make over these pretty frames in addition to the side table.

These were hard to part with!  I have really become quite obsessed with ornate frames!  Both were dry brushed with old White before they were waxed.  I brushed Old White onto the detailed corners of the one on the left with a small paint brush.

I used that same technique for this lamp, but with Paris Grey and Old White.  This piece had sat and sat in my space with it's original gold-ish patina and although I didn't dislike it as it was, I knew I would like it better made over with ASCP and thought it might improve it's chances of finding a new home as well.  The finished look really reminds me of a Wedgewood vase!  I love how this piece turned out!

Also available in my space at the shop is this large, unique vintage mirror painted in Duck Egg and Old White.  Notice the applique swap out.  The original flourish was fine, but I was recently given this beautiful little floral bouquet and had been looking for a special piece to feature it on.  Two sweet gals from the UK, Celeste and Lizzie have a business called Shabby Finds where they sell their unique, resin appliques to add something special to everything from furniture to frames!  This applique was incredibly easy to apply.  What I found to be really great about the material these gals use to make their appliques is that it can be slightly softened with the heat from a blow dryer and molded onto the piece you are applying it to.  I love how this little change really re-defined the look of the mirror.  The applique worked perfectly with ASCP paint and wax!   

My space at the shop feels a little more full now, but there is still plenty of room for more treasures!

  I am off to work on some more small tables and chairs to add to my display!  Today was all about blue and grey, but I hope to have some pink pretties to share with you later this week!

Best Wishes and Blessings,

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  1. Beautiful blue, Amanda! I love the lamp with the Grey and Old White, too. I'm sure all this will go fast!

  2. Amanda,
    Love that sweet French blue table.What a perfect mix!Your space looks so pretty too!

  3. Love your custom French Blue color. All your pieces in the shop are wonderful! The lampshade caught my eye!

  4. Love your new pieces Amanda! Your space is so lovely and I bet keeping it full is so hard when everything goes out so fast.

  5. Very pretty Amanda, just love your taste in color.

  6. Your space looks very pretty and I see lots of goodies that I'd love to have!


  7. Amanda, I know where I'm going to get a housewarming gift for myself after we are moved in and settled:) LUV your frames!!! I always have trouble 'visualizing' how something will look before its done. You sure have a gift for seeing its potential and inner beauty.

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  9. Amanda, Your booth is so beautiful! I love everything in there, all your painted pieces are great! I like the frames especially. Do you also sell tins of tea in your booth?! That's such a cute idea. ~ Jamie

  10. I love it all, but my favorite is the pretty mirror. Very nice job!

  11. Very cute, I always love this toned down blue on furniture.

  12. Hi!!You have such a cute shop and everything is nice! It is very nice to find another awesome blog who loves French inspired decors!

    I have a linky party happening today and I would love for you to join and link-up! :) Hope to see you there! I am now a follower :)


  13. Pretty color. I always seem to be drawn to the furniture with more feminine lines too. Love the decal on the mirror!

  14. Theses pieces are just beautiful! I love the bird frame!


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