Thursday, June 29, 2017

Flowers, Finds, Paint Projects and Big News!

Let's start with the BIG NEWS!  After 6 years in my little booth at Camas Antiques, I am moving into a bigger booth on the next aisle over!  I could actually just throw my things over the back wall of my booth now to move into my new booth!  I won't do that, but it gives you an idea of where you will find me starting next week!  I have a handful of furniture pieces I am working on to fill this bigger booth.  I just finished this wonderful dresser and had a lot of fun staging it for photos the other day!

Here's the before.  As you can see it had some veneer issues.  I filled in those patches with wood filler and then sanded those areas before I started painting.  

It would have been challenging to get a smooth finish on this piece, thankfully smooth wasn't in my plan!  As usual, I love a textured finish!  I painted the body of the dresser in Country Grey Chalk Paint®.  The drawers are a combination of Country Grey, French Linen and Pure White.  I played with the finish for some time, applying each color individually, wiping back in places and doing a bit of dry brushing.

Once I had a look that I loved, I did some light distressing and sealed the entire dresser with Annie Sloan's White Wax.  The White Wax really softened the whole look.  

Although I am changing up my look just a tad for this new booth, I still plan to keep that pink wardrobe stocked with frilly, feminine vintage finds!

Roses are pretty close to the top of my list of things I love about summer!

Junking has been pretty good so far this summer!  These andirons were an exciting find!  A friend on Facebook noted that they were "Downton Abbey worthy!"  I couldn't agree more!  They will be making their debut in my new booth!

I never can seem to pass up a pretty dish.  These lovelies sold as soon as I brought them into the store. 

My latest image transfer project is in my booth now.  This big wooden trunk was made over in Pure White Chalk Paint®.  The typography is from The Graphics Fairy, applied with Artisan Enhancements Transfer Gel.  Annie Sloan's Black Wax and Clear Wax gave it the perfect aged effect and sealed the finish.

A project I've had waiting in the garage for a year...this kuckoo clock is finally painted and ready to hang!  My family is so excited to have this up in our kitchen!  I used a mix of Louis Blue and Old White for the birds and trim, Old White for the body, Clear Wax with a bit of Dark Wax for age.

Thank you for your visit today!  I have SO much still to do to prepare for the new booth!  
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Best Wishes and Blessings,