The chair that I used Chalk Paint™ on in my shop is now in my dining room.
I loved how they came out so much I couldn't sell them...and I also
wanted to see how a painted leatherette chair with wax would
stand up to daily use. I'll tell you what~not one spot of wear is
detectable!! Mr. Maison Decor sits on this chair everyday and
it is amazing to me how great this paint stands up. So if you
have an old ugly faux or real leather chair you would
like to update, consider the Annie Sloan™ treatment!
The Gilding waxes arrived in the shop~
I have to say I am soooo excited about how these work
to transform objects into things of elegance.
From furniture to wooden boxes to metal items,
a dash of these waxes goes on like velvet and it stays right
where you put it...it won't come off!
Now if you add a little too much,
just take a sanding sponge and gently rub to erase.
The silver leaf gilding wax looks pretty on greys and blues~
The Renaissance Gold looks nice on deeper toned neutrals or bold colors.
I like the Empire Gold gilding wax for pastels and lighter neutrals~
King Gold gilding wax is the middle of the road gold tone that works
on just about everything. I added it to a sample board I made using
the Annie Sloan craqueleur product. I will be having an Advanced Techniques
class on August 15th from 6-9PM and these are some of the products we will be using.
Still working on my custom clocks~I always get curious to
see what colors people order.
Then I think and wonder what their homes look like~
This color is Annie Sloan's Chateay Grey~not to be
confused with gray!! Its a pretty antique olive toned green.
Its on its way to a new home as we speak...
getting the paint down just right...if I am looking for smooth and satiny, he does it....
Here is a Mora getting an Old White base coat and Colin is prepping it for me
so I can do the gilding~with real metal leaf and sizing techniques.
Pretty soon he will be headed back to college and I will miss his help.
Look who stopped by my store this week~my little
He is my son Brandon's chihuahua. I babysat him
for a week this year and he is now my best friend.
I asked him kindly to pose on the needlepoint stool and he granted my wish.
Of course his daddy was compensating him with treats for his good behavior!!
He only bit one person that came in the store!!!
Haah! It was really just a nibble....no stitches required.
This morning I stopped by my favorite picking spot on the way to work and look what
the guy had saved just for me...he yelled to me as I pulled in the lot, "Amy I got somethin' for you"...
and I have to say I was thrilled to see this! Its a beautiful vanity and mirror (the mirror is leaning against the ground but is mounted up on the top of the vanity). It is going to be stunning when I am finished with it....
and you can bet your bottom dollar I will be using gilding wax on this baby!!
Then later in the day I got a call to say my left bid on this cottage lake furniture
was accepted, so I am super excited about this coming to my shop!!
It came out of a New Hampshire lake house....it has carved leaves as pulls,
and hand painted roses on it....to die for!! I LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woo hoo!!
I'll get better pics next week of it to share.
I plan to add my furniture pieces to my online shop at www.shopmaisondecor.com
I have heard that many people are having success shipping pieces and I want to join in the fun.
So look for my furniture inventory to appear soon. I want to remind the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint
buyers that we are all still waiting on the paint and it is expected at the end of August or very early September. I have a special offer that will end next Friday for the pre-orders of MMS Milk Paint~buy 4 colors and get the wax free! So take advantage of that if you are interested. I am working on the Boston store details and it is really taking a lot more of my time, so I apologize if I have not been able to see what is going on in the blogs of many of my favorites~but I find I am once again waking up in the middle of the night trying to fit all the pieces of the puzzle together for this next chapter. Exciting but a little bit stressful to try to do it all....and we all know, NO ONE can do it ALL!!!