I am getting so excited about all the new things I am carrying in the shop.
Super excited about the milk paint line by Miss Mustard Seed (MMS) that should
be here in September~I had the idea of marrying these two pieces together as a display
cabinet for that line...but since its not here yet I have filled it with other goodies.
But first let me show you the way you can make your own cool one of a kind
hutch! I bought the arch top piece at auction and had been using it in my home office~
do you remember this makeover?
My home office makeover can be read here.
At the time I put this shuttered hutch top on top of my desk.
Since I opened the store I thought it would make a good display piece
and when I found the french style desk/vanity I joined them together.
This morning we set it up and I painted the inside MMS Shutter Grey
so it would coordinate with the desk part that I already
painted with the milk paint in the same color.
Milk paint is some funky business if you have been used to popping
open cans of Chalk Paint™ like I am used to doing...you mix it up
with WARM water and stir it around and then get to your painting!
Its pretty fun paint and I love the look! It self distresses....
which is a whole topic I will address soon, but for now
just check out the new display piece...
The existing color of the outside I like, so I did not paint that,
however I did brush the Shutter Grey onto the raised french basket motif.
This is how it looks~its pretty nice. You can marry two pieces, and if
I painted them both the same color it would look smashing~
but since I HAD to paint the inside I decided to coordinate that with the desk color and
leave the shuttered exterior alone for now...I filled it with my new shipment
of Gilding Pastes. This is the product I am very happy to share and will soon
offer in my online store as well as in house...its a great little paste
that is a mixture of wax with resins and I am making up samples so people can
see all the cool effects they can get with this paste. It has an every man's price point,
and so if you have resisted the French Gilding waxes you might consider the Gilding Pastes!
African Bronze and Celtic Bronze on Chateau Grey Sample board~
Some Silver and German Silver and Patina seen here~
I set up the case to highlight these special extra touches that one can
use to elevate a piece of furniture or revive an old tarnished frame...
The luxurious French Gilding waxes in the classic offerings of Gold and Silver~
Its a great display piece, and I am happy with how it came out~
so think about putting two
mismatched pieces together to get the look you want
in your dining room, kitchen or office!
The little Parisian Apartment clock in a veridgris finish will
find its way into my online shop soon~
So sweet~its metal and has just the right mix of distressed
coppery metal with that aqua color I love so much~
and one little pearl in the center.
Its been the busiest week I can remember having~I started off preparing for
an advanced techniques class and this master board was made by one of my students
highlighting multiple techniques you can use for walls and furniture.
This is an intense class of 3 hours of creating and learning~
The board brings decoupage and stenciling to life with layered processes.
Finally, I want to show off a couple of pics of my cute parents (and son)!
My parents were up from Martha's Vineyard and
my mom had her first visit to my shop~
It was nice to show them the shop, but I had so much stuff to do....
so after a quick tour they departed and Colin and I got back to work.
You know my Boston store REALLY will be opening...
I have a September One opening planned
and I have yet to pick up a paint brush or sweep the floor in
the new location...
so I am gearing up for a whirlwind effort and will be sharing lots
of candid shots as we get this Boston party started!!