Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Back to work~gilding and glazing light fixtures!

My little pink swing sitting in the snow~
Well the blizzard of 2013 is officially over, yet the roads remain a mess making it hard to get anywhere.
The city of Boston still has yet to open the schools and life is not as easy as it was just a week ago.
But Maison Decor is back in business~we lost Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  However 
I am happy to report we are back here at work, and it feels great!
Since Justin was staying at our house due to the blizzard we managed to get in 
a day of work yesterday, Monday,  which is a day we are closed.  I had some
custom paint jobs on light fixtures so we decided to tackle the huge brass chandy together.
Justin and I worked together painting all the details of this chandelier as it dangled at
a nice height from a ceiling hook.  This is the best way to paint a chandy. You can rotate
it and get under it and we used a ladder to get up to the higher parts.  There were so many
details that needed to be covered and we used different size brushes to get at them.
Finally we had finished the first coat of French Linen Chalk Paint®.
It would get another coat too~
Then our magic metallic glaze in German Silver was applied.
This is one of the techniques you can learn in our Advanced Workshop.
I have decided to teach this class every other month.
Whenever anyone sees this they love it and want to know how to 
create it!! Even other "professionals" ask me how to get this effect.
Are you interested in learning how?
My first class for glazes and washes is this Sunday  with 3 spots open.
The other light fixture I worked on was this~
You can see the bright brass finish on the left, and the new finish on the right.
This technique is done in the same manner with Chalk Paint and Glazing.
Change out the brass look in a flash!
On my way to work this morning I couldn't resist buying some flowers to 
create a bouquet to counteract the winter dreariness.
Of course I had to buy a few separate stems to create what I wanted,
as I am in love with Hydrangeas and Roses in pink 
(there are roses on the other side)
Pretty isn't it?
  I love a simple bouquet~and need to treat myself more often~!
Hope you are good to yourself this Valentines day and make sure
you tell the ones you love how you feel about them.
I'll be teaching the Advanced Workshop on Glazes and Washes
this Sunday~sign up here.

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