Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
We celebrated by making some patriotic buntings for the Boston shop
for this weekend sale.
I got inspired by this Pottery Barn ad~
its a rough cut vintagey looking bunting strung on twine.
The Maison Decor version~done using
Chalk Paint® in Emporer's Silk and Napoleonic Blue.
I made a cardboard template and then traced it over some white cotton fabric.
Painters tape was used to make the stripe marks.
The I rolled out the red paint with a semi dry foam roller leaving some areas not totally covered.
This part was a synch!
The star part was harder as I cut out stars on some sticky backed shipping labels and then
peeled them off and applied to my cotton bunting flag. Then I rolled over the blue paint.
Quick and easy~I made a six foot bunting and used a heavy twine as the cord.
I folded it over and used a glue gun. No sewing~this is an easy peasy project!
Or you can come into Boston and buy one of these handscreened buntings while they last.
You can hang them outside and they will withstand the rain and the sun.
Then keep them for July 4th and you are good to go!
In other shop news we have been painting up a storm.
This French Quatrefoil dresser is done in Coco Chalk Paint®
with plenty of dark wax (after the clear wax of course).
A custom paint job for a client in Country Grey~also with dark wax.
I did a light Chateau Grey wash over the drawers and along
the decorative edge of the table top as this piece is going in a room
with a Chateau Grey coffee table we did for the same client.
I will be teaching this wash technique in the upcoming Advanced Class
on June 2 and there are a few spots left in that class if you would like to join us.
I highlighted the shell carvings with the Chateau wash as well~
and finished off with a touch of German Silver Gilders Paste.
This is found in our online shop if you haven't explored
using Gilding Wax or Gilders Paste, you GOTTA try it!!
This bachelor chest in Olive Chalk Paint just went into Boston for the
upcoming weekend sale. It is a beautiful piece also done with dark wax.
Colin did this hall tree for a client.
She brought us this item from an unfinished wood store
and picked out what she wanted from one of our many samples in the shop.
We are also doing a huge french mirror for her home!
Colin did a splendid job~its Duck Egg with a French Linen wash
highlighted with Kings Gold Gilding Wax. And that's about it
from us at Maison Decor~ I will be teaching an Introductory Chalk Paint
class this Sunday and then joining all the guys and Madison
in the Boston store for a Memorial Day cocktail hour!
Our new wall display just called for having a party!!! Don't you agree?
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