Thursday, June 28, 2012

New things and Sold Things~a shopkeeper's life

 All of  a sudden things are selling, besides the paint~
I was sad and happy all at the same time when 
someone bought the french settee yesterday~you can also 
see a Louis Blue mora clock I am working
on for a custom order in the background...
Colin and I delivered it right down the street to someone's new apartment~
 They also bought this diminutive buffet to use as a television stand~
and another french table as well...and some toss pillows to go on the settee.
 Another guy came in the store yesterday and 
was wanting Asian inspired items...huh?
This is obviously French-ville!! But I was able to
 transform this black and gold mirror into
an Asian looking piece with a coating of Emperor's Silk, 
some rub off distressing and some clear and dark wax...
done in 30 minutes, and one happy customer!
 See the detail? It has that red lacquer look that has aged a bit over time...
You can see how it looked in its black with gold~very English traditional.
This petite french table sold today! So I am saying goodbye to
 many things~and getting ready for new ones!
Here was how my first Florence project came out~
 This is an old Tabloid table~I dreamt of a finish that felt Moroccan.
 Looking to get that verdi-gris look with tarnished and turned copper.

 Kind of like the copper clad bay windows above my shop~
 The table as it came to me~painted in a
 reddish brown paint to look like mahogany.
 I spray painted it in bright gold Rustoleum paint for the base coat~
 I used mostly Florence Chalk Paint™, 
but also a bit of Antibes~and then distressed it
back to reveal gold and the red painted wood structure beneath.
 Finished with clear and dark waxes.
Its getting lots of compliments in the store~
a fun and funky piece! Priced at $79~
 This set of original Hitchcock chairs from around the 1950s
 came in as well~each back splat has a different stenciled pattern. 
 The sturdy chairs are all with intact rush seats and
 wonderful country chairs~signed by the Hitchcock company.
 Each chair is $80~check online and you will see this is quite the deal!
The signature is found on the back of the seat~
I'll be closing up shop starting Saturday June 30 through 
Sunday July 8th and plan to be open for catch up business 
on Monday the 9th.  One more thing to share with you all~
I was stunned to see what a gorgeous piece Betsy Speert 
painted on her debut using Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan. 
It might be the nicest piece I have seen~so don't miss it!
 Click on the pic to link to the post.
I'll forgive her for misspelling Annie's last name...

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