Friday, October 26, 2012

Pinterest Party - Handpainted Signs

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Octoberfest Outdoor Market

A HUGE variety of local vendors with new and repurposed items including furniture, outdoor decor, handpainted signs, Vintage Treasures, unique home d├ęcor, jewelry, hair accessories,
baked goods, & MORE!

7722  W. Maple (West of Ridge Rd across from Target)
Wichita, KS 67209    316-440-4525

Thursday, August 16, 2012

THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Absolute Vintage Milk Paint

I told all of you that I would have a big announcement coming soon. longer.  
We have been working since January on our own line of  milk paint.
Its nothing new...and has been all over blog land lately.  It has been a dream of ours for a long time.
Its Absolute Vintage Milk Paint.
Notice that our "brown" shade is named "Wild West"
Our paint is environmentally safe and made in the USA!!

Here is one of our featured pieces using two of our colors.

Here is a DIY tutorial of how to use Absolute Vintage Milk Paint.
Our Milk Paint is available at our store Absolute Vintage Boutique in Wichita, KS.
Our paint is a trusted 100 yr old formula designed especially for furniture.
Its environmentally safe and very easy to use.
Milk paint was recently featured on ABC's Good Afternoon America.

We have 17 colors to choose from.

I used the colors "Tuxedo" and "Picket Fence" for this project.

Before Pic of dresser.
The best pieces to finish are nice and sturdy.  
The beauty of our paint is that no prep work is required.
Simply follow these easy steps. (And yes... this small cup did the entire dresser)!

 Paint onto piece.  
It does not go on perfectly smooth.  
There will be bumps.  Don't worry!  
It also dries lighter in color.

The beauty as the paint dries.  Some places are already chippy.
I painted two drawers with "picket fence" doing the same steps above.

Distress entire piece with fine (220 grit) sand paper.

Then seal with wax.  On this piece I sealed with 
Absolute Vintage Black Wax.  We also have clear, brown, liming (whitewashed).
Wax protects the paint.  
By using different colors of wax you can change the look of the paint colors.

Absolute Vintage Milk Paint available HERE online.
Or at our store @ 7722 W. Maple Wichita, KS 67209

Friday, August 3, 2012

Peacock LOVE!

Remember when I did a post about Chip It?  If you missed it check it out HERE.

Here are my inspiration pics for this project.  I found this table set on craigslist.  I refinished the top, and painted and distressed the base and chairs.  I started with these colors.  I used one on each color of the chair.  I used Poseidon, Belize, Calypso, Hep Green, and Thermal Springs.

Paint colors from Chip It! by Sherwin-Williams for my peacock table

I am IN LOVE with peacocks lately.  I combined these two for my tabletop.  

The set is at my store, Absolute Vintage Boutique waiting to find its happy home!

Sorry about not having a link party the last few weeks.  I think I will hold off until school starts again.
Stay tuned for a big announcement that we have been working on for months!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

80's Gem into a cool Anthro knock-off


We have done a few pieces with this Anthropologie inspired design.  Check our the post HERE.
  The pattern looks great in any color, and is just FUN!

This piece was soo fun to do.  I have history with this piece.
It was in my parents house for over 30 yrs.  I have redone this
piece in my head a million time.  It classic 80's golden oak with giant knobs.
Here is how it turned out.  Its amazing what knew hardware alone and do for a piece.
Enjoy this good ol BEFORE & AFTER.

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