Saturday, May 26, 2012

Weekend Features and Sister Sunday Link Party

Love it when a knock off is better than the original!
I did 2 knock-offs from this Pottery Barn piece too... here, & here.

Great pinterest idea in action @ Twigg Studios

A is for AMAZING!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Redo Paradise!

I have soo many projects that we have done in a hurry.
Most are camera phone pics ,but I always love a good before and after.
Here is a smorgasbord of them.

I painted this nightstand with Annie Sloan chalk paint in chateau grey and
then the second coat in DIY chalkpaint with a Benjamin Moore color called "Teal Ocean".
I had to get new knobs for the top drawer (hobby lobby)
 and spray painted the handles in oil rubbed bronze.

I LOVED how this chair turned out.  It was very bright and colorful, but not my style.
Lola had to pose it up for me.  I painted it in Annie Sloan "graphite" and and then in a DIY chalk paint called
"turquoise gem"  it was from home depot.  I ended up just dry brushing on the turquoise.  I didn't want the neon orange and green to show through when i distressed.  I modge podged on a piece of
"amy butler" fabric on the back.

I love the rich colors of this desk.  It was one of those of accidentals paint combos.
I had intended on the shell being white, and the drawers being their natural wood color.  
I had all of the drawers scattered in our workshop at Absolute Vintage Boutique. 
and one of them accidentally got painted by Em's hubby 
while he was put to work painting another cabinet.  It looked cool, so I went with it and painted the rest
in the same color.  It was a DIY chalk paint color.  I cant remember the name of the color.  The top was really rough and had lost its veneer, so i sanded and then painted in a chocolate brown DIY Chalk paint.

Here is a sneak peak of the colors I have planned for my next project!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Before and After

Sorry I have become such a bad blogger since we opened the store.
NEVER in my wildest dreams would I have thought 
that I would have more projects to post than
time to post them.  I am still in awe of only a short year ago I
was only worried about getting a piece done to post about them.
Now we have so many pieces done and sold that we are lucky
if we get to snap a picture before its gone.  
GOD is truly amazing.  I remember 
praying "only if we could have a small space to sell our projects".
The Lord abundantly blessed us with our own store. WOW!!

I got this antique sewing notions cabinet out of an old barn.
It needed a makeover.

I painted it in Annie Sloan old white.
I painted the drawers in grey that i 
made into a DIY chalk paint.  
I also used some yellow DIY chalk paint on the knobs.
I took this up to Absolute Vintage Boutique and it sold in a few days.
It was such a unique piece, I almost wanted to keep it!

I distressed and waxed with annie sloan clear wax.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Weekend Features and Sister Sunday Link Party

Sorry I missed last weeks link party!  
Our outdoor market at Absolute Vintage Boutique was a big success, 
and I was exhausted when it was over.  Here are a few pics. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Outdoor Market

If you feel like a road trip or are in the area please stop by our store!!
We are having a HUGE outdoor market tomorrow!!
Will be a crazy busy weekend!!

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