Sunday, June 1, 2014

Shabby Distressed Farmhouse Numbered End Tables

Of course I forgot to take before pics.  I always do!  Lol!  I'm always so anxious to beautify everything.  I painted these cute little tables Pure White by Annie Sloan, glazed with Tobacco Glaze by Ralph Lauren and stenciled with my Cricut in brown.  Then I sealed with my Shabby VAX! Nothing fancy, just cute! I'm still working on my glazing technique.  It's a lot harder than one would think!  I did read that I should seal first when glazing over chalk paint because it's so porous that it grabs the glaze too much.  I'll try that next time.


Friday, May 30, 2014

Shabby Paint VAX WOW!!

Okay, so I'm not a huge painter.  I do it to relax.  I do it to change the look of something old and discarded.  I do it because I'm not a big fan of plain Jane stained wood.  I love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, hate the wax.  Love the look, hate the wax.  Not just because of the work involved, but because I don't find it to be durable enough for the average girl.  To buy a piece and have to re-wax it in a year or so....nah!  Too much trouble for me.  I searched and searched for something else.  Something easier, something more durable...enter Shabby Paints VAX!  Wow!!  I am absolutely in LOVE!!

This is the easiest, most user friendly topcoat that I've tried.  I have not tried APC's topcoat, but now that I've found my true love, I don't think that I will.  If you paint furniture for a living or for fun, I highly recommend that you try it out!  You won't be disappointed!

TTFN!!

Monday, February 3, 2014

What a year!!!!

I can't believe it's been almost a year since I posted anything on my blog!  Life has been an absolute roller coaster, let me tell ya.  I, a confirmed bachelorette, got swept away by a man.  We moved in together, bought a restaurant together and I have been one busy girl!  I have to say, it's not what I thought it would be.  It's long hours, a lot of running around, a ton of paperwork and being more organized than I am capable of.  I don't love it, that is for sure.  I miss my time creating.  I haven't made much of anything over the last year.  I miss my jewelry and my furniture painting!  I'm tired all the time.  I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but wow, I really don't know if this is what I want to do.  Even with things leveling off a bit, I really don't care for the business I'm in.

That's all I have to say right now.  All I have time to say.  I'll pop in again soon!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Crushing on Craqueleur

I am totally crushing on Annie Sloan's Craqueleur!!  I am working on a dresser painted in AS Emperor's Silk and using the Craqueleur on the drawers, which are done in AS Pure.  I fell in love with Stiltskin Studios Red Velvet dresser and am kind of spinning off of that.  I can't wait to get it all done with lots of Annie's dark wax over the Emperor's Silk and touches of gold gilding wax!




This crackle is WAY better than the junk that you buy in the craft stores and so easy to use!  

Stay tuned for the dresser completed!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sacred Heart of Mary Necklace

This is one of my favorite pieces that I have ever made!  It turned out so beautifully!  It's now available in my Etsy shop!


Saturday, February 16, 2013

More Religious Necklaces


I finally got a little bit of time to do some serious work on my jewelry.  These are now available in my Etsy shop!

 


Monday, January 21, 2013

Ready for Resin

I made a bunch of bezels this weekend and now I just have to find time to do a resin pour.  Everybody else has today off for MLK Day, but I am going back to work!!