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Thursday, January 23, 2014

vintage desk....PANTONE color of the year '14

i love color...and love PANTONE'S color of the year 2014...orchid! so i wanted to do something in this color! i found this fun paper with coordinating and complimenting colors and thought it was perfect! love the little splash of gold..AND the owl knob!


Saturday, January 18, 2014

new 'basics painting workshop' dates!


2 different sessions:

~ saturday feb 1st @ 9am (8-10 person max, 5 person min)
~ tuesday feb 4th @ 6pm (8-10 person max, 5 person min)

~classes will be around 1.5-2hrs in length...and yes there will be times where we are sitting there watching paint dry :) 

 what you'll learn:

~ a basic distressing technique
~ a color wash
~ a 2 color technique

what will be included:

~your own sample paint pot....when you sign up you'll let me know a color you love and want to work with during the workshop and i'll pick that up. (you'll take left over paint home with you)
~ a paint brush (you'll take home with you)
~ sandpaper and cloths
~ 3 sample boards to practice on (can take home with you if you'd like)
~ snacks and drinks :)

what you will need to bring: 

this will be a basics class, and bringing a small item will ensure you'll be able to finish your project and it'll be small enough to get an idea of how to use the techniques.

~ a small accessory....possibly a wooden picture frame, a cool box, a decorative wall piece. (something wooden)
~ wear painting clothes or bring an apron....don't want your nice clothes to get stained!!

what the cost will be:

~ the cost will be $50 per person. please only commit if you are for sure you're able to make the class. there has been alot of interest, so i want to make sure the class is filled with people that will be here. payment due day of class.

how to sign up:

~ please send an email to and let me know which class you'd like to attend, and what your color choice is for your little paint pot.

i'm SUPER excited...these will be really fun!! and something fun to get a girlfriend to do with you!!

Monday, January 06, 2014

this dresser was so fun to research! i LOVE it when they still have the original tags on the back! the gal that i got this from lives in chatfield, and after researching the was actually sold IN chatfield years and years ago. she said that when she was little, her and her sister shared this dresser! they each got their own top drawer and shared the bottom drawer...can you imagine that today, with all of the clothes kids have?!?! the tag on the back says it was sold at 'hans jorgenson' furniture in chatfield! i did some checking and his original store around 1910 was at 220 south main street. RIGHT next door to my shop..which is now the chatfield news building. love that this was sold right next door to my shop about 120 years ago and has stayed in the town ever since! its a special little piece :)


vintage deco vanity

i used this color on a custom project for a client and absolutely love it! its a very very dark deep blue, almost black. its a beautiful color! i wanted to leave part of the wood tone on the pretty details of the piece. the pulls are original! this would be a great desk or entry table!