Friday

STENCILLED SIGNS - ideas, colors, and textures

 
 
My last sign class brought together a fun group of ladies that had a blast creating
all sorts of different signs with all the stencils available to us at The Passionate Home.
 

This first cabinet door was painted with ASCP Coco and stenciled in white. We played with the dark waxed only on the outer frame and edge but used some heavy sand paper distressing through out.
 


 
ASCP Florence & Pure White made this soft turquoise with white stencilling. The outer frame
was lightly brushed with more white and only the interior panel was clear waxed and buffed,
leaving a polished and wonderfully unique look.
 
 
 
 
Three different colors were brushed to create a texture and weathered look, a grey, some Duck Egg Blue, and white. The stenciling was done in white as well as some dry brushed edges in white.
It was finished with a clear wax and vintage double hook.


 
  This is a sign painted in ASCP Primer red on a vintage kitchen cabinet oak door. We combined images from three different stencils to make this sign and added a vintage brass applique in white.
 

 
This water distressed grey sign is going home to point the direction to the NO VACANCY room
in the artists home.
 
 
If you want to join us on September 14th or 15th give The Passionate Home a call to book a spot.
604 532 5931
 
 
 
 
 
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SIGN MAKING CLASS - sign up for this sunday


    

The Passionate Home has over 90 different stencils to choose from, over 30 different paint colors to
play with. This Sunday afternoon is my next sign making class so stop watching those kitchen reno
 shows where they tear out the cabinet doors and send them to the landfill. Come join me and the
 other ladies at The Passionate Home to save some of those doors and make them into a special sign
 for your home or maybe the perfect gift for a friends home! We supply everything you will need,
vintage hardware to accent your masterpiece, a good selection of different shapes and sized doors,
and lots of imagination.
 
Give the store a call 604 532 5931 right away to sign up.



   

  

 


 




 
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Thursday

Q&A - spray painting, upholstery, and sandpaper


 

 
 
 

QUESTION:
What is the material used for this chair? Was this chair's paint sanded? Was all this gray and burgundy Annie Sloan paint?

 
ANSWER:
The material is drop cloth from the paint store. The paint is sanded, and not waxed. The burgundy is an acrylic craft paint and the gray is ASCP Graphite.
 
 
 
 
QUESTION:
I have started to spray and I could not get the paint to look smooth (as opposed to little dots) even after a few coats. Then I went to sand the piece, as I sanded it back, it looked like polka dots all over. Do you have any idea what I might be doing wrong?
 
ANSWER:
You should be getting a super smooth finish after the first coat. Little dots sounds like your paint is too thick for your nozzle. The paint isn't flowing smoothly as opposed to the air pressure spitting the paint out. Put just warm water in your pot and see how it comes out.
 
 

 


 
QUESTION:
What grit of sandpaper do you use for your light distressing on chalk paint?
 
ANSWER:
I use a 220 sandpaper for light distressing before waxing.
 
 

 
 
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Wednesday

SPRING FLING II - annie sloan florence chalk paint



Once upon a time I painted a dresser light turquoise, white, & green, and named it the
SPRING FLING dresser. The color was extremely popular and I was challenged to recreate
another dresser with a complimentary look.
 
 
ORIGINAL SPRING FLING                                             SPRING FLING II
 
The turquoise color is Annie Sloan Florence added to Pure White.
Florence is so strong very little is needed to mix into a pot of white paint.

 
The earthy green is a color I made and sometimes used on George's Candles, no recipe at this time.
 
 
Here is some more of the detailed hand painting on SPRING FLING II.
 
 
I hope this inspires and offers some guidance if 
you want to try painting with ASCP Florence.








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HOW TO GET DARK DISTRESSING UNDER WHITE

 
 
 
These chairs were brand new, no color, no stain, no paint and we wanted
 to end up with a dark distressed look with white, very shabby chic.
 
Here's a close up of the natural wood.
 
 
 
 
My secret is to start by using a flat oil based spray on the areas that I'm going to distress.
The flat paint dries quickly so it doesn't add too much extra waiting time,
and the oil based paint won't sand off easily when I distress the top coat.
 
DO NOT TRY THIS WITH A GLOSSY SPRAY PAINT
 
 
This is the same technic I used with my primer red dresser and
 country bar stools with black underneath on both projects.
 

 



 
Now back to the chairs ...
 
Once the brown was dry I sprayed the chairs in a creamy white Annie Sloan Pure White & Old White mix, using my spray gun and compressor.

  
 
The edges and details were all distressed by sanding with 220 and finally all the chairs were
waxed and polished.

 
I hope this gives you some great ideas to try on your own!
 
 


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Monday

SALVAGE YARDS


 
It's time you looked up your local salvage yards and take an afternoon to visit.
 
 
You can find so many different things there, things you would never think of!


Things to create with, things to recreate, and so much inspiration in every direction you look.

 
Salvage yards have nooks and crannies that hide awesome treasures so take the time and go around the next corner.




 
We hope you enjoy your trip to a salvage yard near you.
 
 

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