MRS P's CLOSET - store display

 
This time around Carrie and I built a closet, not just any closet though it was Mrs. P's
walk in closet. You see Mrs. P is going to Europe for some traveling after Thanksgiving
so she has opened up her closet to sorting out what is staying and what is going.




 
I'm late posting this display so it won't be around forever so get in to The Passionate Home
and step inside Mrs. P's Closet and see what you can find.


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CHIPPY LEADED WINDOWS

 
When I first saw these chippy old leaded windows I nearly lost my breath.
The color, shape, and size were amazing for art pieces in my home.

 
Mine were from a farm out in the valley but you may be able to find something just as beautiful
at a local vintage market!!
 
 
 


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THE OLDE FARMHOUSE MARKET

 
 
 
 
The 3rd Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market is this Saturday September 28th 9am to 6pm
Admission is $5.00 - Free Parking!!
 It is being held in doors at the Albion Fairgrounds 23514 105 Ave. Maple Ridge
https://www.facebook.com/events/148745518651654/
 
 I won't be there with all my goodies (that's another story)
but there is over 40 shabby chic and vintage vendors going to be there offering amazing items.

One of those vendors is Dianne of The Painted Door

 
I met Dianne this past spring, she is a follower of mine and wanted to donate a piece of furniture.
When we were talking in her driveway she asked me if I would like to come in and see some of what
she had done. Well I'm always excited to see what other ladies are doing so definitely accepted the invitation.
 
 
She show me her dining table, chairs, and hutch that she painted. She also turned a regular glass
 coffee table into an awesome oversized tufted living room ottoman. She had a few smaller pieces
 around the house painted including this storage bench upstairs.
 
 
The thing that she showed me last was some cupboard doors partially painted in the garage,
it was great meeting with her and seeing what she had accomplished. We finished up, said our
good byes and I was on my way again.
 
It wasn't till the next weekend she sent me this picture early in the day asking how much I thought
she should sell them for. Well later that day they were sold.
 

A few days later I offered a sign suggestion and she did this next sign,
which ended up going to The Passionate Home.
 
 
And I tell you she hasn`t looked back since.
This next picture is from her facebook page.
 
 
So this weekend in the wonderful wet west coast style stop in to the
OLD FARMHOUSE VINTAGE MARKET
and see Dianne at THE PAINTED DOOR.
Tell her George and Kristy sent you!
 
 
 

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MID CENTURY CONSOLE - white and walnut finish




BEFORE                                             AFTER






She has a single sliding door and a mirrored back on the left side.

 

I taped off the very bottom of the legs where the metal feet are and painted them white.


The wood has all been dark waxed and polished. 


The handles were scrubbed clean and painted white.




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TIPS FOR DISTRESSING - primer red dresser

 
 
 
 
A lot of ppl are nervous about how to distress, how much to distress, or even if they should distress.
 
There are many different methods and tools that can be used but the simplest and easiest to understand is sand paper. When I sand I work with 220 (smooth) 80 (course) 120 (medium).
 

 
**The following information applies to sanding Annie Sloan Chalk Paints.**
 
220 smooth's the finish, sands out drips & runs, and is good for edge distressing.
120 removes paint quicker and in larger sections.
80 is very aggressive and should be used with great caution.

 
The first place to sand is your edges, this defines the shape of your project.
Secondly consider where natural wear is, like hands always touching the drawer pull.

 
I distressed this piece to match an inspiration photo I have (source unknown). 
 
#1 Be aware that too much flat surface distressing is not as desirable.
#2 Always keep your sand paper moving in the direction of the grain.
 
Natural wear spots are made when the surface has been rubbed over time and in turn the
 wood grain shows. If you start crossing the grain with your sand paper it will look like a hack job.
Most electric sanders move in an orbital motion so I do not use one.

 
Good luck with your next distressing project and be brave and bold.
 
 
 

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VERDIGRIS MIRRORS - how to



I painted some vintage oval mirrors in a turquoise verdigris look awhile back
and have not got around to sharing the technics I used, until now.



Verdigris is the common name for the natural green patina
formed when copper, brass or bronze is weathered
and exposed to air or seawater over a period of time.


This technic works for mirrors that were originally gold.
The gold color is going to take place of your copper, brass or bronze.


I originally painted the gold frames in a latex white and they sat around long enough to fully cure
(1 month), this is going to be a tough layer of paint to work with.


I painted the turquoise over the white latex.
My turquoise was a mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Florence and white mixed to tone it down.
I scrubbed back the turquoise to expose the white with a kitchen sponge
and I use a razor blade to scrape back the white exposing the gold.
The oxidation process is rather rough and unpredictable and using
the different paints helped achieve the look.


Have A Great Weekend!!!

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BUT BEFORE YOU LEAVE ....
Here is a quick look at some of the new hardware available in the Etsy Shop .

There are 1000's of pieces of up-cycled hardware to choose from at 
firstfinds hardware store

  
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/511729001/6-handles-shabby-chic-swirling-white

  
        
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Firstfinds?ref=hdr_shop_menu&search_query=misfit+knobs


  
  
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/496024614/4-ornate-drop-pulls-with-backplates 



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MID-CENTURY, DANISH MODERN, & RETRO FURNITURE

 
Every now and then I come across a fun mid-century piece of furniture that needs a rescue.
This time it was a 4 drawer chest, the exterior teak veneer was very weathered, stained, and dried out.
I removed the drawers and sprayed the cabinet with a flat white enamel to block the stains.
I then sprayed the exterior with a creamy white Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I finished it up by dark waxing the drawers and clear waxed the body to get that soft velvety feel
I adore so much.
 
 
There is something regal about mid-century furniture with its simple shapes, clean lines, and unique designs.
 
http://4theloveofwood.blogspot.ca/2011/08/what-is-mdf-midcentury-tv-console.html
 Like this sweeping long dresser pictured above many of the pieces have handles built into the design.
 
 
http://4theloveofwood.blogspot.ca/2013/02/paint-bleeding-midcentury-table.html
 Another familiar look of these pieces are the tapered and angular legs they have.
 
http://4theloveofwood.blogspot.ca/2012/08/just-quicky-spanish-console.html
 
I like to combine a beautiful bone white with the walnut finish on mid-century pieces.
It easily enhances the original design, shape, and beauty of the furniture. 




 
 


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