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Holiday Hop 2014

Our shop is located in the heart of the Short North Arts District near downtown Columbus. This area is filled with unique shops, restaurants, bars and galleries. The first Saturday of each month is gallery hop and it’s a fun day to come see what this area has to offer. This Saturday, is Holiday Hop, the December gallery hop. Perfect time to check out what the shops have to offer for the holidays!

For holiday hop this year we have lots of new items in the shop! We are debuting the gorgeous new clothing line Farmhouse Frocks. IMG_3886.JPG

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IMG_4077.JPG this gorgeous like of upcycled vintage and cottage style clothing is designed and created right in Ohio! The creator, the beautiful Lena, will be joining us at gallery hop Saturday from 6-8pm. She has an amazing eye for taking her pieces and pairing the perfect outfit together!

We will also be showing off several new pieces of antique furniture recently brought back to life by our friend Lysle, with Ourtiques. He brought a trailer full of goodies to the shop this week and they are all gorgeous.

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Other exciting news: we are officially stocked and selling Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint

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IMG_4109.JPG This piece was recently painted in the color “Boxwood”, my current favorite!

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Come see us Saturday, we will be open 12-9ish and will be having lots of holiday hop specials!

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Next CHALK PAINT® 101 Workshop

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CHALK PAINT® 101

Sunday July 21st

5:00pm-8:00pm

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn all the basics of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan and soft wax. You will learn different painting techniques, distressing and how to wax.
Learn how to paint a project that includes both wood and metal and take it home.
All materials included.
$95.00
please call 614-935-6575 to sign up

Host: Debra from Wallartistry!

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More Chalk Paint workshops scheduled!

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We currently have 2 Make and Take evening Chalk Paint® workshops scheduled and still have openings in both. They are Sunday evenings

March 10th, 2013 from 5pm-8pm

Or

April 14th, 2013 from 5pm-8pm

Cost is $95 and includes all supplies and a project you will take home with you. To register please call 614-935-6575. Spaces fill up very quickly!

After taking the class, turn this:

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Into this!

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This transformation was using Duck Egg Blue and Old White!

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Upcoming Chalk Paint Workshops

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Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Maybe you need one last Christmas present to yourself…a spot in one of our Make and Take evening Annie Sloan Chalk Paint workshops! We currently have 2 scheduled and still have openings in both.

January 20, 2013 from 5pm-8pm

Or

February 10, 2013 from 5pm-8pm

Cost is $95 and includes all supplies and a project you will take home with you. To register please call 614-935-6575. Spaces fill up very quickly!

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Anniversary Weekend Sale!

Its hard to believe that its been 3 years since we opened! Come out and see us on our 3rd anniversary this Friday!

Entire store will be on sale this weekend!!! (sale excludes Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (TM) products)

Also Saturday is “Small Business Saturday.” We are a participating shop with the American Express program.  See their Facebook page for more details.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

 

A look back at our first shop: Grand Opening 2009 pictures!

 

 

 

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Yes, we even paint fabric!

Wood, laminate, brass, marble, iron….we paint everything! And we never do any priming or sanding prep! That is the beautiful thing about Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, the possibilities are endless! Even fabric!

If you remember the pair of chairs we scored from our pick in our previous post, they are vinyl shop chairs.

Before we used Annie Sloan Paint products, this chair would look like a huge upholstery project! Now it looks like a couple of hours of painting and then done!

First thing, we cleaned up the steel and vinyl with soap and water to get off surface dirt. That’s all the prep that is needed before painting!

BEFORE….

another BEFORE view….

I like the metal the way it was, so just needed to figure out which paint color….how about our current favorite, Country Grey! Our first piece we finished in this color was a two toned buffet with Country Grey and Old White and after that it was love!

Country Grey Buffet with Old White Accents. Photo taken at the September Vintage Marketplace at the Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market.

Back to the chairs….so we took off the top and bottom vinyl pieces (I need to get better about taking in progress pictures…but I just get so excited that I forget and keep painting!) and painted them all Country Grey. We wanted to add a little pop of pattern and we have this great distressed diamond pattern stencil. To keep it monochromatic, we chose French Linen for the diamonds. I LOVE the end result!

AFTER

We didn’t want to cover the entire seat with the stencil, so we just did the sides inside the piped edges. It keeps it simple but gives it a nice little pop of detail.

Vinyl is painted in “Country Grey” and diamond pattern is stenciled in “French Linen”

I purposely didn’t let the paint soak into all of the vinyl because I love the worn look.

No that we have painted vinyl and we’ve done a small leather stool in the past, I want to tackle an upholstered fabric chair! I’ve seen it done before but have been skeptical. I recently came across the before and after pictures below and was so impressed with the transformation:

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After being painted!

 

They said “You obviously can’t tell from this picture, but the fabric had the feel and texture of fine aged leather. The cushion was still soft to the touch and comfortable to sit on. The paint didn’t leave any residue on your clothes either – and we tested it with someone that was wearing black pants! The way it was cracked and weathered looking yet soft, reminded us of an old bomber jacket…

 

I CANNOT wait to try this….

 

 



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How much can you fit in a Ford Explorer?!…..another day, another pick!

So this is how it usually goes:

“Honey can I use you car to go pick up 2 chairs I bought?”

“Sure, no problem.”….(in his head: “it’s never just 2 chairs….”)

He of course is right…so Mom and I head to pick up our “2 chairs” we bought at an antique mall.  Even though we were just there a few days prior, we drove ALL the way there…(10 minutes)…we might as well look around again right?!  And with no baby with us, that means no car seat, so we have plenty of room for a couple other items.

Our ride!

A “couple” of items and 2 hours later we managed to fit the 2 chairs we came for, 2 more chairs, 3 end tables, 2 big chalkboards, several pieces of vintage white pottery, 3 mirrors, lots of yummy old silver pieces, some table linens, and of course a bust of Beethoven!

Still room for more!

2 shop chairs from an old Columbus electric company are awaiting a major makeover because you can even paint Vinyl with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint(TM)!!

Pretty antique waterfall end table already painted and ready to go!

The culprits!! The 2 chairs we were going to pick up!

Such a great afternoon of pickin’ at one of our favorite places! Now what to start on first?! I think it has to be the metal and vinyl shop chairs…pictures to follow!

Our whole “pick!” Not bad for 2 hours and one car load!

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