Friday, April 24, 2015

New coastal frenchie

Just added to the Blacklion sales floor...this vintage wire front French Provincial Cabinet! I decided to give it a "coastal" look by using a dry brush technique and then wiping off the excess. I used ASCP Old White and French Linen on the exterior. I also gave it a pop of color inside with Krylon Catalina Sea Mist. I kept the original hardware which is a luxury on some of these vintage pieces since they have a lot of history. The original hardware is usually broken or missing.... if these vintage pieces could talk! You can check out "coastal frenchie" at Blacklion (space 370).

Friday, April 17, 2015

Catch the creative bug

Finally, a well-designed website where top designers, crafters and artists can teach us their craft. Creative Bug features Amy Butler sewing pillows, Emily Tatak of Wilton decorating cookies, Joel Dewberry sewing tote bags and even furniture refinishing by Barb Blair. What a line-up of talent! For a small fee you can learn a new craft or expand on your existing knowledge. For more info, check out Creative Bug.

upholster a headboard with Amanda Brown
 learn calligraphy with Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

 embroider a pillow with Kristin Nichols

soap-making with Clean Getaway Soap Co.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

2 weeks notice

I am leaving Shoppes at River's Edge by the end of this month. It was short lived (since Jan.) but I met some of the nicest people there...merchants and store staff. I have marked a few things down and merchandise is going fast. If there is anything that you have had your eye on, please e-mail me or you can always call the store to check availability.