Thursday, October 24, 2013

Did you know?

Did you know that you can paint almost anything with CeCe Caldwell's Chalk and Clay paint? In fact, I have not found anything that I cannot paint with this wonderful paint! I've painted cement statues, Formica, wood, metal, and the list goes on! So I decided I would jump on the pumpkin wagon and paint a few plastic pumpkins from Hobby Lobby and a clear wine bottle. And guess what? They turned out really pretty and the paint stuck to the plastic and the glass!
The pumpkins are painted in Kissimmee Orange and Santa Fe Turquoise with Modern Masters Olympic Gold. The wine bottle is also painted in Santa Fe Turquoise with a Fleur dis Les stencil in black. After painting the pumpkins I used Satin Finish to finish them and then added a burlap bow. 
I love the cool weather that comes with Fall and the time together with family that comes with the holidays. I hope you have a blessed week.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Deer Horns painted with CeCe Caldwell's Chalk and Clay SFT

I decided this week to paint something other than furniture with CeCe paints. I had a set of deer horns in my garage and decided to paint them with Santa Fe Turquoise. After I painted the deer horns I took burlap with poly-fill and wrapped the center skull part with it. The deer horns will make a great jewelry holder - where the burlap was wrapped is a great place for vintage pins and the horns will be for hanging necklaces and earrings. The tips of the horns were dipped in Olympic Gold by Modern Masters. I hope you enjoy this DIY project, it was easy and quick.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint at Fresh

Fresh has added MMSMP to our shop and we are excited to share this awesome product with our customers. There are plenty of informative tutorials online on how to use this wonderful paint and the finishes. So please go and check them out. I painted a small side table/washstand with Lucketts Green. I left the top of the table unpainted and freshened it up with a little walnut stain and then waxed it real good. The milk paint comes in a powder form and you just mix it with a little water. The question we get asked the most since we have the chalk and clay paint is "what's the difference in the two paints"? Basically they are two different mediums - so there is really no comparison. We love both of these natural products and finishes. We are working on a website to sell our products online and hopefully that will be up and running very soon. Saturday we will be open with a few vendors in our yard with wonderful items. One of our dedicated painters Donna Davidson will be setting up with her painted furniture and other antique finds. Mill Creek Glass Works will be back with all of their beautiful stained glass and gifts. I can't wait to shop their booth! We also have Della with Dove Cove Finds setting up with us again with wonderful handcrafted floral designs and her altered artwork. There will be festivities around the square so if you don't have any plans for Saturday stop by and visit our shop - we would love to see you! I plan to demonstrate the Milk Paint and answer any questions you may have about both of our paint lines.