Category archives: Chalk Paint

Friday Feature #5Visiting Friends“If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky.”

Visiting Friends
Okay, what happened to summer??.....We left on Friday September 25th for a few days of vacation down in warm sunny South Carolina....Came back on Wednesday and summer's door was slammed shut!  Its cold, grey and rainy..... and everyone is stocking and gassing up for.... Hurricane JOAQUIN but enough of things that are out of my control....... We were able [...]

A Project In Ortley Beach An old vintage piece turns beachyWorking at the beach

An old vintage piece turns beachy
I am so very fortunate in the work that I do....I get to make people happy...It is pretty amazing!!!  As I have developed and grown I have learned many things...One important thing that I have learned is that with every piece of furniture that I have painted, waxed, buffed and presented back to the owner; has a  very personal story attached.     It doesn't have to[...]

Annie Sloan's Chalk PaintMy new dresserPainted up something old

My new dresser
Happy Saturday to all of you! Today I am sharing a project that I just finished.....I think I started it about a year ago....I had purchased this bedroom suite....from a couple in East Hanover New Jersey.....I found it on Craig's list...and fell in love with it....It is this dresser, and tall boy and a night stand....it was all for 600.00.  So I conversed via email[...]

Ortley Beach Couple Needed a New Cabinet for their BedroomRecycle a unused cabinetNew Cabinet for Pat & Pete

Recycle a unused cabinet
I have  really super nice clients....they are so supportive and trusting in my choices and techniques used for their pieces.   Pat and Pete had this piece that they were not using....but they needed a place to hide a small television in their master bedroom.   First, I had the doors since before Easter of this year....Pat wanted me to draw some sea grass on the do[...]

Mirrors Everywhereupdating some old mirrors

Mirrors Everywhere
Hi there...I just needed to take a little break today from  working on proposals and floor plans.  I started the morning working on a new system called TRELLO which will help me (I hope) keep focus on task.  More to come on that later as I believe it will help many of my colleagues in the staging and redesign business.   So about 2:30 this afternoon I decided to go ou[...]

Headboard UpdateUpdating a outdated headboardA little bit of CHALK PAINT changes a dated headboard

Updating a outdated headboard
Good Morning...its been a while.....since I've posted anything....all is good in case you missed me....or not!  Here is an update.... We moved in to temporary housing until November.....My husband set up my new workshop and put my paints in  Alphabetical order... Really...I don't work that way....but Thank You ,,,,  I lost 7.8 pounds on a new program that I am followi[...]

Kitchen Transformation With PaintA Kitchen Transformation with Annie Sloan Chalk PaintAnnie Sloan Chalk Paint

A Kitchen Transformation with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
We were contracted to paint a kitchen in Livingston New Jersey.  We used Annie Sloan's French Linen as the top coat and Graphite as the under coat. We had provided the homeowner with samples prior so that she could coordinate her new counter tops and appliances.  We started January 19th and finished on February 13th..  We had a little delay in awaiting the appliances[...]