What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

Hi there!

How's your week going so far?!? Can you believe it's November already?!?

The holidays will be here before we know it and we're getting into the spirit of things with our upcoming holiday workshops! Including our Holiday Makers Day on November 18th where we will be creating 4 beautiful festive decor items in one super fun day! Check out our workshop schedule by clicking here!

But enough about us! Let's take a look at what'cha been workin' on, shall we?!?

First up this week is a beautiful desk restyled by Carrie using our van Gogh Fossil paint. 'Mascara' is the perfect slate grey - I really love this colour on honestly just about everything! I LOVE the gold hardware on this little desk and the styling here is just perfect for the coming holidays! Great job Carrie!

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Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Here is a look at Carrie's desk 'before': 

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Kathie reclaimed a desk recently too! Instead of painting this little cutie she decided to use our stain and finishing oil overall to give it new life, and it looks great!

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I love how the oil brings out the grain of the wood - and the best part is that with a finishing oil built right in this can be done in one step! (no top coat required)

Here is a look at Kathie's much darker and quite worn looking desk 'before':

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Great job on this Kathie - thank you for sharing with us!

Last up this week (but certainly not least) is another beautiful desk restyled by Heather. Heather used van Gogh Fossil paint in 'Zeppelin' grey for the base of this desk and spent some extra care on the top by applying our stain and finishing oil in 'Ebony' for a super classy look! I love how this turned out - beautiful as always Heather!

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Thank you so much for sharing with us!

To see just how much work Heather put into this, let's take a look at this desk 'before': 

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Amazing! Thank you again to everyone for sharing their projects us!

And don't forget - if you are featured on our Wednesday blog you we will have a 10% discount waiting for you at the studio (valid for 30 days)! We don't always get to share pictures in the week that they are sent in, but we do hang on to them and try to share as many as we can because we love seeing your projects! It's so easy! All you have to do is e-mail your before and after pictures (or even just after pictures if that's all you have, lol) to: [email protected]

Can't wait to see what your working on for next week! Happy painting!

Oh! And don't forget to join us for an upcoming workshop for lots of fun and inspiration!

What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

Happy Wednesday friends!

Wow - we have some beauties to share this week! And there seems to be a theme happening, lol. All of our shares this week include restyled pieces where our clever customers have painted out some of their piece and preserved the wood finish of other parts. Always a beautiful combination! Take a look and tell us what you think!

First up this week is a beautiful desk restyled by Vicki! The base of this desk looks black in the picture but is actually a really dark and rich blue called Artissimo from our Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint line. The top of this desk was sanded to the raw wood and then Vicki applied MMS Hemp Oil as a natural and stunning protective finish! Love how this turned out!!

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Here's a look at Vicki's desk 'before':

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What a beautiful job you did Vicki - thank you so much for sharing with us! LOVE the new 'cup pull' hardware too - nice finishing touch!

Next up this week is a bedroom set restyled by Jennifer. This set was gifted to Jennifer from her Grandfather and was her first attempt at restyling - I think she did a great job!

Jennifer used our Fusion Mineral paint in 'Champlain' to restyle the bases of her set and left the dresser and table tops just how they were. Take a look:

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Here's a look at Jennifer's bedroom set 'before', it looks so much lighter and brighter now that it's been restyled! 

Thanks for sharing Jennifer!

Next up this week is a stunning cabinet restyled by Jane!  I mean - wow, take a look!

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This was a beautiful cabinet to begin with, but now that it's been restyled it has been taken to a whole new level! I LOVE how Jane chose to paint some areas using Fusion Mineral paint in 'Coal Black' and also chose to stain some areas with our Stain and Finishing Oil in 'Ebony'. Such a beautiful combination! Great job Jane - thank you so much for sharing your work with us (again, lol)!! 

Here is a look at Jane's cabinet 'before':

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Thank you again to everyone who has sent in their projects to share - can't wait to see what you do next!

And don't forget everyone - if you are featured on our Wednesday blog you we will have a 10% discount waiting for you at the studio (valid for 30 days)! We don't always get to share pictures in the week that they are sent in, but we do hang on to them and try to share as many as we can because we love seeing your projects! It's so easy! All you have to do is e-mail your before and after pictures (or even just after pictures if that's all you have, lol) to: [email protected]

Oh! And just incase you missed it and/or are not sure what you want to work on next, check out our upcoming workshops! (click here)

Happy painting!

Show off your beautiful wood grain!

Good morning!

I've said it before and I'll say it again . . . you don't always have to paint ALL of the wood!

Take a look at this gorgeous restyled mid century dresser:

Wouldn't it be a shame to cover up the beautiful wood grain on those drawers??

I seriously love this piece - yah, I know I say that a lot, lol! What can I say, I get attached to pieces - especially after we've spent so much time together, haha!

For the framework of this piece we scuffed it up and freshened up the look by painting it out using van Gogh fossil paint in 'Morning Mist', which is a nice soft white. 'Table Top Finish' was applied to seal and protect all of the painted area.

The drawer fronts were lightly sanded to remove the previous finish while leaving the stain in tact - then a liberal application of hemp oil was applied - this is when the drawers really came to life!

Hemp oil really works wonders to revive and protect natural or milk painted wood!

Here's a look at look at the dresser 'before' and 'after'. . . admittedly a couple drawers were in the wrong spots for the 'before' pictured, lol! Anywho, notice how painting out the framework and reviving the grain of the drawer fronts really transforms this piece from dark and dated to a slick modern piece?!

Want to see another example of hemp oil reviving wood grain? Click here to see pictures of a hosier cabinet we restyled using van Gogh 'Mascara' and Miss Mustard Seed's hemp oil!

Let's take another quick look at the finished project, shall we?

Beautiful!

Now, before you ask (cause I know you will lol), this piece was purchased from our online inventory and custom restyled by us for a customer - so sadly it is not available for sale . . . 

However these dressers are available - they just need some vision and TLC! - (click here!)

Happy day my friends!