What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

Happy Wednesday friends!

You know about our current promo right?? If your project is featured on our Wednesday blog - you get a 10% discount at our studio!

AWESOME, RIGHT?!? All you have to do is e-mail us before and after pictures of projects you have completed using any of our three paint lines (van Gogh Fossil paintMiss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint OR Fusion Mineral Paint).

Let's take a look at what'cha been working on, shall we?

First up this week is this gorgeous vanity painted by Heather! Heather is no stranger to our van Gogh Fossil paint and definitely has her favourite colours - this restyle project was painted in beautiful 'Morning Mist', but Heather is also a big fan of creamy 'Cashmere'. . .

Great job on the stool upholstery too - so talented!

Below is a peak at the 'before' picture. Beautiful work Heather - thank you so much for sharing! I'm sure we'll see you in the studio soon to pick up some paint for your next project - with 10% off of course!

Next up this week is this sweet little backyard escape created by Victoria. The wooden chair, which was a yard sale purchase, was raw thirsty wood and a perfect candidate for Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint. Victoria used milk paint in 'French Enamel' and sealed it with Tung Oil to give this lounge chair a fresh new look.

The table, which was a side-of-the-road-find was restyled using van Gogh Fossil paint in 'Buttah' yellow, a perfectly cheerful colour for this sunny backyard retreat! Table Top Finish on the entire table give make it super durable - even for cool melting drinks!

Below is a look at the table and chair before they got a sunny new look. Thanks so much for sharing Victoria - stop by our studio for 10% off your next purchase! Looking forward to see what you work on next!

Thanks again to everyone for sharing your projects with 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! It's so easy you guys! All you have to do is e-mail your before and after pictures to: [email protected]

Looking forward to hearing from you! We love to share what you do!

What'cha Workin' on Wednesday!?! - Exciting News!!!

Happy Wednesday friends!

OMG you guys! It's so nice outside!! And guess what?!? I have some super fun news to share with you! Remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned an exciting announcement coming up about our What'cha Workin' on Wednesdays!?! Well today is the day!!

STARTING THIS WEEK - ANYONE WHO HAS AN IMAGE FEATURED ON OUR WEDNESDAY BLOG WILL RECEIVE A 10% OFF COUPON VALID FOR A ONE TIME PURCHASE ON ANY ITEM(S) IN OUR STUDIO!

AWESOME, RIGHT?!? All you have to do is e-mail us your before and after pictures of projects you have completed using any of our three paint lines (van Gogh Fossil paint, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint OR Fusion Mineral Paint). If we feature your work - you get a 10% discount! Which is perfect because you will probably be itching to start your next project anyways, lol!

{*discounts will be available for redemption in our studio and valid for 30 days after your project has been featured. Winners will not be notified of their posting so be sure to check the website often or sign up for our e-mail newsletters to ensure you don't miss out!}

Ok, now let's take a look at what'cha been working on, and see who is going to be first to take advantage of their discount!

First up this week is a beautifully restyled dresser by Wrai! This dresser was purchased from our 'ready to restyle' inventory along with a pint of Stirling grey from our Fusion Mineral paint line . . . and within a couple of days Wrai had transformed it into this beauty:

The soft Stirling grey looks great on this piece and I love that Wrai has kept the top natural on this one! Below is the 'before' picture. Thanks for sharing Wrai! Your 10% discount is waiting for you!

Next up this week is a pretty dresser restyled by Marie! This dresser was Marie's first attempt at restyling and I think she did a great job! She used Morning Mist from our van Gogh paint line and then she applied antique wax over the entire project to really enhance all of the beautiful details on this dresser. Great job Marie - thank you for sharing! Your 10% discount is waiting for you!

Last up this week but never least is this dresser restyle done by Lina. A dresser that was once drab and dated looks fresh and modern with some paint and new hardware! Great transformation Lina - thank you for sharing! Your 10% discount is waiting for you!

Thanks again to everyone for sharing your projects with us!

And don't forget - staring today if you are featured on our Wednesday blog you we will have a 10% discount waiting for you at the studio! It's so easy you guys! All you have to do is e-mail your before and after pictures to: [email protected]

Looking forward to hearing from you! We love to share what you do!

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!

'Morning Mist' dining room reveal! {part 2}

Happy Tuesday!

Today I'm going to share a few more pictures from the dining room I revealed last week.

If you missed the first reveal, you can see it by clicking here.

So, last week we saw this picture, but I didn't really get into any detail about the gorgeous cabinet in the background. . .

You know . . . this one:

This cabinet was painted using van Gogh Fossil paint in 'Morning Mist' on the exterior and 'Cashmere' for the interior of the hutch. I also used the van Gogh liquid metals in 'Wedding Band' & 'Honyemoon' to really beautify the hardware . . . 

The cabinet exterior was finished with natural furniture wax overall and antiquing wax to highlight all of the decals and recessed details.

Speaking of details . . .

One more angle from across the table . . .

My client didn't waste any time moving into her new dining space and I really love how she has so beautifully styled all of her dishes in the lighted hutch!

Ok, now take a glimpse across the table to the other side . . . do you see that hint of soft warm grey?!

This buffet was a piece that my client sourced outside of the studio and brought to me to complete with the rest of the set I was already working on.

I LOVE this piece and am so grateful for being given creative reign to resyle it as I saw fit. I knew a hit of soft warm grey (van Gogh's 'Zepplin') would really help round out all of the light cream and white in this room. 

What do you think?

We did a similar treatment to the hardware, sprucing them up with van Gogh liquid metals in 'Honeymoon' and 'Wedding Band', to help tie the hutch and buffet together.

Mild distressing as well as natural and antiquing wax overall complete the soft and slightly worn in look. You know how I love the details :)

I used van Gogh's 'Table Top Finish' for the top of the buffet (as I also did for the dining table top). This is a really durable finish so that my client can feel confident actually using this buffet to serve guests without worrying about ruining the piece.

Now that we've seen all the prettiness that has come of this dining set - let's take a quick peek at the cabinet 'before':

and here's the buffet:

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Quite the transformation, wouldn't you say?!

Thank you so much for following along! 

If you have any furniture that you would like restyled, please don't hesitate to contact us!

{I can do it for you, or I can guide you through how to tackle it yourself}

Restyling is what we do best and I would love to help you transform something you loathe into something you love :)