Canadiana inspiration.

Hello there!

Please note that our studio will be closed on Canada Day.

In the spirit of upcoming Canada Day celebrations, I have rounded up some inspirational painted furniture in our patriotic red.

This rustic red painted bench was a custom restyle by yours truly - see more images  here .

This rustic red painted bench was a custom restyle by yours truly - see more images here.

This cute cabinet was restyled by Courtney over at 'Golden Boys and Me' - see more  here .

This cute cabinet was restyled by Courtney over at 'Golden Boys and Me' - see more here.

I love the pop of colour from these red chairs in a bright white space. See more  here .

I love the pop of colour from these red chairs in a bright white space. See more here.

What would a red roundup be without this beautiful feature dresser by Marian (aka: Miss Mustard Seed)! See more  here .

What would a red roundup be without this beautiful feature dresser by Marian (aka: Miss Mustard Seed)! See more here.

Speaking of Tricycle red - here is a milk painted chair painted by yours truly. See more  here .

Speaking of Tricycle red - here is a milk painted chair painted by yours truly. See more here.

Happy Canada Day Everyone!

Adorable Canadiana squirrel print available from 'Water In My Paint', on  Etsy  here.

Adorable Canadiana squirrel print available from 'Water In My Paint', on Etsy here.

Hope it's a great one. xo

Seeing Red - Miss Mustard Seed style.

This chair was restyled a while back and oh how I do miss her! This wooden desk chair on castors was the perfect match of comfort and style. The chair was pretty much bare wood when she arrived as most of the original finish had worn right off. I think the beautiful red 'Tricycle' in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint line was the perfect colour choice!

Once this chair had been painted and mildly distressed I covered the whole thing with hemp oil which enriched the colour and added some protection to the paint and the wood. Hemp oil is a beautiful, completely non-toxic and easy to use finish for any porous surface. It pairs perfectly with milk paint and can even be used to spruce up your tired looking wooden cutting boards . . . I used the hemp oil right over the cast iron gears and springs to really bring out the black.
 

This beautiful red chair has already returned to her original home, but if you love her, don't despair! We just got another one very similar in our inventory! Check out this perfectly awesome chair ready to be restyled:
 

If you want to restyle this chair, stop by the studio to check it out. If you would like us to restyle it for you . . . .stop by the studio to check it out :)

The thrill of the search . . .

Recently I was invited to a beautiful barn in the country belonging to parents of a good friend of mine.  It was a super cold day - to put it mildly, but the sun was out and the air was dry so we headed to the barn with an empty trailer and anticipation in our hearts. I LOVE finding new pieces to be restyled and am always gracious when items somehow find their way to me . . .

Here is a shot of the beautiful red barn with an empty trailer ready to be loaded. This picture inspires me to paint something red, red and rustic and time worn. Don't you love the colour of this barn? Wouldn't it look beautiful on some dining room chairs with a big old wood table?

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Here is a couple shots of the treasures we acquired.

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Stay tuned to see what becomes of these pieces.

A huge thank you to my sweet friends for sharing their treasures and welcoming us into their home!!