Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Vanity, Vanity...It's all about Vaneties!

I am so glad that I am finally free from doing my taxes....I am a free woman AGAIN! So, I thought that this would be a good time to tell you about my recently found treasures. I wanted to get more vanities and desks into my store and I came across all these cute pieces.

Katherine designed the robin blue vanity,
she used Annie Sloan chalk paint and old world maps.
Isn't cute?!
This cute one has been done
by the sweetest artist I know, Tom.
A little girl or a big one will enjoy it.
This beautiful vanity is my favorite.
I love all the ornate details on it.
And I love the colors.
This one takes my heart and
if I had room in my house I would keep it.
This was a big undertaking bringing it all to Colleyville. I had to drive this huge Penske truck...yikes. Not that it stopped me from making a stop in downtown Belton, Texas.

They had so many cute shops there that I had to stop, take a peek AND make a couple of pick ups ;-)  
Regardless of the huge truck and shaking knees (it was all worth it) we made it safe and now up to work we go arranging everything into the store!

 All I have to do is decoupage and decorate more mannequins to fit in with the furniture. To see more of the finds of this trip go to my facebook page at www.facebook.com/simplyparis4701

Love and Kisses,

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Appreciation & support of local Artisans

Yesterday I went to my local artisans, Tom and Nadine, and I am so grateful for them. They do such an excellent job painting furniture and they know exactly what I need for my store.
They emailed me earlier this week letting me know that they completed some really nice French provincial pieces. Take a look:

I felt like a kid before Christmas. Now I will have so many "toys" to play with in my store. I love to have fun rearranging all the showrooms. Between Marta and Nadine talents and giftings this is the result of one of the rooms.

I have been painting and shopping a lot of creams and whites...however I thought of all of you that like black as well so here is a room in black.

Now I must go back to the taxes. I hope I will finish before the free pizza is offered at the post office.
Everyone have a blessed Passover. The Lord Jesus has risen and He is coming back soon!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

How to paint an upholstered chair

I have been wrecking my brain if I can paint an upholstered chair. If the paint would take and so forth. Well, a couple of months ago I saw the cutest wingback in white upholstery and when I got closer I realized that it was painted. What a shock. I was elated by my discovery. My idea was not bad afterall.

Here we go I went ahead and painted 2 chairs and I was so delighted at their outcome that I am going to share with you how to do it.

There a several ways to paint a chair. I used a very simple way to do it.

Latex paint (wall paint)
Brush or/and roller
 medium grit sand paper

Make sure the chair is nice and clean. Sand lightly all the wooden parts on the chair. Remove the cushion. Then apply the paint. It may take 2 coats. Once the paint has dried sand the whole chair by hand not with an electric sander. Make sure you dust the chair really well. And Voila! Here is your new chair!
Now is your turn to try it on a chair. You can send me your photos of your projects on my facebook page www.facebook.com/simplyparis4701
Happy painting!

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