Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Furniture Makeovers for Jazz

I recently purchased this pretty little lady. She had great lines but needed a paint job.

Out came the Antibes Green, ASP Chalk Paint, my new favorite color these days. My can is almost empty I've been using it so much.

When you add the clear and then the dark wax, the paint just pops and makes a piece glow with antique goodness. Even if it's not an antique.

Isn't this yummy. It's currently at the shop, front and center at Jazz.

Nightstand snagged at a garage sale.

After some Chalk Paint, Old White and then Duck Egg Blue followed by clear and dark wax.

Two fun vintage chairs. The one on the left is really old. Under that material was the original leather seat in great condition.

 After. More green. I'm channeling Kermit, what can I say.
The twins and I took the chairs and table up a week and a half ago, moved things around and got ready for Fall. However this table sold the following week so the green desk  is now in it's place. I did take pictures of the Fall redecoration and will show you in the next post!

September has been just crazy, things flying out of the shop left and right. I think it's one of the best months we've ever had. Our shop has a new owner and is now called Abundance Vintage. There have been quite a few vendor changes and I am loving the new look and feel the shop has.

To take a peek, check out our Facebook pages.

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Hope you're all having a wonderful week!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Man Cub Love

Man Cub had a big Summer with one major accomplishment.
He learned to ride a bike. 

The training wheels came off, a few test runs in the house so he was bouncing off carpet instead of pavement and voila'! After 2 weeks he was flying around on that puppy. Not to say that there weren't some scraped knees but I was amazed how fast he picked it up. Maybe because his sister didn't learn until she was 8. Yep, she's not an outdoorsey sort of gal. Now he thinks he can do tricks. Stinker.

And this week he reached another milestone. Preschool. He was quite brave about the whole thing, no tears when Mommy dropped him off and he gets to ride the bus now. It was a big deal because he's never been in daycare, just home all day with Mommy or Auntie but he did just great and I think the social interaction will be really good for him. However I think he's already learned it's not so fun to get up early each morning and get ready to head out to school, instead of watching cartoons. After only 3 days he's picked up on that. Yep, he's a fast learner.

I wasn't sure I was ready to let him go, much as he drives me crazy sometimes! But he's having fun and I'm sure once I get into the routine I will enjoy having the mornings Man Cub free.

Ah, my sweet Cub, Auntie LOVES you!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall...

Fall is in the air! My favorite season, well EARLY Fall is my favorite. I could pass on the November part. It's rather dreary in these parts in November.

But I love the falling leaves. Homemade applesauce and apple pies.

Pumpkins galore, corn stalks and mums all around.

The warm colors you can melt into...

and cozy up with a warm blanket. Pull out the scarves and the comfy boots.

My favorite part, the crisp days and the smells. Divine. Autumn.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Pink Saturday

Summer is coming to an end...

The time for dining outdoors will soon be over...

Not that I had anywhere so fabulous to dine anyway!
Maybe next year. 
A girl can always dream.

Thank you Beverly for hosting our Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound.
Happy Pink Saturday and have a beautiful end of summer weekend!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Updates and Makeovers

I'm sorry to say, I haven't been in a blogging mood lately. I think that happens to me at the end of every Summer. I've been busy with lots of Jazz "hoopla". First, we helped my cousin Michelle pack up her stuff from Jazz and sadly said goodbye to her. It was a sorrowful parting of the ways and she will be missed. Now I have to figure out a way to fill the whole space myself AND pay the full space rent! Scary but exciting as well.

 Michelle has begun a new journey making jewelery. She made both necklaces we had on in the pictures and so far is making big bucks off her family! She's doing pretty darn well selling to other customers non-related as well. I promise to do a post soon and show more of her fabulous work.

So once I had the run of the whole space, I hauled in these pretties.

Then a few days later, this butcher block island sold. So I had to take something else in.

Thankfully I had another piece waiting. Not this piece. I just found this picture and got the inspiration to "dirty up" a dresser I had already painted white, because I thought it was a bit boring.

I came up with this.

Now the paint on this dresser was regular latex satin. I added a coat of my Annie Sloan clear wax and then dark wax. Learning curve~satin paint doesn't absorb the wax like the AS Chalk Paint. I figured it wouldn't. When I buffed most of the "dirt" the dark wax rubbed off and it didn't end up looking as dirty as I would have liked. Next time I'm going to get some flat white and see how that works.

Someone must have thought it was dirty enough though because I just got the word tonight that it sold today. Two days after I took it in. I also sold an ottoman I covered in a burlap sack that turned out really cool. I'm so mad I didn't get a picture! It was a last minute decision to take it in and it sold the next day. I hate it when I do that. Now I have to scramble to get something else in the dresser's place.

Good thing I found THIS over the weekend.  Cute right. She already has her new paint job, I just need to add the wax. Think GREEN. Yes, my newest obsession is ASCP Antibes Green.

I think it's gonna be a hard piece to part with.

Got these two little beauties this weekend too. Makeovers already in progress.

And these two chairs. Think GREEN again. I know, I'm bad. If people hate the color I might be in trouble but so far I've been told I'm getting good feedback on it.

I didn't buy the kid. He just snuck into my shot AGAIN. And stole my coffee in the process. He says mine is better than his Mommy's. That's because Auntie likes hers SWEET. And decaffeinated or I would have been in for a nightmare of an afternoon. He sucked down the last inch of my coffee before I could finish my pictures. Little monster.

So I will be spending the week painting and waxing. In between 90 degree weather, which I am not complaining about since we have had the coolest Summer I ever remember having, seriously, I think we only had a few days above 80 degrees. I know most of you might like the cooler temps but when you live with rain and clouds 9 months of the year, you need all the hot Summer days you can get to soak up some vitamin D to last you though the rest of the year!

BTW~ I finally joined the Facebook craze and have created a page for All That Jazz. I have been trying to add updates to it as things go into the shop. Another reason I haven't been blogging. This Facebook thing is a bit complicated. If you check it out, please feel free to LIKE the page so you can get updates on your wall. Don't you just love modern technology.

Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Have a terrific week!