Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Treat For Me!

I splurged last week and bought myself a little shoulder bag from Katie's Rose Cottage. I've been watching Lori's blog and website for new ones to come up for sale but I always missed them! By the time I would see one I wanted it had already sold. Finally last week I lucked out and found one I loved and it was available. Whoopee! I'm planning to use it this weekend when we have our antique festival. While I'm manning the booth I'll use it to carry any "must have one me at all times items".

BTW~Katies Rose Cottage Designs was great to work with. I was quickly given updates on the bags status and I ordered it on a Friday, it was shipped out on Saturday and arrived on a Monday. I would highly recommend ordering from Lori and Kristin, their things are beautiful to boot!

I've been busy the past few weeks with things for All That Jazz and our annual Antique Festival we have downtown. Wanna see pictures? I knew you did!

Lots of chalkboards for the taking.

I've been working with some techniques Rosemary from Villabarnes uses and was kind enough to share with her readers. You use gesso over gray paint to get the whitewashed effect. I'm not sure if I am liking it or not. Rosemary's pieces look so much better than mine! She is a master!

This pair was originally a gold/bronze color.

This sign was U.G.L.Y. Green with yellow, brown and pink flowers.

ASCP~ Old White and Coco

Furniture is always a must. It seems I am painting one piece after another right now. I am still using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint mostly. It is rather spendy but I just love it and you can whip out the pieces so much faster than with latex paint.  I've been having fun mixing colors and have painted pieces in a pink, lavender, antique green and beachy green~colors that ASCP don't offer. I still need to get brave and try some color washes and mixing color into the wax.

I am wanting to try a few other paints I've been reading about, the Cece Caldwell line which is completely natural and non toxic and I'm dying to use Marion of Miss Mustard Seeds' new line of Milk Paint she has coming out next month. I've also been seeing a paint line called La Craie. It seems to be a lot less well known but they have absolutely beautiful colors. I have had a bit of a hard time finding an online site to order from that is easy to navigate though.

Provance with gilding  accents.

The beachy green color I custom mixed.

Old white and Coco.

Hope you are all well and having a wonderful week!


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

You are such a sweetheart!! Thank you for the precious comments :)
I love love your pieces that you have been working on! I think your gesso things came out great ~ I have been really anxious to try that too ~

Have a great day!

Jenna said...

Hi Sares, Everything looks just wonderful! I love the Beachy green cabinet. I think the candle sticks and the children's busts came out fantastic...very neat! Have fun at the antique festival and enjoy that new bag :o) Hugs Jennifer

Ranch Girl Diaries said...

What a darling bag!! It is so you! ;-) I will check out their site, do they have an Etsy shop? Stay cool this weekend! Miss you! xo

BG said...

Love everything! The grey/gesso looks fabulous Sares . . . you have become quite the expert with the paintbrush and are such a terrific inspiration.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Hi Sares! You won our giveaway!! Can you email me with your address and I will give you more information ~

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sares,

Your new bag is lovely and will be the perfect accessory for the Antique Fair. I love all your painted pieces and thanks for showing us.
Enjoy the weekend and the Fair.




Your new bag is fabulous. Love the details!


Valerie said...

Your pieces are so beautiful and just amazing! You are incredibly talented!!!