Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Marché aux Puces and Design Class - this weekend!

Get your paint brushes ready!!  Learn all you need to know to turn that cast off piece of furniture into the star of your home.  We will experiment on a table of Ann's that she was getting ready to discard anyway (just kidding Ann - it will be beautiful!).  Along with basic techniques I will discuss two color painting, distressing techniques, waxing for an antiqued look and so much more.  The class starts at 11am on Sunday, June 6th at the shop.  Please call or email for a reservation.

Also, as promised, here is my husband Frank's finished credenza:

In the before photo on the left, you can see the contrast of the old finish with the new.  On the right, you can see how the new finish really brightens the piece.  I painted one coat of Benjamin Moore's French Canvas over the existing painted finish (after a light sanding), then distressed it down to the cream and further to the mahogany wood.  The final finish shows just a little of the cream through the French Canvas.  I left the back panel in the original cream for contrast.  It looks great - n'est-ce pas?

P.S. - Don't forget that this Saturday is our Annual Marché aux Puces.  It will start at 9am at the shop - lots of bargains, so come early!

Au Revoir!  Rachel
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