Thursday, September 29, 2011

"Billie"


BEFORE. Nice vintage desk with original town and country hardware.
Look at those carvings at the bottom... LUV it!

Hi Lovies,
Well here is that chippy luuvvvvvvv..desk I was tellin' ya about the other day. She is all done up in "Provence" from ASCP. Dark waxed it like a mutha' and TA DAAAAAA... I call her "Billie" Cuz' she's got some dirty blues honey! Hope you likey..

OH! I tried a new tool out  I read about...cabinet scrapers...I guess they are used in finishing cabinetry, ya' know..for like..SCRAPING!? ;)  BUT they also help with giving a chippy look!I got mine from ebay for $16.00 for 3 different styles of blade. I found the curvy one is the one I liked best. I even took video.. check it out..

*DISCLAIMER* I am not a video editor and I have no idea how to "Cut and/or Splice" so, sorry..your just gonna have to sit through the whole boring thing! hahha Just wanted to share how I achieved the chippy look (ALSO, some people do this same process with a razor blade..Yikes!)




I used Annie Sloan "Provence"

She had some very minor issues..nothing a little wood filler can't fix!





                                             Like butta'....


When it gets too chilly to paint outside,paint in...YOUR KITCHEN!

                                               
Here she is.....

























Happy painting girls and boys!
~Meliss

Monday, September 26, 2011

Oh mah' GAUD! (Gaudy Mirror, that is...)

Hi Lovey!
Well, I haven't been posting like a manic person lately becauuuusee I have furniture! Lovely Furniture! I found two really awesome dealers this past week and I have some sweet little pieces coming up that I KNOW your gonna' luv! I will be at ANOTHER Flea this weekend! If your in the North O.C area This Saturday, come on over sistah'! I will be at Magnolia Vintage Store's FIRST annual Flea Market. (Magnolia's) I decided to bring more furniture pieces this time..AS WELL as all my smalls.. Anywho, Back to my gaudyness! I got this mirror from Susie @  V n B Company. She gave me a GREAT deal and I immediately saw the potential in this old girl...


Whaaa... You don't see the potential here?? You will...... = )

Mmkay, you guys the routine by now, right? A.S.C.P Baby! I whipped out my chalk paint and let her rip...

Old White


I just shoved a piece of paper under the frame, for now...to get as close to the inside edges as possible when painting. I
Like to do this because, sometimes when you tape, you can't quite get close enough..This tricked seemed to work well!

All taped off, and first coat is applied.

2nd coat is on BUT I need to do all the recessed areas and little carved areas..

This stencil brush from  Michael's worked well in the more recessed and hard to get to areas.


Paintings done..Get to Distressing!


Nice and scruffy..

Apply your base coat of clear wax.

Then make your mash up! (Equal parts of clear and dark mixed together)

Cover everywhere you want an antiqued and aged look.


Get a glob of clear wax, and start removing the wax where you don't want it OR where you don't want it as heavy..
Look how easy this wipes off!




All Done..


VIOLA!



Thanks for stoppin' by..
Muah!

Meliss

* P.S, Here's a sneak peek into what is coming soon.... (Rubbing hands together) Muah ha ha ha ha 


Oh so...Chippy Shabby!









Chippy Luvvvvvvv...bow chica wow wow....


Monday, September 19, 2011

Long Beach Antique show...

Well, I DID it! L.B.C is ova' I had fun with my Sister, Genine the "Shabby Rabbit" (Turns out Shabby is HEREDITARY!)and my hubby, laughing and people watching. I still came home with more than I would have liked...and I wish I could be like woohoooooo! I sold EVERYTHING! I am completely out of inventory, I am a rock star, yadda yadda, blahzay blahzay"...  I will say this, the Long Beach Antique show is GREAT if you are a buyer because the prices there are basically along the lines of a swap meet WHICH in actuality, I told my husband that I want to go BACK as a buyer! So, I am really hoping that the Yorba Linda show I am doing in Nov. brings a better crowd..I got A LOT of compliments on my booth though! I was definitely the "Best Dressed booth there" If that counts for anything? =) .Lots of oohh's and ahhh's and second looks but alas, they were satisfied with just the opportunity to drool and fondle my items.... hahahha.Well, I am NOT discouraged I am looking forward to other shows maybe I just haven't found my own tribe yet...what do they say? " It's hard to soar like an eagle, when your surrounded by Turkeys!"  I did have a good time being with my family. YES, The whole familia came out! I did get a nice dinner too.. A Veggie Burger, fries and Strawberry shortcake! Here are some pics. for your viewing plesh-aahhhhhhhhh...

Here we are all loaded down...truck one of TWO!


Inside, filled too!

Waiting in line at ass crack of dawn, to get our spot..


Permit..CHECK!

And by 7 am..We were all finished setting up and ready for business!, Lookin' good Shabby LOCO!







See my trunk there in the left hand corner...lurve it!

Now, even though I was the prettiest belle of the ball....I still priced things to MOVE! FIRST edition Betty Crocker cookbook...$15 Dollars!



Antique flower frog $5

Vintage girls  hair pins..$4 bucks!


 Here are some picts from the rest of the show!!


LAH-UUVVVV That head! And have NO idea why?!

The other booths

Seltzer bottles, $15.... COOL!!!


Is this not the cutest!!!!

You guys KNOW I luv creepy old children's toys....


Hope you enjoyed the pics, and you WILL see me at another show! I just gotta' find ma' peeps, that's all!

On a high note...I DO have 3 new pieces waitin' on me though!! A cute little students desk with AWESOME Curvy legs, a low boy dresser, and a great mirror...Chat with you soon my lovelies!
~Meliss