Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sneak Peek at where the magic happens!

Haha...well the creative magic anywhooo.

I always wonder how other people create their vintage decor/furniture.  Like, are you organized and logical with a plan on what Antique or vintage piece of furniture you will paint and whether you'll use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint or Miss Mustard Milk Paint?  or are you like me and completely random and make split second decisions in complete chaos.  I do not make decisions on paint until I have a brush in my hand and am staring at my choice of colors!  Creating for me always starts with a plan...but I rarely follow it.

I use lots of different paint brands, Valspar, Sherwin Williams, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint and soon to be American Paint Company!!  I also use many different mediums to seal the finish.

I have a garage full of furniture that I am working on.  I am preparing for the Lodi Ca Street Fair.

I am always on the look out for a good deal on vintage/antique furniture.  I rent a space at Secondhand Rose, Lodi Ca and it's not very when a large piece sells it usually leaves a gaping whole.  So my plan is to have 3-4 pieces finished and ready to go in the shop at all times.

I have only been selling my His & Her Restoration furniture since October of  2012 at Secondhand Rose, so I am very much in the midst of a huge learning curve.

If you have any tips you would like to share or have pictures of your work space...I'd love to see them.


  1. I think what you are doing is great! I usually decide on a color right before I paint too. I try to use what I have on hand since I buy so much oops paint.

    1. Thank you Susan! So glad to know I am not the only one that just wings it with my color choices! I buy oops paints quite a bit as well and mix my own colors. It's so funny, because the bolder the color I paint a piece...the more people love it! I am finding that people like to have one piece of furniture in room that is somewhat bold and whimsical! Glad you found my blog and I am definately a new reader on yours~!