Time Flies!

I honestly have no idea how it has already been 8 months. That is 2/3 of a year!

This has been an amazing journey. I am looking forward to the future and working to adapt both the store and myself to what it holds.

One thing coming together is making Reinvented Vintage a more community oriented space! We are starting to offer a new style of class, what I am calling “Make-And-Take.” These are classes that bring together local artists and community members. The artists lead a class in a afternoon (or morning!) of fun, laughter and learning.

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Making Snow People with Redeemed Home Goods!

Our next Make & Take workshop:

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March 4th 2-4pm with Audrey of Ridgewood Shop!

Besides bringing in guest artists, I am also working towards having a majority AR Made products (the non-vintage kind that is!).

Some as far away as Fayetteville, with a lot closer to home! Some of our AR made:

Come see me (and all of these great products) at the shop Tues-Sat 11-6! ;D

Hope to see you soon!

-Annabelle

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Painted Antique French Furniture – Examples of The Art of Highlighting

Another great post by FrenchFinds!

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French Antique Furniture

Lots of people love the different colours we use on our French furniture at FrenchFinds and lately we’ve had a lot of requests for highlighting. Over the years we have painted a lot of french antique furniture ourselves but have also matched bespoke requests. The term ‘highlighting’ is pretty  self-explanatory but for those of you that want to have gain an insight I would be happy to explain with some examples!

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What is Highlighting?

Highlighting is essentially the use of contrasting colours to bring out a feature, usually a carving or recess, on a piece of french antique furniture. It is generally used when one single solid colour makes a French antique piece of furniture appear too blocky.

There are many forms of highlighting possible the main types are;

  • Traditional Highlighting, which is the use of a light colour on top of a dark colour in order to bring…

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How distressed do you want it? Examples of distressing antique French furniture

For anyone wondering what level of distressing to say they like – this post is here to help!

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Distressed antique French furniture

Lots of people love the aged, old, battered, shabby chic look on French furniture, something that gives the piece a used feeling to it.

For those antique furniture items that do not already have this with it, either because they are too new or they are too pristine, the look can be created in lots of different ways. The term used for making something look older or more worn, is one I absolutely adore, it is called ‘distressing’. Hence, I often end up asking the intriguing question to a customer, “how distressed would you like your French armoire/buffet/bed?”.

This is not a new phenomenon, items that were old in the late 1800’s were made to look even older by bashing coal into them, smacking them with bags of stone and artistically abusing them with a range of different stains.

Rubbing painted furniture down to give nicks and wear is one…

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Annie Omar is Coming to Visit!

The founder and mastermind behind Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture Paint is coming to Little Rock!!watchandlearndemo

Annie Omar will be here Friday November 4th & will lead a FREE watch & learn from 3:30 – 5:30pm that afternoon. Space is limited so call ahead to register! 501.350.4769

Instagram Giveaway

I am super EXCITED to announce our first GIVEAWAY!

Bear with me through all the legalese/required notices?  😉

GIVEAWAY: Win the chance to get into Vintage Market Days Little Rock early and then participate in one of our workshops to Reinvent your find!**

Prize – One (1) ticket to the September 23-25 @vintagemarketdayslittlerock early buying event & One (1) Workshop at @reinventedvintage

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Official Rules, Announcement, Terms & Conditions

To enter you must:

  1. follow @reinventedvintage
  2. tag 2 friends that might like to win also!

*Bonus (1 entry): Share this photo and comment “shared”

*2nd Bonus (1 entry): Like our FB page

Entries close Sept. 17th at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced Sept. 18th at 2pm. Prize must be picked up by Sept. 22nd at 6:00pm.

Winner must be 18+ (or have parental approval if a minor) & be able to participate in events located in Little Rock, AR – Workshops will be held either at our main store location (dates) or our secondary location in Hillcrest at Shoppes on Woodlawn (dates TBA).

**Winner does not have to use a piece found at VMDLR for workshop!

Information & helpful links:

https://vintagemarketdays.com/Market/little-rock/home

https://www.facebook.com/events/1913453708881195/

This giveaway is in no way associate with/sponsored by/endorsed or administered by Instagram/Facebook. By entering you acknowledge this and release Instagram/Facebook from any/all responsibility.

A big thanks goes out to Vintage Market Days Little Rock for providing the Early Buying Event Ticket!

Fall Workshop Schedule

We have two styles of paint we do workshops with, Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture Paint (Chalk Based Paint) and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. The cost is just $95/person, which includes instruction, ALL of your paint & ALL supplies! Just bring a small piece of furniture (chair, side table, 2-3 drawers from a larger piece, etc.), and walk out with a finished product.

If you don’t have a small piece but want to learn for future projects we have a Pickin’ Pile full of great project pieces. Just add $30 and you leave with a new updated piece for your home!

We are now offering other crafting project classes. Is there a Pinterest project you have been wanting to do, but haven’t gotten around to doing? Send us an idea and we can make it happen! Want to get a group together? We can schedule a private party just for your group!

You can register online, or call the store at 501-350-4769. Space is limited so register ahead of time!

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Current Workshop Schedule:

Saturday, August 27th – Maison Blanche Chalk Based Paint 1-4pm

Tuesday, September 6th -Maison Blanche Chalk Based Paint 6-9pm

Saturday September 17th -Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint 1-4pm

Tuesday Sep 20th – DIY Frame Jewelry holder 6-8pm*

Saturday September 24th – Maison Blanche Chalk Based Paint 1-4pm

Saturday October 1st – Maison Blanche Chalk Based Paint 10-1pm

Saturday October 15th – Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint 10-1pm

Thursday October 20th – DIY Fall Decor 4-6pm*

Friday November 4thAnnie Omar from Maison Blanche! FREE

* Price TBD

**Don’t see a date that works for you? Call and see about scheduling a private class!*

Summer Class Schedule

We have two styles of paint we do workshops with, Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture Paint (Chalk Based Paint) and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint! The cost is just $95/person, which includes instruction, ALL of your paint & ALL supplies! Just bring a small piece of furniture (chair, side table, 2-3 drawers from a larger piece, etc.), and walk out with a finished product!

If you don’t have a small piece but want to learn for future projects we have a Pickin’ Pile full of great project pieces! Just add $30 and you leave with a new updated piece for your home!

You can register online, or call the store at 501-350-4769. Space is limited so register ahead of time!

Use code SUMMERCLASSES to get 20% off scheduled workshops now until June 15th, 2016!

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Current Workshop Schedule:

Thursday, June 16th – Maison Blanche Chalk Based Paint 6-9pm

Saturday, June 18th – Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint DEMO 12-12:30pm & 4-4:30pm (free)

Saturday, June 25th – Maison Blanche Chalk Based Paint 1-4pm

Thursday, July 14th – Miss Mustard See Milk Paint Class 1-4pm

Saturday, July 23rd – Maison Blanche Chalk Based Paint 1-4pm

Saturday, July 30th – Maison Blanche Chalk Based Paint 1-4pm

Saturday, August 6th – Maison Blanche Chalk Based Paint 1-4pm

Thursday, August 18th – Maison Blanche Chalk Based Paint 6-9pm

Saturday, August 20th – Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint DEMO 12-12:30pm & 4-4:30pm (free)

Saturday, August 27th – Maison Blanche Chalk Based Paint 1-4pm

 

*Don’t see a date that works for you? Call and see about scheduling a private class!*

 

 

Cyber Monday Sale!

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Now through tomorrow at Midnight, save 15% site wide! Just click the SHOP NOW tab and shop away….then at checkout use the code CYBERMONDAY to redeem your savings!! Thank you for supporting us and other small businesses this holiday season!!  We appreciate you!!

Introducing Beth Quinn Designs!

We are so excited to announce that we are now carrying Beth Quinn Designs Jewelry!  From the very moment I found Beth Quinn Designs, I just knew I had to have her creations in my store!! And we are proud to be Arkansas’ exclusive retailer of these amazing pieces of art.

I love every single piece! These pieces are handcrafted by Beth in her Arizona studio. Each inspirational piece is made with loving care. They make for a meaningful gift for a friend, relative, daughter, mother, or even for yourself!!

Here is a sneak peek of just some of the designs. We carry many different necklaces for women and little girls, keychains, cuff bracelets and more!  Stop by the store to see the whole line!

 

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Weird Hours This Week Only!!

This week we are ONLY OPEN

Wednesday, August 13th 10am-5pm

Friday, August 15th 10am-5pm

Saturday, August 16th 11am-4pm

We appreciate your understanding!!  We will be back to normal hours next week!!  

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