Monthly Archives: January 2013

February Workshop Dates!

Hi Folks!  I’ve updated the SHOP and here are the February workshop dates:

Beginner/Intro to Maison Blanche La Craie Paint – Learn three different techniques on wood mouldings and then pick a project from our stash of frames & wooden trays to paint. You go home with your finished project, written materials, and the knowledge and confidence to tackle your own projects at home! 3.5 hour class time. Snacks and drinks provided. Attendees will get to purchase paint at a discount the day of the class!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH 9AM-12:30PM

Intro to La Craie "The Chalk" Paint

Intro to La Craie “The Chalk” Paint

Learning how to use Advanced Maison Blanche Products – Utilizing the new products (glacage, organza and Le Craque and Le Dirt). You will learn how to use these products, make sample boards and a work of art out of a cabinet door front. Written materials provided. 3.5 hour class time. Snacks and drinks provided. Attendees will get to purchase paint/products at a discount the day of the class!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH 9AM-12:30PM

Maison Blanche Paint Company Advanced Workshop

Maison Blanche Paint Company Advanced Workshop

Milk Paint Workshop – Bring a small piece that you can carry underneath your arm (think dining chair, small accent table, cabinet door, etc) to the class and learn how to mix, apply, seal and distress Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint! All paint and supplies will be provided. Take home your written materials, your finished piece and one quart of milk paint. Class time 3 hours. Snacks and drinks provided.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH 9AM-12PM

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint

We Will Be Closed

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Can you hear the angels singing?!?!

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The Reinvented Vintage studio will be CLOSED Thursday, January 17th – Monday, January 21st.  We will reopen on Tuesday, January 22 at 10am.

 

 

 

 

 

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Getting Back to Work

Whew, I don’t know about you, but for me, the rush up to Christmas was crazy!!  Getting all of my custom orders completed, my kids’ class Christmas parties to organize, baking, cleaning, shopping, (and some pretty serious tragedies going on with a few friends)…..it was almost too much to handle!  Everything got finished and my family was able to enjoy a wonderful mini-vacation at the amazing Big Cedar Lodge.

It was a much needed time of rest, relaxation, and family snuggle time.  🙂

Big Cedar Lodge

Big Cedar Lodge

Then we came home to celebrate Christmas and our city was blanketed with 10 inches of snow.  It was beautiful, until the power went out and we were without electricity (and heat) for FOUR days!  This Christmas was one we will never forget; we all learned to be extremely THANKFUL for what we have!

Sledding in the Backyard

Sledding in the Backyard

Snowfall

Snowfall

Backyard

Backyard

Today I was thankful to be back in my studio with a paint brush in my hand.  Boy it felt good to get working again!  I started painting this french provencal dresser in Wrought Iron.

Chalk Paint

Wrought Iron
Maison Blanche Paint Company
La Craie

AND, I received a new shipment of Maison Blanch Paint Company products! Woot!!  Woot!!  I now have three of the new colors in stock and the Le Dirt, Le Craque, and Organza.

Maison Blanche Paint Company

Le Dirt
Le Craque
Organza

Chalk Paint

St. Anne
Chocolat
Ceris

Here’s a quick rundown of the new products being offered by the Maison Blanche Paint Company:

La Craie now has 3 new colors:

St. Anne – Emerald Green

Chocolat – Chocolate Brown

Ceris – Cherry Red

Organza Shimmer Coat:  An acrylic, water based cream used to enhance the painted finish by adding a sheer metallic touch of elegance.  Paint over La Craie Paint to acheive a beautiful shimmer/shine top coat.  Comes in three colors:

Gold, Silver and Pearl Gold

$32.95 for 16oz

Le Dirt – Antiquing Dust:  A special detail that makes your painted finish look authentic and unique.  Pounce this dust into crevices and cracks of a detailed frame or furniture piece to achieve an authentic vintage look.  This powder also aids in polishing wax topcoats to a subtle sheen and settles into crevices as if collected over the centuries.  $16.95 for 16oz

Le Craque Crackle Medium:  Unlike many other crackle mediums on the market, Le Craque creates much more subtle, natural looking cracks in the painted or embossed finish.  A clear, water based medium.  $28.95 per quart

Glacage Embossing Creme:  A furniture refinishing texture medium used to transform furniture and cabinetry into fantastic custom creations.  Glacage is an acrylic, water based, thick texturing cream that mimics the look and feel of intricately carved wood.  Can be used in hundreds of ways!  $34.95 per quart

The new products are in limited supply right now and are not listed in my SHOP just yet.  So, if you are interested in purchasing, please email or call!

I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing holiday!  I am looking forward to seeing what 2013 brings!!