Category Archives: Maison Blanche

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!

French Antique Furniture

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

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!*

 

 

Icy Roads again…

The roads are icy and school is cancelled. So we are home snuggled on the couch. Shop from the comfort of your pajamas! Free Shipping on everything today! Just click the SHOP tab and enter FREESHIP at checkout. Offer good until midnight tonight!

 

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Fall Workshop Schedule

Here are the dates for our upcoming workshops!  Register before they fill up!!

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

Come learn all the ins and outs of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.  From mixing to distressing and waxing you will leave with a finished piece.  All paints and supplies are provided.  Bring your own small piece of furniture.  Class attendees will receive a 10% discount on any paint purchases they make the night of the class!

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 Painting Pumpkins with Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture Paint!! 

Everyone will get to paint 2-3 artificial pumpkins using our premium chalk-based paint.  These will be fabulous decor that you can use for years to come.  All paints and supplies (including pumpkins) included.  Grab a friend and join us for this fun painting event!!

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ADVANCED Chalk-based paint  – Date TBD

We will learn how to apply Le Dirt Antiquing Dust, Organza Shimmer Coat, Translucide Furniture Glaze and the learn a  two-color distress technique.  This will be a FUN class!!

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Maison Blanche Chalk -based Paint  $95

Come learn the basics of this fabulous chalk-based paint!  From painting, distressing, waxing and buffing you will leave with a finished piece!  All paints and supplies are provided.  Bring your own small piece of furniture.  Class attendees will receive a 10% discount on any paint purchases they make the night of the class!  

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Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint  $95

Come learn all the ins and outs of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.  From mixing to distressing and waxing you will leave with a finished piece.  All paints and supplies are provided.  Bring your own small piece of furniture.  Class attendees will receive a 10% discount on any paint purchases they make the night of the class!

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New Summer Hours!!

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New Summer Hours:

Mondays 10-5

Tuesdays  CLOSED

Wednesdays  10-5

Thursdays  10-5

Fridays  10-5

Saturdays  11-3

Sundays  CLOSED

New in Store – May 4, 2013

rusty wire lampshade

rusty wire lampshade

glitter ribbon

glitter ribbon

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new messenger bags

new messenger bags

mossy truck

mossy truck

gray & white sideboard

gray & white sideboard

abstract art

abstract art

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campaign

crown sidetable

crown sidetable

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hens

red

red

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