Monday, April 25, 2011

Market Monday -Coastal Chic Signs

Victorian Parlor Chairs
Wheels on the front curved feet...
Painted and distressed with
double welting trim
on a soft triple washed
drop cloth upholstery-
looks and feels like old soft linen.
Great for the extra seating at the
beach house!


 Lucketts Fair 2010



 Oh yes it is...
This is one of my favorite times at the shop...
Getting ready for summer inspirations.  
The above were from last year 
but you will see some of these favorites again 
and many newly inspired.

What inspires you 
for summer decor???

For me....
Vintage signs in Maine
Yep...I had the calamari, mmmmmm

AND
I am loving the combo of

TURQUOISE
&
RED

Remember how this works...

Here is how:

1.  Leave a Comment and FOLLOW here
2.  Go visit someone who commented on this post
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Why not find a new place to visit,
follow if you like what you see.
Spread the love huh?

COME ON!
I will try to visit everyone who comments
and leave them a note too.

Molly
Thanks to my new followers and all my new pals I am meeting along the way!
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Furniture Feature Fridays

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April Sale at Chartreuse & co. - Eye candy!

Little potting table,
would make a great console table
with a shelf for all your equipment
It says in chalk,
The earth laughs in flowers.
 Lovely French chairs...completely redone!
Triple washed drop cloth fabric with double welting.
Painted and distressed wood...mmmm
a toile pillow...MMMMM

 Hand painted pillows
 Desk with cubbies...oh I love cubbies!
 Bud vases from vintage silver
 Pendants galore!
 Birdie mirrors
 Victorian parlor chairs 
with wheels on the front!
 Ball jar dispensers 
and a perfect little farm table for two!

 My art...what I really love to do....



 Gotta love a cubbie you can write on!
 Bird house burlap lamp
This was a mess...now all pretty in a lovely shade of blue...
top is stained dark.
It says n it
The Earth laughs in flowers.

 Oh so much to see in my little shop at Chartreuse and co.
Come and see us.
You can finds directions at the link below.


Molly
Furniture Feature Fridays

Chick Picks in the news...

Link here! 
click below


 HOW exciting!  
All things royal is getting press!!!  
I made these custom signs for 

Come on, 
to honor the commoner herself,
bride to be Kate Middleton!

Sale going on this Friday and Saturday.  
Also the Keep Calm Carry On series 
but oh so much more to see!!!
Go see!

Molly

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Market Monday Easy as 1 2 3 - Signs

Come join in, visit and get to know more like you.
WELOME

Here is how:

1.  Leave a Comment and FOLLOW here
2.  Go visit someone who commented on this post
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Why not find a new place to visit,
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Spread the love huh?

COME ON!
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and leave them a note too.

OK Signs...
I love them,  love the written word,
love French (can't speak it or read it),
like the graphic nature of them,
 like to make them...
I love doing large scale on salvaged wood
 but I also kick out some smaller styles
 for sale in my shops.
 
In my last post I gave you a peek
at the shiny new...

While that is fine...I like
patina.
I want it distressed and aged
and full of layered goodness.

So I use my handy dandy palm sander. 
I use The Mouse.
   It is shaped like a little iron and works great for me.

I rough up everything a bit...
don't be finicky or nervous...just go for it.

I then use Briwax that can be found
at better furniture stores.
This time I used light brown. 
I also use a cheap chip brush and rubber gloves. 
This stuff is smelly and stains!
(You can look up a previous post I did on waxing
for more info.)
 
I apply it liberally and
smudge,
technical word,
it into all the nooks and crannies.

If I want it very light, I rub off immediately
If I like it darker, I let cure about 30 min. or so, then buff lightly.
It is a dramatic change when side by side
with the non-waxed.
After the wax cures,
I just rub lightly with a soft cloth or paper towel.
I love the depth the wax gives you...the patina of age.

All my signs are available at my shops. 

So,
 leave some love and pass it along.
Go visit someone new .
I met so many new friends
and discovered some cool things along the way.

Do I need to make a button?? 
I am challenged sometimes...
I mean if I could just paint a button
or something.

Thanks for joing in...
Molly



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