Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Let's Paint

Since I started chalk painting I've only used Annie Sloan chalk paint which by the way I love!  It is easy (although it can be a bit pricey), all you have to do is shake & paint.   It covers over practically anything without sanding or prepping.  So lately I decided to give a couple of other paint lines a whirl.  I used American Paint's wonderful color called Shoreline on a sweet little rocker; love their paint.  Next I tried the infamous Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - range of colors are great but I wasn't satisfied with my 1st attempt to my beautiful library table.  I used French Enamel but it was too coastal blue for my taste.  I then added Ironstone to the French Enamel, still not satisfied.   All I can say is that it is a work in progress - I will post my finished piece and let you know what I think of MMS overall.  Toodles!

Sweet little rock in American Paint - Shoreline


                                                  Before   -    Library table

In Process

Come back to view the finished piece ~ Karen

Monday, May 26, 2014

Monday Chair #5

Happy Monday & Happy Memorial Day!

The red, white & blue adirondack chairs are a perfect Monday chair to sit and start the day saying "thank you".  Foremost for me is thanking God for another beautiful day, another day to honor our country and what Memorial Day's initial sentiment was.  Make sure to enjoy today with family & friends.  So if it's that beach trip, BBQ, super sale, block buster movie or just lazing around,  take the time to celebrate our freedom and remember those who fought to honor it.  Toodles & Happy Memorial Day!

Just add that cool drink!


Monday, May 19, 2014

Monday Chair #4

Happy Monday!  Here we are more than half way through May already, pretty soon it will be Christmas, hah hah! Today as I prayed I asked for direction and expansion of time for this week. So many things to accomplish like moving our furniture out of one storage and bringing it all to the studio for organizing & painting, getting some pieces completed, staying on top of what paints & supplies we need, tagging & cataloging both prices & colors. God will not give us more than we can handle, I have to keep that in the forefront of my mind.
Whitehousebluegarden with manyfinethings is now in Vintiques in the heart of Old Towne in the Orange Cirle. If you are in the area check us out in booth #150, we have both furniture pieces and accessories. Check out our pieces on Vintiques Facebook page for May 17 and also some of the pieces for sale below.

Oh & yes the comfy Monday Chair!

Toodles ~ Karen

Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

I know, I know today is not Mother's Day but I decided to spend yesterday with my mother who is 82, you go mom!  I didn't want to waste our precious time on blogging until today. I also spent time with my daughter, granddaughter, sister & nieces. What a great day we had.  Now whose chili beans are better; mine or Chubby's?  We will let Pop's decide. So I trust all of you had a restful, special, blessed, easy going day.  The Monday Chair will be back next week.  Toodles!


Monday, May 5, 2014

Country Roads

It has been a busy week for me in the world of chalk painting.  As of  May 1 (Happy birthday Julie) my sister & I are excited that our furniture and accessories are now available at Country Roads, Old Town Antique Circle in Orange, Ca.  For those of you that say you can't do it, you can!  We were told that we would be on a waiting list a mile long and that it would be difficult to get in - well we got in in a matter of hours, not months! Proverbs 3:5-6 says to trust God, step out of your boat and lean on Him. He is no respecter of persons.   If you are in the area come in and visit us. #124; they are open everyday from 10:00 - 5:00.   We have brick floors, high ceilings and an industrial looking space - love it!

Toodles! ~Karen

Monday Chair #3

Happy Monday - A new week and a new month; the merry month of May. May flowers, Mother's Day.
Today I'm sharing another Monday Chair - today it is a bench.  I gave the bench below to Fats on his 40th birthday and as you can see by the placard, it has weathered many a storm and blistering heat.  Recently I decided it needed some refreshing, so I painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Arles (which is a pale yellow), added the cushion and pillows and wahlah!  Another one of my favorite places to sit and for me to say "hello Lord".  Is the color fun? Makes you happy - toodles!

The definition of hap.py - feeling or showing pleasure or contentment, fortunate, lucky (I believe in favor), favorable, merry, joyful, grateful.

I know this is not real but a rubber toy - isn't he cute?  How much more could a real happy person make one's day or week better?  Go out a bless someone with happiness!

Enter into the joy of the Lord - Matt 25:21