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Painting for yourself or your customer?

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® English Yellow

At a recent workshop someone asked the question “what is the color that sells?” Well thats the million dollar question we all want to know.

But do you really want to paint to your customer or do you want to extend your artistic range and paint what inspires you? Lately I’ve been doing a little soul searching as to “who I’m painting for”.

I’ve been wanting to try English Yellow for so long now I’m practically drooling but I’m thinking is anyone going to buy a piece of furniture in English Yellow? Yes!  I would. You know why? Because its different. And there is a painted piece for every body out there.

So I’m off to paint a pretty little coffee table in English Yellow by Annie Sloan. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Oh, and how quickly it sells.

Come and see us at our store in Yorba Linda, Something Borrowed Something Vintage

*Pictures from Pinterest

New Venture Is Under Way

Hey there, long time no bloggy! Well I’ve been just a little busy as usual! I can’t sit still. I do think, wait, I do know I have a problem!

So without much further ado I present to you Something Borrowed Something Vintage Party Rentals! I have decided to go full time (or as much full time as a mom to 3 busy kids can go) into the wild and crazy world of weddings!

I no longer am selling in the fabulous Orange Circle! Boo hoo!!! Only because I can’t possibly do both businesses and stay sane. Its all good though, I’m ready for a change.

Bring it on!

a sneaky peeky into my vintage warehouse….

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Much love and blessings!!

Lisa Jayne xoxo

Awesome DIY Furniture Blog

This is my newest  favoritist blog. I love a great transformation! While looking through Pinterest like I do EVERY night for furniture inspiration I came across this blog and practically pinned every transformation!

It’s called Better After and it’s exactly that. If you have a piece of furniture that you’ve transformed send in a before and after pic. Maybe you’ll be featured next!

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I have a desk just like this waiting for me to do this….yay looks great!

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I think this one is my favorite…love the yellow and the birdskristenfafter

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No, maybe this one is my favorite. Do you know how many of those ugly ole’ plastic front dressers there are at the GW??? To think I’ve always passed them up. I think I feel a thrift store run coming on….

Anywho go check out this site….Better After

Be Blessed, XO Lisa

Coral Dresser Transformation

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Before, this dresser was already a looker

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But then I mixed a little of this paint I got free from the dump…

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with this red paint I already had in my stash…

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To make this beautiful salmonly coral color…is salmonly a word? hmmmm, nope don’t think so but it looks good!

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Add a little primer to my dresser to equal this….

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Stunning Transformation!

Again,

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I was already in love with it before, but now…. IMG_5848

muahhhh!

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Love it…

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Striped detail on top…

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pretty feet

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sprayed the hardware, satin 

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I replaced a few drawer stops

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I even put out a drop cloth, I’m getting careful in my old age.

I’m calling this dresser South Beach. Just reminds me of urban modern chic in Florida and the color issss fabulouuuuus…

What do you think?

Be Blessed XO, Lisa

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Update 4/8/13 SOLD!

Swedish Paint Finish, part 3

Here is the last installment of video on how to achieve a Swedish Paint Finish. Here we will be adding the last ingredient, wax. I use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint dark wax, you can probably use any dark wax you have.

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There is an extra special treat in this video, my daughter, Emma Jayne. She wanted to be my assistant, heheheh

Swedish Paint Finish Part 2

 

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So far I’ve given my coffee table a coat of milky white paint. Now that it’s dry I’m ready for stain. I used Minwax Grey stain. Here is the video on how to achieve a Swedish Paint Finish part 2, stain.

 

Grey Wood Stain Coffee table makeover

I recently received a free coffee table from my brother and sister-in-law. It has been in their house for quite some time and seen a few knock and bumps. But I happily took her off of their hands. My plan was to use some gray wood stain by Minwax to achieve the makeover look from my inspiration picture from a House Beautiful Magazine spread.IMG_5542

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All I have is a picture of the drawer for the “before” shot.

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This was my inspiration coffee table. I was a little confused how to achieve this paint finish. So I started by using some watered down white paint followed by gray wood stain by Minwax and lastly Annie Sloan Dark Wax. Followed by some sanding with fine grit sandpaper.

 

IMG_5549After! What do you think? I love it! At first it was a little too gray so I added some Annie Sloan Dark Wax and rubbed rubbed rubbed! Then I took fine grit sandpaper and sanded sanded sanded! Alot of the wax came off but it achieved the grainy look I was going for.IMG_5554IMG_5553

Once again

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Be blessed xo

 

Before & After

Hey there! Yesterday was a great garage sale day! I had a lot of fun with my mom and baby girl. AND I got an awesome piece of furniture that barely needed any fixing, meaning just a few screws tightened and a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Florence followed by a coat of clear wax.

 

Here is her before:

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And after:

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What do you think? I am in love xoxoxo

 

Be Blessed!

Vintage Home OC

February 3, 2013

So I need a new hobby like a hole in the head. But, unfortunately or fortunately I’ve found a new one. Sigh…

I’m loving making my own furniture. Here are a few places I’ve found inspiration. Ana-White.com and Shanty2chic.com

Here are a few pics of pieces I would like to attempt some day.

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Pottery Barn Teen

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Chimney Cabinet by High Falls Mercantile

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Inside of chimney cabinet with fixed shelves.

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Shanty 2 Chic, build in progress, actually almost complete!

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This came off of Pinterest. Unfortunately I don’t have the source. Building a ottoman should be easy..

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These are simple kid benches again from Ana White. I will not be attempting the doll house, at least I don’t think I will!

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This dining table centerpiece is also in process from Shanty 2 Chic.

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I don’t remember where this is from but it’s in my inspiration file.

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This sweet little table is via the Lucketts website. It’s so cute.

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Another little side table. From the blog Design Dining + Diapers.

 

Where should I start?

XOXO Lisa