Hope you’re all enjoying summer! Even though I’ve been working around the clock, I still savor each and every glorious day this time of year. If there was a way to magically stretch our Michigan summers from several weeks to nine months, I’d do it! In a heartbeat!
I scheduled a special week day workshop for Wendy who flew in from California. We needed to coordinate the class with her summer vacation to Michigan. We usually teach on the weekends but it would have fallen over the 4th of July weekend and quite honestly, I hate giving up my weekends ~ especially during our short summers when I could be spending it at the lake with my family.
Kodak Moment with Sheila, Wendy and Peggy
photo courtesy of Wendy
When I added the Tuesday workshop, I was skeptical it would fill up but it sold out right away ~ shows you how much I know! I guess I’m not the only one who cherishes their weekends!!
Enough rambling… lets get to the good stuff!
Wendy brought in an old drum table to refinish. There was quite a bit of contrast between the dark stain and the chippy white paint.
Applying Kentucky Mint as a Base Coat
Johnston Daffodil sealed with APC’s Clear & Light Antiquing Wax
Wendy’s friend Peggy brought in a neat shadow box end table to refinish
Sheila was the third friend of this trio and was a true delight! She brought in a large frame to a bulletin board.
She painted a quick layer using CeCe Caldwell’sMemphis Blue, waited for it to dry then layered over it in either CeCe’s Destin Gulf Green or American Paint Company’sBeach Glass. I can’t remember now which one she used because the colors are virtually the same between the two lines.
Sheila’s bulletin board frame turned out so cool and I wish you could feel it. She did a lot of wet distressing with a damp rag which made her frame feel as smooth as butta!
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This next table was painted in one of my favorite color combinations. It’s beautiful in and of itself and creates the most beautiful glaze or wash over other colors. The color I’m talking about is Cinco Bayou Moss from CeCe Caldwell’s which is the same as Desert Cactus from American Paint Company.
This was applied over Virginia Chestnut from CeCe’s which is the same as Wild Horses from American Paint Company. I can’t remember which was used as it’s another duplicate color between the two lines. No matter what you call it, this color combination is so sophisticated. Can you tell I like it?
Corey scored this small fireplace mantel at a local flea market. It was in pretty rough shape when she came in but after a quick base coat of brown, it was already taking on an entirely different look. and had already received it’s first coat of white by the time I shot this picture.
She painted it in either Home Plate by American Paint Company or Vintage White by CeCe Caldwell’s ~ another duplicate color. It’s been so busy this month that I can’t remember what I did this morning let along a couple weeks ago.
I LOVE how she wet distressed back to the brown and the original wood finish!
She wasn’t able to finish it the day of the class but it was already looking VERY cool when she left!
One of the girls who came to our workshop had won our FREE workshop Giveaway. Her mom actually won the giveaway but she gave the gift of creativity to her daughter for her birthday. How cool is that?
Kate was so appreciative of her gift and loads of fun; her personality shined through the transformation of her old stereo cabinet. How adorable is this? She layered it in Destin Gulf Green and Santa Fe Turquoise then inserted a fresh piece of Chevron fabric and BAM
And then there’s Tiffany, there’s nobody quite like Tiffany. Self proclaimed my biggest stalker, she know’s her stuff and gives a whole meaning to the word hilarious. I think she has more energy than the Energizer rabbit. She’s probably thinking “hey Shell, are you EVER going to write this post?”
Tiffany brought in the most adorable vintage cupboard and quickly gave it a nice base coat of brown.
Then she started using everyone’s left-over colors to create a funky old-world finish by dry-brushing and layering color after color. She was painting away like a mad woman; must have burned 800 calories ~ lol. I need to learn from her as I continue to gain!!
Here’s the finished product!! How fun is this!!
Carol painted an antique sewing cabinet with a base coat of white
She wanted a turquoise color but CeCe’s Santa Fe Turquoise was a little too bright so we added in a little Destin Gulf Green to tone it down a little. She took her time to meticulously paint and wet distress her piece to perfection!
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a hui hou ~ Shelly