Monday, 29 July 2013

'Typewriter' Milk Paint - Architects Desk

This Architects Plans desk was donated to me as it was being thrown out! it was very well used, but I love the long narrow draws with the old brass labels, and knew I could really bring it back to life.  I left it in my conservatory for about three weeks, undecided what to do with it - should I paint it? should I leave it as it is?
I eventually had my moment of inspiration and made the decision to paint it, as it is quite a masculine piece of furniture I decided on Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - 'Typewriter' which is a lovely soft black, I used the bonding Agent as I didn't want to have any chipping or distressing, I sanded the top and the draw pulls and simply oiled them with hemp oil.
This is a huge piece of furniture, and I was really pleased how it turned out, it sold at the Ardingly Antiques fair to a lady who is an artist, so I am really pleased that it will be used to store her pieces of art work.



Oh...and this is Alfie, he is our very lovable dog and was determined to be in this picture!
I will be posting my other Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint projects over the next few days.
Bye for now.
CJ

Friday, 26 July 2013

Ardingly Antiques Fair July 2013

It's been a hectic week, after my first ever stall at an Antiques fair, - I'm still trying to get my head around saying that!  Anyway I absolutely loved it, and I was overwhelmed with the very positive response for Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint -  bearing in mind that the brand is unheard of in the UK. (but not for much longer)


Below is my friend Sheelagh - who is such an amazing friend, and I can't thank her enough for the help and support she has given me.  She made the bunting for my stall - yards of it! and it is absolutely beautiful, she even enclosed a penny in each pendant to make it hang right - now that is  what I call a true friend! she worked so hard helping us setting up the stall, and chatting to people about Milk Paint - thank you so much Sheelagh, I must also say a big thank you to my wonderful husband who has supported me and helped me over the last few months and drove the van with all the furniture and paint in.  He really enjoyed the 2 days too.
We were so lucky the sun shone constantly for both days, and we met some really lovely people.  Can't wait to do it again!
Bye for now
CJ

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Almost There - A few Pics of What I'm taking to Ardingly

 I feel like I have been in total uproar for weeks, but finally everything is coming together and I'm almost ready for Ardingly.  Here's just a few  pictures of some of the pieces I have been working on, of course they are all painted in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint!.
French Graphic from the Graphics Fairy 3 drawer chest in Linen & Typewriter. 

Architects Desk - Typewriter and lots of Hemp Oil.

 French Enamel and Antiquing Wax.
French Graphic from the Graphics Fairy, with Boxwood.
Plywood bunting in each colour for my display Shelves.
 Display Cabinet, Kitchen Scale - Wax Puck, and Grainsack interior.
I will post more about these items and others, once Ardingly Antiques & Collectors Fair is over.
Bye for noe.
CJ

Monday, 8 July 2013

'Stop Press' - Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint at Ardingly Antiques Fair July 23 & 24

I have been 'super busy' over the last few weeks, painting as many pieces of furniture I can to take to Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair on 23/24 July.  I will be showcasing Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, and the complimentary products in the range.
Please come and see me if you are at the show, I would love to meet you and tell you about this wonderful new range.
You will find us in the shopping arcade.
I hope to post some pics this week of the pieces I will be taking  - all items will be on sale at the show.

Hope to see you there.
Bye for now
CJ

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