Hello friends...happy Thursday !
I feel as though I have been neglecting all of you.
I am preparing for my BIG weekend with Annie and also fighting off a cold.
I have popped so many Zinc lozenges that I have lost count.
I do believe they are working because my cold never really peaked.
I am feeling much better after I took one whole day and did nothing but sleep.
My mantra these last few days has been
"I will not be sick..I will not be sick"
So Friday I head to Leesburg to set up for Annie's arrival and Saturday is the big
I am so excited about meeting all the participants that have registered.
Also to see all my fellow retailers again.
The Leesburg Workshop is going to be so special because we have a unique treat for Annie to enjoy.
Many of the area retailers will be showcasing a few of their best
and most creative painted pieces for Annie and all the guests to admire.
Our wonderfully loyal friend
Marian Parsons aka Miss Mustard Seed
will be displaying one of her inspiring painted pieces.
I can't wait to see what she brings.
I am looking forward to finally seeing Marian and Annie meet each other.
A match made in Heaven!
I feel very honored to also be showcasing a painted piece.
My little Gypsy dresser will be on display
along with the story I have written about her.
I am in charge of the Leesburg vignettes and because of that
I have been privy to all the photos of the pieces to be displayed.
Let's just say that this is going to be so special and these artists will knock your socks off!
Many of the pieces will be available for purchase, so be sure to bring an extra check.
You might see something you just HAVE to take home with you.
Although I have been super busy and not feeling too well, that has not stopped me from playing with my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ decorative paints.
Time for a little show and tell.
I spotted this Jasperware lamp on an auction site.
It sold for $100.
You might remember the lamp I painted to mimic the look here.
Last week I attended my local SPCA charity Rummage Sale.
Boy...did I find some fabulous bargains!!!
The minute I saw this metal lamp, I knew it was destined for greatness.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ greatness that is.
Is it perfect or What????
Here she is after two coats of Duck Egg Blue
Then I did a little dry brushing over all the raised details with Old White.
A nice coat of Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax™
(I love saying Voila!)
Not too shabby
So ladies...what's your pleasure
The $100.00 lamp...
Or the $11.00 thrifted lamp I picked up at a rummage sale?
Yeah...the shade is thrifted also...cuz that's how we Sloan Rangers roll
You might also be interested to know that I used exactly 3 tablespoons worth of
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™
With all due respect..You ladies who love your canned spray paint would have used up a whole can of
that non environment friendly stuff to get the same coverage I achieved.
And you most likely would have had to spray prime also because it was metal.
I'm guessing $5.00 for the can of paint and another $5.00 at least for a spray can of primer.
I also had no overspray...no odor...worked on my kitchen stovetop and did not have to work outside
I rest my case.
Can you tell I am not a spray paint fan.
Yikes....I probably lost at least 50 spray paint loving followers just now!
Oh well...such is life.
That's it for now...I will most likely not post again until I get back from
Boston, where I am playing with all my painting friends again.
I am so excited to meet
Shaunna from Perfectly Imperfect,
Jami from Freckled Laundry and
Amy from Maison Decor
at the Boston Annie Sloan Workshop
If you are in the Leesburg,Va
or Boston area come join us!
Until next time...be kind and stay creative!