My Shop

The Empty Nest
92 Main Street Suite 102
between 4th & 5th Streets
Old Town Warrenton, Virginia

540-216-3044
10-5pm Monday-Saturday
The Empty Nest Winter Window


The Empty Nest is a place of beauty and inspiration. We offer carefully chosen vintage and antique items. I am a proud Stockist of Annie Sloan paint...the one and only Chalk Paint® decorative paint.

My name is Janet...The Empty Nest is my dream/now a reality!
If you would have told me back in the day that I would be an indie shopkeeper at age 62, I would have told you NO WAY!
Well here I am!!


Shop gal Carol is the Manager and also is the creative lady behind the gorgeous fabric lampshades.
Shop Gal Sue is a master with Annie Sloan Paint and has a reputation of being a fearless painter!
Shop Gal Tina works her magic with our beautiful antique lace and doilies as she nimbly hand stitches our incredible lacy lampshades.
The Empty Nest is very happy to be getting the much coveted reputation as a
'Destination' shop.
Whether you want to get creative in a workshop, need that special treasure for your house or unique handcrafted gift for a loved one.
The Empty Nest is the very place to begin your search.
See you soon!



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excited to find a second stockist 'in the area'..that is, within a reasonable drive of the DC metro area!! thinking of a FIELD trip out to Warrenton (with kids-in-tow...i may be crazy). I have a question about BRUSH strokes...i JUST got my first can of ASCP from Stifel and Capra in Falls Church. I've read that many people are saying the brush strokes 'disappeared' after the second coat...hmmm, not happening here. Any advice? I thinned the second coat a bit, but perhaps the brush strokes from the first coat are 'coming through'. The paint in the can when first opened was a smidgen thicker than latex paint! Going to get out a second 'sample' board and thin the paint from the get-to to see if if I have any better luck.

Beth said...

I was having the same problem. From what I knoe about paint, the brush can have a slight effect, but some friends of mine that have a store roll their paint on with a sponge roller. Leaves a nice effect.

Daisy said...

Good Morning! I am so glad I found your shop via Miss Mustard Seed! In her blog regarding her signing at your store is a picture of some china. I could not believe it when I saw the china! I have been looking for this pattern everywhere. It is the same pattern that my grandmother had and unfortunately by the time I inherited her set it was only a few pieces. Oh how I loved looking and eating on that china on special occasions when I was a child.
Would you send me more pictures, information on what you have? I am so excited, this has made my week!
Thanks so much! Daisy

Daisy said...

Good Morning! I am so glad I found your shop via Miss Mustard Seed! In her blog regarding her signing at your store is a picture of some china. I could not believe it when I saw the china! I have been looking for this pattern everywhere. It is the same pattern that my grandmother had and unfortunately by the time I inherited her set it was only a few pieces. Oh how I loved looking and eating on that china on special occasions when I was a child.
Would you send me more pictures, information on what you have? I am so excited, this has made my week!
Thanks so much! Daisy

Debbie said...

I recently painted a nightstand in Coco and Old Ochre at your chalk painting workshop. I'm now working on finishing the entire bedroom suite and will send photos when it's done (it's looking great)! I have some picture frames that I would like to paint to match the room. They are currently a birds egg blue color and are made of metal, kind of like old tin ceilings. I want to paint them Old Ochre, but want to do something to make the ridges and detail show, and to have them go with the old ochre parts of the furniture, which is a bit distressed. Should I 1) paint them coco first then old ochre, and gently sand them to have the coco show through, so they match how that was done on the furniture; 2) try using dark wax, sparingly; 3) use a mixture of light and dark wax, so it doesn't change the old ochre color a lot but still gives some antiquing; or 4) mix some coco paint into clear wax to make it a colored wax? I am not sure if I am able to sand, or need to rely on wax only, because I am afraid the blue color might show through when sanding. Any advice would be great. If you think you need to see them, I can plan a trip to the shop. Thanks.

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Lynn Schmidt said...

I wish I could visit your shop as it looks amazing. I love what you do and will have to be content following your blog. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents and ideas.