Monday, July 15, 2013

Ceramic Knobs

What a busy day at Loot!  I got in a huge order of ceramic knobs earlier today and I had to figure out a way to display them at the shop. 
Look at the gorgeous hand painted designs on these knobs!
I went to the local auction this week and I won a huge stack of vintage frames.  I remembered seeing a peg board in one of the frames when I was loading them into my storage unit.  I went out and dug through the pile of frames and found the perfect display piece for my knobs.
The peg board was already cut down and attached to this old, gold frame.  I love it when things come together unexpectedly.

I also ordered a large, chevron stripe stencil, so I decided to dress up the peg board with a little Chalk Paint® design.  I painted the frame by dry brushing Florence Chalk Paint® over it lightly, allowing the gold to shine through.  I painted the whole board with French Linen and then stenciled the chevron stripes with Old White.  I love that Chalk Paint® sticks to any surface and dries so fast.  This project only took me about an hour.

An idea, an hour, and a bit of Chalk Paint® is all it took to create the perfect display piece for my knobs.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Emile Dresser

A Loot customer brought me their dresser for a cottage makeover.  They chose Emile Chalk Paint mixed 50/50 with Pure White to create a pretty, soft purple.

The vintage, maple dresser has great lines and just needed some new hardware and Chalk Paint to complete the cottage makeover and update the look. 

I painted two coats of the Emile and Pure White mixture of Chalk Paint®. I distressed all the edges and then finished the dresser with Annie Sloan clear and dark waxes, making sure the dark wax stuck in all the grooves.

Replacing the hardware, with these oil rubbed bronze cup pulls, gave this piece a whole new look. I love the way the oil rubbed bronze bin pulls tie in with the dark wax along all the edges of this dresser.
We sell these classic, flat finished, cup pulls at Loot for $4.99 each.  I can also ship them, so feel free to contact me to purchase what you need for your next project.

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