What’s In My Paint Bag?

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What's In My Paint Bag?

Hello Friends, Today I am joining some other talented blog friends and furniture painters for “What’s In My Paint Bag?” blog hop.  Coco from The Crowned Goat is organizing this fun blog post where each of us take you a little behind the scenes and share with you our favourite paints, tools and supplies and how we organize our workspaces.  While the post is entitled “What’s In My Paint Bag”, I don’t actually do any painting on site, so my…

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diamond point, antique sale, etc.

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diamond point, antique sale, etc.

Happy Sunday friends, I’ve been M.I.A. on the blog, but I’ve actually been very busy preparing for my first Antique Sale.   Since the space I will be exhibiting is not very big, I’ve decided to sell “smalls” instead of large pieces of furniture with the exception of a dining room set, but more on that to come.  I’ve been painting small items to take with me, sewing pillows, painting vintage mirrors, candleholders, etc. and I will try and give…

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METALLIC SILVER NIGHT TABLES

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METALLIC SILVER NIGHT TABLES

Hello Friends, So I had these two basic, kind of “blah” night tables. I knew they could be given some personality by letting them shine with metallics. While my own personal style is not very big on “bling”, in some cases small accent metallic pieces bring life to a room.  I love all white rooms, but the key to make an all white room look right is to add lots of texture, whether it be in a rug, a piece…

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Spring Forward!

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Spring Forward!

So it may not officially be “Spring” yet, but for me “springing” our clocks forward really gets me in Spring mode.   I love the season of Spring.  What is there not to love?  Longer and warmer days, new growth and renewal, and the smell of fresh air after being cooped up all winter. Right about this time, I love injecting just a few touches to celebrate the new season, especially florals, whether faux or real, or changing up the…

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Meet “Ocean Breeze”

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Meet "Ocean Breeze"

Hello friends, If you love turquoise then you are absolutely going to love this new limited-edition colour from Country Chic Paint called Ocean Breeze.  It is one of 6 colours released in their new Spring Colors. If you are like me, with no Spring weather in sight, well at least we can enjoy some new Spring Colors! I was so happy to see a new “blue” in the Spring line-up of paint colours and it does not disappoint. Make room…

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pearl·es·cent

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Pearl Dresser & Mirror

  Hello Friends, I recently had a client bring me an antique dresser to paint.  Her request was that it be painted off white, but with a bit of a pearlescent shimmer.  I tried a few different scenarios, but in the end we settled on using Pearl Wax from the Country Chic Paint line.  She wanted the pearly finish to be very subtle.   The dresser was painted in equal parts Simplicity and Vanilla Frosting Country Chic Paint, which gave me…

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Painting 101 Workshop

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Hello friends.  I have often been asked in the past if I offer painting classes.  Well, I am pleased to announce that I am partnering with Le Déjà Vu vintage store to teach a hands-on beginner’s workshop.  This beginner’s class will focus on becoming comfortable with paint, different distressing methods, layering and applying clear and dark waxes. So if you are local, come join us for a fun afternoon.  Bring your own small piece of furniture or accessory to paint.…

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VALENTINE BOOK BUNDLES

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Hello friends.  With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought I would share this cute little DIY project.  Styling with old discarded books is an inexpensive way to create pretty vignettes. For this project, simply gather a bunch of old books or purchase some at your local thrift shop.  I chose some with hard covers and some with soft covers.  I tore off the cover and spines on the soft covered books.     I mixed up various shades of…

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OH LA LA, GIRLY, GIRLY!

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Hello Friends.  It’s been a while since my last post!  You may have noticed Orphans With Makeup has a brand new look.  I hope you find the new site cleaner and easier to navigate.  Many of you were having trouble loading my old site on your mobile devices, so I hope this has solved the problem.  One of the features that you will find different is in the “Gallery”.   Now when you click on one of the images, it…

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MOST POPULAR PROJECTS 2015

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“So this is Christmas And what have you done? Another year over And a new one just begun…….” John Lennon – So This Is Christmas It’s hard to believe we are at the end of another year.  Today I am sharing my most popular furniture makeovers of the past year with a few diy/craft projects in between.  So without further ado…. Spring Greenery Buffet White-Washed Dresser Bohemian Inspired Dresser DIY Up-Cycled Plate Chargers Layered Grey High-Boy Embossing Plaster Dresser A…

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