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July Studio Nights – Featured Finish – Weathered Zinc Look

IMG_3479One of the finishes I teach in my Chalk Paint® 101 Class is the popular Weathered Zinc look.  Everyone loves it! It is one of my most requested finishes I do in my custom work as well!

So…that being said….Let’s do it in my July Studio Nights Class!

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I recently completed this fireplace makeover for a client using this technique.  They had a basic builder white fireplace with TV cabinet.

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Using Annie Sloan’s Graphite and Paris Grey Chalk Paint® and some Clear Soft Wax….

IMG_3456 IMG_3477Another makeover I recently did using the fun technique on this “Factory Faux” fake chippy clock.  It was a great piece…but even better with the Weathered Zinc makeover…

IMG_3490Doesn’t she look better?

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Special May Studio Nights

traySpecial Studio Nights in May!

I’ve been having a blast hosting Studio Nights in my Hueology Studio!  Everyone who has attended seems to have enjoyed it too!  One thing people have also enjoyed is taking a sneak peak into my home to see how I have incorporated my flea market finds and painted furniture into my decor.

So….that being said…I’m offering up quite a deal on the next Studio Nights….I will provide you with a wooden tray and all the paint and supplies needed to create a fun home decor piece….PLUS…a tour of the first floor of my home….which includes my master bedroom with my recent planked accent wall!

Sign up for May 29th @6:30 here!

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Here is a sneak peak at my Master Bedroom….Yes, I painted that mirror!

The Studio is OPEN!

studioafter4Come on in and take a look!  The studio is open and has already hosted 2 events!!!

studioafter2Welcome to the entry…and the “wash up” station!

I found this triple bar sink at an Antique Mall and paid $195 for it…I contemplated trying to do the plumbing myself.  I even watched a few You Tube videos, etc.  Something did not feel right about it and I ended up calling a plumber…pretty glad I did…it ended up actually being a complicated install, and the most expensive part of the studio.  If you look closely you can see that I had to raise the sink height to accommodate the new trap.  I bought some decorative wooden legs for $5.00 each at Home Depot and painted them to match the stainless steel!  I also purchased from Home Depot some faux tin panels to fashion the sink back splash. Just glued them right to the wall…super easy!  Now I have the perfect station for washing brushes, stencils and hands!!

studioafterI love my office nook!

studioafter3I spray painted an old brass chandelier with oil rubbed bronze spray paint, hung it, and then stapled draped burlap for the “ceiling”.  I painted the floor with Graphite Chalk Paint®, stenciled it using the Large Moorish Trellis Stencil from Royal Design Studio, and Old White Chalk Paint®.  I sealed the floor with Annie Sloan Lacquer.

I scored the rusty base of the desk from one of my favorite places, Shoppes on Patterson, in Greensboro, NC, and the perfect barn door from Simply Janelle Designs in Summerfield, NC.

This space is perfect for meeting with clients, and looking over sample boards!

studionightschalkboardI made a chalk board wall here….

wine + furniture+paint= Studio Nights

The next Studio Nights is February 27th from 6:30-8:30…or later….because who wants to go home that early after a night of FUN?!?!

studioafter6I’ve got a great food and beverage station and a fab refrigerator I painted with Provence Chalk Paint® and stenciled with the French Menu Lettering Stencil from Royal Design Studio using Old White Chalk Paint® and sealed with a Clear Finish from Artisan Enhancements.

studionightsHere are some photos from last months Studio Nights!

studionights2If you want in for the next one sign up ASAP!

It is designed for anyone who wants to have fun!  It is incredibly therapeutic!  Come learn, be inspired and find your inner creativity!

Closing out the year….

2015treeDid December happen??

I think it did?  I started out the month doing a kitchen cabinet job….completed a few custom jobs, somehow got my house decorated baking done, and all my shopping by December 25th!

December 26th I started working on the basement studio!!! Finally, after living in this house for a year I’m ready to turn it into a REAL life, open to the public, working studio!!!  I’m GIDDY!!!

studiobeforeThis photo was taken on August 4th, 2013…that is me standing in the workshop area of the basement on the day we first came to look at this house!  The day I started dreaming of having my very own heated and air conditioned workspace.  I had officially outgrown working in our 2 car garage year round.

In the past year I have done TONS of custom projects down here and this space has enabled my business to grow more than I could have imagined.  I’ve been very blessed this past year!

I’m closing out the last few weeks of 2014 working diligently to prepare this space to open up to meet with clients, work on projects and host Studio Nights and other events for YOU!  My goal is to provide you with a creative space to come and be inspired in and work on your own projects and share with others….or just hang out and drink wine!

2015 will also be dedicated to Kitchens.  I will be hosting monthly workshops for those of you who want to paint your own kitchen cabinets.  I will also be doing one kitchen a month for clients and will feature these monthly on the blog!

I’ve also been asked by the folks at Urban Compass to participate in a blogger project called Starter Stories.  Urban Compass is a super cool new website designed to connect those looking for NYC Apartments to their perfect place and neighborhood based on their personality.  I like the concept because your personality really does determine the dwelling and location of your dwelling that is right for you….whether it be in NYC or in the middle of a corn field!

Phew…that is a lot going on for 2015…but I’m ready!!  I leave you with a sneak peak of some things going on in the official Hueology Studio

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Amazing how much just plain old paint can change EVERYTHING!!

Coming Soon – Studio Nights!

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I’m super excited to open my home studio in

January 2015!

 

For the last year I have gotten so many requests for classes in which you bring a small piece of furniture or decorative accessory to make over.  I used to teach this class at Total Bliss…and it was a huge success.  So, why did I stop???

Space Issues

Simply put, there is just not enough space in the Total Bliss shop to successfully host this class.  Beginning in January 2015, I am going to open up my home studio for guests to come and use my paints, waxes, brushes, stencils, etc for you to repurpose a small item!

I’m working on pricing and a schedule…but stay tuned to my blog and Facebook and I’ll keep you informed!