Monday, October 17, 2011

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

This is the BEFORE. My client had an old hutch cabinet, and wanted to give it a weathered look.

What normally would have taken several days with other lines of paint, I was able to accomplish in an afternoon. With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, there is NO NEED TO PRIME!!! That's right, you can paint right over furniture. It can be rolled on, or brushed on, depending on the look you're trying to achieve. The colors I used were Old White, and Graphite.

Needless to say, the clients loved the new look.

The ASCP "Stockist" where I ordered from is Patty Seaman of

Try it, you just might like it!!
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

I'm back!

I promised myself that I wouldn't start blogging until I could commit to it on a regular basis. Well, we all know how life just gets in the way sometimes.

Since my last post, here on Long Island we've survived Hurricane Irene and an earthquake in the same week! There was a lot of devastation from the storm around us; in some local neighborhoods, there were homes that had several feet of water in the house. And others on the same block were perfectly intact. It was just so random, and inexplicable. For us, the irony is that although we were spared from the storm, our washing machine hose broke and we wound up with a flood in the basement anyway!! We just finished checking in with all the neighbors to make sure everyone was OK, and then we had to come outside running and asking for ShopVacs! And the week before Irene, my daughter's basement flooded, and two months later, we are still helping her try to put it back together.

Needless to say, everything else had to be put on the back burner. But I am trying to get back into the habit of blogging, so here we go. One of these days I will take the time to learn how to design this better, so I can add more features, and sections to talk about things other than painting. But for now, I just want to stay in the habit of blogging!

New York City exterior mural

This was a fun and exhilirating sumer project. I was on the top floor of a 34 floor building in New York City, just blocks from Ground Zero. Blocking that thought out of my mind was the only way to get through the project. Here are some "BEFORE" pictures.

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