Monthly Archives: August 2013

Win a 25$ Gift Certificate for East Girard Gastropub

East Girard Gastropub

It’s time for another gift certificate give away!  This week we would like to give you the opportunity to win a $25 gift certificate for East Girard Gastropub.  Like us both on Facebook to enter to win and let me know that you did.  If you already Like both of us, just let me know.
I’ve been a huge fan of this place since they opened.  The owners, Ryan and Rob, have done a fantastic job at creating a place with great food, a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, and an awesome, friendly staff.  This is a place where everyone takes the time to know your name and make you feel at home – the bartenders are wonderful!
I’m particularly fond of the Hanger Steak dinner and $1 oysters on Tuesday nights.  Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants in Fishtown – obviously, as I am there OFTEN!

Wood Display Rack For Sale

This wood display rack would work for anybody who has, or is opening, a store/business.  Or, it could be used for a child’s room to hold books, crafts or art projects.  This display rack came from a church and was used to hold hymn books.  Contact me if you have any questions or would like to see it.

Measurements are:

4′ long
5′ high
22″ wide


Before & After for Display

I just took a quick shot of a table that I did for a Before & After display at Keys to the Attic.  I had a pair of identical tables (in identically beat up shape) and I painted one with Myrtle Beach Sand – now one of my favorite colors – and distressed.  I have them in one of my display windows to show everyone what a difference a simple paint job can do.  Check it out.

What’s New! 8/28/2013

New CeCe Caldwell Finishes Are Here!

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a CeCe Caldwell’s Paints workshop, in Fall’s Church VA, where we got to meet CeCe, play with paint and learn about the new finishes that are now part of her fantastic line. Lots of fun!

Shout Out – to Theresa, from Stifel and Capra, for being such a gracious host. Check out her facebook and website to see the phenomenal items she has … believe me, she is quite the artisan.

So, I am now happy to tell you that I have the new finishes at Keys to the Attic for everyone to enjoy.  (See below the image for a description of each one.)


Aging Dust
The Aging Dust is a fine micro-powder, made from natural pumice and natural pigments, that is used over clear wax to produce a truly authentic aged look.  (Instructions for use)

Waxing Cream
The Waxing Cream is an alternative to Clear Wax that produces a little more of a shine, while using less product to attain it.  This wax penetrates deeper into the wood, ultimately requiring less buffing than other waxes.  (Instructions for use)

Endurance Finish
The Endurance Finish is a stronger satin finish that we now recommend for cabinetry, table tops and other surfaces that endure heavy use.  It is non-yellowing and, as with all of our products, safe to use indoors.  (Instructions for use)

Clear Glaze
The Clear Glaze is generally used as an enhancing technique, rather than a final finish.  It can be tinted with dry pigments, universal tints, or CeCe Caldwell’s Paints to achieve a desired color.  Or, it can be used clear to give a light sheen to decor that will not be handled regularly (i.e., picture frames).  (Instructions for use)

All of these items can be found at  Check them out and let us know what you think!

Great Before & After – Myrtle Beach Sand

One of my regular customers – Noreen – has done another fantastic job on this table using Myrtle Beach Sand. She told me that just might be her new favorite color. Great job, Noreen!!