Monthly Archives: December 2012

Rainy Day Painting – Zen Time

So, while everybody on the planet (ok, so I’m exaggerating a little) is getting snow, here in Philly we are getting rain – again.  It’s bad enough that I can’t control the weather, but in the past few days I can’t control my hair, either … rain = frizz.

So, while I’m here at the store – which has been pleasantly picking up through word of mouth – I’ve decided to paint.  So, I’ll share what I’m up to.

I forgot to take a “before” picture of this shelf that I just finished, but here are the “after” pictures.  I used CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk and Clay paint – the color is Smokey Mountain Gray.  I simply slapped it on (literally) and let it dry – which took no time at all.  I then distressed it using a damp cloth and let that dry.  I lightly coated it with a water-downed layer of CeCe Caldwell’s Satin Finish and let that dry.  Finally, I applied CeCe Caldwell’s Clear Wax (which I LOVE so much) and buffed it with a dry rag.

This whole process took me about 2 hours – INCLUDING drying time between all the steps!  Sooo easy!! Here it is (and please remember that I am seriously shitty photographer, but I’m working on that):

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Since, it’s so dreary here, I’m getting ready to work on a small stool that I got from who knows where …. knowing me, I probably “trash-picked” it.  Either way, it’s gonna go from Ugly to Lovely in 2 hours.  I’ll be sure to share the “After” … :)

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Keys to the Attic ~ Windows

Okay … due to popular demand (and you know who you are, so stop harrassing me), I promised some pics of my storefront windows … here they are.  I actually just redesigned one of the windows tonight because I sold an awesome dining table with drop leaves earlier today, so I had to totally reconfigure that window.  Good news is that I love, not just the sale, but doing the windows :)

And, just FYI, I will be putting up some wreaths and stuff this week, so no bah humbug accusations!!Keys to the AtticKeys to the AtticKeys to the Attic