Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Sweet lil' Hoosier



Now this isn't something I painted...but I did use soft Wax on it to age it just a little bit more.  See those sweet little fruit thingies...those are actually wall paper!  Oh yeah...the dreaded wall paper cut outs and pasted on the front syndrome.  Even with all the ugliness of the fruit wall paper stuck-ons, I could see the potential in this sweet lil' Hoosier.  I love the cracked paint that's at least 4 layers deep.  It soaked up all the dark wax and accentuated the character.  As for those lovely fruit wall paper stuck-ons, I sanded them to give them an aged look to match the crackled paint and dark waxed them too.  Looks so nice...I'm not a primitive kinda gal...but I think I would put this in my studio!

Oh, and I just love the glass!  It's all wavy and seeded.  Even the flour sifter has old glass!  Yeah, it's missing a few parts, but the character is priceless!  It still has the original spice and recipe wooden shelves along with the barrel bread drawer.  Love it!  It's kinda hard leaving this one at the shop every night...it really needs to find a new home! lol and not mine! :)

I hope to be posting more now that the shop is open and in full swing.  If you are ever in DeKalb Illinois, I would love to meet you!
Until next time,
Enjoy~
Christie

Linking to the Following Blogs:
Debbie Doos Newbie Party 
Coastal Charms Nifty Thrifty Tuesday 
RESTORE Interiors RESTORED it Wednesday

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The NEWEST Stockist for Chalk Paint®!

Yes, my Friends!  That's right! This is my big news reveal!  I am one of the newest stockists for the Chalk Paint®!

Friday was such a whirl wind...the paint arrived...and I had a fellow blogger there with camera in hand to photo-document it!  I don't think she was quite ready for all the hustle and bustle that descended upon her...me sweating buckets, cases and cases, and cases of paint, wax and books...customers shopping, asking questions...oh you name it, it happened!  It was so exciting!

Oh and all the colors!!! I can't wait to pop open a can of each color!  Everyone knows I have enough furniture to paint 3 pieces in each color...but which pieces in what color? lol~  And to think there will be more colors coming soon!  Oh MY!

So, as for how to purchase the paint from me...well you are always welcome to stop by the shop at 209 E. Lincoln Hwy. DeKalb Illinois.  Or you can call the shop at 815.754.9700.  And starting next week you can order it on line at www.CartersCottageInteriors.com. 

I have to laugh...these pics are after the cases and cases were kindly moved to the basement by my son and Mr. Cottage.  Seriously, the shop was so upside down! When 55 cases of product is delivered...IT'S A LOT OF PRODUCT!  Yes, there are still boxes still unpacked, but don't let that detour you from stopping in!  We are happy to open new boxes and share our excitement!

Hope to see you soon!
Christie