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Category Archives: DIY
May 1st marks the day we first started in business way back in 1990. We plan on celebrating a lot this year and that includes you too! The first Anniversary Event is a sale on Furniture…. 50% off on Saturday and … Continue reading
It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago just about this time I was collecting merchandise in my garage in preparation to taking possession of my first shop location in Chester on May 1st, 1990. It has been a wonderful … Continue reading
Just finished up another batch of tables…these are light and easy to move around…so you can have a little table almost anywhere on which to place a drink or a cup of tea! Come by and select your favorite…or choose … Continue reading
It’s a new year, I have shopped like crazy in Atlanta for new merchandise and now it is just starting to roll into the shop…I just love it! These magnetic jewels arrived yesterday! I have been walking around the shop and … Continue reading
Oh to have some summer warmth! I’m getting to be such a sissy. I think I used to enjoy the winter….now I only like it if I am skiing… Well, at least it is good for getting those indoor projects … Continue reading
I love decorating for Christmas…its all the little details grouped together that make a pretty vignette! Shake up your decorations this year by grouping them in a different manner… it will all feel new to you!
Or in this case the Acorn….(heehee) You see a customer brought me an old mirror with a top trimmed with lifesize acorns hoping that I could fix it….hmmm! She brought it all the way from Massachusetts! There were a couple … Continue reading
I love gorgeous artwork…the framed giclee in the background of this picture just arrived at The Whistling Elk. I want to climb into the picture and sit at the table sipping wine… Come see this piece in person – its 48″L … Continue reading
Just painted some pretty little tables…they are great accents for any room where you require a little table to put a glass or book on but don’t have a lot of space. These two will go anywhere! I have always … Continue reading
You know how you always have a lot of little tiny pieces of gold leaf that are left over from a project…I can just never bear to throw them away… Well I was painting up a finish sample that had … Continue reading
I have decided to create “finishes” instead of “paint samples”. Hmmm, what does that mean you might ask… Well I have a lot of paint samples that I created using paint stirrers…I have posted these at the time that I … Continue reading
I have a door in the shop that leads to a little foyer and the back door. The door is in my little “Paris Boudoir” so you can see that it just wasn’t making it in its “silly brown” color… … Continue reading
You may remember that I wrote a post on November 12, 2013 called “Mantel Madness with Paint Couture”. I had a lot of fun painting that mantel and it was beautiful…but I always knew that it would take on a … Continue reading
I have been posting a lot about painting lately! I guess I am pretty fascinated with Paint Couture™ products so I am really enjoying using them and teaching about them….but don’t be deceived there are always other things going on at … Continue reading
Inspiration is a wonderful thing…Good design is always based on inspiration… Sometimes you are on a design path and you take a right or left turn…in that case I know that something along the way changed my inspiration… Painting is … Continue reading
Heres a nice frame with a shabby worn finish…it’s O.K. But that is just it – for me its just o.k. I know I can change it and make it better than just o.k. What has happened to my humility???? I … Continue reading
I always had so much fun Finger Painting when I was a kid and now I get to do it again… with The Couture Collection – they have a great selection of Gilding Waxes which I love to use to accent … Continue reading
It’s so good to be able to showcase merchandise on Main Street Chester NJ again! Not to mention to be able to stand outside and smile in the sunshine!!!! It’s a perfect shopping day!
I used the Van Dyke Brown Glaze today over Imagine and I’m diggin it! While I was painting the pedestal the other day with IMAGINE I painted up some paint sample sticks too. Today I glazed/painted them 10 different ways – I … Continue reading