Category Archives: Paint

I Just Love Gorgeous Patina Finishes on Furniture

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

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Don’t Just Paint – Create Unique “Signature Finishes”

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

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There Are Two Sides To Every Door! Duh!

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

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Gotta love that little hand sander!

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

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Juggling at The Whistling Elk

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

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Confessions of a Gilded Dresser

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

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What Has Happened to My Humility?

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

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Finger Painting With Gilding Wax…it’s bringing back memories!

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

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Decorating the Street

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!

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I’m Diggin Van Dyke Brown

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

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My Pedestal Has A New Friend

Now I have two beautiful pedestal tables! I don’t know who I love more…here’s the new one… Call me crazy but I have never been a fan of painting with a 14k gold-type color…I always gravitate toward the deeper, more brassy golds…. … Continue reading

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Easy Make Over

This adorable little pedestal/table got a make-over this week at The Whistling Elk. In our Paint Workshops you will learn how easy it is to create beauty where there was none (or little) before!  Not kidding here! This little pedestal table … Continue reading

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Talk About Tight Spaces…

I had a fabulous day today…I really love what I do and now I can even say I am a bit of a contortionist! My client had an armoire that was a nonedescript green and she wanted to jazz it … Continue reading

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Li’l Painted Wine Cabinet

Sweet Li’l  Wine Cabinet…its so cute…it could only be better if it were filled with an amazing and delicious array of wines… Love the rich color which is a blue glazed with Glaze Couture!™ VERDE and some distressed gold accents. A … Continue reading

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Paint Your Own Masterpiece!

Several new mirrors have arrived at The Whistling Elk – The mirror pictured is one of my favorites and I set it up behind a little cabinet I was planning on painting. Sitting at my desk I can look out and appreciate … Continue reading

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La Vie est Belle!

New merchandise arrivals always make me happy!  La Vie est Belle!  At The Whistling Elk it seems that all the new shipments include a lot of bling.  I confess I am always into beautiful, sparkly bling! Just a little bit … Continue reading

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Well, It’s Snowing Yet Again…So I am Painting…Yet Again!

French Polynesian Pink This beautiful,  vibrant color was the perfect choice to be painting on Valentine’s Day…its  just perfect! For these Paint Stick Samples I used Glaze Couture!™ Verde, Black Walnut, Lite Brown Sugar, Champagne, Zinc, Copperhead and Red Mahogany.  I glazed 2 sticks … Continue reading

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It’s “Sweetheart” Central at The Whistling Elk

Need a  special gift for your Valentine Sweetheart?  Of course you do! We have lots of ideas… We have a great selection of new Lampe Berger lampes, a full stock of Shelley Kyle and LoLLia…and for you do-it-yourselfers…Paint Couture!™ products … Continue reading

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It Pays To Be Prepared on a Snow Day

and I did get snow/iced in yesterday!  Sigh…but I was prepared!  I painted almost all day – a little snow wasn’t going to keep me down! So previously I had painted two coats of Paint Couture on my signs…then I … Continue reading

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This is Good Painting Weather!

This morning when I left my street looked verrry pretty…but it made me have to stay home yesterday….grrr… …and tomorrow it looks like more of the same is coming.  Tonight I am taking my Paint Couture home with me. Today I … Continue reading

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