Tag Archives: painted furniture

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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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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Madagascar Mocha Pairs Up Nicely with Glaze Couture!™

Here are my Paint Sticks showcasing Paint Couture!™  Madagascar Mocha with various Glaze Couture!™ finishes on top! The glazes used (left to right):  Little Black Dress (Metallic) with the left edge glazed again with Micki’s Magic, Baltic Black over Madagascar … Continue reading

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Paint Couture!™ French Putty with Pizaaaz!

Here’s my latest set of paint sticks showcasing Paint Couture!™  French Putty. I painted these sticks using the same approach as with the “Peace” samples….one section is just the paint, the next section is the paint with Lacquer Couture!™ Matte on top, the 3rd section … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons Why Paint Couture!™ is the Best Furniture/Cabinet Paint Available!

Ok, I admit right upfront that I am prejudiced because as a painter this is my paint of choice but for all the reasons I list…you just gotta love this Paint!  Here’s why: Top 10 reasons why Paint Couture!™ is … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Make Peace!

First it snowed, now its really cold…grrr…but it is perfect weather to stay indoors and PAINT! I used my snow/cold downtime to paint up some samples…with Paint Couture!™ thereby creating 10 Ways to Make Peace! step one…paint two coats of … Continue reading

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Aidan Gray at The Whistling Elk

We are adding Aidan Gray Home Furnishings to our mix at The Whistling Elk…look for new shipments in the coming months!!! We are very excited to share this beautiful line with You! We’ve got lots of great surprises in store … Continue reading

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Atlanta Market – Shopping for Spring Merchandise

I AM READY TO GO TO ATLANTA AND SHOP! I have been working madly to plan for the next four days….so much fun! I leave tomorrow morning – so the shop will be closed for 4 days while I am … Continue reading

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Whistling Elk Charity Evening

You are Cordially Invited to Our 6th Annual Charity Event Benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  Thursday, December 5th from 12 to 9 pm $15 Donation  Discounted Shopping  Door Prizes $350 Gift Certificate * Lampe Berger & Case of Fragrance … Continue reading

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Mantel Madness with Paint Couture!™

I was in love with a sample that I painted while I was in North Carolina at the Paint Couture!™ workshop last month.  I guess I still am…cause its been sitting on my desk ever since. Meanwhile we have been decorating … Continue reading

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There’s More Ways Than One to Skin a Ceiling Medallion

I just finished stenciling and distressing this table top…its painted with Paint Couture!™ Baltic Black and stenciled with Paint Couture Pale Gold – one of their fabulous accessory metallic paints.   After I took this photo I glazed the whole table … Continue reading

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Fun with Paint Couture!™ See Paint Couture! Elevate Your Furniture & Cabinets to a New Level of Elegance

I just got back from Charlotte where I attended a fabulous Paint Workshop at Great Walls Supply… Thank you so much Mike and Micki for making the Paint Couture! ™ line available to all of us who love to paint … Continue reading

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Contemporary Console goes Traditional….via Custom Painting

I am working in a dining room in which we are effecting a transition from very contemporary to a more traditional room.  We decided to paint the contemporary console to make it feel more traditional…. It is finished but there is a … Continue reading

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Custom Painted Furniture – A Personal Preview for You Gerri!

Sadly I must paint out this beautiful handpainted artwork… this little drop leaf table was painted by my mom for a customer about 15 years ago (i think)… this piece is going to be re-done in basic black with pearls….just … Continue reading

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