Thursday, September 11, 2014
storefront makeover...LOVE IT...
Check out before pic below...
The top portion where the sign is
will also be black, if it ever stops raining...
Still haven't got the keys to my place yet,
but soon, so I thought I would tease
you with some of my inventory...lol
Saturday, August 2, 2014
in our historic downtown, Candle Shed Effect,
where I sell my furniture and soaps out of...
well, it's been 10 years since I've had a
brick and mortar store of my own, but the other
day our landlord came in and said the boxing club
was moving to another location and wanted
to know if we wanted this space...HELL YES!
inside and out and goes all the way to the alley
as you can see from the next shot.
and has a full basement and garage...
hard to take a picture through the tinted glass...
which will be perfect for me to set up
a studio for my lampshade biz and
or restored any shades or made jewelry...
so needless to say, I'll be busy, but hopefully
a happy camper too, as this will be an awesome
addition to our downtown. You can follow our
progress on our facebook page...The Wild Thing
Yup, this soon to be 65 year old is
A WILD THING, fer sure!
Monday, January 27, 2014
paint for this project...
1 cup hot water
1 cup plaster of Paris
3 cups paint (flat)
it won't sell as is, stains, water marks and
two coats, then when dry I brush on
a wash of white paint,
water and a few brush fulls of white paint...
with a wet terry rag, leaving this in some areas,
lighter in others...
overpriced paint to achieve the same effect...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
I used Pittsburgh Ultra paint~'Knight's Armour'.
1 1/2 C. paint, 1/4 C. Plaster Paris, 1/4 C. hot water
mix good, then paint, it covers great.
so in this process I completely waxed on a layer
of Johnson's paste wax, let it dry and buffed,
then lightly sanded edges to distress...
then I put on another coat of wax adding
a dab of silver latex paint to my wax brush
and painted it on all over the surface,
then buff when dry.
metallic sheen sorta like zinc.
marvelously, with an awesome satin finish.
Always work with small batches,
as the paint becomes grainy in a day or so,
but this one batch I made covered all this stuff!
my cheapo version of the expensive
stipple brush...$2.00 on the cheap...lol!
of the shop...
I love to play with paint
and it doesn't have to cost you an
arm and a leg to do it...
JUST BE BRAVE...
AND CRAZY(it helps)
Sunday, November 24, 2013
here in Iowa, but I'm gonna make it a whole
lot warmer...I made me a quicky fireplace...
would be a great fireplace surround...
I also had two leaves from an old table in storage...
so I just stuck them behind the mantel, then
washed them with a tan paint wash to match the mantel.
the mantel to connect the buffet top to the table leaves.
I also had this old wood stove out in my shop
that I've been wanting to turn into a candle stand...
a bit of heat out of the flew hole,
plus gives that glow of a fire that we all love
in the winter...using repurposed junk and
a bit of ingenuity, I got me some ambiance...
Friday, November 15, 2013
My friend Lorie has opened a new shop
in Davenport, Ia.
an historic, newly renovated building
right in the downtown, where multimillion dollar
renovations are being fulfilled.
with soaps and candles(made by my daughter)
and of course...FURNITURE!
Company 38 Antiques on Facebook...K
STAY TUNED FOR PHASE TWO...
Monday, October 21, 2013
brrrrr, it's cold today!
only the shades of grey...
but a hard freeze will end the struggle.
not too many days left for laundry on the line.
and my country...gone, America...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Still painting furniture for the store...
of the fields across from my house,
it's killing my trees...
check us out on Facebook,
Candle Shed effect...
it's a very busy life
and I love it!!!
Sharon Richardson Wilson on Facebook,
it's how I roll...