Vintage floor coverings

Often times people wander into The Pink House and say how much the shop reminds them of grandmas house. The vintage surroundings are comfortable and friendly and feel quite homey. The house wonders in a circle and you are free to roam in all the rooms. This week the living room features a Victorian sofa flanked on either side by tables that were created by converting a vanity. They are painted with chalk paint (R) by Annie Sloan in a custom mix of pink – using Old White and Emperors Silk.

Bring Your Own Piece Workshop

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Deb brought this piece to The Pink House for a recent workshop. It has a marble top and all hardware was intact. One handle had been removed when this photo was taken.

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Deb used Country Grey under the Duck Egg on the drawer fronts and distressed back to reveal the soft color of Country Grey. The color she picked look great with the marble top. Deb considered painting the marble top with Chalk Paint® but the color complimented the marble very well.

Currently “Bring Your Own Piece” Workshops are currently held weekly on Thursday’s. Choose between 10-1 or 5-8. Register by email or contact us by phone…

 

If you are interested in learning more about Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan go to http://anniesloanunfolded.com

 

Grain Sack Chair – Chalk Paint® and Upholstery

Lately when I want to take a picture with my iphone I have to delete pictures to take pictures because I have tooooo much media in the memory of my phone. So, I finally downloaded all of the pictures to the computer….when going down memory lane on the computer I realized there are really lots of projects chronicled that you might like to see….

This project is one that I did for a customer/friend from The Pink House.

As a stockist for Chalk Paint® we have the pleasure of meeting lots of new customers who become friends. Diane took one of my very first “Bing your own Piece” workshops. I think I can speak for Diane and say her favorite colors are Old White and Paris Grey….., she loves Louis Blue too….. She came across some really Frenchy looking chairs – painted them with Chalk Paint® and brought them to me….

Diane had several grain sacks and she asked me to upholster them onto her project…..

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I like how they turned out….. and so did Diane….

Vanity Makeover

At The Pink House we are always looking to repurpose or recreate pieces that are tired and worn out. This piece was rescued and brought to our door. I put it straight on my truck to take hone to our Magic Man for a facelift. This former vanity went from this…

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To this…

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These pieces make great end tables or bedside tables.
Chalk Paint® decorative paint was used. The color choice is Old Ochre with light distressing.
Delivered yesterday to their new home.

What to do with wicker when the cushions are bad

When we find things that seem like trash – but really are still structurally good it is hard to walk away. It seems like they still have something to offer.
Recently we found a wicker sofa and chair. The springs were still in the bottom.., but took my upholstery projects are currently on my plate, so that was not an option.
So instead, our lead carpenter cut old bed slats to fit over the springs. They are spaced so that water can drain through if left out in the rain. They would look great with or without cushions…, with or without painting…

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