Saturday, May 5, 2012

Just a little change makes a big difference

This may come as a surprise but not every orphaned piece of furniture that we find are necessarily pretty.
Some are covered in cobwebs, some are two spider jobs, some are covered in ugly paint and some are covered in uuuuuummmmmm......other "STUFF".

It may also come as surprise that my dear junk hunk sometimes does not see the potential that I see....I know, hard to believe...I know.
I can always tell when he doesn't agree with my purchases. There is a always a big, toothy smile - you know the one - the smile that says "Really? I can't let you go anywhere by yourself." Followed by the always anticipated "Sweeeeettyyyy." Said in that shame on you tone.

I knew that I would see and hear that all too familiar "What were you thinking?" attitude...when I brought this sweet little find home.  

Now, I personally thought this piece had lots of potential, in spite of the wonderful rope handles. My junk hunk personally thought...and was willing to share those thoughts.....that I should have thrown this piece away and certainly should not waste my time painting it.

It is solid wood. It has great carved details. All of the drawers open and close great and are like new inside. What is not to love?

After I cleaned it up a bit, I filled the old hardware holes. They were really close together making it almost Then, I broke out the CeCe Caldwell Vintage White... while the junk hunk was gone.....No sanding or priming, just brush is on.
Did a little distressing to bring out some of those great carvings and then gave it a hand waxed finish...super easy. Finally, I drilled some new holes and added a few pretty as can be porcelain rose handles.

A few little changes added up to this sweet piece.

This sweetheart has already found a new home.

Not saying "I told you so...but..."

Make sure you enter my CeCe Caldwell "Green" Paint Giveaway - Sponsored by the Western Region.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

CeCe Caldwell "Green" Paint Giveaway!!

When I find something that I love, something that really works great, something that is better and newer than what is out there....I tell everyone. Not just people that I know, but everyone that will listen. 
Yes, I am one of those girls....I will talk to you in the grocery store line or while we are waiting to see our doctor. The funny thing is...when I don't initiate the conversation....strangers will just start talking to me. I think I have one of those faces....a "I will talk to you and tell you everything I know" faces.
Anyway, when I found out about CeCe Caldwell "Green" Paints, I wanted to try them. I loved the other paints out there but had a hard time with smelly waxes. It was such an amazing product that we decided to carry it in our store and use it almost exclusively in painting in our store.
I my opinion it is the best paint out there right now for painting furniture. I love it, it works great and want to tell everyone about it. I am convinced that once you try will be hooked.
It is easy to use, it can be used in the house or shop because No VOC's and no smell, it comes in gorgeous colors, it can be used with other products to enhance our beautiful paint, it is made in the USA and most will get the best customer service that I or any other CeCe retailer can provide you.
We will take the time to make sure that your project comes out beautifully. We will answer your questions and offer free guidance. We offer classes and workshops...well, you get the idea.
Because I believe in this product so much and want to spread the word -

What will you get you ask?

Well, you will get 21 sample pot sizes of every color that is offered at this moment.

You will get a hand painted color chart with all of the colors.

You will get a full can of clear wax - it smells like heaven.


You will get a full can of our brand new Satin Finish like painting on wax.

You will also get a couple of surprise goodies as well.


There are several ways to enter - or enter several times by doing all of the following:
  1. Become a follower on my blog and leave me a comment - I you already follow just leave a comment.
  2. Like me on Facebook and leave me a comment below -
  3. Like CeCeCaldwells Paint Page and leave me a comment below -
  4. Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave me a comment below.
  5. Come into the shop and mention this giveaway and get an entry.
  6. And for two entries - Blog about this giveaway or post a link back to my giveaway and comment below.
Wooohhh..... that's a lot of ways to win!!!

I know that if you try this paint you will love as much as I do. 
We do ship samples as well, if you don't want to wait to win. Just click on shop now at the top - you can see our great colors there too.

The winners will be announced on May 15th....and we might be adding some other prizes as check back to see what we are up to.

So go now my pretties - spread the word and let the paint fly!!!!