Monday, January 27, 2014

~FRENCH BLUE....WHAT?~

~YES....IT'S BLUE~

I've been a busy bee of late and lots has been happening around the AGP household.  I'm poppin' in today to share some good news, brag about a painting class I took part in last Saturday and also to share my latest website offerings as well.
~ORIGINAL PRE-SANDED PIECE~

First...let me tell you about the painting class.  It was hosted by Allison from REFUNK MY JUNK in Edmond, OK, and it was soooo much fun.  I learned a ton about painting furniture...what not to do and what you can do!
~BEFORE THE DARK WAX~

The piece I chose was a little chest I picked up at a local tag sale.  It was already pre-sanded and I thought that was a good thing.  But...come to find out it wasn't.  Not for what I wanted to do with it any way.  The white and tan paint I wanted to use showed stain bleed through (you know...that pink haze we all hate) and so I was stuck with painting it blue.  I'm not a big fan of blue and was initially bummed because I would have loved anything but BLUE.  We chose our paint colors in advance and that is all that was on hand.
~SWEET SOAP CABINET~

OK...so blue paint it was!  Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint was used over white CC Caldwell's Simply White Paint.  Then a dark creamy wax was lightly applied.  Wahhhh Lahhhhh!  Done!  Because blue in any shade or form does not fit into my home it is now for sale in my booth at Serendipity Market (also in Edmond, OK).  It's perfect for a little boy's room or a room where anything French Country or Nautical is welcomed.
~REPRODUCTION CANDLE BOX~

All the white pieces I'm showing you have been newly listed on my website under FRENCH FARMHOUSE.  I'm loving getting back to work and doing what I love!!!
~VIRTUOUS WOMAN SIGN~

My favorite is the Virtuous Woman Sign you see above.  I love it when I snag a beautiful arched piece of wood.  They are hard to find these days so I only do a few of these signs a year.  Sweet verse taken from Proverbs...

Lastly...I want to share with you that my Mr. AGPMan started his brand new job today.  I can't begin to tell you how happy and how thankful we are for a fresh beginning.  We are both grateful that when he lost his job due to downsizing last July we didn't know it would be nearly 7 months before he landed another position.  Little by little our lives will be returning to normal.

Oh...and our kitchen remodel...we are STILL working on it.  Everything ground to a crawl/halt when the layoff came.  So, still a lot to do.  Much to share with you soon.  All the grit is done now...before long the fun part of the down-to-the-studs remodel and rebuild will begin!  Whoot!  Whoot!

Blessings and love to you...

19 comments:

Teresa said...

That is beautiful! I am sure that someone will snatch it up. It has so many ways that it can be used! So many decorating styles.
Can I ask a request of you? Please keep a family member in prayer as she just found out that she has inoperable cancer. Thank you.

Amy Jo said...

Wow! I was shocked when I saw the blue chest...I thought you were changing everything! I'm glad your not. It turned out great but I love all of your white pieces.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Mari said...

Hi Rebecca, your blue chest turned out beautiful, I'm so glad your back and doing what you love ;-)

Hugs~
Mari

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Didn't think I'd see a blue piece on your blog, Rebecca! : ) I'm not much of a blue person myself and I've been staying away from "colors" for my booth. They don't seem to sell for me. Love the white items you did. The graphics are great.

NanaDiana said...

I about fell over when I saw that you had painted a BLUE chest...lol...that was BEFORE I read the post. I do love it though.

I love the Virtuous woman sign and I am so happy you are back to painting and creating and doing what you love. SOOOO very happy, too, that Mr.APG started his new job. Sounds like your lives are back on track. God is good! xo Diana

Marilyn said...

Was glad to hear about your kitchen. I know my tiny bathroom has taken forever, but only because I haven't felt good enough to finish the final painting. All the working parts are in place and I love my new vinyl flooring. No more stinky carpet! The blue chest will be gone in a flash, I'm sure. It was a bit startling to see it though.♥♫

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

So thankful that your hubby found a job....what a blessing!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh I love the BLUE! It's great! Adds a pop to the booth! Refunked Junk "Junker" sticker on the back of my car. She was my favorite vendor at the Nashville Flea Market in October. I blogged about her! So happy for you and Steve. Sure don't understand the dips in life, do we? Just learning more and more than we have to trust His heart when we can't trace His hand. Love you, girlie.

Melissa Bishop said...

It's all lovely and I'm so happy AGP man found a new job. Seven months already?! Where does the time go?

Nancy's Notes said...

Rebecca, what a beautiful chest! I mean, it's just as charming as can be and you did a fabulous job! Still love your blog, I'm back to blogging after taking some time away!
Take care.
Nancy

Shirley said...

Hi Rebecca, Hooray about the new job and I do like your blue even though it is not your normal. I am glad that things are getting a little bit back to normal. It is always like starting over when you lose a job. I was glad to see a post from you. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Tanza said...

Hello my friend,
Just popped in and saw you back .. always so wonderful to see what you are up to !! Soo happy your hubby is back at work .. such trying times I'm sure .. God is always good tho !! I do KNOW that !!
Your talented hand at work again .. always happy to see, and the BLUE !! Someone will love that too ..Thank God we aren't all just alike tho, that could probably get soo boring !! All your NEW work is lovely, BUT, I STILL LOVE ALL my PINK and roses from you !! They make me sooo HAPPY :):) You know me, I could NEVER of had enough !! Everything you touch just transforms to BEAUTIFUL pieces !!
I'll be checking back ..Sooo happy to see you and know you are happy and doing well ... Have a restful evening my friend, and sending much love, hugs and prayers to you both as he starts down a new road .. You are blessed xoxo
Hugs to you ~TeA~

joanne said...

Congratulations to you AGP man. A new job is very exciting and must take a lot of stress off of you two. I like the blue dresser although I am not a huge fan of blue. Going to check out your shoppe and all the sweet goodies...take care. ;j

Marilyn Stevens said...

Congratulations to Hubby on the new job.... Hope it works out!!
Now, the blue?? Well, I will say it does look rather ... as my Mother used to say .... SPIFFY ! !
I really like it!! I guess I had to step out of my comfort zone!! LOL!!
Marilyn

Keith@ Vintage Crab Jewelry said...

All of your work is beautiful! Congrats on your husband's new job! As the bread winner for the family I know being out of work can truly be a blow to the self esteem as well as the budget.

Mary Molina said...

Hi Rebecca,
So glad to hear things are slowly getting back on track. It must feel great to have gotten out of that funk. God does know why he does things. Maybe one day you will understand.

That is a beautiful blue piece. Unlike your whites, but it's still beautiful. Anything your hand touches is a work of art!! AND NOW with your additional knowledge, the sky's the limit, Girlfriend!!!

Can't wait to see your completed kitchen. I just know it will turn out AWESOME!

Take care and best wishes to your and your Mr AGPMan's new beginnings!!Love, Mary

Glamour Girls said...

Hey Rebecca,

It sounds like things are getting back to normal for you and Mr. AGP man. I'm so glad to hear that. Those projects are beautiful. I like the blue. Take care, my friend.

Vikki

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Congrats to your sweet hubby on his new job!!! That is a big boulder lifted off of your shoulders! I'm not a big fan of blue furnture either, but this came out really pretty! Hope someone snatches it up!

Hugs,
Debbie xo

Victorian1885 said...

Rebecca your French Blue piece is so pretty!
I love all of your work and wish I lived closer so I could visit your charming shop.
Take care and I hope your Honey loves his new position!
Hugs
Wanda

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