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...