Quick reminder, everybody! It is not too late to submit your transformations to win our giveaway product this month! We are giving away a pint of General Finishes Java Gel Stain to our favorite transformation! If you haven’t tried it out, now’s the time…and what better way to try out a new product than by winning it! All you have to do to enter is share your transformation via instagram using #SPPaintPro. Our winner will be announced at the end of the month! Check out some of the previous winners here for a little inspiration!
Ever since we posted about these cute t-shirts and bags leading up to the Lucketts Spring Market, we’ve had so many people asking us where they can get their hands on them! We don’t blame you all either, they are super cute and did we mention they are made from the softest fabric? You can only get them from us and they are going quick! We now have them in the shop + we can ship as well to you (call 703.663.8428 or email email@example.com. The T-shirts are $24.95 and the bags are $9.95! Come and get them….We can’t wait to see how you incorporate it into your style! Send us your #OOTD
This week, we thought we’d feature another of our favorite hues from the MMS Milk Paint Line. For those of you who haven’t tried it, now’s the time! It’s such a fabulous product and contains only five natural ingredients, making it VOC – Free. This beautiful dusty pink is a sweet compliment to any color palette and is both classic and timeless. We love how it looks on this piece, which was given a new life by With The Grain Home!
In all our excitement over your incredible submissions last month, we almost forgot to announce which product we will be giving away this month! We LOVE the General Finishes Gel Stains, and we want you guys to try it out for yourself! It’s such a great product and we promise it is so much better than working with traditional stains. What better way to try it out than by winning it just by sharing your latest transformations with us! We will be choosing our favorite transformation at the end of the month to win a pint in Mahogany! Your transformation can be done using any of your favorite products, whether it’s Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® or Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, or even General Finishes Gel Stains! Enter on Instagram using #SPPaintPro!
If you haven’t checked out the winning piece from our April Paint Pro, you need to check it out! We had so many beautiful entries this month and we loved them all! We love seeing the different wants you all use the products to make pieces your own. You all make choosing our winner each month so difficult, and we hope you’ll keep entering each month to win new products! In celebration of all your incredible work, we thought we would feature a few other Before & Afters that you all shared. Shout out to Farm Town Vintage , 100 Thousand Welcomes , Refind Design, and The Paisley Lily Pad for sharing their transformations! Don’t forget to tag us in YOUR transformations using #SPPaintPro for a chance to win this month! You can shop all your DIY needs in our online shop!
We are getting ready for Luckett’s Spring Market, it’s kind of crazy how quickly it’s coming up! For those of you who haven’t already heard, we will be running FREE workshops and demos throughout the weekend using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and MMS Milk Paint. But back to our color feature…In honor of the Spring Market coming up, we’ve decided to feature the gorgeous Lucketts Green this week. We love this cheery color and we love how versatile the product is and we hope you’ll give it a try if you haven’t already! This sweet little piece was featured on the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint instagram account and was painted by Lemondrop Reclaimed. It never hurts when a piece is staged as beautifully as this one either!
What are your favorite Milk Paint Transformations? Share them with us on Instagram using #SPPaintPro for a chance to win a new DIY product each month! The winner’s transformation will also be featured on the blog! Don’t forget, you can shop all your DIY needs through our online store.
We are SO excited to announce the winner of this month’s giveaway! The very talented Courtney Cole of Twig & Thyme Design transformed this secretary desk for one of her clients. Courtney is a Northern Virginia native who currently lives with her fiancé and their two dogs in the suburbs of DC. Curating a collection of vintage pieces was always a hobby of Courtney, who collected painted furniture and antiques while working in fashion. So naturally, when she decided it was time for a career change, this seemed an obvious choice! She loves more traditional styles of furniture, with Empire style being a particular favorite. But, like us, she loves to blend the old and new to create her own eclectic style.
Courtney has a true talent for looking past what may look like a dated or tired piece and seeing it’s good bones. She pulls inspiration for her pieces from her everywhere, from her travels to different cities and countries to her fellow artists to help her clients transform their pieces into something they are proud to display in their homes.
This gorgeous drop front secretary was made in 1937 and had been passed down for three generations. So naturally, it had seen its fair share of wear and tear and was a great candidate for a full makeover. Courtney was commissioned by her client to refresh this piece, while still maintaining a more classic look. The first step was a pretty extensive cleaning to remove the built up grime and worn finish. She sanded down some surface imperfections and repaired the drawers, tip trim, and foot to make sure the piece was ready for painting!
To achieve this polished look, Courtney applied layers of General Finishes’ Enduro Black Poly on the exterior, following each coat with a light sand to help achieve this flawless finish. The inside of the pieces was primed with the General Finishes Stain Blocker (which is a great way to prevent bleed through from stains!) and painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White. To help maintain the classic look of the piece, they left the original hardware and lightly distressed along the edges to highlight some of the lines and details. The final step was applying a layer of the General Finishes Enduro Lacquer for an added bit of protection!
The results are absolutely stunning aren’t they?
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We have loved our pop up time over at Mosaic District but it’s time to hit the road and on to the next adventure! I have a few new expansions plans coming in the next few months for Stylish Patina so stay tuned to see where we might be popping up next in Virginia, Maryland + D.C. ! We will be moving out at the end of April at Mosaic District so come by and see some of the great DEALS we have on select pieces of furniture with PINK TAGS that we don’t want to store for our next shop(s)! We are talking amazing deals dressers for $150, dining tables for $195…..head over to our ETSY PAGE and most of the large pieces of furniture that are on sale are listed there. Also follow us on Instagram and our stories to see whats on sale!
Happy Thursday! I have been busy in the Falls Church shop moving things around so we can offer more fun workshops + events in the shop. We will be doing our custom furniture painting in the shop as well so lots of fun things happening. Some of our new workshops will be instructor led and others will just be fun drop in events for you to come and go as it fits your schedule. Think grab a girlfriend or spouse and head over for a little DIY R+R at Stylish Patina. We will also have more live demos of our various paint lines to give you a little inspiration so make sure you are following us on IG + FB as we announce workshops + free live demos.
A few of our NEW Workshops that are hitting the calendar starting in MAY are…..
BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) – Have you been a little nervous about painting with Chalk Paint or Milk Paint? Or maybe you just can’t decide on a color? This is for you! BYOP you pay $40 for a 2 hour studio time slot to bring in a small 2ft x 2ft project and paint it in the shop (think stool, plant stand, small side table, chair, brass lamp, brass chandelier). We provide all the supplies and are here if you have a question. This is not a one on one paint class we are just here for support! BYOP will be offered Sundays and Tuesdays, you can register online or call and schedule your time slot.
Cabinet Rehab – Have you been thinking about painting your kitchen cabinets with Chalk Paint® but haven’t pulled the trigger yet? Come take this specific class and we will set you up for success and answer all your questions!
Mixology – We LOVE mixing our Chalk Paint colors and want to show you the basics of color theory so you can play too! Learn to turn 38 colors into over 100!
Custom Home Decor Wall Decor + Pillow Workshops – You know all those adorable signs + pillows you see all over Pinterest lets make them!
Open Paint – We are going to have open paint hours where you can come on in, pick out a projects and just get creative! Each month we will offer different projects all at very reasonable prices think $5-$35.
Private Workshops – Do you and your girlfriends want to take a class together? Or do you have a specific project hat your would like some one on one help executing? Let us put together a workshop just for you.
Parties + Events – Wedding Planning DIY Party / Baby Showers / Team Building / Birthdays / etc… if you can think of it we can make it happen!
Girls Night/Day Out (GNO) – Need to get your creative juices flowing? Ditch the laundry and grab your girlfriends and lets put together a little something to let your artsy side shine!
I am super excited about all of the new fun things we have going on! Email me if you want to set up an event or workshop at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at the shop 703.663.8428. Keep in touch and come see us for a little DIY and Retail Therapy!
Since we first posted Margo on Instagram, we’ve had so many people reach out about her, wanting to take her home. And we don’t blame them, she’s a beautiful piece. Especially now that she has been given a fresh new look using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Aubusson Blue, which just happens to be one of our favorite colors here in the store! (Side note: it looks beautiful mixed with Florence to create a deep teal color). Margo’s new owners saw all the potential we did and chose this bold hue, opting for a modern finish and painted hardware. She has been sealed with clear wax for a lasting finish.
To achieve this modern finish, Tricia, one of our Painters in Residence, watered down the paint and applied four light coats, using one of Annie Sloan’s synthetic brushes. After the last coat, she used extra find sand paper to smooth out the surface until it was buttery smooth. Doesn’t Margo look beautiful?!
While Margo may have already found her forever home, we still have so many pieces that are waiting for you! Learn more about painting for a modern finish when you register for our Furniture Painting basics class! Or skip that step and have us custom paint a piece for you!
This week, we thought we’d feature another beautiful color from Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, as shown on a piece by Chelsey of Shopacozyhouse, whose buffet makeover is proof that Milk Paint is a great product for achieving a modern finish OR a distressed look. This stunning piece, painted in Typewriter, is right on trend with the two-tone look and proves the mixing of black and brown taboo is officially antiquated. This piece really is giving us all the feels!
To achieve a similar modern finish with milk paint, you may need to add bonding agent to the paint and give your piece a light sand. It’s an easy step that can help you to achieve beautiful results at home. Learn more about using Milk Paint when you register for our Furniture Painting Basics class!
This weeks Anniversary FLASH SALE is 15% off all Clothes + Scarves! This sale ends Saturday night and a new one will be announced for next week! The weather is warming up, come by the shop and check out some of our pretty new spring dresses + scarves perfect for the warmer weather. They are all easy to throw on and look cute and priced just right (usually under $40)! I am always looking for clothing that is fashionable yet easy to pull together. Our lives are busy why make it hard? Right!?
Be sure to follow me on IG and Facebook too! We have new classes + workshops coming up for all you Chalk Painters and those of you interested in MMS Milk Paint. Also we have Meant To Be Calligraphy teaching her classes at our Mosaic Pop Up location register for her classes here.