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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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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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!
We are so excited to share this week’s furniture transformation, which was our staff pick for best transformation in March. It comes to us courtesy of the super talented Jilian Moncada of ReFind Design. Jilian, like us here at Stylish Patina loves to take traditional, vintage furniture pieces and give them a modern finish. She discovered her passion for refurbishing furniture after leaving her career in fashion to stay home with her two young daughters. In doing so, she discovered a passion that has since spun in to her opening ReFind Design in 2014.
She draws her inspiration from fashion trends, old movies, her favorite interior design magazines and brands like Ethan Allen, Arhaus, and Horchow. Somehow, Jilian, who is a mother to four beautiful children, still manages to pull out amazing transformations like this one!
Jilian started with this beautiful piece, but transformed it to modernize it and enhance its vintage beauty. To create this stunning, and super on-trend, two-tone beauty and breathe new life into this buffet, Jilian used a mix of General Finishes products. To start, she applied a thin application of Queestown Gray Milk Paint to create a “time-worn” effect and create the illusion of a stain. For the cabinets and legs, she mixed General finishes stains in Antique Oak and Black Cherry. She lined the back of the cabinets and drawers with a gorgeous floral wall paper to finish it off. We love the finished product, don’t you?!
Congratulations on your beautiful transformation and for winning a Quart of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
We can’t wait to see what you do!
For those of you wondering whether you’re up for the “challenge” (I put challenge in quotes because this Chalk Painting makes every project 1000x easier) of redoing furniture, we’ve decided to prove how easy it can be to you! We will be offering a FREE demo on how to use Chalk Paint ® this weekend at our Falls Church Store, Saturday from 10-11! Witness first hand how easy it is and find out what the craze is really about! One of our Chalk Paint Pros, Christina, will be hosting the demo and will be available to answer all your questions!
In case you haven’t heard, our Falls Church Store is turning FIVE this month. And to celebrate, we are giving back to the very people who made it possible for us to hit this milestone…YOU! Which is why, every week of April, we will be announcing a new sale. FIVE weeks, FIVE ways to say thank you! Make sure you sign up for our email list so you can be the first to find out about the next week’s sales!
Our first sale will be 15% off of select furniture (marked with PINK tags) in our Falls Church and Mosaic District Stores. We’ve included photos of some of the pieces below for you to preview!
Check out our Etsy page for our full inventory of furniture!
This week’s Before & After comes to us from Jen Green of Green Spruce Designs, whose piece won our Chalk Paint Giveaway for having the most likes on instagram! The very talented Jen used layers of Chalk Paint to create a gorgeous driftwood look. How beautiful does it look?