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Welcome to the new MP website and Blog! November 16 2013, 0 Comments

We hope you like our new set up to serve our customers better and keep them informed and updated!

If you have any questions please don`t hesitate to contact us!



Brushes/Paint June 19 2012, 0 Comments

A fresh of batch of paint arrived yesterday along with the brushes, small , medium and large.

 

There a little bit of excitement with this order I had a new delivery service do the drop off, and the driver would not bring the delivery in the store, he lifted the skid down from the truck and placed in the road right in front of the store!!!!

It was a very hot and humid day and took awhile to unload the skid I was here by my self , the good thing is Lots of Paint, and the Brushes and Clear wax .

Until next time,

Elizabeth

 


Furniture Appliques March 27 2012, 0 Comments

The appliques arrived today and will be posted in the Melon Patch Blog store.

Here is a sample of a few...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Until next time,  Elizabeth...


Furniture Appliques March 08 2012, 0 Comments

Appliques for furniture have been used since the 17th and 18th centuries to dress up dressers, and chests. You can customized and personalize your furniture with appliques,  you can stain them, paint them or distress them, depending on your taste .

We will  have appliques for sale  at the Melon Patch they are exact copies of wood carvings that were done back in the 1800's. These appliques are made of resin and they can be stained  or painted, easily glued onto many types of surfaces , including wood.

You can Mix and Match appliques to create hundreds of different looks, you can use them to update cabinets, fireplace mantles , mirrors, add some detail to chairs, the possibilities are endless, just a bit of imagination.

 

Sneak Peek at what's coming:

painted:

 

Inspiration:

 Until nex time

Elizabeth


New Arrivals January 25 2012, 0 Comments

Wonderful Metal Storage Buckets we have 4 and all in great condition with handles at the side . Multi use buckets, home , garden or play

 

Size 12 inches high 17 inches in diameter $40.00 each plus taxes

Set of 4  Woods & Sons Script side Plates Green and White set of 4 all excellent condition $14.00 plus taxes

SOLD


Annie Sloan Workshop January 18 2012, 0 Comments

Chalk Paint  Foundation Class:

Learn the basics of Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

This is one day hands on introductory class on painting furniture. Tips and tircks, waxing and distessing. No expericence necessary!

You will go home with a small finished stool.

All Materials supplied  and light lunch will be served. Please let us know about dietary restrictions.

Upcoming Class : Sunday Feb 12th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All classes will be hel at THE MELON PATCH   357 MAIN STREET BATH  613 881-0165

WORKSHOP POLICES AND PROCEDURES

Please register for your workshop by contacting The Melon Patch by e-mail elizabeth@themelonpatch.com

or  613-881-0165

Cancellations require 7 days notice for credit or workshop credit will be issued.

Each workshop has a minimum number of participants , if this number is not met you will receive a full refund and we will reschedule.

Cost is $175.00 plus h.s.t  a 50% deposit is required to register for the class balance due on day of class.

Until next time

Elizabeth

 

 

 


Thursday Jan 12th January 12 2012, 0 Comments

Hope you are staying warm and cozy where ever you are. The weather here is dreadful, we had tons of freezing rain .
Just a quick up date, Workshops will be starting in Feb, I promised to post the dates earlier
this month, but there are some finishing touches being done to the electrical wiring to the class room and I wanted to make sure that all was done before I set the dates, all is looking good and all work should be completed by Monday.

until next time

Elizabeth


Furniture Paint Brushes December 13 2011, 0 Comments

These brushes are extra thick and luxurious.

Available in 2" and 3" sizes . Full Natural bristle and ideal for painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint , to give it nice texture and good coverage.

They are long lasting and easy to clean.

Brushes are $4.25 each plus taxes.

Until Next time

Elizabeth


Road Trip September 25 2011, 0 Comments

 

Saturday was a last minute decision to take a road trip .

I had made contact with a supplier that I have been trying to reach all summer, a hard man to reach he often goes to Europe on buying trips and sell at the  Brimfield Market.

 

The day beautiful, his barn amazing, and if I had only won the lottery I would have come home with it all,  but no lottery and a small car made the decision for me.

 

My mission to buy dough bowls, I love them and  have fond memories form  my younger days. I grew up in Croatia and my mother would bake bread weekly, and she would let the dough rise in a similar type bowl.

A few pictures for inspiration: I love them they have charm and history and  are multi purpose.

 

 

If you are interested in a dough bowl you will find them at the Melon Patch , or I can send you an individual photo of the bowls I purchased with size and price.

Legacy Hardware

On the way back we stopped at the wonderful Legacy Hardware , and if  you are a fan of Sara's House ( Sara Richardson ) there is a clip of her outside buying a tub and inside  buying Lighting.

I had met Christine and her daughter earlier in the week, they came to the Melon Patch to buy chalk paint, and by Saturday they had painted two pieces and have them in the shop for sale. Great job!!! a great fit for their store.

Funny how the world is small , I have been a customer of theirs for years and now we have even more in common, their great stuff and my chalk paint, a winning team I'd say, and nice people to boot.

Be sure to make a trip it well worth it and truly inspiring.

This is an amazing place, you could spend the whole day they have everything you would ever  want for vintage restoration.

Here are a few images from their website. www.legacy.com

 


Moving August 02 2011, 0 Comments

 

Moving is never fun, tons of work , but the excitement of the new enviorment , makes your forget how tired you really get.

I had a wonderful time in Kingston ( sounds like another country) met some amazing new people that hopefully will be friends forever.

The store in Bath will have  our wonderful Annie Sloan Paint and Waxes on the shelves we will be stocking all 24 colours, wax brushes( coming soon) and two of  Annies books. Quick and Easy Paint Transformations and  Creating the French Look.

 

We have some very talented readers out there.

thrift store find painted with Louis Blue

 

Yard sale chair painted with  Paris Grey

wedding present made by Lori looks like Graphite

another thift store find painted Old White

Thanks Lori for sharing your work,you had some great finds.

I will be in and out and not having regular hours at the store in Bath until after the 18th, but if you need to pick up please make arrangements and I am happy to meet you. We have had a few poeple drop in and it has been nice to meet you all. If you do come by exuse the mess, still getting oraganized and I am here on Sundays , an e-mail or phone call and I will he happy to co-ordinate a time with , but I do encourage you to call ahead on stock just to make sure that we some for you.

Until next time I am out shopping, for unique finds.

 


PAINT ORDERS July 28 2011, 0 Comments

I will not be shipping paint from Aug 12 to Aug 18th.
I will be away taking the Annie Sloan Certification Course.

Elizabeth


It's Here! July 17 2011, 0 Comments

Finally the chalk paint arrived. Long overdue, delays in customs etc. etc. my apologies to all.

We are putting all the orders together and hopefully will have them all out by the end of the week.

The bugs have been ironed out and hopefully will not have to endure this delay again, I am hoping to have all the colours stocked at all times. If you are planning to do a pick-up please e-mail us ahead of time so we can put your order aside, I would not want any one to make a trip and be dissapointed  that your colour is not in stock.

I am travelling in August to be certified and once that is done will be teaching classes.

I am also in the process of moving and should be at the new location soon. The new address is 357 Main Street Bath, Ontario , just west of Kingston and easy access from the Highway if you are travelling. The new  phone number is 613-881-0165 if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call. If you are ordering paint, our online site should be ready soon. But if you know the colours just send us an e-mail and we can process the orders.

Don't forget to take before and after pictures, they are inspirtion to all of us painting and nice way to connect with others who have mutual interests.

Til next time

Elizabeth