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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!



Get A Free Magazine! April 14 2012, 0 Comments

Be 0ur 100th 'Like' on Facebook at The Melon Patch Home and Garden  and get a free copy of this inspirational Magazine 150 pages of homes, ideas all in English with no advertising.

Until next time, Elizabeth

 


April 9th 2012 April 09 2012, 0 Comments

Hello all I hope you had a Happy Easter for the  most part mine was wonderful spent a lovely day at my Son's house on Sunday.

Just an update I have had two viruses hit my computer in one week, the first one not so bad we managed to save most things, but the second one took everything including a lot of old e-mails we are in the process of trying to recover them , so a busy next couple of days.

If you have not heard from me I have not won the lottery or on vacation just trying to figure all this out, we should be up an running with the old e-mails etc. in the the next day or so.

Until next time

Elizabeth


Pinrest February 01 2012, 0 Comments

In the links section of the blog you can click on to Pinrest and see what 's been posted.

Until next time
Elizabeth


Antoinette January 31 2012, 0 Comments

A new colour from Annie Sloan will be in the shop in Feb if you would like a pot paint, please send me a e-mail to reserve .

Old fashioned Roses and the colour of old plaster. This is  soft pale pink with a hint of brown in it so the pink is not too sweet.


2011 Festival of Trees November 29 2011, 0 Comments

If you are in the area this weekend , The Fairfield Gutzeit House on Main Street Bath is Hosting the Event.

Festival Days

Friday Dec 2nd 10 a.m to 8 p.m.  Saturday Dec 3rd 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday Dec 4th  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There is a Draw and it starts at 3 p.m. on Sunday come to our lovely village and enjoy the festivities.

Until next time

Elizabeth


Reader's blogs October 31 2011, 0 Comments

If you have a blog , let me know and I will post it on the MP site.
Here is one I got from Ruth Robinson at neutral-nest .com, she is Annie Sloan paint user , and we have had many interesting conversations over the phone she is a delight and has lifted my spirits on a few occasions, with her stories , she also does her own Upholstery,

Until next time

Elizabeth


Wax Brushes October 27 2011, 0 Comments

The long wait for the perfect wax brush is over , I got word this morning from my supplier that we will have these in 3 weeks or less.

Having the right tools for the project is so important and I think , it was worth the wait for these.

This brush has a circumference of 1.5 inches, the handles are lacquered tapered handles , similar to an old fashioned shaving brush. They are much more ergonomic and comfortable to hold. They are shorter  so that they don't bump into the furniture as you are waxing.

The retail cost is $26.95 plus tax , if you would like one please send me an e-mail and I will reserve on for you.

until next time

Elizabeth


Sneak peak giveaway September 15 2011, 0 Comments

 

"Creativity is contagious pass it on" Albert Eienstien

A Dyi project using burlap coffee bags from House and Home magazine Novemeber 2009

 

Coffee bags and Annie Sloan chalk paint.

 

Until next time

Elizabeth


Mark your Calendar September 14 2011, 0 Comments

October 15-16 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us Saturday October 15, and Sunday October 16 to celebrate the return to our beloved historic Bath building for a weekend full of workshops, home decor tips , and our : " You'll  Wish You Never Missed it Sale" on selected antiques and home accessories. With our return we are bringing new products, the same personalized customer service, and a fresh new look. We are also happy to bring our customers Scavolini Designed Italian Kitchens with specialties in green and mobility installations and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint from England. Join us and let us inspire you!

Stay tuned for I will be giving sneak peaks for the Giveaways


What you can do with Chalk Paint August 03 2011, 0 Comments

The Distressed Swedish/French Urban look:

Apply one or two coats of Chalk Paint in the same or different colours and allow to dry. Then apply soft clear wax using a brush. Next, wipe off any excess wax. The rub over gently with medium grade sandpaper to distress it. For a more distressed look use dark was to darken some areas . Finally apply more clear wax and allow to dry . If a delicate sheen is dessired buff the wax after is completly dry.

The Polised Plaster Look:
Apply two coats of Chalk Paint in the same or different colours. Then rub with fine sand paper or lightlty use an electric sander until shiny smooth. Leave or was for extra shine and protection.

The Washed Look:
Apply a damp cloth over fresh dry paint and spread to make a transparent colour.

Create Blackboard that is not BLACK

Apply three coats of Chalk Paint to wall or wood. Allow to dry overnight . Clean with a slightly damp cloth.

Other uses.
Use on walls , wood, metal, matte plastic or terracotta and leave to harden overnight before exposing to the rain. No need to wax or vasrnish.

Colour Ideas for 2 Colour distressing

OLD WHITE: Over Duck Egg Blue, Old Ochre , Paris Grey, Scandinvaian Pink, Country Grey, Henriatta or Paloma.

COUNTRY GREY: Over Scandianvian Pink, Cream , Henreitta

CREAM: Over Duck Blue or Chateau Grey

OLD OCHRE: Over Scandianvian Pink

GRAPHITE or PRIMER RED: Over Arles

PARIS GREY: Over Cream, Arles, or Scanadianvian Pink

DUCK EGG: Over Chateau Grey

OLIVE : Over Scandianvian Pink or Arles

NAPOLEONIC BLUE: Over Antibes Green

Paloma:Over Arles or Emile

EMILE: Over Chateaue Grey

 

Looking foward to seeing the combinations.

Until next time Cheers Elizabeth


New Colours July 29 2011, 0 Comments

Four new colours are being put into production . If you are interested in any of these colours please let me know by noon Aug 2nd. I will be ordering this paint and would like to know how many quarts to order, I am sure there will a great demand on the first order that will be avalaible in early September.

The colours are

Pure White:  A pure clean white

Barcelona Orange: An older colour that is being brought back by popular demand

Coco: A warm greyed Brown , the colour found in old French Woodwork

Grey Linen: A cool neutral Khaki grey inspired by bleached deep neutral old pieced of French and Italian Furniture.

The reserve means you won't have to wait for the paint once the first production run is finished.