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Store Hours February 01 2013, 0 Comments

  We will be closed on Saturday Feb 2nd 2011 and back to Regular Hours Wed Feb 6th  11-5 You may still place your on line order.. Apologies for the inconvenience.   Until Next time Elizabeth

New Arrivals January 31 2013, 0 Comments

Beautiful Mahogany Chest made by Thomasville size 14.25 inches wide by 23 inches deep by 23 .5 inches high. Excellent condition $295.00 pls h.s.t  delivery available.

SOLD

Another little sweetie great as night table  it is  16.25 inches wide x 11 inches deep and 19 inches high $80.00 plus h.s.t. nice as is or could be painted.


New Arrivals January 31 2013, 0 Comments

Beautiful Mahogany Chest made by Thomasville size 14.25 inches wide by 23 inches deep by 23 .5 inches high. Excellent condition $295.00 pls h.s.t  delivery available. SOLD Another little sweetie great as night table  it is  16.25 inches wide x 11 inches deep and 19 inches high $80.00 plus h.s.t. nice as is or could be painted.

Pearl Plaster January 14 2013, 0 Comments

I have been playing with this product for little while … and I absolutely love it …. I have just placed and order and it will be in the store in the next week….

Let me tell you a bit about it.

It creates an opulent and luxurious finish. Once applied , the finish will resemble velvet with a shimmering pearlescent  vibrancy.

Pearl Plaster is low VOC  coating that will adhere to any properly primed and prepared surface.

The Recommend Use:

It can be  used on primed walls and furniture etc…

Picture frames I think this is amazing for for frames, it gives such detail… I used 50% old white and 50% pure white Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ™ and then applied Pearl Plaster over top with a bit of Clear wax with French Linen from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint …

Can also be used on sealed concrete products… Like My Horse, it just made it shimmer at take it from ordinary to the next level… it gave is some shimmer .

The base was French Linen with Paris Grey from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ™ brushed lightly with Pearl Plaster

 

The clean up is soap and water and water and you can tint it… that is my next on the the to do list.

Here are few more examples  . These are from Artisan Enhancements

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Waxes were used with the Pearl Plaster

1) the bottom left corner is  Graphite as the base and the dry brushed with Pearl Plaster

2) & 3)   upper left and right  Graphite and Pearl Plaster pushed through a stencil

4) lower right natural wood base with Pearl Plaster dry brushed on top

Pear plaster comes in quart size… Hope you will enjoy is as much as I have .

Until Next time

Elizabeth


Pearl Plaster January 14 2013, 0 Comments

I have been playing with this product for little while … and I absolutely love it …. I have just placed and order and it will be in the store in the next week…. Let me tell you a bit about it. It creates an opulent and luxurious finish. Once applied , the finish will resemble velvet [...]

Being Creative January 03 2013, 0 Comments

 

 

I started collecting and revamping in my early twenties and that was some time ago. I have never tired of the process. There have  been many items that have come and gone, as you tastes and budget changes so do the items. With the exception of a few pieces that were purchased new, like the sofa  and  couple of chairs and the mattress , most of everything has been painted /stripped or recycled in one way or another.

We were the odd ones at that time I remember a relative coming and saying you guys must be really poor because all you can do is buy this old Junk… we were ahead of our times but did not know it. She still thinks I collect Junk but the difference now is I paint my Junk great colours!!!!

I am a fairly creative person but this came about out of necessity more than a gift… I saw many things in magazines that I loved but like everyone else could not afford to buy, when I married my husband was a student and when he finished I went back to school….. wanting to have nice things that were not cookie cutter and both of us being handy made out lives interesting and fun… I have not tired of any of the process , the huge difference it the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ™ it changed things to easy and better… no long involved process of stripping the piece of furniture or painting with smelly paints…. All you need is  furniture with good bones and one that fits your design aesthetic. Once you start the process you learn many things … it is always a learning process.. some things still amaze me and the there are others just like everyone else when I say ” what were you thinking” but if you don’t try then you will never know where you could have or not…. The best part it is you and no one else has  your foot print, whether it is paint/fabric/choice of furniture piece etc. It makes your space you.

The difference between now and then, are the amazing products you can use to revamp and recycle with. There many wonderful blogs/books and tools ( like the electric stapler /glue gun ) you think I am kidding right!!! they were probably around but we did not have any access , and there is the Internet where you can look anything up at any time and anywhere time.

Take classes when you can it teaches hands on skills you meet many wonderful people share ideas  and give you confidence and life long skills. Never be afraid because you are not good enough… if you were you would not need a class… I love taking them and each time I learn something new…. or a twist on something old.

Hopefully you will Create and Enjoy the New Year and all your new found skills.

Join us on Jan 27th and Feb 10th for the flea market flip classes

Until  next time

Elizabeth


Being Creative January 03 2013, 0 Comments

 I started collecting and revamping in my early twenties and that was some time ago. I have never tired of the process. There have  been many items that have come and gone, as you tastes and budget changes so do the items. With the exception of a few pieces that were purchased new, like the sofa  and  couple of chairs and the mattress , most of everything has been painted /stripped or recycled in one way or another.

We were the odd ones at that time I remember a relative coming and saying you guys must be really poor because all you can do is buy this old Junk... we were ahead of our times but did not know it. She still thinks I collect Junk but the difference now is I paint my Junk great colours!!!!

I am a fairly creative person but this came about out of necessity more than a gift... I saw many things in magazines that I loved but like everyone else could not afford to buy, when I married my husband was a student and when he finished I went back to school..... wanting to have nice things that were not cookie cutter and both of us being handy made out lives interesting and fun... I have not tired of any of the process , the huge difference it the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (tm) it changed things to easy and better... no long involved process of stripping the piece of furniture or painting with smelly paints.... All you need is  furniture with good bones and one that fits your design aesthetic. Once you start the process you learn many things ... it is always a learning process.. some things still amaze me and the there are others just like everyone else when I say " what were you thinking" but if you don't try then you will never know where you could have or not.... The best part it is you and no one else has  your foot print, whether it is paint/fabric/choice of furniture piece etc. It makes your space you.

The difference between now and then, are the amazing products you can use to revamp and recycle with. There many wonderful blogs/books and tools ( like the electric stapler /glue gun ) you think I am kidding right!!! they were probably around but we did not have any access , and there is the Internet where you can look anything up at any time and anywhere time.

Take classes when you can it teaches hands on skills you meet many wonderful people share ideas  and give you confidence and life long skills. Never be afraid because you are not good enough... if you were you would not need a class... I love taking them and each time I learn something new.... or a twist on something old.

Hopefully you will Create and Enjoy the New Year and all your new found skills.

 

Don't forget we've got workshops coming up in the New Year. Book online to join us on Jan 27th and Feb 10th for the Flea Market Flip Classes

Until next time,

Elizabeth


Happy New Year January 02 2013, 0 Comments


Happy New Year January 02 2013, 0 Comments


Holiday Hours December 22 2012, 0 Comments

December 22 /2012  2p.m.                                 December 23 /2012 to Jan 1st 2013

Happy Holidays and Happy Painting

 

Until Next time

Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hello December 17 2012, 0 Comments

Hello all,

It has been a busy time here at the Melon Patch and sometime since our posting.

Painting furniture and shipping paint , going to auction…. it is all good, but a hectic life.  One that I happy to be apart of. I talk to many small reatilers who do the same, most people feel we have a charmed life and in many ways we do …. we create meet exciting and amzaing people everyday… but the downfall is you can’t call in sick  there is no one to answer the phone!!!!

I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of you in person /phone and e-mail and you have all enriched my life in many ways,

A number of years ago my husband passed away which left a hug void in my life , not only was he my partner in life but my Mr. Melon the handy man  painter etc…. bringing the Annie Sloan Products to Canada was a huge risk for me in many ways, it was new to North America….. a big investment / the only one to carry it lots of pressure to ship across the country, finding the right program to facilitate the paint … the geographic Location of the Melon Patch… all the things that go with running a small business and it’s challenges.

I have used many paint products over the years in the beginning there was only latex, then we discovered Milk Paint  and then Annie Sloan…. it changed the way I think about furniture, no more how long will it take to strip , sand and paint and….. I love the fact there is little prep ( I am an impatiatent painter I can wait to get er done as good friend always says!) I can paint indoors , the dye lot does not change the paint goes such a long way… I can mix colours and make some new ones , the colour range is great 30 colours. I like everyone else did have some problems with the wax , but practice makes perfect… or almost I a far from perfect but I love the freedom this paint has given me in terms of the pieces I see… some you cannot strip or do anything with but they have great lines and come to life with a coat of paint. I feel like I am saving the world with one piece of furniture at a time… no more dumping….

As some of you know there are many products out there all claiming to be the best…. the product you choose is a personal choice . My choice is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ™ gives me the freedom  to create  , each time I paint a piece I learn something new… I hope you find as much pleasure in the Paint as I do… I have painted things that I would have been afraid to before , the best example are a pair of old boots….. who knows what is next.

We have many new and exciting things planned for the New Year, one will be a new on line site to help serve you better.

Plans for Miss Mustard Seed coming to visit….

New Products to use with your Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ™…..

Expanding our showroom to have more painted pieces..

A few traveling workshops to those who cannot come to see us..

This is a busy time of year for all of us as the season approaches.

I hope that you all have a safe and Happy Holiday, we are here until Dec 22 and will back on Jan 2nd 2013 .

Until Next time

Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hello December 17 2012, 0 Comments

Hello all,

It has been a busy time here at the Melon Patch and sometime since our posting.

Painting furniture and shipping paint , going to auction.... it is all good, but a hectic life.  One that I happy to be apart of. I talk to many small reatilers who do the same, most people feel we have a charmed life and in many ways we do .... we create meet exciting and amzaing people everyday... but the downfall is you can't call in sick  there is no one to answer the phone!!!!

I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of you in person /phone and e-mail and you have all enriched my life in many ways,

A number of years ago my husband passed away which left a hug void in my life , not only was he my partner in life but my Mr. Melon the handy man  painter etc.... bringing the Annie Sloan Products to Canada was a huge risk for me in many ways, it was new to North America..... a big investment / the only one to carry it lots of pressure to ship across the country, finding the right program to facilitate the paint ... the geographic Location of the Melon Patch... all the things that go with running a small business and it's challenges.

I have used many paint products over the years in the beginning there was only latex, then we discovered Milk Paint  and then Annie Sloan.... it changed the way I think about furniture, no more how long will it take to strip , sand and paint and..... I love the fact there is little prep ( I am an impatiatent painter I can wait to get er done as good friend always says!) I can paint indoors , the dye lot does not change the paint goes such a long way... I can mix colours and make some new ones , the colour range is great 30 colours. I like everyone else did have some problems with the wax , but practice makes perfect... or almost I a far from perfect but I love the freedom this paint has given me in terms of the pieces I see... some you cannot strip or do anything with but they have great lines and come to life with a coat of paint. I feel like I am saving the world with one piece of furniture at a time... no more dumping....

As some of you know there are many products out there all claiming to be the best.... the product you choose is a personal choice . My choice is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (tm) gives me the freedom  to create  , each time I paint a piece I learn something new... I hope you find as much pleasure in the Paint as I do... I have painted things that I would have been afraid to before , the best example are a pair of old boots..... who knows what is next.

We have many new and exciting things planned for the New Year, one will be a new on line site to help serve you better.

Plans for Miss Mustard Seed coming to visit....

New Products to use with your Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (tm).....

Expanding our showroom to have more painted pieces..

A few traveling workshops to those who cannot come to see us..

This is a busy time of year for all of us as the season approaches.

I hope that you all have a safe and Happy Holiday, we are here until Dec 22 and will back on Jan 2nd 2013 .

Until Next time

Elizabeth