Sunday, July 21, 2013

Buying More and More AND MORE Chalk Paint

On Friday,
  Kris (my buddy and bidness partner) and I
 went up to my other buddy's new store.
We went to the new and improved....
Maison Decor!!!!!
We brought Amy, the proud proprietor, a couple of tables that I had painted,
 so that she could sell them for me,
 and that way I could get them out of my house.....
I told you guys about the first one.....
It was a coffee table that I found and reinvented.
Remember this?????
I painted the top to look like stone.....
It's now in her new shop in Reading Massachusetts, and it's dirt cheap, in my humble opinion.....
Here it is in her store, 
so go buy the damn thing, already.....
The other table that I painted and want you to buy.....
is a little Victorian gingerbread dealio that I think is really cute.
I deleted my before pictures, before I down loaded them, because I am a moron......
Soooooo.....
let me show you part of what I did to this little guy.
I started by painting the body in Cream colored Chalk Paint....
Then I started to  slap a coat of paint on the top, realized I had made a huge mistake, and quickly washed it off. 
whew.....
After the body was painted, I used a leetle brush to outline the gingerbread details in Pure White.
I had to tip it on its side, to get to all the nooks and crannies.
I even outlined the curvy parts between the legs!!!!!
I painted the edges of the legs white, also, for a little more contrast.
Then I lightly distressed the whole thing.
Here it is for sale at Amy's store, 
even cheaper that the coffee table!!!!!
The overall look of the store is more upscale than the one she had in Malden....
the girls getting sophisticated...!!!...
Before Kris and I left her new establishment.....
I dropped a whole wad of cash,
buying more Chalk Paint.
I tell ya, Amy's got me at both ends, if you know what I mean.....
That whole pile on her desk, is what I bought that day.
I swear, I drink the stuff.
I hate to think what my retirement would be like, if I hadn't found Amy who introduced me to this wonderful paint, that keeps me busy and out of trouble.
If you need me.....
I'll be down in my basement painting studio, using up more Chalk Paint, so I can then buy more, and give my buddy more bidness.....

On that note....
Latah, Gatah
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12 comments:

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow! I clicked to read on your finishing details cottage post and saw this just two minutes after you posted! I love it! Thank you for being a friend and supporting me through all the times I have been on pins and needles making decisions. Spending oodles helps too! And that coffee table is on trial already in a home less than 24 hours after you brought it in~I will give you the verdict tomorrow! And send me more pics so I can use them cuz I am too busy to take great pics anymore.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Great post--Amy's store looks great and your projects look amazing!

Lin R said...

I remember the table that looks like stone on the top and I love the gingerbread table.....adorable. Love your post Betsy!

Donnamae said...

Well if chalk paint keeps you out of trouble...love that table detail, really stunning! ;)

janet said...

Hey Betsy!

Paying a visit to Amy's shop is on my bucket list of things to do this year. Maybe I should come this fall and we can have a fold art rose painting session at her shop!
Love your tables and I am sure they will sell super fast.

be well ...Janet xox
The Empty Nest

Dawna (Stitches from the Tub) said...

I want that table, too bad I live in California or I would go pick it up.

Anonymous said...

Pretty tables! Wish I lived closer and also wish I had a place for them :-) Amy, your store's new look is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Love the vignette and mirror in the first picture...stunning!

Your tables are wonderful and what is your definition of cheap??

Beth C. said...

Hmm...not sure anything could keep you out of trouble, but I think I love that about you! What I wouldn't give to have a piece I could crow was custom finished by the renowned designer, Betsy Speert! Maybe I would even casually leave a Traditional Home mag with one of your features open on the table. You should sign your pieces! Love Amy's shop too. Wish I still lived in MA. Best, Beth C.

Nantucket Daffodil....a name not a place said...

I LOVE the first table you painted (and the second)...I love seeing what Amy is creating! I am in Massachusetts, now I need to get myself to her shop!!!!! My hope this summer is to find a farm table and do marvelous things with it!

Nita Stacy said...

Loved the tour of Amy's new store. I think this is going to be a wonderful spot for her. Lots of women coming in and out. Should be a huge success. Love that little victorian table.

Ingrid said...

Gorgeous!

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