Tomorrow we’re off to Brimfield for some treasure hunting. If you’ve never been, it’s a smorgasbord of vintage and antiques, repurposed items, furniture, and just about everything under the sun. Fields and fields of goodies, it’s enough to make you faint with happiness.
To get our minds into inspiration mode for what we can do with all the furniture we get for this amazing flea we leafed through some inspirations to get the creative juices flowing.
When you go to a show as big as Brimfield it’s easier to stay focused and not over spend if you have a list in advance of what you’re looking for.
Our list is separated into three parts:
1 – More inspiration – that’s easy, just take a fully charged camera. Looking at period pieces can spark a new idea for design and style.
2- More original goodies to make into Efex. We’re always on the lookout for something unique and interesting to add to our catalog!
3- Cool furniture that can be refreshed with Efex. As we get ready to go to the show we have a list of ideas that we want to try and enact.
In the more goodies for Efex category, we’ve been on the lookout for a cornucopia, like this picture from Tone on Tone, and more bronzes to use for slightly thicker and bulkier, more three-dimensional pieces for the collection.
What do you think of angel wing Efex?
We’re also always on the hunt for more art deco and modern styles to make into a new collection.
Now the cool furniture collection is always long and endless..
Doors for display and decorating,
Farmhouse tables and anything Gustavian.
picture from the Lone Ranger Antiques
Wish us luck on our search, and stay tuned to see what we found!
We have the schedule ready for our presentations and demos Sage Farm, and we’re getting really excited! We’re putting this finishing touches on our space this afternoon, and we’ll be posting sneak peeks on Facebook and Instagram, so keep a lookout!
As promised, here is the schedule of events, including our times. If you’re coming also be sure to check out Maureen Bane’s presentations (she’s our retailer in North Grafton, MA!)
We’re so excited to be a part of this October’s event with Sage Farm. Come meet Sarah Richardson, and Tommy Smythe from HGTV for their 15th Anniversary Autumn Spectacular.
We’ll have a gigantic space filled with furniture, accessories, and inspiration…all in the name of Efex!
During the show we’ll be showing you what Efex Mouldings are, how to use, how to quickly update pots and urns, getting the shabby-chic style, and how to find your own style among our many designs. We’ll be doing demos in our space, and longer presentations as well.
We’re also excited to be doing this in cahoots with one of our retailers, Maureen Bane of Signature Finishes in North Grafton, MA. She’ll also be showing off her own furniture and accessories, and is doing a Milk Paint workshop during the weekend.
And in case you didn’t know, Sage Farm Antiques is a monthly 3 day show with a great philosophy…
”Your home is your story, tell it well.”
Did anyone else get goosebumps?
Stay tuned for our presentation schedule. We look forward to seeing you!
You don’t want to miss the Junk Refunk Street Market®!
Presented by one of our newest retailers, The Big White Goose, it is a street fair like no other.
Saturday August 22nd
10 AM – 5 PM in Canby Oregon
NW 1st Ave, from Ivy to Elm Street
Canby, Oregon 97013
“Junk Refunk Outdoor Street Market is the place to visit for those of us that love things re-loved and up-cycled. Our outdoor event will be a first for Canby, OR, where you can explore and find that something special and offer a fun shopping experience along with workshops, featuring Chalk Paint®by Annie Sloan demonstrations through out the day.”
There are plenty of great things to do and see, refunk demos using all sorts of great products including our own Efex appliques. Enter the raffle, there are all sorts of great prizes! Certainly an event not to be missed, hope you can make it!
Maine Boats and Harbors
Maine Boats and Harbors is on this weekend in Rockland Maine.
For those of you finding yourself close to Midcoast Maine, come by and see Maine Country Home and Efex at the Maine Boats and Harbors show in Rockland Maine. Our coastal Efex will be on display on furniture and accessories.
The show in Rockland, Maine, is such a fun mix of boat show and home show, that showcases the best of midcoast style.
Join us on Aug 14th – 16th
See you there!
One of our retailers is about to be famous! Liz Douglas, of Liz Douglas Designs in Lexington Kentucky, will be on her local morning show this coming Monday. If you’re in the greater Lexington Kentucky Area check out how she turned an old, tired piece of furniture into a great bar using Chalk Paint® and Efex Decorative Appliqués.
Monday 8/10/15 – 5 am – WLEX 18
Not sure if it will be available online, but here’s the link in case they decide to upload it!
This sneek peek should whet your appetite.