TLC Vintage Elegantly Simple or Simply Elegant.

TLC Vintage Elegantly Simple or Simply Elegant.

Elegantly Simple or Simply Elegant?

When it comes to describing Janet Roewe Piller’s style at TLC Vintage it doesn’t matter which way you say it. They are both on totally correct.

Here she took a simple Efex to make a simple elegant statement with this table.  It is a great example of todays on- trend up cycling. Painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and finished with clear and dark wax this table is just so simple and so wonderfully elegant.

 More than just her use of Efex, when you look at her Facebook page you see why she is Iowa’s premier Chalk Paint® dealer.

TLC Vintage…. a vintage store and a whole lot more.

Industrial Efex

Industrial Efex

Efex Are Not Just French

See how to add Industrial Style with Efex

Spent my snow day working on an industrial table for Maine Country Home.  It’s a palette we found with a weathered worn top. The base is painted in graphite and made of old 2 x 4’s.

industrial Efex

 The sides are where it gets interesting. I wanted to stay with the industrial feel and still use Efex. After all they are more than French!

First, the sides which were new pine, were washed in graphite Chalk Paint®. Then we used the Circles stencil from the Annie Sloan stencil collection.


Now to add the Efex. Again we wanted to keep the industrial feel, so we went with a small rosette, R72. We left the dots on the stencil on every other pattern and then added the embellishment.

Both the stencils and the Efex are painted in a mix of Graphite and Old Ochre.

Voila… Industrial Efex.



Marie’s Chair

Marie’s Chair

In Janet’s words from Facebook

In honor of Valentine’s Day we present Mademoiselle Marie💗💗
Antique chair painted in Old White and clear wax with Gold gilding wax to enhance the detail and the Efex™ moulding at the front center. Slight distressing. Restyled using incredible pale pink satin and pink velvet. Lots of lace and rhinestones with a gorgeous antique rhinestone brooch at the back bustle💗
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!

I hope you all look at the pictures. The corset on the back of the chair is so wonderful All I can think of is Marie Antoinett’s boudoir!



Valentines Box

Valentines Box

Matthew Mead is so very creative. Look what he did with this simple candy box.

Just in time for Valentines Day.. Just love, love love this.

Matthew Mead

Then we have the very special Valentine from Rose at Wood Icing.

Wood Icing and Efex



A Magician With Paint and Efex

A Magician With Paint and Efex

An Elegant Ladies Desk

Janet Metzger of The Empty Nest is a magician. She paints, she is an artist, she’s a small business owner – just a wonderful creative person.

Front of Janets ladies Desk

Painted in Duck Egg Blue with a dry brush for layering this is just stunning.

Duck Egg Ladies Desk

It’s no surprise that she can see easy ways to add embellishments like our SW24 that fit perfectly with the existing carvings on the desk.

If you are near Warrenton Virginia stop by and see all of her work!



Share The Love For Valentines

Share The Love For Valentines

Share The Love 

Are you ready for Valentines Day

Our friend and stockist Rose at Wood Icing is a queen of mixed media.

I so heart this project using woodicing for raised stencils,

multi media

Efex scrolls, and stamps.

Efex on Heart

Of course the painting technique is just superb.

She painted with Emperor’s Silk Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and used her Tree Bark Glazing Color.  The Tree Bark with the lush red make it look like a red velvet cake. Totally yummy.

The last touch was dry brushing Modern Masters Acrylic Gold paint. Wood Icing is a magical texture paste that can make your next painting or embellishing project much more easier. It is a must in any painters tool kit.

Wood Icing Heart

So please share the love this Valentines Season.

Links to Share Below

xoxo Lydia