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.
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.
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.
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.
Then we have the very special Valentine from Rose at Wood Icing.
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.
Painted in Duck Egg Blue with a dry brush for layering this is just stunning.
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
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,
Efex scrolls, and stamps.
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.
So please share the love this Valentines Season.
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