LONG Story short, this gal who has been pursuing finishes and furniture re-dos since the age of 8 ...........
see 'Why Catfish?? @ http://www.catfishcreativefurnishings.com/......
took about 20 cans home to the DC Metro area and started to play and play and play.
|SOMETIMES YOU GOTTA LAY IT ALL OUT|
My retail space at On A Whim Home Boutique in Lucketts, VA became jam-packed with colors and wax finishes, textures and charm....
|ON A WHIM has a charm of it's own|
people began to ask me the age-old faux finishers dream question - "How DID you do that? and I wanted to lie. I really did. But I didn't. I said, "It's the paint - not me" and that was the truth.
THEN I saw an Annie Sloan Stockist listed in New Jersey and it turned out to be my old pal of 20+ years, Miss Patty Seaman of Classic Wall Finishes...THEN I signed up for Annie's USA Tour Workshop.
THEN I was asked if I was available to escort Annie in NYC on the evening before the workshop to see her son, Hugo play with his band< "JONQUIL" (http://www.facebook.com/pages/JONQUIL) at The Mercury lounge...."Uh, yeah, I think I can make that one". Twist My Arm.
|Ms. Annie Sloan - NYC March 2011|
After the ride into NYC on the New Jersey Transit, a grooving night of music (dating myself here) and an mouth-watering visit to the KATZ DELI with Annie........
|You can REALLY eat some fries at KATZ's - NYC|
I could see that she was, as they say, the real deal. I had been reading her books for years and always wondered what she was like - she was so down to earth, so warm and real...and so very colorfully creative! I finally just had to become a part of it ALL!
My first love has always been teaching regular folks that furniture can be refinished, recherished and then remarkable - and something that EVERYONE CAN DO. My favorite workshop student is the one that says "I do not have a creative BONE in my body!!" Yeah, gal. GOTCHA! AND if we teach young folks how this is done - they may or may not refinish a piece right away - but they will never ever LOOK at another "OLD" piece of furniture the same way again..
So a proud and happy Annie Sloan Stockist I am -check out my website for colors, orders and all - A new studio has opened in Rockville, Maryland for workshops and painting tom-foolery - On A Whim in Lucketts has thrown open the doors and shelves for the little white and blue cans of paint that really could - and can - and do!
NOW, LET'S TALK COLORS !! NEXT BLOG......
"Blue on Blue on Blue.....Mon Dieu !!!!"