Sunday, July 12, 2015

DIY Boot Camp

The store may be temporarily closed, but the business must go on!  I'm heading out to Solana Beach, California, in October along with 23 other DIY Paint experts and we will be holding an amazing flea market, teaching classes, and having fun at Debi's Design Diary's store!!!  If you are in or near Solana Beach on October 18th, I hope you will stop by to say hello, do a little shopping, and try your hand at using DIY Paint!

In addition to the DIY Flea Market in Solana Beach, CA at Debi's Design Diary's store, I will be participating in a DIY Boot Camp.  

We have been placed on teams and will be participating in team challenges.  The winning team gets to take over Debi's YouTube channel and her Facebook page for one week to promote our own businesses to all of her followers.

My team is Gypsies, Tramps, and Steve!  We are your traveling band of unruly DIY Paint wenches...and Steve.  He is the lone guy in the entire competition.

Follow along on our challenges on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and my blog and support my team by liking and sharing our posts.  We earn points for that. ;) 

Debi will also be making videos of our challenges reality TV style and posting them to her YouTube page.  You do not want to miss this!!!

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Store Closing

***Effective Immediately****

After a number of ongoing issues regarding the safety and integrity of the building we are renting, and our landlord's refusal to perform any proper maintenance, code enforcement was forced to condemn the building at 1340 Walnut Street, Murphysboro, Illinois, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

The Painted Chest will be closed until we can secure a new storefront.  I am having the store telephone number, 618-565-8404, transferred to my home so that my customers can still reach me for questions or to purchase paint.

Those of you who have pieces in for custom work, please know that it will all be completed, it might just take a little longer.  I will be contacting all of you by telephone over the next couple of days to update you on the status of your projects.

I can't thank you all enough for your support and patronage!!  This is just a little bump in the road and I will be back.

If you would like to order Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, please contact me by e-mail or telephone.  If you would like to order Debi's Design Diary DIY Paint, you can e-mail, telephone, or visit this LINK to order.

You will find the most recent updates on my Facebook page HERE.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Vintage Vanity and Bed Makeover

I recently finished a vintage vanity and bed for a sweet little girl.

When discussing how to refinish this set which was being passed down from generation to generation, mom wanted to go a little more neutral with gray and the daughter wanted pink.  What little girl doesn't want pink?

I made a suggestion to mom about using both pink and gray and we made a compromise that made everyone happy.

This set was painted with Debi Beards' DIY Paint in Letterpress Gray and Petticoat Pink.  Two sweet colors that work very well together.  It was finished with clear wax.

The center mirror was broken when it arrived.  Replacing the center mirror would mean that it wouldn't have that great aged patina that the side mirrors had.  We were able to save the center mirror by applying a bead of silicon caulk in between the broken sections and around the edges of the mirror on the back.  That will ensure that mirror will not move within the frame and cause further damage.

We then took a strip of molding and routed the edges so it would fit snug against the frame and attached it over the break.  It looks like it has always been there.

You can purchase DIY Paint in-store or online HERE!  Click on the Products link to choose DIY Paint.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Summer Store Hours

Today is my son's last day of Kindergarten!  Wow!  Time is flying by!  Since he will be home all summer and more than likely at the store with me all day, everyday, I've decided to change the store hours for the summer.  

Beginning the week of June 1st our NEW Summer Hours are as follows:

Sunday:         Closed
Monday:       Closed
Tuesday:       Closed
Wednesday:  10-5
Thursday:     10-5
Friday:          10-5
Saturday:      10-3

The only real change is that we will no longer be open on Tuesdays.  

Thank you so much for your business and support!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Yellow Painted Furniture

It's a chilly, gloomy, rainy day today.  I needed a little sunshine in my life so I headed over to Pinterest to check out some yellow painted furniture.

Yellow sure seems like a bold color for furniture, but it is amazing how it can give a space that much needed pop of color.

Check out these pieces and see what you think!

What do you think?  Could  you use a little yellow in your life?

Be sure to visit the links below each picture to see more about these projects.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Painted Chest was featured in Life & Style Magazine!

My goodness, time flies when you are having fun.  I don't think I ever told you guys that I was featured in Life & Style magazine!

Back in December, I received a call from a writer from Life & Style who wanted to come interview me for the next issue of their magazine.  To say I was excited was an understatement!  While it is a regional magazine, they are very choosy about who is featured.  I had only had my store open a month when I got the call.  Chanda Green was amazing and really put me at ease.

It was just supposed to be a short little article, so I was really surprised when February rolled around and I had a two-page spread.

Ms. Green's writing is much better than mine, so I will just let you read the piece for yourself.

I'm on pages 41 and 42 CLICK HERE.

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