Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Number 1, Number 1!

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For someone who doesn't even like math I seem to have a thing about putting numbers on furniture.
I believe this might be my 3rd or 4th piece where I used numbers to freshen up a flat, dull, beat up piece of furniture.  This classic, simple buffet came with doors falling off, missing veneers and stains.  Don't they all these days?

I used American Paint Company Paints on this one.  Leather Boots is a nice medium brown was my base coat.  After applying the vinyl numbers I followed up with a couple of light coats in Peacock.  It is definitely one of my favorite blues.
I kept it random and in places the original wood showed through on the numbers.  I heavily distressed this piece as I kind of liked the almost faded denim look of the peacock.  Now it reminds me of my girls ripped up jeans.
The original hardware was chunky and fun so I simply cleaned it well, resealed it, and put them back on.  This reminds me the button on an old pair of jeans!
The entire piece has been finished with two coats of Hard Coat our most durable finish product.  I think this would be a great bar piece or Big Screen console.

Happy Hump Day!

Monday, March 16, 2015

DIY Paint Retailer

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I am proud and pleased to announce that I am now a retailer for an amazing new line of paint and finishes, Debi's Design Diary DIY PAINT!!!

It is an exciting new development for Twice Nice as the DIY Paint line is a delightful line of paint in colors designed by Debi Beard and produced by Heirloom Traditions, a company with years of experience in the industry.  Our DIY paint is a clay and chalk, or Chalk Type, Zero VOC, no prep, no primer, paint.  It flows on like a dream in rich, vibrant colors with lots of depth.  I absolutely fell in love with this paint immediately.  The DIY line has 3 waxes currently, clear, dark, and white.  We also have a Liquid Patina in Clear and Dark that is fabulous to work with.  There are 3 paint sizes, Quarts, Pints, and 8 oz. Samples.  I am getting the booth stocked up as quickly as I can and the initial set up is being completed today.  There will be many more paint sizes and finishes added in the next few weeks.  I'll try and post some photos of the booth once I complete moving product in and getting everything in place.

Carrying two lines of paint allows me to give you more options.  These paints allow you to create your own masterpieces for your home.  Be sure to contact me if I can help you in any way.

I am working on the next class schedule and trying to come up with some new fun ways for you to play with the paints!  If you don't see exactly what you are looking for then contact me and I'll work with you to set up a special class just for you!

Stop by Booth #43, on Utah Ave. at The Brass Armadillo, Omaha, NE and check out the new paints!

You might also want to check out the Youtube videos created by Debi's Design Diary which are sure to inspire your creative bug.  They are fun, hip, and full of tips for using our products.

Enjoy the birds chirping and the fresh promise of Spring on the way!