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Paints from Maison Blanche is wonderful at making the colors pop on this old dresser. I can see it being used as a buffet, Tv stand, dresser or just about anywhere you want to bring a little color to your decor.
La Craie is a premium Furniture Paint. Our exclusive formula contains calicium carbonate allowing adhesion to almost any surface. La Craie was designed with you, the creative and conscious consumer, in mind.
La Craie dries to a soft, velvety finish and is extremely low in organic volatile compounds, making it a green and eco-friendly alternative to oil based paints so often used on furniture. This water based paint has little to no odor; you can create your masterpiece just about anywhere without fear of reprisal from your delicate senses.
La Craie has been carefully refined and perfected to the last drop. It has been specially formulated for painting furniture, cabinetry, and trim. Silky and smooth, the paint can be applied using a variety of techniques in addition to 'straight from the can'. It can also be used to top off any existing furniture finish, without the need for stripping, sanding, or priming. La Craie will adhere to most surfaces. Add a bit of water and try it as a color wash. If you prefer your paint a bit thicker, simply leave the lid off for awhile. Use one color or layer several. Finish and protect with Maison Blanche Paint Company's Antique Wax.
La Craie contains no harsh chemical drying agents. This means a longer "open time" or "wet time" allowing the paint to settle and smooth as it dries to a velvety finish and reduces the likelihood of chalk balls. Please allow La Craie to cure for 48 hours in order to reach it's full durability and strength.
I found Maison Blanche to be easy to work with! It covers well and distresses wonderfully. To get this look I did 2 coats of Masion Blanche La Craie Vanille and two coats of Collette on the drawers.
The dresser before I painted it.
Redposie opens a Ebay Store to market the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. With the opening of the Redposie Ebay Store, it is Redposie's desire to give shoppers an additional way to get Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.
Prior to going on Ebay Redposie has the paint for sell at the local Redposie store in St Charles, Mo, Etsy, two other online stores the redposie.com/milkpaint and milkpaintretailer.com. The milkpaintretailer.com is exclusively for Austria shipping.
Laurie Stephens owner of RedPosie when asked why another storefront she said, "All of our online stores are doing well but from the feedback we have been receiving a lot of people who want access to the paint prefer shopping on Ebay so going Ebay was done more on a service standpoint then anything else."
Milk Paint is an ancient all-natural paint containing basic ingredients including milk protein (casein), limestone, clay and natural pigments. When absorbed into the surface, Milk Paint will never chip or peel. It is suitable for both interior and exterior applications and is naturally mold resistant. Milk paint provides a completely breathable coating and is ideal for painting wood, plaster, drywall and a variety of other surfaces. It is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and contains no VOCs.
With the Milk Paint Bonding Agent you can use Milk Paint on even more surfaces such as previously painted walls, varnished surfaces, ceramic tiles, metal, glass etc. Without the bonding agent, Milk Paint will resist some prefinished or prepainted surfaces to achieve an
This cute vintage pie safe was found by one of the many Pickers that I have out in the community looking out for those Shabby chic St Louis finds. St Louis has so many vintage treasures to be had, all you got to do is get out there and look for then. Myself, I enjoy the hunt and to keep my Redposie Store fill with the best of vintage shabby chic funriture I have to be on the look out every waking moment so I want miss a Shabby Chic St Louis find.
What are Pickers?
The great people you have to search garage sell, estate sell, Grannies attic everywhere for vintage finds just for you. it could be friends, family or junk dealers. The import thing is the more eyes you got out there in the street looking for you the better it is.)
The outside was finished with Annie Sloan Primitive Red , with Old White Crackle finish. The outside has been waxed with dark wax and wiped down for a nice soft shine.
Want to know where to find Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint ? Vintage on Etsy has discovered this little shabby chic store name Redposie in St Charles MO where you can get Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint at.
Redposie also has a online store for their milk paint at redposie.com/milkpaint
Where to find Miss Mustard Seed Milk paint was not easy at first because it is a very new Milk Paint brand. At the time of this post most of the 50 shop and store retailers that you will be able to find the Miss Mustard seed Milk Paint have not gotten their stock of the milk paint in. Some of then are taking Pre-Orders that they say will be filled at the end of July or the first of August. I think it is a good Idea if you want to make sure that you get this Milk Paint anytime in the near future you should put in for the pre-order.
It is so popular right now even before it has hit the store selves just think how hard it is going to be when it does people going to have a hard time getting their orders filled.
Redposie is right now offering 10% off all milk paint orders though August 1. You have to use this coupon code "milkpaint2012" . You best hurry this offer is only for the first 200 that apply.
Upcycled into Fabulous!
I tried to sell these " As is " and of course no takers so after spending the day browsing thru Blog Land and getting so excited again to start creating I decided to bring these pots home to turn drab into fabulous and hopefully someone out there with think the same thing and take them home with them.
I started of course with Annie Sloan paint in the little pots. Neopoleonic Blue and my new color Antibes Green ( I painted a tray with the green, I am in Love). I blended the two colors together and let it dry, not a very good at that. Anyway, I went to go grab my hairdryer and started painted the final coat with Old White and crackled it. I did let this dry a little better but I couldn't wait to see the finished project. The final step Dark Wax – Annie Sloan. I got the wax into the cracks and then buffed out the rest with clear wax and just rubbed their little bellies until they were nice and shiny. I didn't let the other colors come out to much which I could have easily by buffing a little harder.
My other go to color which I just ordered a full can on the last order is Provence. I did the back of a secretary with it and my Ironstone looks gorgeous against it.
Listening to some free music from Pandora on my phone, painting in the backyard was a wonderful stress reliever, even the whether was agreeable, it was a bright sunny day with the temperature around 78.
I painted the dresser with Annie Sloan pure white that I ordered by mistake, normally I use Old White. Just 2 coats of paint and a light wax.
For those of you that haven't tried this paint don't let the cost deter you from trying it. It's true compared to your local hardware store latex paint, this paint is not as cheap; but, I have found the benefits out weights what you have to pay for it. I do a lot of painting for the Redposie Resale Store so I use a lot of the Annie Sloan paint. I can paint 4 dressers this size with 2 coats each using only one can of Annie Sloan Paint.
Hi My name is Laurie Stephens, owner and manger of Redposie Resale Store in St Charles, MO.
Even my 3 year old Lab Buttercups enjoys the cool day outside.
I just love the pullers on this dresser they are the original ones.
At he North end of Second Street in Frenchtown their is this Gazebo and the statue of kids playing on a log in a French Garden setting, it will just take your breath away it's so beautiful.
Are you looking for something unique to add to your home? Etsy is a website that offers a variety of different stores, opened by individuals. Each etsy store is run by a different person and will feature different handmade products. This can include jewelry, clothing, home accessories, cleaning utensils, and more. The possibilities are endless, and if you see someone whose work you enjoy, you can even request a custom item from them. This makes the whole process unique, and you can always be sure you can find what you need.
Etsy is a great place to find items that are one of a kind. Many sellers will create only one piece and then sell it, so you will know that if you buy it, you have the only one created! This makes the piece you have purchased unique and special. Look online at Etsy to see if there are products you might enjoy!
By: Laurie Stephens
If you want the items you are selling to rank high on Etsy and the major search engines then write the best titles that you can for the items. I ‘m going to give you some suggestions on writing good titles for your listings, these are things I have used to write titles for the Etsy shop Redposie. They have proved to be very effective in increasing the number of shoppers to the Etsy shop Redposie which has resulted in my sells going up. I have used my professional experience in internet marketing and my passion for collecting vintage things to run a successful Etsy Shop.
There are many Etsy Shops selling Vintage items like the Redposie shop, currently when a shopper searches on Etsy for vintage items they will get approximately 1, 848,128 items to choose from and with the growing popularity of Etsy being the online place for shoppers to find vintage items that number is sure to increase as time passes. At Redposie to get our Vintage items seen by Buyers we needed to rely on the title to make our items appear in the Etsy search engine results, Google, Bing, yahoo and other major search engines. With some changes to the way Etsy now rank search items using relevant titles is the way to get shopppers to see your items. Etsy has started to display search results sorted by relevancy rather than having items sorted by most recent.
Title content gives us the most control on how well our products will show up in all the online search engines. Even when I used paid for search engine adds that Etsy offers for $5 for 5000 impressions, $10 for 10000 impressions, $25 for 25,0000 impressions the ads would always generate better results when I put little effort in writing strong relevant titles for our products using the method here. On a side note I would recommend that if you really want to push your sells to a higher level than promote your items with Search Ads from Etsy. As the old say goes, "You do have to spend money to make money".
1. Write accurate and descriptive titles
First words of your title explain what your item is, for example if the item you're writing the title for is a set of vintage drink coasters your title may look like this:
Drink Coasters Vintage St Louis Baseball Card – vs – St Louis Baseball Card Vintage Drink Coasters
2. Use keywords you think a shopper may search
Put yourself in the place of your shopper and think of what words they would use to search for the item you are witting the title for. Next use the Google keyword tool to check if the words you can up with has high number of searches.
Don't forget to read Etsy's Policy " DOs and DON’Ts of Etsy" on writing Titles