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Hi Victoria...I commented earlier how much I loved your French bed. I know you mentioned that I could email you with any questions...with the chalk paint, I know you used old white and Paris gray, did you mix them together, or first do Paris gray then old white over? I have no idea how you achieved such a beautiful muted color! I totally need your expertise on this! Thanks Victoria!
Hi Laura. I first mixed Paris Grey and Old white. I wanted a very light grey tone. After I added the appliques I realized it was too light. I don't know about other people but I really don't have any plan that I follow. I have an idea and I just kind of go along with it and make changes as it progresses. I mix a bit of water in with Paris Grey and lightly brushed over the whole bed. Then I took a damp paper towel and wiped over the paint in circular motion as to mix the two layers together. Imagine a painting, you never see a painting with just one solid color as a background. It is always a mix of different colors that are combined together to give any painting a soft and more "alive" look. Once the bed is dry, I put clear wax on the whole piece, then dark wax. Dark wax is what gives the bed its age and depth. Don't be afraid to make mistakes or experiments because you can just paint over it again. Hope this helps. <3
Hi Victoria.....thank you so much for taking the time to explain and teach me how to do this look. This totally makes sense....I can see how you were able to achieve such a beautiful finish. I will start practicing with some old boards until I get the look I am going after. I so appreciate your talent and willingness to help us all achieve that fabulous French look!Have a beautiful weekend,Laura
Hi, I just found your blog and wanted to say I am drooling, I love french, gilt, glamour, and vintage! Perhaps we are twins! :)
Hello! I was just wondering, in the post I think was entitled "In the Name of Romance" or something a long those lines, where did you find the champagne colored wedding dress? I've been looking for something very similar and am having a hard time finding it. I saw it on pinterest, and the link took me to your blog. Thank you!
Hey Marena, check out Krikor Jabotian Couture S/S 2014. I can't remember if the dress is from that collection or Oscar de la renta. Good Luck!
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Hello, I posted on a post and realized it was old and you might not read my post. I am in love with your painted refrigerator. I am wondering what medium you used to attach the moldings. It is so funny. I love Annie Sloan chalk paint and have used Duck Egg Blue a lot. We are remodeling our kitchen and getting paneled appliances BuT I saw your refrigerator and am now thinking about painting my Stainless Steel one ( hate Stainless ) which is very new. Give me the low down on how you did yours, pretty please!!!! Thank You! CeCe
Yes please please share more with us on how to recreate this amazing refrigerator creation that you have come up with!
Hello Victoria! Love what you did to the already beautiful bed! J'adore French daybeds!! I also admire the mural on the wall behind (Monet painting?) Please advise how you did that. Thanks and keep up the awesome work - you're an inspiration!!Celia
Hi Celia! The Monet painting behind the daybed is actually an oil painting somebody painted as a wedding gift. It is my most favorite piece in the house. I found it at an antique shop. You can read about the story here. http://troispetitesfilles.blogspot.com/2014/06/how-big-is-your-he-art.htmlI bet you could print it out at Kinko too. I don't know if it would be this big. If you were crazy like me, I would just use wallpaper paste and paste it on the wall. Or!!!! You could paste it onto a big muslin cloth..let it dry and use modge podge to seal it. Then use liquid starch to paste it on the wall. That way when you decide you need to change it, you can just peel it off from the wall and there will be no damage to the wall at all!
Victoria,I love love your style and your blog. So sweet and Love that is really reflects you. I saw you over at Pamela's feature of your home today. So great. I want to invite you to do my Spotlight Feature. It is a feature that shows the personal side to you along with your style. Bloggers are really loving this feature. It will introduce you to new bloggers that have not found you yet. It is fun and easy to do if this is something you would like to do let me know. You can go on my blog and click on the Spotlight feature and see what past bloggers have done with their spotlight features. It is unique to you so I know this would be perfect for you. Bloggers that already know you will get to know you on a more personal level and it will also introduce you to new bloggers that might not have found you yet. I have a few dates open in November if you would like to do this.My blog is www.junkchiccottage.blogspot.comMy email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Victoria, I love what you did with the mirror. Likewise I get my best ideas late at night when there is no one around to interrupt my thoughts. I have never heard of the product you mentioned that you used to make the trim. Could you please explain so I know what to look for. Is it like a plaster of paris idea set into molds? Where do you find the molds? thanks, Maureen the Budget Queen
Hi Victoria :)Love your blog,darling house as well as creativity !I love the gold you painted on glasses! Would you share what you used? I have the worst luck with finding good gold paint! :)
Hello! So it is actually just a fine gold glitter that you can get from a craft store. I painted clear all purpose glue on with a paint brush then dusted the glitter over the glue and let it dry for about a day.
You have inspired me!!! I know now what I want to do with a piece I have. I knew black was too black. Grey not me. This is me. Thank you.
Hi Gwen, I know exactly what you mean. I am so glad this gave you some ideas. I can't wait to see what you do with your piece.
Hi Victoria,I just found your Shabby French Refrigerator on Pinterest and went to your blog site. I absolutely love it! I know you did it a year ago but can you tell me what exactly your purchased from Home Depot and what colors you used on the refrigerator. Did you put a wax over it?
Hi, Victoria. I am a new follower. I just saw what you did with your builders grade mirror. Amazing! I am going to try to emulate it on my own monster mirror. How much did the appliqués cost for this project? Thanks for sharing!