Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  It has been a great year and I am looking forward to 2012!


Have a safe and Happy New Year! 
~Tricia

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas...

 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
Our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
Our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years we all will be together
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.
Have A Merry Christmas!  ~Tricia

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Just To Let You Know....

...that a Christmas Sale is going on at Vintage No. 35.  The sale is going on through Monday, December 19.





  • Take 15% off if you purchase 1-2 items and be sure to use the code Reindeer.
  • Take 20% off if you purchase 3+ items and be sure to use the code Ornaments.
(The percentage off does not apply to shipping and gift certificate purchases.)

If you order quickly, I can get your order in the mail next day so your purchase could be there in time for Christmas.
 
Have a great weekend!
Tricia

Friday, December 2, 2011

Next Show

Vintage No. 35 will be at the Basilica of St. John's Holiday Craft Show this weekend.  

The Basilica is located at 1915 University Avenue in Des Moines.  The show is this Saturday from 3pm-6pm and Sunday 9am-2pm.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I tried the Annie Sloan Chalk paint on a garage sale find that I found over the summer.  I have heard so many great things about the Annie Sloan Chalk paint so I wanted to try it on this cute piece of furniture.

 Sorry, I did not take "before" photos of this project. 

This was also one of my first time sanding a piece of furniture to give it some wear.  I need to practice on a few more items :)!

I applied one coat of Annie Sloan's Paris Grey Chalk paint first then it took two coats of Annie Sloan's White Chalk paint.  All coats dried really fast!  Once the last coat was dried then I started sanding it to give it the worn look.  I recommend you sand in an area where it can get messy or dust can fly.  The paint comes off of course like chalk dust.

Once I was done sanding then I wiped the dust off with a damp cloth and let dry.  Then I applied Annie Sloan's Clear Wax and rubbed it off.  I LOVED the results!

You can purchase Annie Sloan Chalk Paint at Brass Armadillo in Des Moines or directly from the distributor, TLC Vintage Collection  http://www.tlcvintagecollection.com/.