Little Gray House Update

#littlegrayhouse update!

Back in September of 2016, we purchased a property that had a little old house on it. The house was built around 1856.

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 It is a tiny little house- right around 1,000 sq ft.  It was in pretty poor condition and hadn’t had any work done since the 6th layer of linoleum went on the floor back in the 1950’s. 

Linoleum Little Gray House Old Flooring

The Purple Painted Lady® is getting ready to paint the upcycled wood cabinets in the kitchen.

We don’t plan on having any upper cabinets, instead we will have white tile with barn wood floating shelves and white counter tops.

This custom blue shown is made of 1 part Greek Blue to 1.5 parts to Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint®.

Aubusson Blue Greek Blue Cabinet Custom

Then we used clear wax and black wax. I love this sample cabinet!

 

 

Second Saturdays at Village Gate (January 14, 2017) hosted by The Purple Painted Lady®

Tomorrow, January 14th is …….. Second Saturdays at Village Gate (January 14, 2017) hosted by The Purple Painted Lady at 274 Goodman St North, Rochester between 10 and 5. We will line the hallways with artists, bakers and vendors.

SAVE THE DATE of Upcoming Second Saturdays!

January 14th

February 11th

March  11th

April 8th

May 13th

June 10th

July 8th

Village Gate Outside The Purple Painted Lady

**ALSO- we have a FREE KITCHEN CABINET Q&A at from NOON til 1pm on Saturday, January 14th!!! Bring a cabinet door from your kitchen and we can discuss options and techniques with you!

The Purple Painted Lady Maureen Gaffney LaFontaine Kitchen transformation Chalk Paint before after

Effects of Dry Winter Air on Painted Cabinets (& Humid Summers)

Winter is here and so are the days of static electricity and dryness. This not only causes us to get a shock when we slide our feet across a carpet, but we get that dry tight skin feeling…and also……. “I’ve painted my kitchen cabinets and now the paint has cracked around the center panel.” Here is a post to understand why this happens and how to help prevent it!

Hop on over to HERE to read my post about the effects of winter and humid summers on painted cabinets,.

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A Special Christmas Gift~ From an Old Dresser…to a Doll House (Henrietta Chalk Paint®)

The best type of gifts are those that come from the heart.  And this one is very special and for some very special girls!

Look what our customer Sophia transformed ……an old wood dresser into something magical for her nieces.  This is a super cool, one of a kind doll house!

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sophia-g-unfinished-dresser-the-purple-painted-ladySophia said it was a lot of work but she had so much fun doing this project and the reaction on her nieces faces was priceless!

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CLEAN:   First- the dresser required a real good cleaner.  The Purple Painted Lady always recommends to clean your piece with Mineral Spirits, and then give it a fresh water The Purple Painted Lady Mineral spiritsrinse. In this case- you may want to shopvac out the drawer cavities also.

 

 

 

PAINT:   The CHALK PAINT colors Sophia used  on the dresser  were Henrietta, Old White with a 1 to 4 mix of the two.

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This color chart will give you an idea of the different hues you can create when mixing Old White with Henrietta in different ratios:

 

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TOP COAT:  Sophia used Annie Sloan’s Clear Wax and some King Gold GIlding Wax to finish. 

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Sophia used General Finishes Gel Stain in Antique Walnut for the floors.

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Sophie wrote us, “I wish I were  a little girl again ! 😉”

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Do you have a project like Sophia that you need help or have questions about? Stop by one of our locations, call us or even email us! We would love to help you with your project!

Come visit one of our FOUR locations:

EAST SIDE OF ROCHESTER (Our MAIN store!)

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77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502

OPEN Mon – Wed 10– 4, Thurs 11–7, Fri 10 –5 & Sat 10-4.…CLOSED SUNDAY

OR

CENTER OF ROCHESTER

Village Gate Outside The Purple Painted Lady

Village Gate ~ 274 Goodman Street North in Rochester, NY 14607

OPEN Mon – Wed 1-6, Fri & Sat 1–8 …CLOSED THURS & SUN

OR

WEST SIDE OF ROCHESTER

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3200 West Ridge Road in Rochester, NY 14626 (The Shops On West Ridge)

OPEN Thurs – Sunday 11–6 ……CLOSED MON, TUES, WEDNESDAY

OR

SYRACUSE (Baldwinsville, to be exact)

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1 West Genesee Street in Baldwinsville, NY 13027

OPEN Tues – Sat 11-5 …CLOSED MONDAY & SUNDAY

Kitchen Cabinet Makeover with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan

The Purple Painted Lady® loves using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan for a Kitchen Remodel!

One of our amazing customers, Janette, emailed us with some incredible before and after pictures! We were so amazed by the transformation, we just have to share her process!

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Janette had old oak cabinets that needed a bit or refreshing, but she wasn’t stopping there! She wanted to make the entire space seem brand new by also refinishing her dining area!

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Janette used a mixture of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, colors Old White and Pure White. She then top coated the kitchen cabinets with Annie Sloan’s’ Clear Wax.

The Chalk Paint typically dries within 30-45 minutes depending on the temperature of your home as well as the humidity! We recommend painting in a temperature between 60-70 degrees fahrenheit. Also, with kitchen cabinets, it is important to first clean them with Odorless Mineral Spirits to remove any oil or grease. Rinse your cabinets with fresh water afterwards to remove any chemicals before painting! For any kitchen cabinet project, we typically recommend watering down the first coat of paint, applying it and then waiting twenty-four hours. This allows the chemistry of the paint to work and really adhere to the cabinets.

After the first thinned coat, you can continue painting with the full strength Chalk Paint.

Once you have satisfactory coverage, you can wax or use the top coat of your choice!

Remember never to exceed three coats of anything in a day. Applying more than three coats of anything in a day may cause the bottom most layer to never fully adhere – and that’s not good! the-purple-painted-lady-janette-g-old-white-pure-white-kitchen-and-dining-7

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For the dining area, Janette used Old Ochre Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan on the chairs and base of the table, using General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in a Satin finish to seal them. For the top of the table, she used General Finishes Black Gel Stain with General Finishes Arm-N-Seal top coat. And voila! 

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We love Janette’s amazing transformation! Now her space is incredibly bright and inviting. 

Do you have a project like Janette that you need help or have questions about? Stop by one of our locations, call us or even email us! We would love to help you with your project!

Come visit one of our FOUR locations:

EAST SIDE OF ROCHESTER (Our MAIN store!)

Photo of 77 west Main Street shop store front photo

77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502

OPEN Mon – Wed 10– 4, Thurs 11–7, Fri 10 –5 & Sat 10-4.…CLOSED SUNDAY

OR

CENTER OF ROCHESTER

Village Gate Outside The Purple Painted Lady

Village Gate ~ 274 Goodman Street North in Rochester, NY 14607

OPEN Mon – Wed 1-6, Fri & Sat 1–8 …CLOSED THURS & SUN

OR

WEST SIDE OF ROCHESTER

The shops on west ridge pic 3200 The Purple Painted Lady

3200 West Ridge Road in Rochester, NY 14626 (The Shops On West Ridge)

OPEN Thurs – Sunday 11–6 ……CLOSED MON, TUES, WEDNESDAY

OR

SYRACUSE (Baldwinsville, to be exact)

The Purple Painted Lady west genesee Baldwinsville Chalk Paint FRONT Savvy Chick

 

1 West Genesee Street in Baldwinsville, NY 13027

OPEN Tues – Sat 11-5 …CLOSED MONDAY & SUNDAY