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

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)

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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)

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1 West Genesee Street in Baldwinsville, NY 13027

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

Emperor’s Silk and Dark Wax Buffet

When cleaning out a storage space in our Macedon store, we found an old buffet that had been neglected and was in desperate need of refinishing!

Previously it had just been used for storage, in the sense that things were stored in the drawers, forgotten about, and never seen again…we all have pieces like that. 

The first thing we did to this piece was clean it with Mineral Spirits, then we gave it a fresh water rinse (as you should before painting any piece).

With the holidays approaching, we were feeling festive, so we began painting the piece with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in the color Emperor’s Silk – a bright, fun red, reminiscent of holly berries used for Christmas decorating! 

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The whole piece got 2 coats of Emperor’s Silk – everywhere except the top, that is. The top of the piece was left unpainted and would eventually be stained with General Finishes Gel Stain in the color Java.  

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GEL STAIN:

Unlike the CHALK PAINT, the stains require a bit of prep-work (other than just cleaning). In order to achieve a finish that is true to the intended color on the quart, you have to sand the piece down to raw wood (we love using Annie Sloan’s reusable Sanding Pads for this). If you stain right over the existing finish, the color will be altered.

When applying the gel stain, you brush the stain on liberally (I like to use a foam brush) and then wipe of the excess with any kind of lint free rag…Scott’s Shop Towels work great! On this piece we chose to do the entire surface at once, rather than breaking it up into sections since it isn’t an overwhelmingly large piece. 

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Meanwhile, the rest of the piece that was painted was sealed in Clear Wax, then we added Dark Wax to give the Emperor’s Silk a nice, rich tone. 

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Sometimes using Dark Wax can be intimidating, so if you’re feeling apprehensive, read our post that gives some tips and tricks for using Dark Wax HERE.

So what do you think of our festive transformation?

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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

 

 

 

Amsterdam Green Chalk Paint®

Amsterdam Green Chalk Paint®

We love this new color introduced in October 2016!   Which we have quarts and in Sample Pots.

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According to Annie, Amsterdam Green is a strong, deep green that takes inspiration from painted shutters and doors in Amsterdam and throughout Europe. It is a stylish minimal colour that has made a return to the interior colour palette. It works particularly well with whites and creams and botanical imagery and plants, as well as looking brilliant with earthy yellows and reds – try teaming it with Primer Red, Arles and Old Ochre. It’s also makes a great backdrop to cool blues, such as Provence, Giverny and the purple tones of Emile.

The Purple Painted Lady® says it reminds her of being in the Adirondacks, here in NY.  The color of all of the pine trees is what comes to mind.

We wanted to show you the Amsterdam Green next to the other “greens” in Annie Sloan’s pallette.

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The sample boards to the right of the paint lid in the photo are (from top to bottom)

Antibes Green

Olive

Chateau Grey

Versailles

Country Grey

9/24 Barn Sale Junk Jubilee Festival

We have a tremendous show for you THIS SATURDAY ONLY –  9/24/16……. from 9am til 5pm at 845 Yellow Mills Road Palmyra NY 14522. (NOTE- all store locations will be closed on Saturday)

Please visit our event page for details! =>https://www.facebook.com/events/158186121199430/

We have on-site parking, outhouses.  This a non smoking event and no pets, please!

DIRECTIONS:

FROM ROCHESTER 490: (845 Yellow Mills Road Palmyra NY 14522)

Take 490 EAST.
Take EXIT 26 (Pittsford/ Palmyra)
Make a RIGHT
HEAD EAST on RT 31.
Drive 12 miles
Make a RIGHT onto Yellow Mills Road
Drive 1.5 miles
LOOK FOR THE FIRETRUCK WITH A 60 FT BOOK and 16 Ft LONG AMERICAN FLAG …..YOU ARRIVED!

FROM I90 (the NY State Thruway) (845 Yellow Mills Road Palmyra NY 14522)

FROM I90.
Take EXIT 43 (Manchester/ Shortsville)
Make a LEFT onto RT 21
Drive LESS THAN 1 mile
Make LEFT onto HACKETT ROAD .(Hackett TURNS INTO Yellow Mills Rd) Note house numbers go up and down and up again.
MOST IMPORTATLY – Drive 5 miles from RT 21
LOOK FOR THE FIRE TRUCK WITH A 60 FT BOOK and 16 Ft LONG AMERICAN FLAG…YOU ARRIVED!!!!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

*The amazing band, VINTAGE playing all day on the front porch of
“The Purple Painted Lady.”

* 10am Megan Wachob, MWMurals will be painting a HUGE canvas of white & purple home of The Purple Painted Lady (across from front porch where band is) Watch how she creates something out of nothing.

* 11am National Blogger ~ Miss Mustard Seed will be doing Milk Paint demos and Q&A on how her journey becoming one of the most followed national bloggers (back by The Purple Painted Lady Barn under the BIG tent)

* 11am Local bagpiper, Pete Campbell (starts at top of the driveway)

* 12pm Hometown star, Baylee Morrison will be singing the National Anthem and a few songs (front porch)

* 1pm Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan Demo (back by The Purple Painted Lady Barn)

* 2pm National Blogger ~ Miss Mustard Seed will be doing demos (back by The Purple Painted Lady Barn under the BIG tent)

* 3pm Pal Mac Alumni, Eli St. Thomas will be demoing metal forging (across from the Metal Garden on the side of the white & purple house.)

THIS IS A BENEFIT:

Come out and support the Pal Mac Robotics Team at The Purple Painted Lady® Barn Sale this Saturday, 9/24 from 9 til 5 at 845 Yellow Mills Road. A portion of the chicken dinner profits directly helps them.

 

$5 PARKING  => 100% goes to the Pal Mac Rotary and they purchase dictionaries and a thesaurus for our 4th and 5th graders, among a lot of other things they do with the money raised…….Bring a huge van and pack your friends in….the parking is still only $5

 

$1 ENTRANCE FEE =>

The entrance fee goes 100% to DonateLife and National Kidney Foundation Serving Upstate and Western NY this year.

Purchase a pint from Twisted Rail and a $1 goes to the South Macedon Fire and Rescue, Inc.

All the money raised from the raffles will benefit Boy Scout Venture Crew 313.