The Purple Painted Lady is so excited about opening our 4th location in the city of Rochester, NY. It will be located at 650 South Avenue- which is in the heart of South Wedge and we will open our doors later in August.
We have literally gutted the space.
Here is a BEFORE photo of where we started: (take note to even the check out counter. Below you will see what we have done with it to spruce it up.)
OKay- just a reminder – the image BELOW is a BEFORE PHOTO!
We have since done the following to the space:
* tore out the tan leopard print carpet and replaced it with wood.
* pulled about 1,000 nails out of the wall and ceiling, patched the dry wall, and painted the walls a pretty silvery grey/blue. (I like how it compliments the ceilig!)
* put in all new electric and hung new chandeliers (actually, Brett- the buff guy standing next to Judy in the photo above did all of our electric.)
* installed a full prep sink and work counter and the bathroom has been gutted with a new vanity installed.
* and everything else has been scrubbed…multiple times over!
Phew! It makes me tired just writing it all out. (which is kind of pathetic since I hired contractors or promised champagne and caviar to Judy to do most of this work for me. LOL!)
IN PROCESS Photo below:
Check out the cash counter below!
We even decked it out using skids from paint deliveries! See it above? I love it now! (Thanks to our Annie Sloan distributor)
This week Judy will be transforming the concrete bathroom floor into something amazing using Modern Masters Inc. products! The Modern Masters products we use will make the floor look like patina copper and rusted iron!
MATERIAL LIST TO CREATE A LOOK LIKE ABOVE:
Modern Masters Rust Activator
You will also need:
Either a 2″ or 4″ roller with a tray
Hydrogen Peroxide (just a tablespoon – amount depends on the size of your project)
Small plastic spray bottles to mist aging solutions or rust activator (we used travel size shampoo dispencers)
Papertowel/rags for clean up
Anyway- this effect is pretty cool stuff, huh?
Anything will be better than what the floor currently is. See the image below. (waah, waah, waah) : (
PREP WORK ON CONCRETE FLLOR:
So, Judy and Anne started the process of painting the bathroom concrete floor. First- since this location was rented prior- the floor needed a good cleaning.
Judy is super fast when she is on a mission, In fact- she was so excited to start this project- I could barely get a photo of her cleanig the floor. Now keep in mind- she bartered a bottle of Dom Pérignon Champagne and caviar for doing this for me!
If there had been flaking paint from a previous project- all of that would have been removed.
Next- Judy used plain old Elmer’s Glue and created a beed across the door way to build up a slight little dam. She let the glue dry and then – did a second beed. She did this because most of the products we will be using are VERY fluid- this will help keep them contained into the bathroom.
Once the glue was totally dry- then Judy moved to Step 1 below.
STEP 1 – Use the Modern Masters Metal Effects Acid Blocking Primer:
We have the gallon size of the Modern Masters Metal Effects Acid Blocking Primer that had been sitting for a while so we needed to mix it really well until all the thicker components at the bottom got stirred in. (see image below) This “Acid Blocking Primer” is very importantbecause it creates a base or barrier for the all of the other products to sit on top of. It also gives either the Copper Metallic Paint or the Iron Reactive paint something to grip to, depending on what it is you are doing and the type of surface it is. Since most of you would be using a 16 ounce or 4 ounce container of the Acid Blocking Primer, just check the plastic container by hand. It is doubtful you will have as much sitting on the bottom as we did with the gallon sized packaging.
APPLICATION OF ACID BLOCKING PRIMER:
Judy then poured the Modern Masters Metal Effects Acid Blocking Primer into the small roller pan that came with the roller. Using the roller she applied two uniform. coats of the Modern Masters Metal Effects Acid Blocking Primer. Make sure the first coat is thoroughly dry before applying a second. In the hard to reach places- she used a chip brush.
For this product to work well, YOU MUST BE ABLE TO LAY THE SURFACE FLAT. Since we were doing a floor- this did not apply to us. But FYI for most of the looks of these products because we are dealing with fluids, if you do not lay the section you are applying the products to, you will end up with an effect that looks “runny” vs the images we show here. So, lay a hutch down on it’s back. OR, flip a dresser over onto its side. You have creative options to make this work.
BELOW IS THE FINISHED FLOOR ONCE ALL THE PRODUCT HAD DRIED:
So, now…for the HUGE GIVE-A-WAY of a basket of all the Modern Masters products you would need to do this yourself on a smaller project!
The winners are……… Becky Kennedy and Meami Craig! Hurray!!!!! Please email Trish at email@example.com with your ship to address & phone number.
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First- if you have a local stockist- go visit them and build a relationship with them. Go to them with your questions and project issues. BUT- if you do not have a local stockist- we invite you to try our customer service!
The Purple Painted Lady™ ~ the serial no. is 86/641,416 with the US Trademark Office
PLEASE VISIT OUR LOCATIONS NOTED BELOW!<p>
our MAIN STORE at 77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502
3200 West Ridge Road in Rochester, NY 14626 (The Shops On West Ridge)