New Loot and Adventures With Annie Sloan Paint

There is so much cool stuff in the works that I just can’t wait to tell…but I have to.

Here are some things I can share…

Isn’t the color fabulous? It’s Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue

I started working with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints a few weeks ago and I really love it.

This is what I started with and I have re-ordered twice since. The colors are great and the texture and finish is amazing. I am so happy that I tried this product because it really solved a lot of problems I had with standard latex paints.

I really have two main styles that I focus on and those are mid-century and french styles. I am not a purist or traditionalist in either style. I am constantly stepping out of the box with color choices and redesign techniques.

I wanted this piece to be kind of risque or sex in the city-ish. Traditional and avant garde colliding. I envision it in a dining room with heavy, silk damask drapes and sexy low lighting.

The next piece is a Heywood Wakefield ReDesign…

painted in Annie Sloan Graphite and finished with clear wax, I was able to buff the finish to a super smooth hard finish.

I doubt that I’m the only one that has used this paint for modern pieces, but I will say that it is well suited for it since the paint is fast drying and  you have the ability to buff the wax to a super hard finish.

I am working on a Bernhardt Sideboard, Gun Case, French Arm Chair and Dresser this week. Along with all the other new changes in the works…its going to be a busy week.

Good Luck Junkin’

D

Inventory Ready To Be ReDesigned

The warehouse is filling up with pieces waiting to be ReDesigned. Here are a few of them…

New Loot at the Tavares Antique Mall

I have so much to share with y’all about the road trip, the new warehouse and the other new changes that are on the horizon, but for now I’m just going to give you a quick update and a preview of new loot. I have been crazy busy trying to get everything moved into the new warehouse and its starting to really take shape, but my booths at the Tavares Antique Mall were starting to look bare after selling some of my BIG furniture pieces. I finally found some time to refresh with some new stuff.

I will share more in the next few days…

New Loot! French Market Style

I have spent the last couple days changing out my “girly” booth to reflect more of the French Market Style that I love.  As some of you might already know, I have multiple design personalities and they frequently fight with each other. Sometimes I try to mix them all together and it works, other times it drives me nuts. Currently, I have my “guy” booth and my “girly” booth.

This is my “French Market Style” booth. This style might be confused with Shabby Chic, but it’s a bit more rustic in it’s color palette. It’s more burlap than lace and a little less delicate.

My ReDesigned

“Juliette” bed turned out amazing. She is perfectly imperfect.

So that is a glimpse at my girly side and here is the other side…

Rustic ranch with warm tones, bright colors and funky cowboy junk.

That’s me…eclectic to the max.

Y’all have a great weekend and good luck junkin’

D~

My office/workroom is almost finished!

I live in a state of chaos and un-organization. I have been told that most creative people are this way and from time to time I actually get my Sh!t together and try to become organized in my own crazy way. My office had become a dumping ground for my junkin’ finds of the day, but once they were dumped they were infinitely lost. I was starting to believe that my boyfriend was correct…I was doomed to become a the next star of Hoarders. I had to do something about it, cause if the camera crews are on the way, then at least I can get my 15 min of fame in true High Falootin’ Junk(in) style.

It still isn’t complete, but its a good start. Keep in mind that my walls are freshly redone plaster, which in my opinion is a designers worst nightmare. The walls of my previous house looked like Swiss cheese when I moved, so having all white plaster walls is making me insane…but anyhoo…

The only thing that I had to purchase was the storage boxes and GORM Shelves from IKEA and I like these because you can add on to them as you need. Of course I had to put my signature turquoise wash on them.

The desk and memo board are my own High Falootin’ ReDesigns. As for the wall accents, if you look closely you will see all of the horseshoes…well I acquired an entire horseshoe bathroom collection and I didn’t need them in the bathroom, so I repurposed them as magazine and yarn holders. Also, you will see a cowboy hat and boot hook that my friend Ellen gave me and I use them to hang my paint swatches and scissors from. I also had a rusty horseshoe that holds my unopened mail (I’m hoping the lucky horseshoe notion will turn the bills into checks). Another cool flea market find is the wooden buggy leaf spring that I mounted on the wall and repurposed as at hat and jewelry rack.

On the opposite wall is my vintage sewing machine and custom {turquoise} painted table. There are more horseshoes holding more visual stimulation {yes…I’m a magazine hoarder}. The memo board is also from IKEA and it holds all of my fabric swatches and storyboards for future projects. The super funky floor lamp awaits just the right shade and holds all of my favorite pieces of jewelry.

I still have a lot to do in order to complete this room and my boyfriend is sick of turquoise, so therefore I must paint more {turquoise} in order to boyfriend proof it, lol.

 

New Loot!

I have lots of new loot…here is a snippet whats new…

 

Custom Painted OOAK shutters $200

Vintage Trunk $225

SOLD

Also, I changed the High Falootin’ booth @ the Tavares Antique Mall last Sunday…

French Market Style – Rustic Romance

High meets Low

I love contrast and mixing refined antiques with rustic pieces. It makes the stuffy pieces more inviting and the rustic junk stands out more when juxtaposed with the fancy stuff.

High Falootin’ Junk Booth

I will be posting more pics tomorrow when I have the chandeliers hung. I will be bringing in three big pieces of furniture this week so keep an eye out for more new stuff.

Hope y’all have a great day.

D~

Art Around Town {& New Loot}

I wanted to remind y’all about the Art Around Town event tomorrow night in Tavares. Make sure that you stop by the Tavares Antique Mall and say hey to me. I will be hangin’ out in my booth. Y’all come on by!

Also, here are some new goodies…

I call this style…Old Hollywood Glam Revival. It’s 2011 Glammy. (yes, I watch the show Jerseylicious)

The chairs are carved Spanish -Old World style. I have 1 arm chair and 4 side chairs. They are covered in burlap and have a dry brush chippy paint that I chose to keep.

I have a lot more new loot to post later today…

D~

 

Original Paintings for a Country Cottage {OOAK Loot!}

These are original One Of A Kind Paintings Signed YAZ. I did not know the artist personally, but I do know her husband and son. She passed away a couple years ago and left the family with over 300 paintings. I fell in love with her work. It is so peaceful and calming. This is your chance to own original paintings for a very reasonable price.

 

Country Kitchen Still Life $45

Country Barn $39

Harvest Time

Harvest Time $45

Clay Roads & Rusted Barns $45

Gypsyfied Finds {yes it’s a word…at least in my vocab}

I finished a few more of my smaller pieces yesterday…just in time to get MORE good junk to refinish. I picked up some great stuff last night and tomorrow should bring more good loot my way.

 

Not Too Shabby Bench $29

"Dont Forget to be Shabby" Memo Board $19

My Little Alamo Curio Cabinet $29

Detail of My Little Alamo

Turquesa Grande Memo Board $49

Detail of Turquesa Grande Memo Board

Oodles of Skittle Candle Holders $9-12 each

Thanks for checkin out my loot. There is more to come tomorrow.

More New Loot {Turquesa Grande}

Turquesa Grande is indeed a grand desk. He is almost done. I’m waiting for drawer pulls. It’s the story of my life…waiting that is. I’m always waiting for something. Anyway, this guy is rough and rugged but pretty…if that is at all possible. I tend to think so…

 

Turquesa Grande

The Drawer pulls will be a Spanish/Mission style cast iron.

Top of Turquesa Grande

Contact me to reserve before he is listed on my Etsy Store.

Be High Falootin this year!