#Mix It Monday!

Most furniture paint lines only come in a handful of colours.   But that doesn’t mean you are limited just those 30-50 colours.  Most paint lines were designed so the colours can be mixed together…the possibilities are endless.  Search #mixitmonday on any social media and you will see recipe after recipe of beautiful colour combos. For this post, I’m going back…

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Waterford Antique Market

On this perfect, beautiful September day, the Mr. and I decided to take a road trip to Waterford, Ontario to visit my most absolutely favourite place ever.  The Waterford Antique Market.  You could honestly walk this place for hours without seeing everything.     In the midst of cleaning out my basement to build my workshop, I purged a lot…

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I’m back… !

My apologies for such a long break!  I was looking for some change and some excitement in my life and decided to go back to work full time thinking I could do it all!  It worked for a while.  My job was super awesome, the kids were looked after, and I was enjoying being out of the house, using my…

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White Chippy Look

One of my new favourite looks is the chippy paint look.  It’s a bit different than regular distressing.  It has more of an “aged outside” appearance.  It’s a more severe look, but I absolutely love it done with Pure White by Annie Sloan. I use a different sized scrapers while the paint is tacky… not quite totally dry.  I picked…

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Blogging Break!!

Please note that I am no longer updating my website (for now!).  To view some of my updated work, please visit my facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/MyHouseMyCanvas/

Wine Rack ReDo with Java Gel Stain

Every year, my kid’s school hosts Pierogi Night to raise funds.  We collect raffle prizes from generous folks at the school – this year, we had over 200 prizes.   I love painting a piece for the cause.  This year, a friend generously donated this awesome wine rack, and I painted it in my favourite Annie Sloan Emperor’s Silk with…

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Painting Kitchen Cabinets with Chalk Paint

At White Pear Studios in Oakville where I work, we have tons of customers coming in asking about painting their kitchen cabinets with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I always feel like the best knowledge comes from experience, so I was determined to find a kitchen to paint.  I would have loved to have painted my own, but I just had it…

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Provence Desk

Check out this gorgeous desk I just painted!  It’s done in Annie Sloan Provence… a gorgeous teal!   The drawers are lined in an awesome houndstooth shelf liner that I bought from Canadian Tire!  Crappy Tire has the BEST shelf liner!! Who knew!! Here are some more Before & After shots…

Antiqued Union Jack Table

This piece took FOREVER to finish!!! The good news – it sold right away.   Bad news – after all that work, I got 2 crappy pictures and that’s it. Union Jack side table finished in Annie Sloan Graphite.  Flag painted with Old White, Napoleonic Blue and Emperor’s Silk.  Finished with clear wax and dark wax.

Gold Dipped Hall Table

A huge trend I’ve been seeing this year is Gold Dipped accessories and furniture.  It’s all over home decor sites like Pinterest, Apartment Therapy and trendy stores like Anthropologie. I decided to take a go at this trend, and transformed a boring Bombay Co. hall table, to a chic, trendy show stopper that’s already getting a ton of attention at…

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