Inspiration can strike anywhere! One morning I was washing and airing out my vintage Hudson Bay Blanket and draping it across our treadmill. (that's another story) When all of a sudden, I fell in love with the way the blanket looked hanging on to dry. I had to paint it on a piece of furniture. I needed a piece that would allow for the fluidity of the lines. I started my search for a waterfall dresser. The lines of these would work perfectly with the lines of the point blanket.
I found the perfect piece, a vintage waterfall dresser in need of a lot of love. The veneer was peeling and the top of the dresser had many water rings on it.
It needed to be infused with creativity!
I brought it home and started the process of sanding it right down.
Normally for furniture, I would just do an overall sanding of 120 grit and start painting.
I want to make sure this piece was sanded right down due to it's damage.
After a couple of hours of sanding on a beautiful fall day, she was ready for paint.
I painted the whole dresser in Country Chic's Cheesecake for that perfect creamy white colour.
Then came the not so fun moment of the lines.
I spent roughly an hour measuring and mapping out the lines. Then I realized the tape that I was using was the perfect width on its own. Lets just say, it went a lot quicker after that dawning moment.
The dresser also had a wonderful front detail that I wanted to make sure played well and could be incorporated into the overall design.
Two coats of cheesecake and all taped off.
**Remember to wait a day or two for the base-coat to fully dry before applying the tape. If not the possibility of pulling up the base-coat when you remove the tape is very high.
Once the lines were painted, I removed the painters tape. There were a couple of spots that needed a touch-up, but nothing too major.
The 3.5 point lines were painted in Country Chic's Licorice. From left to right the colours are:
Mornings on Main (custom colour)
All are paints from Country Chic.
I just cleaned and polished the original hardware.
The dresser was finished in a natural wax for extra durability.
Here she is in all her Hudson Bay inspired glory!
Within a week, the dresser was sold. :)
The next workshop for 13 &1!!
On Wednesday, November 15th from 6:30pm till approximately 9, we will have a fun filled evening learning how to make rolled paper wreaths.
The cost is $45 each person. If you invite a friend at registration you will save $5 each!!
Due to limited space, a deposit will be required at registration and full payment due at the workshop.
Small refreshments will be provided.
If you have an item that you would like to be the centre piece of your wreath, please bring it to the workshop for your placement. If you do not have a preferred centre piece, ornaments, vintage holiday pieces, felt and other embellishments will be provided.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there! <3
Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit 13 &1 at 13 Main St, Warkworth to register.
For months... even before opening this store, I wanted to carry custom mugs.
My little book of big ideas had numerous renditions of possible mug designs. Mug designs that I drew while still living in Chatham and thinking my future store would be called "Fleaing Poppies". Fleaing because of all the flea market possibilities and poppies because they are my favorite flower.
Well, it was time to narrow the design down. I didn't want the frame to be overwhelmed with lettering or images. Something that was simple was what was needed. I like to think I am pretty simple and so too are my design aesthetics.
What I eventually came up with (after asking all my friends and family members their opinions) was a classic W. for Warkworth and 1857 the year Percy Mills became established/incorporated as the Village of Warkworth.
Honouring Warkworth on the mug only made sense. There has never been another place that I enjoy more to go outside with a morning coffee, a hot cuppa tea in the evening or a hot cocoa at the outdoor fireplace over looking the magical Trent Hills. If you follow on Instagram, you would notice that my feed is filled with mugs and sunsets. Hardly ever a sunrise... that's what sleeping if for!
So with no further ado...
Each mug is a ceramic take on the iconic tin campfire mugs. All are finished in white with a black band and grey speckling. Mugs hold 12fl.oz
W.1857 mugs are available for $12/ea or for an amazing deal, 4 for $40!!
Hi, i'm jodi!
I am a wife to a railroader, mother to two daughters, caretaker of two Golden Retrievers and a Himalayan cat. I live in a small town with a big heart. I enjoy antiquing, furniture re-habbing, D.I.Y's and painting.