Monday, 17 August 2015

Custom Antique Postcard Table and Chair Set

Hello Lovelies!

This has been thee most FUN custom job I've done in a long time!
 My client approached me with an idea to do a custom vintage postcard on a table that she had in the family. 
See what I did....

Friday, 17 July 2015

Old School Ava Blake Classic Perfume Label Dresser

Hello Lovelies!
You may notice lately that I am kickin it a little old school!
I'm feeling the need to get back to my roots if you know what I mean!

Funnily...HAHAHA that word makes me laugh every time I say it...go on...say it!
Anyways, just as I'm nesting down to get back to my roots a waterfall dresser finds me...I first did a crazy huge graphic on a waterfall dresser years ago, click THIS LINK to see it.
Here she is all ready for her transformation...

Monday, 6 July 2015

Twice Re-created Trunk

Hello Hello!
Firstly I want to tell you that I am always heart bursting grateful that you guys & gals tune in to see what I have been up to!
I have been insanely busy and I plan to blog all about it in the next month! SO many wonderful things going on over here.

I recently co hosted one of our 2 yearly vintage markets and had many many things o showcase, then my phone went into recovery mode and reset...insert balling...I lost ALL the before pictures to ALL of my projects!! Less of a BAM factor for sure but none the less I will still post the after shots that I have.

This was a terrible old looking trunk when it hit my studio floor.
I recreated it for the vintage market in a soft ice blue and white with some silver arrows. Sweet and nice but no one wanted it...

Friday, 3 July 2015

Co-Host to The Alberta Dames Vintage Market 2015

Goodness, it has been to long since we posted! 
I have been BUSY!

As you might know I am the second half of The Alberta Dames, and We hosted our Spring Market this June 6th, 2015 at Beautiful Vintage Balzac Hall, in Balzac Alberta Canada just outside Calgary Alberta.
Click the READ MORE to see all the details...

Our hearts burst with gratitude from our fans/clients/customers that are willing to line up all day long just to get in to support us!

and BAM, they were excited to shop...

Here is our list of vendors that participated in our show and some pictures of their amazing creations...

Always Sunny
Ava Blake Creations
Crafted Artisan Truck
Cougar Chic Decor
Brok Boys
Off the Top Creations
City and the Sticks Designs
Splinters & Shards
Nooks Design
Barnstorm Creations
Bunky & Marie's Consignment Boutique
Polka Dot Creek
the art of Lauren Cowles
Barb's Bears
Sam & Nat
Buttercream Clothing
Sweet Serendipity
Deb's Designs~Jewelery
Krazy Moose Tents & Gear
For The Birds
Reclaimed Antique Designs - RAD
Two Girls Redesigning Life
Leanne Montpetit, Kreative Evolution Welding Art
All Through The House and Red Barn Mercantile
Pink City Soaps & Knits
Sweet Serendipity
Sparkling Dahlia
For The Birds
Seven Saints
Sublime Couture
Wilks Booth Food Truck
Sticky Ricky's Food Truck





 Mobile Vendors are awesome!!

These elegant and unique creations are from Annie of Cougar Chic AND one part of The Alberta Dames

And the second half of The Alberta Dames is Jenny of Ava Blake Creations. Her treasures are Stunning and one-of-a-kind

We want to THANK every single person that came out to show us support on this crazy beautiful creative journey!
We could not have done an incredible job on our show without the help from our many volunteers, and from the Airdrie Food Bank volunteers you all know who you are and we THANK YOU!

Stay Tuned lovelies, our next show will be in the Fall of 2015, dates to be announced!

Super Love,
Jenny & Annie
The Alberta Dames

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Golden Starfish and Friends

Hello Hello!
It certainly has been a while since I posted. 
I always THANK YOU for your continued support Ava Blakers!

Here is a really FUN project to do!

I scooped up these starfish from a garage sale! I'm sure you can find some at Dollar Stores as well.
 I LOVE LOVE LOVE beach decor, especially living here in Alberta where beaches are far and few! I knew exactly what I was going to do with these....

Friday, 20 March 2015

Ava Blake Creations Studio Painted Stairs

Hello Hello!
If you follow me, then  you know that there isn't much I haven't chalk painted with the van Gogh Fossil Paint.

I have three stairs that come down into my studio and, snore bore....they could use some pizzazz-ing!
Yes, I did....
I painted them!!!

I chalk painted them with van Gogh Fossil Paint in Revenge Black and Chalk White!
I then free hand drew (YES, I'm a font whore) the little sayings...
~~Why Not Sing, Sip Some Wine And Create Beautiful Things~~


On the inner step I used various stencils for the designs.
The feather and tin tile looking stencil I helped design for Muddaritaville Stencils, the doily is bought from Walmart, and the bottom design elements are from Studio van Gogh.

--> BAM <--
I LOVE them and so does everyone else who walks into my studio!!
The sky is the limit on what you can create with this paint!

Super Love

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Big and Chunky Dresser RE-CREATION not one but two!!

I Like 'em Big...I Like 'em Chunky....
Remember these HUGE chunky bedroom sets we had as kids?  Did I just date myself? This particular dresser I remember...I think I had the matching waterbed that went with it!!
As much as I can change a piece by just painting it this Mirror kept on screaming 80's!
See what I did to Re-Create this piece.....
Dresser #1