Ava Blake Creations had an Open House at my home on Nov.17, 2012. Despite the winter conditions I had a good turn out and I was super Grateful!
Here was one of the show stoppers of the night, there was more then one actually, so stay tuned for that!
AGAIN I'm eternally grateful for my network of friends! "Jenny, I'm getting rid of this dresser do you think you can do anything with it?" THANKS SCARLETT for this one!
circa 1950's Dresser with mirror. Can you see the potential???
Giddy dance, while rubbing hands together!!!!
These Antique Dressers were made with such workmanship. The dovetail
drawers were handmade, I'd like to say made with love!
I was so excited to get started on this one.....
I painted it van Gogh Fossil Paint in Mama's Boy Blue, then I painted the drawers van Gogh Fossil Paint Chalk White. Have I mentioned how much I'm in love with van Gogh Fossil Paint....super easy to work with!! I distressed the drawers back to the blue and in some spots the natural brown of the dresser. The rest of the dresser I distressed back to the brown. I then used this Antique French Perfume Label from Graphics Fairy. I just ADORE the font!
This dresser makes me giddy dance....and it looks more like Elaine from Seinfeld BUT so much fun!!
Here is a closer look at the distressing! LOVE LOVE LOVE that distressed, worn in, loved look!
This dresser sold right away to a gal with superb style!
FINALLY....is all I can say about these chairs!! I received them over a year ago from a friend, THANK YOU Candace!
Their story is....The Calgary Rotary Club had owned these chairs and put them in storage in the early 1990's and last year cleared out the storage unit. I saved them from the dump!!
They had matching side tables. I renewed the side tables and a gal with fabulous taste bought them and uses them as nightstands. You can see the post showing the renewed nightstands HERE.
Typical 70's style, chunky wood set....I remember my parents had this sofa set and it had brown/gold corduroy-ish material on the cushions!
I sent them to the sprayer, he painted them an off white, and there they sat for just under a year!!
Then my prayers were answered......a sewing fairy came into my life, THANK YOU JODI P!!
I picked the fabric from Ikea....YES, Ikea!!! They have some beautiful fabric now, and my sewing fairy made the cushions and covered the pillows!
I gave them some of my popping Shabby Style and thought this Beauteous Grey with White Roses Fabric was a perfect match! I admire the comfy factor of these giant chairs and I wanted to keep that feeling, so I went with two huge snugly pillows on the backs of the chairs instead of another cushion.
Here is a closer picture. Believe me these chairs are as comfy as they look!
I made the edges a little rough looking as if it was stamped on top of the desk!
Here is a picture of the drawers, painted as well.
I finished it by giving it some worn in
Shabby Style and finally 100% all natural Bees-waxed the heck out of
it....and I have a bigger right bicep to prove it!!
A woman with amazing style bought this desk for her husband for Christmas! They picked it up this past weekend and are completely in love with it!! Cheers to another 100yrs of life this desk will now have and all the love it will share!
Hello Hello, Oh My Goodness I haven't posted in a while!! I've been SO busy painting and waxing away for my Ava Blake Open House this Friday, and I have a bigger bicep on the right to prove it!
Well, you all know that I adore Vintage Windows! I'm always thinking of a million ways to reuse them.
Here is a picture of my ongoing stock pile of Vintage Windows....
Here are my latest Creations....
SOOOO, I downloaded the Vintage images from Graphics Fairy to blockposters.com and then printed them in the size that I needed for each window. I taped them to the back of my window and then traced the image with a sharpie marker. Then I painted over the sharpie with either Acrylic Paint or Glass Paint.
This French Fabric Ad is so Gorgeous!
Then I fell in LOVE and did more....This Tin Company Ad was just so cool and PERFECTLY matched with the Antique Cow Bell I thought!
This one was just so Romantic looking I had to do it...
OHHHHH, and this one....which happens to be my FAVORITE of the bunch...A Vintage Mermaid...STUNNING, seriously!
Hung on my wall they look so Mesmerising!!!! I most certainly will do more...The Sky Is The Limit!!!!