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Friday, February 28, 2014

Finding Inspiration

You can find inspiration every day, every where.
It's no surprise that I was on inspiration overload in Old San Juan. 

The colors were delicious.

The doors were unbelievable, I wish I could transport them to my world.

Not sure if I love the style, the color or the fact that most are 200+ years old.

Cheers to inspiration - hope you find yours today!



Thursday, February 27, 2014

NY Bound

When you read this I will be at the airport.  Today I am off to New York.  
Back to my home with my life -long besties.  
Just me and my childhood pals.

My motivation for spending the weekend back in the 'hood, is this guy.

 Please do not judge my stylish hair, circa 1997.

My Godson is now grown and going for his black belt in Karate.

He has worked hard the last 2+ years and has his final test Saturday morning.

I am excited to surprise him, hug him and cheer him on.

I will carve out time to indulge in childhood memories, pizza, adult beverages and I will be attacking this for my friend:

I guess I will be earning my stay!

The shoppe is open
Today - Saturday
All Maison Blanche Paint & Products are in stock!



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Spring in the Shoppe

After spending a week in Puerto Rico, we returned to a beautiful, sunny and warm day in Ohio.  
We spent most of it outside.  
We were certain that Spring had arrived.

So when I spent Monday restyling the shoppe, I had Spring on the brain.  
Little did I know, temps would drop and the snow would return.

 I am loving green right now! 

New items have found their way in to the shoppe.

I'm excited to get in the shoppe today and play with 
the new Maison Blanche LIME Wax in Gray & Black.  
I look forward to seeing you today too!

At least it's Spring-like in the shoppe!

Open 11:00 - 4:00



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

NEW Chalk Waxes

We are excited to have the newest Lime Waxes in the shoppe!

You've seen what the Lime Wax in Chalk White can do:
Lets try the newest Lime Wax in Gray & Black!

Available when we open tomorrow.

Wednesday - Saturday
11:00 - 4:00.


Monday, February 24, 2014

Chevron Stool

Hello Friends!

We are back from Puerto Rico and back to reality.  
We had a fantastic time in the sun, sand and being tourists of Old San Juan.  
Don't worry, I won't post all about the 85 degree days, Pina Coladas or our sun kissed skin.

One of the pleasures of taking vacation is returning.  
A bit refreshed and recharged and ready to get to work.  That's just what I did.

Paint brushes were flying, power tools in full swing and a bit of creativity were just what I needed.

First item completed was this cute little stool.

We recovered it in the sweetest chevron fabric.  

The cast iron legs are spectacular - making this a heavier stool and dating back roughly 90+ years.

She's a beauty!
Will be available when we open on Wednesday!

Have a great Monday!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Pinterest Party

The Pinterest Parties have been so fun!  

We have added another evening Party!

Thursday, March 13
6:00 - 8:30 pm

You pick the color of ribbon and coordinating burlap, the initial and we supply everything!
Cost: $39

To sign up: pop in the shop or email:

This will be our last evening option to make this wreath.  
We plan to have another Pinterest Party in April!

Thanks Everyone for embracing this new and fun event!


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

March Workshops

Hello All,

I'm popping in to share our March Workshop Schedule.  We have many and hope you will find a day/time that works for you.

To reserve your spot, stop by the shoppe or email with your name/date/phone number.  We will confirm with you in late February. 

March Workshops:

Intro to Maison Blanche Antique Furniture Paint - learn what all the buzz is about!  Receive the instruction necessary to transform your dated furniture.  Learn how to apply wax, including the new LIME Wax! Bring nothing!  $75 (3 hours)

Thursday, March 6 6 - 9
Thursday, March 13         12-3
Saturday, March 15 12-3
Sunday, March 16 1-4

Advanced Glacage, Organza, LeDirt - learn three different finishes to take your painting to a whole new level!  Samples will be completed in the class.  2.5 hours  $75

Thursday, March 20 12-3 

Spend the evening painting away!  Bring your own small project & a few supplies and paint away!  You can use our paints, waxes and products.  Dinner, drinks and assistance will be provided.  $95 (4+ hours)

Friday, March 7 5-9
(Our February evening was so fun!  Everyone completed their project!)

**A small item can be provided for $20.

Have a Party - we will schedule private parties for 3+ people at no additional charge!  

Open Today - Saturday 11:00 - 4:00.



Friday, February 14, 2014

I'm Outta Here!

Hello All & Happy Friday!

It's especially happy because I am on a plane.  Yes, I am jetting far south and east and plan to soak up the sun, sand and warmth.  Perhaps when I return I will bring spring with me.

We have had such a great week at the shoppe!  
The energy has been so positive and fun, it's been a joy to go to "work"!  
Thank you All so very much!

Before I left yesterday, I made an attempt to overstock the store with new vintage goodies.  
Here's another look inside.

Remember this baby?  

Here she is completely restyled.  She is wearing Maison Blanche Mardi Gras.
Great shoe storage, perfect for a mudroom.  
It has all the shelves, I just removed a few to showcase the Ironstone.

This fabulous wooden trunk is making its debut.

I added this antique chair to the mix.  It's being offered as found.
A pair of these would be perfect just about anywhere.
Pops of color and more pillows are in the shoppe.

And if you have ever been in my work/class area, then you might be shocked that it's almost tidy.
Maison Blanche Products are stocked and ready for your long weekend projects.  We have sold out of Pecan and have several quarts and samples being shipped.  You can be added to our list and we will call you when it's in (  Everything else is in stock.

Our March Paint Workshops, including PAINT AWAY - bring your own piece, is in the shoppe.  
Stop by and reserve your spot.

Have a great week & enjoy your Valentine today! 

Shoppe hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 - 4:00.