Can, Can, Can you do the Cancan... Transforming an outdated bench was as easy as opening a can of paint!
Ooh la la ~ I was watching something on TV about the Moulin Rouge while opening a can of paint to begin yet another Before & After project and the Cancan just popped in my head. However perhaps the fumes fiddled with my brain.... Which leads to me to re-post this Blog Post from Emily Biggs over @ South of France Studios on why it is so important to wear a mask while painting. Seriously, I myself have had the fumes from using Kilz knock me off a ladder when the room was not properly ventilated. She also gives the reader other great tips on DIY furniture painting.
|South of France Furniture Studio|
If you are lucky enough to be in the RDU Triangle (Sidebar ~ pronounced Rawleigh Durm if you are a native) then you need to head over to South of France Studios in Cary for all things to do with painting furniture. What a charming spot to go hang out & imagine all the possibilities.
Emily has the best workshops with a hands on approach that helps take the fear away if you are a rookie. I have been painting forever & I recently took the Paint Couture Workshop & learned lots of new techniques along with painting problem solving. Check out the schedule here.
Emily & Rebecca Reed; In House Interior Designer @ SOFFS helped me pick the perfect shade of Sherwin Williams paint for my bench (seen above) to match my curtain fabric. They custom blended their exclusive South of France Chalk Paint & I am thrilled. Now if the curtain work room would just call....
|Emily Biggs of South of France demonstrating|
It is a great time of the year to pick out a piece of your own furniture & head over to South of France & update that sucker by taking a Paint Your Own Workshop. Emily & Henri will be waiting for you!
|Henri the Shop Pouch|
Your bench looks fantastic! I need to go read this info. I did a DIY this weekend involving floor stains with no mask. Probs not the best idea!ReplyDelete
Oh no! Linda has a post too about inhaling.... toxic fumes that is.....Delete
Bad girls!!!! I saw that. I wore my mask and sprayed and stained. I will die of liver failure from alcohol, not fumes. Love the bench, and I wish I could take that workshop.ReplyDelete
HA! You crack me up ~ I wish you could come here & take the workshop! THX.Delete
Junell love this bench. That fabric is awesome ... I'm using it in a project myself!ReplyDelete
THX! It is fresh, flirty & oh so fun! Can't wait to see what you do with it.Delete
Is that an old TV cabinet repurposed as a doggie bed? Sooooo cute, and I bet I could find one for a song on CL!ReplyDelete
The Glam Pad
Yes! I can't wait to see it!Delete
Bench looks wonderful! Fab markeover, lady!ReplyDelete
very creative idea for dog bedReplyDelete
This is a really good tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere.ReplyDelete
Brief but very accurate info… Thank you for sharing this one.
A must reawd article!
I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your sites reallyReplyDelete
nice, keep it up! I'll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back down the road.
All the best