Miss Sophia’s Pretty New Desk

Goodness, it’s been a little over a week with no new post-sorry!

Miss Sophia worked on this little desk and turned it into a real charmer-again with her new technique for the top and CCC’s Young Kansas Wheat.  Love all the drawers!  The lines are charming and the drawers are spacious.  The perfect place to write a letter (a book?) , do homework, explore the Internet….


IMG_9699Happy November, everyone!

Just a little chalk and mineral paint ….

goes a loooong way!

There was about a 1/3 of a test pot in Navajo White left with a THICK buildup of paint around the edge to work with here. I thinned it very well and have applied two coats to both the head and the candle holder.  Finished the candle holder with a little wet distressing back to the original dark metal and applied just a little wax.  Still working on the head, but it covered a VERY bright turquoise SHINY coat of spray paint (what was I thinking?).

The little single salt shaker had a rusty top that I cleaned up a little and painted with two coats of Portland Rose, wet distressed and burnished – no wax.  And now it is a lavender holder or could be used for hat pins,  a picture holder with a few twisty wires added…the list could go on and on..

Love those test pots – they go a long way!

Forgot the before pictures again-sorry!

Forgot the before pictures again-sorry!

New Chalk and Mineral Painted Pieces in the shop

Brand new today in the shop are these three different but lovely pieces-enjoy!

Miss Sophia's in Vintage White

Miss Sophia’s in Vintage White – SOLD


Miss Sophia’s in Emperor’s Silk ~ SOLD


Miss Sadie’s in a custom mix grey   ~SOLD~

A note:  Actually a testimonial I suppose.  I LOVE CECE CALDWELL’S CLEAR WAX-used it on the dresser over a custom mixed CeCe grey and it went on so beautifully I couldn’t believe it!  Way nicer than my long time favorite Annie Sloan Clear wax-sorry Annie – I still love you!

Schedule for Upcoming CeCe Caldwell Paint Workshops

CeCe Caldwell Paint Chart

CeCe Caldwell Paint Chart

Our first CeCe Caldwell Workshop will be held here at the shop on

Sunday, February 17


Monday, February 18

from 1 until 4 pm.

Our new retailer will be teaching you several paint and wax techniques on samples she will provide.  You will have lots of colors to choose from and the ability to discuss in depth questions about the products!  Class size is limited to 4 so reserve your spot early!  $125 paid prior to February 1 please.  503-362-3341

Finishing up the Annie Sloan

Three new pieces in the shop today painted with the last of our Annie Sloan cans.  Here they are!

Done in Old White with a pretty Frenchy stencil on top!  ~SOLD~


Paris Grey with black glaze and painted hardware-beautiful! ~SOLD~

Sweet Provence French Provincial dresser with a hidden writing surface just under the top! ~SOLD~

 Stay tuned for some CeCe Caldwell projects – loving this new paint line too!!