Friday, September 11, 2015

Before and After : Vintage French Provincial Nightstand in Emile and Pure White - with Tutorial!

First of all, a huge THANK YOU to everyone for  all of your support! Finished pieces have been flying off the shelves at Red Door Lane, and I have a steady flow of custom orders for which I am so honored to have been selected! Thank you for letting me be a part of your homes and lives.

We have had such an influx of work that I have begun to group projects together to maximize my efficiency. It still takes a number of hours to hand-paint each and every piece, but this way I can get just a little more done in a day. For instance, I am working on a beautiful antique French end table refinish with the top painted in Annie Sloan Emile Chalk Paint. (Update: see that finished project HERE). My daughter also needed a nightstand in her bedroom, and absolutely loves all colors (she comes by this honestly). So while the paint can was open, I worked on the two side by side - you will probably see many more of these "project pairs" in the future! I will also be adding more DIY and home projects as they come to fruition.

I found a fantastic French Provincial set a few weeks ago, and realized that the nightstand was perfect for my daughter's room! (The other pieces are still available!) So what better to surprise her with than her very own custom painted big girl furniture?

 Want to see how I got this look? Click below to continue reading!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Logo in the Works AND Red Door Lane in the paper!

I'm thrilled to share this gorgeous new logo by Kerry Ward Design! Kerry was fantastic to collaborate with, and I love the new restyle! For now, I placed it over my favorite green background, but that may change as I get acclimated to the new shape :)

PLUS if you are in the Leander / Cedar Park area, keep your eyes out for your Community Impact paper this week!! There will be an article featuring the artisans at Red Door Lane : LoveFifty50, Interesthings, Barn Dance Vintage, and of course For Love of the Paint! Hope you enjoy reading more about us, and come out to see us in person!!!