Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Let's Talk Vintage #75: My First Chalk Paint Project and Some Exciting News

Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!
 

This is a blog party where you can link up your latest finds, vintage inspired projects, collections, old family stories and even antique things you are selling. And there's
no limit, so you can link as many as you'd like!

Please try and visit at least two other
partiers this week, it is fun to see
what other vintage lovers are up to!

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Today I'm sharing a chalk paint project
 that I hope will be the first of many,
and I have some exciting news!

First, the chalk paint project:
 
 
A French Tool Caddy!

I guess saying, "not too shabby" would be a bad thing.
So, it is shabby and that was the look I was going for!
 
 
Of course I forgot to take the before
photo so I have a photo mid-way.


I used paint from Lowes, at least
I think it is Lowes that carries
Valspar chalk paint. The Hubs
bought it for me and said "Why
is this paint so expensive????"

After doing some research
a friend and I are now
making our own... that way
we can use any color we'd like.

The brush I bought at AC Moore.

And whooo Nellie! Stenciling
turned out to be much
harder than I thought it would be!
 
The first one always is, right?
Let's hope!
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And now for my exciting news! What
could it be?
 
No, there is not going to be another
Bebe in the house. I know what
you're thinking!
 
No, no, no, no. I think the
ship has sailed on that one.
 
(This is it!)
 
But this is also a big deal:
 
I am finally going to open a brick and
mortar shop!
 
Yes! Something very new and
exciting. So much to do and plan.
 
And of course, you will be able
to see the progress as we go along.
 
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Now for this week's features:
 
 
  Brocante Tresures shared her love for
old books. Now most of you
know I also love old books... can't
 resist them... apparently Amy can't either
she brought home a box full!


and  Gina of Victorian Wannabe
shared her St. Patrick's Day
themed tablescape.
Love the rich colors of green!


and while we're thinking green,
check out this St. Patrick's Day
themed cupboard from Debbie
of Debbie Dabble!

Thanks ladies!
 
 
 
Remember if you were featured,
feel free to grab this graphic
and place it in your post or on
your blog side bar.
 
Thanks so much to all who link
up... some every week, some
on occasion, it doesn't matter,
we love it all!
 
Now it's your turn: 
 



Linking with:
Vintage Charm
The Friday Flea

24 comments:

Victoria said...

Ok, ok...I admit I thought this was some baby news:) But your exciting news is just as exciting! It is a baby in a way, just in a different form! I know you'll do amazing at it Jillian, congratulations!

Your shabby tool caddy is beautiful! You did such a great job:)

Rita C. said...

Oh my! Best wishes for your brick & mortar venture! Be sure to journal with lots of photos. You'll surprise yourself as to far you'll go in just a few short months with how you pack it all in (and hopefully turn it over just as fast!).

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Congrats on your upcoming shop - what an exciting time! I wish you great success and I know you will meet the nicest people as well. Thanks for hosting! Jane

Bernideen said...

Having retired last year after 28 years of having a store I wish you great success. Loved the features here as well!

Victorian1885 said...

Congratulations on your new venture Jillian...I look forward to seeing and reading all about it!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

How exciting to be opening your own store! I have been dreaming of that but just not ready. Now I get to see how it's done. I wish you much success on the whole process. Your chalk paint stencil project came out great! Great first project!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Jillian for Lets Talk Vintage 75. Your Carpenters Tool Caddy looks wonderful. Exciting news about getting ready to open your own store. Waiting to read/see more.
Joy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the feature and for your visit!! I will be giving you a Shout Out on google + and in my next post next post and thanks for hosting!!

Hugs,
Deb

Diana Petrillo said...

Nice work on your first stenciling project, Jill :) And a huge congrats on opening a store!!! Can't wait to hear all about it. Thanks for the party--

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Jill, I am so excited for you and your new adventure! I know that you will do well. Congrats! Thank you for hosting. xx Jo

Donna Wilkes said...

A proud mama of a brand new business. Wishing you great success. Love the tool caddy with its stencil. Thanks for hosting!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Jillian, I was so surprised to see my St. Pat's table as a feature! Thank you so much!
How exciting about your new business!
Thanks so much for hosting such a fun party!
Gina

Sam - Raggedy Bits said...

A GIANT Congratulations on your new shop and your first Chalk paint project!It turned out fantastic!!! Such wonderful news!! I wish you all the very best with your future endeavor! Thank you so much for hosting and hope you have a wonderful week! :-)

Jann Olson said...

Love the green dishes and books! Congrats to you Jill. I know it will be fabulous! Only wish I lived close and could shop at it. Thanks for the party!
hugs,
Jann

Julie Reinwald said...

Wow, Jillian, how exciting about your new shop! Good Luck, and I can't wait to follow along! Thanks for the party and for stopping by my blog to invite me :)

Melissa Stanley said...

Congrats on the store! I've been looking for the perfect place to open my own shop for about a year now. Nothing has popped up yet in the towns/areas I'm looking in.

Deanies Stash said...

The tote turned out great. How exciting to have a shop! Good luck with it. Thank you for hosting.

xo Dianne

Celestina Marie said...

Great post and features. Congrats on the new shoppe. It will be amazing. Thanks for hosting and wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's Day! xo

My thrift store addiction said...

Great features Jillian and I just love how your project turned out! Thank you for hosting!

Debra Pashkowsky said...

You did a beautiful job for the first time using chalk paint. I will need to try the Lowe's brand. I usually make my own. And Thank You for the link party. I hope you don't mind but I crashed the party.

bj said...

I love your French caddy and yes, stenciling is HARD..at least for me.
Congrats on your new business...good good luck..

Art and Sand said...

How exciting to be opening a store- I wish you well.

Thanks for sharing your cute little chalk paint project on SYC.

Heidi Madden said...

Jillian, congrats on your new brick and mortar store! I'm sure it will be beautiful. Can't wait see photos.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

I love using chalk paint but you are right it is very expensive. Love your not too shabby tool box. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm! sb