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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Va Va Voom Bordello

Hello there Friends!
So on Monday I met with Cheryl she is the proprietor of Deep Creek Vintage. Cheryl is opening a new super fabulous shop in Spotsylvania, VA. I mean this place is to die for ~ pure beauty. It is circa 1850 a plantation house complete with drop dead gorgeous fireplaces in practically every room, glorious worn wood floors, super high ceilings that just scream GRAND, windows, details and moldings that will make your jaw drop. It was truly stunning. While I was visiting my mind was just a spinning seriously I was wondering after I left if I was even speaking in complete sentences. To come across a place like this for an antique shop is really just a dream. You'll probably have to hear me yap about Deep Creek Vintage a lot because I wish  Cheryl and her new adventure the best of luck and plenty of success! 
Deep Creek Vintage is also a retailer of American Paint Company. They produce a clay/mineral/chalk based paint. You can check out their Facebook page here to learn more.  Cheryl graciously gave me some to try, so you better believe as soon as I got home I was a dippen my brush In the paint can. So without any further ado let me show you what I created...
 Let me present to you Bordello  ~
 A deep vibrant rich hue ~ scrumptious isn't is?
 A beautiful secretary/desk/ what not shelf dated back to 1905? at least that is what is marked on the back of the mirror. To me, it was just a really cool piece of furniture that needed a lot of love and that I knew once I got a hold of it , it would be a showstopper! 
I highlighted some of the details with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. And the inside cubby area is painted in a custom mix of a Frenchy Grey.
 After 2 coats of American Paint Company Paint in Bordello and the highlights in ASCP Old white I sealed it with a bit of clear wax and then went over in certain spots with the dark wax to add drama and to age it a bit. And then later buffed and buffed some more to give it that shine. 
Yes my knew favorite thing to do is to add a bit of crackle!
Wow the more I look at these pictures the more I love this Little Victorian Beauty. But unfortunately as you probably know by now I'm moving and I just can't keep hording all my stuff! However I think I will get to enjoy this piece for another month. Before it makes its fabulous Debut at
And just so you know im also working on a settee that goes swimmingly with this secretary.
I'm sure I'll be writing up a post about that later because it will be the first piece of furniture that I've painted the upholstery.
Hope you enjoyed my latest creation
Have a Spectacular Day ~ everyday!


Cheryl said...

That desk looks really nice. You are a top notch painter Erica. I love the color you chose!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Erica! Love the colors you chose. This is such a great piece, too. So multi-functional.


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