Monday, July 20, 2015

Making progress in the new store

Today we painted the soffit where the lights are hidden along the walls.  The space is amazing  with huge skylights and exposed concrete structure.  Those soffits  were PINK!!!!! They looked so out of place in this industrial building so we painted them a deep charcoal grey.
  Thanks Melody and friend for all of your help today, it looks amazing!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

projects this month!

So,  I was looking through all of my supplies and I found that I have over 20 blank canvases... at one point I did alot of kids wall art... it seems to have slowed sown...and I haven't sold any for a while... so what do I do with all of these canvases...
a sample of the kids wall art
I've been on pinterest and found lots of ideas... Etsy too... 
I would like to get all of these canvases painted and do a trunk show at the American Tin Cannery in June.   SO ... Whats the theme.... Kids, home dec, signs
a paitning I just finished... sideways!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Projects for the Week

The china hutch is from the 80's I'm thinking Old Town Paints vintage white for the outside with some antique wax and Lake View on the inside.  The phone bench looks old but its a repro.  I think it would make a great bedside table... put a lamp on the little shelf and then use the bench to put on your shoes in the morning!  the uphulstry is a really nice aqua/turquoise color and in super good shape... what color for this one???

Friday, February 13, 2015

New at MArina Patina

A new table for the store!  hand painted and ready for a little girls bedroom, sun room, even a covered porch!  135.00

Also new rustic wood signs made from recycled fence wood. whoops!  the picture is sideways! and a fun little bookcase made from a Drawer.

Drawer made into a bookcase 85.00

come see us at the American Tin Cannery in Monterey!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Buy From Marina Patina Online!

Marina Patina just opened a shopify shop! Ecommerce Software by Shopify
CHeck it out by clicking the green button

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Furniture Pieces at Marina Patina!

September is 'No Spending Month' and  I am halfway through.  This week I worked on a few pieces of furniture and some fall decor!

The whole idea of No Spending Month is to use up what I have without buying anything... No supplies, no products, just use what I have, and make do.
 These matching side tables came off the Junk King truck in really poor condition, the finish was flaking off and the leather tops were scratched and stained ( it looked like they were left outdoors for a while).  I gave them a coat of courtyard grey from Old Town Paints and then dry brushed them with an ivory and sea glass green color to give them some texture and cover up the imperfections in the tops.  I painted and sanded and painted again...

This cute Maple desk was my next challenge, it was in good shape but needed some updating.  I chose Lake View from Old Town Paints for the desk and then added some cool wooden knobs for a beachy look. I love the detail on the bottom of the desk
Yesterday, my daughter and I got into my old books and made these pumpkins.  Stripped the covers and cut them on the band saw.  We opened and glued them and then hit them with some orange spray paint.  We gathered some small branches from our local park for the stems and added the green ribbon for leaves. I have enough paint left for a few more... then I have to wait til October!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

No Spending Month has begun

September is a month of NO SPENDING!!  I am not allowed to buy any supplies or new furniture... this is the ONLY way my warehouse gets cleaned out.  Today  I unearthed this little side table.  It has a laminate plastic top that is coming loose, Matt and  I pried it off and I gave the raw wood underneath a coat of white paint... this is a great candidate for a glass mosaic top.... stay tuned!