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!


Friday, August 15, 2014

Sale at Marina Patina this weekend!!!

Hi all, we are having a sidewalk sale at the American tin Cannery!  Marina Patina will have lots of clearance items as well as the entire store at 25% off...Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Wonderful new line at Marina Patina

I am so happy to have this new line of gifts and accessories from Natural Life.  We have great traveler Dresses, cute chip clips, fantastic peasant tops and sweet little signs... more is on the way! Watch for mix n match jewelry pieces, more wall art and gifts, so exciting!



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Big Changes at Marina Patina

 Lots of new things in the store this week! I am stocked and ready for the 3 day weekend and the opening of our summer season! New Rose De Mai lotions and soaps, cool upcycled signs, and 8 new pieces of furniture including a rescued corner cabinet and a vintage wicker chair that is in perfect shape!  Remember your graduates... I've got a great book called 'Where will you be in 5 years' that's all about goal setting (college grads would love this!) We have great beach totes, candles and journals.  See you this weekend!

Sweet corner cabinet rescued from the curb

New upcycled wood signs made from pallets fencing...
all hand routered and painted!

Yummy delish French soap and lotion

More journals!  

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Goat Hill Fair

This Weekend join Marina Patina at Goat Hill Fair in Watsonville at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.  There will be vendors and store owners from all over the Monterey Peninsula and beyond in one location for a great day of shopping.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A new Marina Patina Line of Jewelry

 Marina Patina now has our own signature line of jewelry.  Hand crafted by yours truly, made with American manufactured parts, we emboss and patina each piece of metal in vibrant shades of coral, aqua, green and deep blue and then add chain, beads and more to make stunning one of kind art pieces to wear.  No two are alike.

 Denise and I are very excited to bring you these creations. It has been a fun expansion of the Marina Patina brand!