JoLouise--Middle names together
My daughter (Emmy Jo) and my grand daughter (Hadley Jo) PLUS mine (Patricia Louise), my mother's and my maternal grandmother (both-Emma Louise) EQUALS: JoLouise. A history of women I love and I will always hold dear to my heart.
Most of my career has been in accounting until about a six years ago. In May 2013 I had taken a class to learn how to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and fell in love. As of May 2020, I have done over 200 pieces of furniture. I am "charmed by chalk paint®" Old, forgotten and outdated furniture is transformed to new life and glory.
I am currently located at Paris Market Vintage which is comprised of several small businesses. Each business brings a unique platform, style, and various products for you to enjoy. My concentration is the flair and art form of mixing vintage with new for a home decor experience you can call your own. Paris Market Vintage is located at 1925 Briargate Parkway - Shops at Briargate next to Anthropologie.
I often find myself praying for the person who will buy my piece of furniture. Just as the new paint transforms each piece to a new purpose, a new life and a new future; that is my prayer for the purchaser, to find their salvation in the person of Jesus Christ. 17Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
2 Corinthians 5:17
2And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
Old becomes new, purpose restored, transformation through renewal.
Mid-century modern styleMid-Century modern style is making a huge come back; but the blonde finish?--not so much. This piece up cycled with a beautiful smooth painted finish in ASCP Paris Grey and Pure White. Stunning!
Dry Brush TechniqueThis antique washstand in oak with it's pretty hardware just needed a little epicycle. Painting the "bones" and dry brushing the rest in ASCP Old White was just the ticket.
Whether enhanced by adding a patina finish with dark wax or an aged affect with crackle medium... adding texture and depth can make a piece a one of a kind treasure.