Closed for Vacation 8/5/17 – 8/13/17*

Sea Rose Cottage ‘s Bristol, RI location will be closed for vacation SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH through SUNDAY, AUGUST 13th, 2017 —with one exception–*we will OPEN FRIDAY, AUGUST 11th from 10am – 5pm.*

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We will resume normal business hours the week of 8/14/17 in Bristol and will be open from 10am-4pm that Monday.  Please call ahead for hours in Bristol: 401-254-1166.

 Simply Vintage Centerville

Our Cape Cod location—Sea Rose Cottage at Simply Vintage of Cape Cod in Centerville, MA will be open all week except for Tuesday.  Please call ahead for summer hours and inventory: 508-775-3569.

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Fulfillment of online orders will be delayed for vacation.  Sorry for any inconvenience while we take some down-time to refuel.

Enjoy your summer!

 

Once Upon A Sign

Once upon a time (over 6 years ago), I came into possession of a vintage “Paint Supplies” sign for my studio via Robin Jenkins Antiques.

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This wasn’t the first time serendipity struck and I secured a much treasured piece with the help of Robin–but that is another story.

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Shortly after I claimed ownership of the sign, I became the first Stockist/Retailer for Annie Sloan in New England.  My once private studio was opened to the public for business stocking Annie Sloan’s decorative paint- Chalk Paint® for walls, furniture and cabinetry.

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The sign has graced the west wall of my shop ever since.  It is often the first thing people notice when they enter my store and working studio.  A true harbinger—marking the beginning of my time as a small business owner while simultaneously exposing my love for antique and vintage trade signs.

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Robin did not know the provenance of the sign–it had been exposed to the elements and needed some cleaning up (which I did here).

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While I hoped the sign came from an old mom & pop shop in Bristol, there was no way to tell.  The sheer size of the sign appeared to contradict that possibility.  Who would need a 12 foot Paint Supplies sign in a small size shop (aside from me) ?  Certainly the sign had to come from a large department store where it would aid in navigation.  There was a similarly-sized companion sign at Robin’s Tiverton location labeled “Hardware – Tools.”

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Fast forward 2 years when two local women popped into my shop to see what it was all about.  They stopped in their tracks and pointed to the sign and asked about its origin. One shared with me that the sign came from an outbuilding on her property on Usher Terrace (once known as Usher Place) in Bristol.  She didn’t know where it came from either and was regretting not keeping at least one of the signs. It was a possibility that someone who lived on that property may have owned a paint and hardware store but I thought it would forever remain a mystery –until now!

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A few weeks ago I bought Richard v. Simpson’s book “Bristol Through Time.”  It contains many “then and now” photos of Bristol including the shop I purchased the book from–Paper, Packaging & Panache at 418 Hope Street.  The shop was the “now” photo at the bottom of the book cover and is also shown in a ‘then and now’ picture comparison inside the book.  If you have any interest in Bristol’s architectural history I highly recommend the book.

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Source: Bristol Through Time by Richard V. Simpson, Photo by Sandy Town

Lo and behold, on page 29 the book features a July 4, 1937 photo by Sandy Town of the same location where I purchased the book.  However, back then it was a  Hardware -Tools and Paint Supply store that looked to be owned by a “Johnston.”

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Looking at the photo I was pretty sure that the sign gracing the wall in my shop is one and the same as the exterior mounted “Paint Supplies” sign in the photo.  The companion “Hardware – Tools” sign is shown on the left side of the photo.  That would explain the sign dimensions.

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Source: Town of Bristol, RI Property Card, 418 Hope street

Just to be sure, I did a little digging.  I used the Town of Bristol Website to look up the Property Record Card for 518 Hope Street.  I discovered that Algernon and Lida Johnston purchased the property from Samuel Colt in 1923 and it did not transfer hands again until 1953 when it became owned by Marguerite Johnston.

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My next step was to search the online archives at Roger Williams University made possible by the Bristol Phoenix Indexing Project.

An August 13, 1943 article in Rhode Island’s Bristol Phoenix described a temporary WWII era recruiting station set up at “Johnston’s Store” at 418 Hope Street.

This was helpful after finding an A. L. Johnston advertisement in the March 14, 1930 Bristol Phoenix that did not contain the store address.

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The most revealing of the articles was an October 13, 1948 obituary for Algernon Le Baron Johnston of 41 Usher Terrace in Bristol.  According to the Phoenix “Mr. Johnston conducted a hardware business in Bristol for twenty five years until his retirement in 1942.  His love of tools not only gave him business incentive but resulted in his numerous wood craft hobbies.”  Hmm, could he have made the sign?

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Interestingly, Mr. Johnston, born on September 7, 1880 was a 9th generation descendent of James Cole who came from London in 1633 to settle in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  This makes sense as Bristol was once part of Plymouth Colony (purchased after the King Philip War ended in 1678) and part of Massachusetts until the Crown transferred it to the Rhode Island Colony in 1747.

Mr. Johnston was a charter member of the Bristol Rotary Club, serving as Treasurer for many years and took special interest and effort in creating and supporting Summer Camp opportunities for children in Bristol.  So much so that the Bristol Rotary created a fund in his honor – “The Algy Johnston Memorial Camp Fund.”

His wife Mrs. Marguerite Johnston was listed as the sole survivor with no mention of his first wife that appeard be listed in the historic property record.  Aided by an obituary in the Phoenix, I was able to confirm that Mr. Johnston’s first wife was Lida (Pearse) who passed away in 1938 and was a direct descendent of John Howland that came to this country on the Mayflower. At the time of her death she was residing at 103 Church Street.

I gleaned from another obituary that Mrs. Marguerite Flowers Johnston was Mr. Johnston’s 2nd wife, and a well-educated former Teacher who passed away in 1971.  She lived at 41 Usher Terrace and was originally from Saranac, New York.  In December, 1970 the deed to her land and buildings was transferred to her nephew H. Sanford Town (the son of Harry Town and her sister Ina Flowers Town.)  The current Bristol, RI Property Card for 41 Usher Terrace shows H. Sanford Town as one of the prior owners  of record.  Matthew Town (most likely related) is recorded as once owning a neighboring property where my sign was found.

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Source: Bristol Phoenix 1922 Advertisement

I am grateful to own a small piece of Bristol’s mercantile history and to finally uncover the significance of its origin.  While many businesses come and go and the future of brick-and-mortar stores is up for debate, I continue to be proud to be part of the small business community in Bristol and happy to walk in the footsteps of the many who came before me as I celebrate my 6th year in business.

 

 

 

Rhode Island Monthly Magazine Feature

So excited to have my work featured in Rhode Island Monthly Magazine’s May, 2017 edition!

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Several months ago RI Monthly contacted me to see if I would be interested in contributing a project to a story they were doing on furniture restorations.  I was more than happy to collaborate! 

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I had a fun project in mind—bringing new life to a much loved and well-worn midcentury modern desk.  It had great lines and was sturdy, but the walnut veneer was worn and stained in sections.  I was hoping to be able to showcase at least some of the original wood veneer as part of the restoration.

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The project was approved and the next step was to outline options for the furniture restoration.  I did some sketches and was given the thumbs up to go forward with any one of my choosing.  That was probably the hardest part!

 

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After taking a closer look at condition issues, it was clear that I had to rule out all of my designs that retained the original wood veneer as a feature (top row pictured above and 1st sketch in the 2nd row).  That was unfortunate as I discovered the desk was made by American of Martinsville and dates to the 1960′s.

 

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In pristine condition with the original chair, the set could fetch upwards of $1,000 in the right market (California & NYC).  Not bad for a thrift shop find!

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I decided to go with a fun and multi-color palette that felt most true to the mid-century modern design.

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The final restoration features Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in English Yellow, Graphite and Pure White.  I also mixed two custom grey paint colors for the drawer fronts combining Graphite and Pure White.

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The piece was finished with Annie Sloan’s Soft Chalk Paint® Wax in Black (over the Graphite painted sections) and Clear Wax over the rest.  The drawers cleaned up nicely — and were left bare to keep the maker’s mark intact.  The original hardware was updated in an oil-rubbed bronze.

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Finally, the much awaited photo-shoot.  We all met at a lovely light-filled East Side location.

It was fun to meet the RI Monthly Team in person and find out about the two other design contributors–the amazing folks at Kreatelier and Kristen + Guy Lemione —the dynamic duo of Home Imagined.  We chatted about our work while things got underway.  It was great to have a behind-the-scenes look into the process and such a treat to have our work professionally photographed by Nat Rea–and fabulous to see it in print!

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I love the furniture restorations and tips featured in May’s Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, the great write up by Courtney Coelho and beautiful photography by Nat Rea.  Thrilled to be a part of it! On newsstands now —pick up a copy and be inspired.

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RI Home Show Chalk Paint® Challenge!

Sea Rose Cottage is pleased to announce the DESIGNER SHOWCASE CHALK PAINT® CHALLENGE at the 67th Annual Rhode Island Home Show!

 

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The Chalk Paint® Challenge is Sponsored by Sea Rose Cottage and Unfolded and will showcase Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.

 

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Participating designers will be using Chalk Paint® to colorfully transform surfaces and interiors in their 2017 Designer Showcase rooms! The theme for this year’s Showcase is “The Gracious Gardener’s Home.”

 

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We can’t wait to see how the designers work their magic interpreting the theme while bringing the rooms to life with Chalk Paint®!

 

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We hope you will join us at the RI Home, Garden & Flower Show at the RI Convention Center March 30 – April 2, 2017.  Follow our progress on Social Media for an opportunity to win free tickets to the show.

 

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The winning Designer will receive $250 in Annie Sloan products from Sea Rose Cottage.  There will be a corresponding prize for one lucky RIBA Home Show attendee.  Come see us at the Designer Showcase for an entry form and to join in the fun!

 

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Hope to see you there!

Barcelona Orange Bedside Tables

My latest project was updating two matching bedside tables–straight from the 1970′s.  The old surface was a faux ”green oak”  laminate veneer.

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My hope was that a fresh update with Chalk Paint® would help usher the furniture into the modern era.

I decided to banish the faux oak laminate with Annie Sloan’s bright and bold Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint ®.

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Provence Chalk Paint® will be used inside the drawers for a special touch.

Provence_OpenLidFirst I used Annie Sloan’s Graphite paint to cover the faux wood grain of the veneer.  This allowed me to achieve better coverage overall.

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Next I topped it off with Barcelona Orange.

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The paint was sealed with Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Chalk Paint® Wax.

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The jewelry-like drawer pulls were updated with spray paint in oil-rubbed bronze.

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It is amazing how the power of paint can transform such outdated pieces!

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Once timeworn and lackluster, these fun & functional side tables have fresh modern appeal!

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Thanks to Barcelona Orange!

 

Layered Saltwash Finish Tutorial

It is a breeze to create a cool coastal weathered finish using SALTWASH!  Saltwash™ powdered paint additive can be mixed into most liquid paints to achieve a textured effect on surfaces for a gritty time-worn feel.  This post shows you the step-by-step process for achieving a layered look using SALTWASH.

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First things first–find something to paint!  The perfect nautical-inspired wood surface for my project is reclaimed wood pallet art.  These are created by Rhode Island Artisan Guy Lemione and are available for purchase at Sea Rose Cottage along with many  of his other designs.

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Decide on what type of liquid paint you want to mix with the SALTWASH powder.  Many types of pre-mixed liquid paint can be used to mix with the product.  Leftover latex paint works well mixed with SALTWASH.  However, if you use a glossy paint, your finish will have some sheen.

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I like using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan for its matte quality and ease of use in application and sanding. It is also quick drying which saves time.  I also like Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint for colorful top coat options but would avoid mixing it in the basecoat with Saltwash.  The watery consistency of traditional milk paint doesn’t lend itself as well to this application.

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If you are doing a layered effect, it is helpful to work out a colorway for your project.  My plan is to do the first SALTWASH textured layer in a deep blue-green color and then vary the top coat.

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I worked out the top coat colors by playing with some color mixes and landed on a pattern of light blue-green, medium blue-green, white, and a grey blue-green.

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For the 2nd coat each wood board will be painted a different color to create a striped effect.

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First I mixed my SALTWASH powder into my deep blue-green paint.  The mixture should be thick like a cake icing–or maybe just a bit thicker.  Stir the mixture well to be sure the powder is incorporated.

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Using a stippling technique, apply the mixture to the surface with a paint brush making sure you allow thick, tall peaks to remain for best results.

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Don’t be stingy with the mixture, you will need to apply a generous coating across your surface area to create your desired texture.  It is not a fussy application–think about the looseness of finger painting in kindergarten or making mud pies in the backyard!  Just have fun with it–make your mark and keep loading the brush with the mixture and piling it on until the surface is covered.

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When the layer is still tacky, lightly brush down the peaks.  Resist the urge to smooth out the SALTWASH finish.  A rough texture is needed to create an authentic feel.  If you don’t achieve the desired result, don’t worry.  You can always apply a second layer of  SALTWASH texture if needed.

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To create a layered look, once the SALTWASH is dry apply a contrasting topcoat.  You can use one or more colors.  Since the texture has been established in the first layer, there is no need to mix SALTWASH in the second layer.

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After the topcoat has dried, lightly sand to reveal the SALTWASH layer beneath.  For my project I used an orbital sander with 220 grit paper to get the job done quickly.  Try starting out with light pressure on the sander so you avoid sanding completely through the SALTWASH layer.  Continue sanding until you achieve the desired effect.  I used a tack cloth to wipe off some of the sanding dust as I went so I could see the SALTWASH effect taking shape without over-doing it.

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In some cases a top coat is needed.  If you use latex paint, the second layer is self-sealing so your project is finished after sanding and cleaning off the surface with a tack cloth.

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Since I used an absorbent, matte water-based paint, I am sealing with a Hemp Oil Wood Finish. Wax or other topcoats can be used depending on your paint of choice and if the application is indoor or outdoor.

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I am so pleased with how this project came out!

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The coastal weathered finish on this wall art would be perfect for a pool house, beach house or cottage décor and would make an ideal twin headboard.  I can’t wait to have fun with other color combinations and surfaces!

If you would like to try your hand at SALTWASH purchase here from Sea Rose Cottage.

 

 

Reclaimed Wood British Flag Serving Tray

I was looking for a fun way to mark the occassion of the 2nd Annual British Motorcar Festival coming to Bristol, Rhode Island June 9-12th, 2016.

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It has been a long time since I painted my British Flag Dresser (tutorial here) and while it was possible to repeat it, I resisted in favor of doing something on a much smaller scale (and less time consuming of course!).

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Luckily I have some reclaimed wood boards that were salvaged from 1920′s era voting booths. I thought they would be the perfect surface for art work, painted signs–or in this case a painted serving tray adorned with a British Flag design.

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The sturdy boards measure 26 1/2″ by 19″, and have 1 1/4″ tongue and groove breadboard ends.  I found the original patent which showed the boards were used as a writing surface.  They clipped on to a 3-panel surround to secure the voting booth and the privacy of the user.

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The first step was removing the metal clips from the board and then cleaning up the surface.  I chose not to fill in any holes or scratches and keep the character of the original piece.

My starting point was to paint the entire board with white–thinned a bit with water so it wasn’t so opaque and revealed a bit of the wood surface underneath.

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Since I plan to make multiples of this project, I decided to order a custom British Flag Stencil rather than taping off the stripes as I did with my painted dresser.    Follow the link to my tutorial for taping off the flag design here.

After the white paint was dry, I affixed the stencil to the board with blue painters tape.  I first stenciled the red cross of St. George  (England) and then the red diagonal stripes representing the cross of St. Patrick (Ireland).

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After the red paint was dry I stenciled in the blue sections. The blue ground color with the white diagonal stripes form the cross of St. Andrew (Scotland).

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Once all the paint was dry, I sealed the surface with clear soft wax.

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For my project I used Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in Pure White, Emperor’s Silk, and Napoleonic Blue.  It was finished with Annie Sloan’s Clear Chalk Paint® Wax.

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After the surface was painted and waxed, I attached some brass handles to the board for easy transport.  The handles were centered horizontally and vertically on the breadboard ends.

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For decorative appeal and protection brass corners were added to the tray.  Self-stick felt pads were attached to the four corners on the bottom of the tray to prevent scratches over solid services.

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The tray is quite weighty and would be great to use over an ottoman or a picnic blanket to create a stable surface.

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No doubt a festive addition to any celebration of all things British—

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—especially the 2nd Annual British Motorcar Festival in Bristol, Rhode Island.  Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

66th Annual RI Home Show Highlights

What great fun being a part of the 66th Annual Rhode Island Home Show!  In addition to being invited to participate in the Seminar Series, I also had fun collaborating with Ally Maloney Interiors on the 7 Room Designer Showcase Challenge.

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For the Challenge, the RI Home Show put together 7 of the best interior designers in Rhode Island and gave each an empty room to create something special in the theme “Coastal Living.”

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Photo credit: Rhode Island Home Show

No surprise it was my favorite part of the show!  I was especially excited to see several designers showcased who also happen to be my customers (and also to see two of the rooms feature products from Sea Rose Cottage).  They did not disappoint.

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Designer Michelle Lee’s room theme was “Sanity’s Oasis” a place to escape from everyday life.  It featured bright blue walls and a stunning ocean mural.  The room had strong accents of orange and aqua that worked perfectly with the ocean theme.  She accented one wall with custom art pieces–mixed media paintings with pops of fuschia, blues and oranges that Michelle painted for the show.  For an official tour of her room visit her Instagram Feed at michelleleedesigns.  It is well worth the visit!

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Next up is “Charmed by the Sea” by Deborah DeCristofaro of DeCristo Design Interiors.  Deb created a charming seaside retreat by layering colorful woven floral prints and textures with deep blues and whites accentuated with fun punches of lime.

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Photo credit: DeCristo Design Interiors

I really like how she used lime accent trim on the tall draperies that flanked the feature window.   She cleverly created a headboard and two wall mounted bedside tables by repurposing several pairs of old shutters.  The headboard was painted in Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint®.  A charming cottage-style chest of drawers was smartly updated by adding striped lime and white knobs.  Pops of blue around the room tied it all together.

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Interior Designer Ally Maloney’s room showcased “Palm Beach Chic.”   It was a wonderfully executed tropical theme with beautiful combinations of bright corals and greens and bold mixes of patterns, colors and textures.

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The furniture included some of my favorites—rattan, bamboo and Chippendale style furniture as well as a mirror from Sea Rose Cottage that I painted in bright Antibes Green Chalk Paint® for the occasion.

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The hi-gloss lacquered coral furniture was accented with square emerald jewel like knobs (from Sea Rose Cottage).  It also featured a beautiful wave-pattern pillow from Oliveira Textiles in Bristol.

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A fan favorite was the Rhode Island School of Design or ”RISD Room.” Interior Designer Ainsley Bonham was called upon to create a space  from the work of 9 RISD affiliates.  She was assisted by Elise Fargnoli who shared with us information about the featured artists which included Bristol–based Textile Designer Dawn Oliveira and Miles Endo of  Providence-based Studio Endo (HGTV Ellen’s Design Challenge Star.)

The room achieved a coolness factor with its cutting edge design, pallet floor and wall features by Guy Lemione and a stunning wall-mounted wood surfboard (clear acrylic mount) with a modern retro asthetic by Kevin Cunnigham of Spirare Surfboards (as beautiful as they are functional).

Now, on to the seminar —I presented ”Change Your Space with Chalk Paint®” highlighting the myriad uses of Chalk Paint® and how it can transform spaces from the novice DIY-er to the seasoned Designer.

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Photo credit:  Rhode Island Home Show

Luckily my husband Rick and my friend & PR/Communications guru Elyse Major came along to help me out with the seminar. It was great to have their support!  While Rick wrangled the signage, Elyse commandeered a makeshift green room to help me organize all the materials before the presentation while simultaneously taking pictures, tweeting and keeping the mood light.  I barely had time to be nervous when I heard my name announced over the loud speaker.

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The presentation was well received.  Most of the audience members were new to Chalk Paint® and many were excited about the possibility of transforming their own interiors.

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Photo credit: Elyse Major

All attendees received an Annie Sloan Color Card and tip sheet in addition to their new found knowledge of Chalk Paint®. L-annie-colour-card-1

One lucky winner went home with a special Sea Rose Cottage Giveaway—an Annie Sloan Project Pack and her Quick & Easy Paint Transformations book!

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After the Q&A we circled back to the showcase so we could spend more time seeing all of the 7 rooms and talking to the designers about their work.  Truly a fun and inspirational show and so happy I could be a small part of it!

 

 

 

Join us for Holiday Preview 2015!

Please join us for the 14th Annual Bristol Holiday PreviewBristol’s night to shine!!! Follow the luminaries as you stroll, shop & dine joyously through Downtown Bristol from 5pm to 9 pm. This year the Holiday Preview will be held Friday & Saturday, November 20th and 21st with some businesses also offering extended Sunday hours. 

We are so excited to be celebrating our 5th year participating in this great Bristol tradition at Sea Rose Cottage (21 Constitution Street, Bristol, RI).  We will be open for the Friday and Saturday festivities from 10am-9pm both days and closed on Sunday.

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Sea Rose Cottage is also participating in Bristol’s 2015 Snowflake Raffle!  Shop local for the chance to win cash prizes.  During Holiday Preview Weekend, double Snowflake Raffle Tickets will be given for each $25.00 purchase at a local participating business starting at 5pm on Friday through the weekend.  Find out more about the Snowflake Raffle here.

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The East Bay Chamber of Commerce is making it even easier to shop local this Saturday through sponsorship of a free Trolley with multiple stops in Bristol, Warren and Barrington from 11am-5pm!

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For more information about the Holiday Shopping Express click here.

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An added bonus?  Sea Rose Cottages work and wares were featured in the East Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Shopping Express segment on The Rhode Show!

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Please join us in Bristol and the East Bay for a fun and festive weekend and Holiday Shopping Season!

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Cottage Style Magazine – Sources

As you know, we are so excited to be featured in the Fall/Winter edition of Meredith Publication’s Cottage Style Magazine!  Read more about the backstory here.

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While some of our sources are included in the magazine’s Sources Section (page 143),  we have been fielding questions about paint colors, fabrics and other findings so we thought it best to do a complete roundup here.

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The sources are listed by page number below.  If we left something out or you have any questions feel free to comment on the post.  Here goes!

Sources for Happily Together, pages 84-91, Cottage Style Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015 Edition.

Page 84 – Kitchen Banquette:
Banquette cushions in Monaco Ticking fabric from Annie Sloan’s European Fabric Collection upholstered by Botelho’s Upholstery in Bristol, RI.  Red Anemone Print Pillows from Oliveira Textiles, Bristol, RI.  Red stool from Second Helpings in Bristol, RI painted in Emperor’s Silk Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.   Wood tray painted in a custom mix of Florence, Provence, and Old White Chalk Paint®. Tobacco basket, vintage lobster sign and bench are all finds from the Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Show.  Pedestal Table from Ballard Designs.  Light from Restoration Hardware (discontinued model). Wall paint:  Benjamin Moore Ivy Lane, trim & woodwork Benjamin Moore Linen White. Floor:  Carlisle Wood Flooring.

Page 86 & 87 – Living Room:
Antique Maps: Tiverton & Little Compton, RI- Family Heirlooms, Bristol RI Antique Map from the Mount Hope Farm Antiques & Garden Show, framing by Bristol Picture Frame, Bristol, RI.

Sofa Slipcover by Botelho’s upholstery, Bristol, RI, Slipcover fabric-Oliveira Textiles, Bristol, RI.

Pillows:  Oliveira Textiles Paradise Pillow in Azure, hand-painted pillows by John Young from Epilogues (Bristol, RI), and Fabric Connection (Middletown, RI) sourced fabric pillows by Shirley Allen (Bristol, RI).

Wire basket with glass fishing floats, flower frog and large shells from Epilogues.

Painted Finishes:  Wicker Stool (custom mix of Provence & Old White Chalk Paint®), Bamboo side table (custom mix of Aubusson Blue, Florence & Old White Chalk Paint® ), chair (Provence Chalk Paint®) and industrial-bench-turned-coffee table (driftwood wash technique using various colors) all painted in Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.

Aqua cart- IKEA, Antique Ship Light-Sea Rose Cottage.  Wall Color:  Benjamin Moore Elephant Tusk, Trim BM Linen White.  Rug:  Dash & Albert Indoor/Outdoor Diamond Light Blue/White

Page 88 – Dining Room & Page 89 Dining Room Hutch (upper right)
Gothic Mirror-Ballard Designs, Chandelier- Pottery Barn.  East Lake Mantle, hutch, vases, and artwork are all finds from the Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Show.  Candelabras & silver containers are family heirlooms.

Window Treatments:  Budget Blinds (Barrington, RI) for Rachel Duchesne Interiors, Bristol, RI.

Farmhouse Table legs and skirt painted in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Ironstone, finished with Miss Mustard Seed Antiquing Wax.  Tablecloth from LinenVision (Etsy).

Dining Room Chairs:  Alfred’s Consignment, Warren, RI painted in Old White Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan,  slipcovers by Shirley Allen, Bristol, RI.

Wall color Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue at 75%, trim Benjamin Moore: Linen White

Page 89 Dining Room (upper left)
Vintage sign: Acushnet River Antiques, New Bedford, MA.  Vintage Warehouse Apothecary Style Storage: New Bedford Antiques, MA.  1880’s era Baltimore Chair-road side find.  Basket -Brimfield Antique & Collectibles Show

Page 89 Kitchen (lower left):
Farmhouse sink by Shaws.  Dash & Albert Indoor/Outdoor Rug  Samode, blue stool from Eagles Nest Antiques in Portsmouth, RI, Rhode Island  Souvenir Style Dish Towel Kate & Company, Bristol, RI

Page 89 – House (lower right):
Paint Colors:  Clapboard-California Paints in Jackson Antique, Shutters- California Paints in Warren Tavern, Trim-Pratt & Lambert  in Downy Gray, Door-Color Guild in Wright Red, Window boxes-Provence Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.

Salvage Shutters, Brooklyn Restoration Supply, Brooklyn, CT.  Cement urn planters-Brimfield.

Page 90 – Bedroom:
Wall color Chalk Paint ® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in a custom mix of Provence and Old White (1:2 ratio).  Trim color:  Benjamin Moore Simply White.   Painted spool table in Chalk Paint ® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in a custom green mix.  Blue/green chair yard sale find.  Vintage bedspread, Eagles Nest Antiques Portsmouth, RI.   Lamp –JC Penney, clock LL Bean, Pillows & Sheets Pottery Barn.  Decorative pillows, rugs and throw online sources.

Page 91  Bathroom (left)
Wall Paint: C2 Paint in Salty Brine, Adlers Hardware, Providence, RI
Trim Paint: Benjamin Moore Linen White.  Dash & Albert -Spice Ticking rug.  Aqua bin from IKEA

Page 91 Shop (right):
Vintage Paint Supplies Sign:  Robin Jenkins Antiques, Tiverton, RI, letters painted in Provence Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.  Window Treatment:  Pottery Barn Kids.  Stool: Overstock.com.  Frame: East Bay Thrift Shop, Bristol, RI, painted in Provence Chalk Paint® with a dark wax finish.  Paper bunting by Elyse Major, Tinkered Treasures (RI). Blue/green warehouse storage cabinet used for paint is a Brimfield Find.  Rugs and rug swatches from Dash & Albert Rugs.

First Floor Remodeling:
Other citations for first floor renovations pictured on page 84 (banquette), page 89 (kitchen pictured lower left) and page 91 (bathroom pictured left) were included in the magazine and also below:

James Asbel, Architect, Newport Rhode Island
Ventura Construction, Middletown, Rhode Island
Lisa St. George, Kitchen Designer, Arnold Lumber, Wakefield, RI.

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