Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fall Workshops Scheduled!!!

We have our new Fall workshop schedule posted and we are so excited!!!  Be sure to register in advance so you can be one of the first to attend a workshop in our new location.  The Bella Bungalow will be offering a discout on additional paint purchases at the workshop if you register in advance.

~ Happy Painting~

The Bella Bungalow Girls

Friday, July 8, 2011

BREAKING NEWS (well not really, but got your attention didn't I?)

Hi Ya'all,
Just wanted to give you a reminder that we will be at Rue des Park Lane a french inspired flea market, 123 Park Lane, Downtown Kirkland tomorrow July 9th from 10 am - 7 pm with all of our Annie Sloan paint and waxes.  This is going to be a great event with many FABULOUS vendors (including ourselves of course).  We have all colors and plenty of wax stocked and ready for you all to come ooooh, and ahhhh at the great wonders of this amazing product.  I will be giving demonstrations as well as having all our colors open for you all to "play with", and answering all of your lingering questions.  We will also have our sign up sheets for some great workshops scheduled for July & August.  You do not want to miss out on this, trust me!!!

AND FINALLY.........WE GOT OUR KEY'S TO OUR NEW SHOP YESTERDAY!!!!  Now, I have been known to take on some challenging projects in my life and LOVE to take something that has been lacking in the "pretty" department and turn it into something amazing......but this will be my biggest challenge of my life!!!!  YIKES....after spending most of the day yesterday hyperventalating I am now ready to get to work and turn that baby into the proper home of The Bella Bunglaow, which of course must be AMAZING!!!  We will be posting some before pictures so you can all GASP, shake your head and wonder to yourselves "what in the heck are you thinking?" But just wait, WE CAN DO IT!!!!  We always say that Annie Sloan Chalk Paint can go on any surface and I will prove that to be the case, it will be chalked from literaly floor to ceiling.  Our goal is to open the first week of September (used to be August but this baby needs some SERIOUS TLC and I want it to be perfect!!)  My sister (The other Bungalow girl) has been very patient with me and this project will be a true testomony to sisterly love!!!!  All the prayers, positive vibes or anything else anyone does will be greatly appreciated, as we need it!!!!  Ok, to to shipping paint and wax I go.  Hope to see many of you tomorrow and all of you at some point at our new store in September (or sooner if I can pull out my inner super powers)  If you come by to see us before bring a broom and and a strong arm and we will put you to work ;-)  431 Olympic Ave will never look better!!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sample projects are underway!

The Bella Bungalow has been busy...we have started working on a few sample pieces.  We have chosen to refinish a few cabinet doors to show the variety of options a person can have with this amazing Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  With the different color combinations and painting techniques, the possibilities are endless! 

We started with the same three cabinet doors.  As you can see they are very plain, standard doors.

We started with our first coat to each of the doors.

As you can see, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is very forgiving.  

You do not have to spend all of your time trying to make each coat of paint perfect. 

And as you saw, no sanding, priming or other prep work was required.

We were going to go for an "Old World" feel to cabinet #1 using our crackle technique.
It is turning out fabulous!

No "old world" cabinet is complete without a few distress marks.

Cabinet #2 next color applied.  You can see the color combination on the drop cloth.

Cabinet #3 we decided it wanted to be dramatic (kind of like we are, lol).  A dark shade of Graphite is added. 

Our old world cabinet door was starting to shine! 

Almost complete!

Look at the shine on this door, mind you there is NO lacquering required, this is done with our wax.
Viola, the finished product!

"Old World' cabinet door.

"Country Charm" cabinet door.

"Simple Elegance" cabinet door.

Simply amazing!  Three of the same cabinet doors, three totally different looks!  It was simple and fun to do three totally different looks in no time at all.

We will be working on more sample pieces in the weeks to come.  If there is something you would like to see (certain look or color combination) please let us know.  We would love to help you bring some life back to your cabinets, walls or other furniture pieces.

Happy Painting,

The Bella Bungalow Girls

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Beginnings

We are happy to report that our blog has finally launched! Hopefully our website will soon follow. I hope we don't give our UPS driver a heart attack when he delivers our first shipment of paint, we may just meet him at the driveway when he pulls up. We have found that it is difficult to be patient when we are so excited. With new projects already waiting in the garage, we are ready to get started! Here is a project that Kellyanne worked on while she was in California learning from Annie Sloan herself. Kellyanne literally dusted off the cobwebs from this fabulous old chair. With Annie Sloan paint, there was no need for primer or sanding.

Kellyanne used a wash technique on the arms, a single layer of paint on the legs and a crackle technique on the front and top of the chair. All followed up by a little dark wax.

From start to finish, including drying time, the project took 45 minutes. Are you ready to start your projects yet! WE ARE! We will be scheduling our first workshop soon! We will keep you posted.

Happy Painting, The Bella Bungalow Girls