Thursday, August 21, 2014

...coastal cottage or lake house chic...Old White and Provence...

...Provence Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan...
is one of our favorite colors...

...here is what Miss Annie says about her Provence...

Blue green shutters in the South of France are the inspiration for this colour. Set against walls of any of the whites. Provence needs light and bright fabrics with a Mediterranean and seaside feel. Other paint colours that work with Provence also need to have the same freshness and strength. Of course a cupboard painted Provence looks great against a wall of Old White.

...so, here we have combined both Old White and Provence...
...for a fresh whimsical look...

...a bit of chevron on the top...

...fun combination of the two colors...

...you might just want to pop in to Bloom in Boulder City...
...to take a peek...

...very sweet...
...a perfect little size...
...for a little girl or a big girl...
...so many possibilities...

...we at Bloom do feel very blessed...
...thank you to our lovely clients...
...who always have the nicest things to say...
...we appreciate you so very much...



Sunday, August 17, 2014

...rustic with the perfect amount of chic...

...sadly, there are no 'before' photos...
...we promise to do better next time...

...the wood trim was painted with...
...Old Ochre Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan...
...then...
...we took it to our talented upholsterer...
...who did a fabulous job on it....

...it is so farmhouse chic...
...timeless...
...in this neutral classic ticking fabric...

...stop by Bloom on Charleston...
...to take a peek...
...and see what a quality piece it is...

...toss some of your own pillows on it...
...or try some of our new ones...
...just in from our very recent trip to market...

...can't you just see this gorgeous sofa in your home...
...it is comfy and cozy and charming...
...we are sure you will love it as much as we do...




...it was the most wonderful summer vacation...
...with my sweet husband...
...and both of our daughters...
...you can just imagine how much laughing we did...
...but we are happy to be home...
...stop in and see us...
...at Bloom...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

...English Yellow Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan...we love it!

...here is what Miss Annie says about English Yellow...

This clean, vibrant yellow was popular in 18th century English decoration, most likely influenced by a yellow featured in hand painted Chinese wallpaper and the creation of Chrome Yellow pigment, which was first produced in the 19th century. It was the first non-earthy yellow produced, which made it very expensive at the time. The name of this color was inspired by the popularity of the original color in English drawing rooms. In the 1950s, this color became popular as a strong primrose.

...we think it is high style chic...
...paired with General Finishes Java Gel...
...on the top...

...this gorgeous color has great potential...
...to be mixed with other colors...
...which we LOVE to do at Bloom...

...we have tossed around this idea...
...see what you think...
...then perhaps you will agree that this lovely piece...
...belongs in your home...

...just picture this with a beautiful white vessel sink...
...perched on top...
...what a bold, happy statement...
...in someone's bathroom...
...you might want to stop in to see it...
...Bloom on Charleston...
...pssst...
...we are pretty sure it won't be around very long...
...call us...
702.386.1010

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Upscaling with 'Old White' and Java Gel ...we love painting with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan!

...we loved the lines and detail of this little buffet...

..but it was a little dark and dreary...

...so we started with a first coat of 'Old White'...

...not wanting to cover all of the dark...

...so the cute detail on the drawers would pop...

...and then a light second coat of old white..

...still leaving some dark showing through...
...showcasing the sweet details...

...a little more distressing...
...and we are loving the result...

...General Finishes Java Gel Stain...
...gave the top a nice finish...
...to contrast with our 'Old White'...

...finally it is all done and dry...
...and a lovely addition to the front room...
...of Bloom in Boulder City...

...do you like the upscale look?...
...painting this piece was so easy with Annie Sloan paint...
...everyone has fallen in love with it...
...we knew it wouldn't stay around long...
...and just as we suspected...

...it left the shop yesterday...
...purchased as a birthday gift...
...for one very happy gal!...
...we will miss it...
...but already there is a new piece in its place...
...you need to come in and check it out...

...and now we want to tell you about two brand new workshops...

Monday, July 21, 2014

We're home from Wisconsin with treasures...and lots of new ideas...



...come sit on my front porch in Wisconsin...

...grab your coffee and let's browse through treasures...

...couldn't resist capturing the quaint outbuildings...

...do you think these gorgeous beds came home with us?...

...just sharing beautiful, tranquil spots in my beloved Wisconsin...

...we make a good team...
...I buy...
...he hauls...
...and he's always supportive...

...just waiting for the bidding to begin...

...do you see what I mean about beautiful spots in Wisconsin?...

...sigh...
...I need this in my back yard...
...only lots bigger please...

...we love going home...
...it's a little bittersweet just before we return to the desert...
...please stop in either or both Bloom locations...
...we can't wait to say 'hi'...

...keep checking for new workshops...
...August dates will be added soon...


Monday, June 30, 2014

Las Vegas: We know you LOVE Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan - Part 2...

...we left you on our last blog post...
...wondering how the chest would turn out...
...you saw a first light coat of Old White...
...and then the beginning of a light coat of French Linen...
...well...

...here it is...

...yes a stripe in Emperor's Silk...
...followed by clear wax and then dark wax...

...and quite a bit of distressing...
...both wet sanding and...
...also with sandpaper...

...no stencil needed...
...what do you think?...
...would you have added one?...

...Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan...
...makes a project fun and easy...
...we love our finished product...
...stop by and see it for yourself...
...you will want to get started on your next project...

...oh, yes...
...the July/August issue of fresh style magazine...
...just arrived...
...lots of fun ideas...
...get your copy at either Bloom shop...
...we look forward to seeing you very soon...

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Las Vegas: We know you LOVE Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan...


...and all of our Bloom customers...
...from all over Nevada...
...and from all over the globe...
...we know you LOVE Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, too...

...we have so much fun learning more and more about this fabulous paint...

...check out the working apron...
...sometimes we get messy...

...these are Miss Annie's colors...
...but we have been loving mixing custom colors...
...recently a client was redoing a bathroom...
...we mixed paint to match the sea glass in her new tile...
...what a gorgeous shade...
...for an old dresser that will soon house double sinks...
...when we can...
...we will share photos...

...yummm...
...there is nothing better than opening a new can...
...and getting started...

...we sell sample sticks...
...so you can take several home to see colors in your own home...

...the new wax brushes are simply marvelous...
...the pointy tip is such a help in getting wax into little crevices...

...we try to keep all of the colors in stock...
...you keep us busy with re-orders!!!...
...tell us...
...what is your favorite color?...

...be sure to check out current workshops...
...the summer calendar is a bit light...
...because of vacations...
...but...
...soon we will have things lined up for fall...
...there are lots of new ideas popping around in our heads...
...call the shop with your request for a new workshop, too...

...chest purchased this morning...
...by afternoon it took on a whole new look...

...first a light coat of Old White...
...then a light coat of French Linen...
...there was talk of a stripe...
...and perhaps a stencil...
...or not...

...stay tuned...
...hopefully a follow-up photo will be posted soon...
...meanwhile...
...stop in and let us know...
...exactly how much you LOVE Annie Sloan Chalk Paint...
...a client told us yesterday that it has changed her life...
...now that is a lovely, powerful statement...
...we  also LOVE Miss Annie's versatile Chalk Paint...

...be sure to check Bloom out on Facebook...
...we think you will like what you see...