Monday, August 12, 2013

Settling In and Mixing it Up

We know it's been way too long since our last blog post, so if you've visited us before- welcome back! And if you're new to our blog, thanks for checking us out! Be sure to check back regularly for new blog posts on tips, tricks, vendor highlights, and store updates.

So first things first, our new store! Since our last blog post we have moved to our new store in downtown Visalia. We're excited that with the new store came more space to bring you fantastic flipped furniture and opportunities for local vendors to showcase some of their beautiful products.

Check out a sampling of some of the items we're now carrying in our store. The selection is always changing and we are constantly getting new pieces in the store.

Handmade Jewelry

 Hand sewn infant burp cloths and towels

A variety of candles and lotions

Unique knit clutches in classic designs

And of course, we have new flipped furniture coming into the store every week. Here is a sample of some of our current favorite pieces in the store.

We can just see this sweet bistro table being adorable on a front or back porch. 

Locally made custom coffee table

The drawer pulls on this desk really make this desk pop.

So what's up next for us at Embellish & Restore? We recently packed up all our picked and re-purposed furniture and moved into a local warehouse. There are tons of pieces in the warehouse that we can't wait to show you. So, keep checking back on our website as we will soon have a catalog of available furniture to re-purpose and furniture to rent. We're excited to announce that we will soon have pieces of furniture available to rent for events and photo shoots -- so keep checking back for updates and availabilities. 

Have you updated any furniture recently with CHALK PAINT® decorative paint by Annie Sloan? If so, share some details about your project. We love to hear stories about projects you're working on!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Before & After Projects

It's been a while well, a LONG while since I last did a post. So before I bring you up to date on what we've been up to I thought I'd share some projects we worked on this spring.


Monday, January 16, 2012

French Topography Art and Coco

Coco has been one of our favorite colors but we've been waiting for the right piece to use it on. Combined with this french topography art, it's now a unique treasure. The words translate to "Drink chocolate with your breakfast, product without rival". It was used at a bridal show for a Candy Bar, very fitting!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Graphite Numbered Dresser

This dresser had clean lines and solid structure so Graphite seemed to be fitting. I'm attracted to anything with numbers so decided to do the dresser in this style. I darkened the Graphite with black acrylic paint then applied dark wax. I love the bronze effect of the dark wax!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Good Goods

Have you ever been to Good Goods? If you have then you know it's our areas best kept secret for all vintage lovers alike! Although, their customers visit from as far as Ventura and Sacramento areas. I've been a regular at this treasure box for years. It's where I go for inspiration for home repurposing ideas or simply to take a break to "ooh" and "aah" with a warm coffee in hand. The owners are lovely and custom make their pieces or expertly purchase their merchandise from repurposing vendors. They have three buildings filled with their carefully selected and merchandised items. A charming two-room water tower, a victorian home and a huge rustic barn. If you have not discovered this vintage wonderland, I encourage you to do so the next chance you get. They are located at 30924 Road 168 in Visalia. You would take the Farmersville Blvd exit from the 198 and head north.

Here's a sneak peek of some of their rooms but there's so much more to see. We hope you enjoy!




Distressed Dresser Fit For a Princess

This was one of those finds that I envisioned flanking our studio windows. I wasn't sure at first what style to paint it but in the end I think we got it right. The distressed finish, the mixed Provence-Aubusson-Antibes Green drawers and crystal knobs are fit for a princess! 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Our New Studio

Last summer we were blessed to have met Vicki Shoemaker of 3 Oaks Studio who welcomed us into the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint family. We moved into a local antique store, Paris Flea Market, on September 1st. There we met other fabulous pickers, junkers, repurposers, you name it, ASCP was well received by the customers and vendors using the paint. Some could be lifelong friends but most of all we are grateful for the opportunity to begin there. A short 3 months later, here we are moved into our own studio store-front.

We are finally settling in and have been overjoyed and overwhelmed with all of the support and well wishes we've received from our neighbors and new customers. From the salon across the way who is always sending their customers over, the photography studio who we are already collaborating on projects with, to the gourmet coffee shop at the entrance of our building who courteously delivers treats for our guests, we truly feel blessed to be a part of this new community. For the first time in years we look forward to going to work each day...this paint has liberated us in so many ways. Thank you Annie Sloan for your amazing paint and we thank each and every one of our customers for supporting us throughout our journey!

We hope you enjoy some pictures of our new location and would love to personally share our place to create with each and every one of you. So please stop by if you're in the area and we wish all of you a wonderful holiday season!

Monica & Gay

The entrance of our building.

Down the hall to our suite.

Our handmade studio sign.

The view from the hall.

Looking inside.

The inside.

Our wall of color and soon to be consulting area.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint display - the showcase of our shop!

And finally the lovely coffee shop that we are adjacent to that serves delish lunch and dinner.

A great place to take a break...

And the reason why we won't be losing weight with the rest of the world when the New Year is here...