Saturday, June 28, 2014

Canada Day fun with Plaster Paint!

We all have mason jars around the house, so I thought I would do a patriotic Canadian version of the USA flag painted jars I have seen all over Pinterest. 

With my handy Plaster Paint, I painted up three Made in Canada jars with Ruby Red and Ivory Lace using a graphic found online for the maple leaf and traced around it with a pencil. A bit distressing, especially around "Canada" and "Canadian" and then sealed with a coat of wax. A quick and easy 30 minute project that you and your kiddos can do for your Canada Day celebrations this weekend!! 

Just a reminder of our shop's holiday hours...we are open Saturday, Sunday and Monday and CLOSED on July 1st! Have a lovely Canada Day in our wonderful country!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Native Stone Stenciled Stools!

 I adore this color!! It is Native Stone paired with Ivory Lace by Plaster Paint...such a dramatic and bright combination. I always forget to take the ugly "before" photos and I wish you could have seen these stools. They were not pretty. One was black and the other bright orange and the seats were painted in folky poorly drawn flowers. Insert sad face here!

Two coats of paint and then the most fun Mod inspired stencil by 2 Berry Creative completed the look. I scored this stencil and another on Groop Dealz when they had them on for only $7.99 each. They are not huge stencils though, so you have to paint, let dry and reposition a couple of times to complete even a small area like the seat tops...totally worth the effort though, in my opinion! Now you can turn that frown upside down!! Ha!

Stay tuned for another Native Stone project very soon!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Avenue Magazine ♥Loves♥ Plaster Paint

We are so excited to have a mention of our new product, Plaster Paint, as one of Avenue Magazine's "3 Things We Love in June"!!

Check out the blurb!!

So...what are you going to find this weekend to beautify with some Plaster Paint? There are some good garage sale parades happening that might just have that perfect piece waiting to be transformed!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Introducing Plaster Paint!!

 A Vintage Affair is very pleased to be the first Alberta & only Calgary retailer to carry the Plaster Paint line of chalk style decorator paint! Plaster Paint originates in Oklahoma and now has a Canadian manufacturer/distributor in Merritt, BC...Plaster Paint Canada!

We have been busy girls painting up new pieces to put in the shop for you all to see this great paint that is so easy to use. No prep is you don't have to strip, sand or prime...just paint over that ugly piece of old unloved furniture to turn it into a beautiful piece for your home. We love that you can complete a project in an afternoon as drying time is only about 20-25 minutes between coats (sometimes even less!)

We have received our first shipment of paint with 14 of the 30 available come on down anytime to see how easy it is to "Get Plastered"!

Sizes are:
- 8 oz. for $12.95
- Pints for $23.95
- Quarts for $43.95

To get you started with some Plaster Paint eye is one of my current favorites recently completed using Ivory Lace and Cottage Blue with a fun herringbone stencil. What a great accent piece!!

Before...the worn out sad little table:

After: Bright & blue & beachy with a nifty herringbone design!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lovely Autumn!

We always feel that Fall is the start of a new year. When young, shiny yellow pencils and reams of smooth lined paper were exciting. Now that we are all grown up (well sort of) bringing in new stock for all of our vintage loving friends is really exciting!!

In the coming weeks we will be transitioning the shop to a new season. You can look forward to great knits, classy tweed suits, fur coats & collars, Gatsby inspired feather headbands, chic leathers for guys & gals & so much more! We have also ordered some fun vintage influenced items from the recent Alberta Gift Show and will soon be receiving gorgeous lace gloves, novelty rings, glitzy jewelry, hats, hair accessories, etc.

On pretty much a daily basis, new collectibles acquired on a recent trip to British Columbia, will be coming out for sale. Great lamps, chalkware, California Pottery and so much more. At month's end, Bonnie is traveling to Texas for the annual Fall Antiques Week held between Houston & Austin with literally thousands of participating dealers. It promises to be crazy fun and she hopes to bring home some unique items!!

So be sure to stop by soon and see what's happening this Fall at A Vintage Affair!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Walk the Walk 3 this Saturday, July 20th!!

A Vintage Affair will be there selling all kinds of vintage goodies. 
Watch for some new mid-century decor items 
we have been saving just for this event!!

We'll see you all by the Bow River in the East Village...
a great spot to be on a summer Saturday. Great 
LIVE music, food trucks and lots of cool vendors!!

See you Saturday, July 20th
Noon to 5pm

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Thanks for your support!!!

We didn't really know for sure until 7am Saturday morning that we were on for the Vintage with Flair sale in Priddis. It warmed our hearts to see eager shoppers lined up at the ropes before opening!! You are wonderful for coming to support all of the small, local businesses who work so hard at their craft. 

We also appreciated all the people asking if our shop would be okay during the flood situation and we are happy to report, that while we have not been there physically, we have heard that everything is dry, quiet and safe in the Beltline and our vintage corner of town! We hope to be back in business as soon as our power is restored and street reopening, possibly by June 26th??

We met so many new people and of course, were thrilled to see some of our diehard customers who never miss an are truly vintage rockstars!!

Thanks again, you don't know how much your support means to us!! We are blessed to be able to connect with so many wonderful humans by doing what we love. ♥

Bonnie & Theresa