lost & foundry – vendors wanted

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Do you sell amazing and unique handmade or vintage items? Then our once-a-month event needs you!

vendors wanted

 

We are looking to partner with ONE vendor in each of the following categories:

European Antiques
Handmade soaps and body products
Wreaths
Textiles: pillows,runners, and home decor
Handbags / Purses
Baby /Childrens
T-shirts
Jewelry
Furniture
Handpainted or handmade signs
Vintage home decor
Original Art & Prints

Or if you do not fit into one of these categories but your business has something our customers can not live without then we want to hear from you!

Click HERE to request a vendor packet and application.  Selections for April’s Monthly Market will be made by March 20th so don’t dilly dally.  And mark your calendar – the first Lost & Foundry Sale of 2015 is April 17th & 18th!

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The Paint Bar

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Hello everyone!!!  It’s Hayden…I have missed getting to share with you lately!!!  I am SO excited to be back and to be able to share this post with you!!!  Allison and I have been thinking and planning for months about what The Paint Bar would be and what it would look like.  And I’m BEYOND excited to get to share with you “the plan” and even more excited for you to come by and see us!!!

The idea for The Paint Bar was to go neutral with black and whites so that the paint colors could be the focus of the space.  The paints will be featured on a chalkboard painted wall in/on white storage.  We’re excited about the contrast and “pop” it will create, as well as, being able to change it up seasonally, feature specials, paint colors, etc.  The rest of the space will be a creamy white with pops of white, black, and gray with plenty of space for you to come in, browse the paint, other fun products, and sit down with us to have a paint consultation or home consultation.

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Allison and I can not wait till March 1 to get started with the painting and setting up!!!  Yesterday we braved the winter weather and road tripped to Dallas to hit up IKEA for all our goodies.  We had some good laughs attempting to maneuver the crazy IKEA carts and traversing the CRAZY ice and snow on the way back!  I love the pieces that we selected from IKEA.  The modern, clean design will be the perfect backdrop for all those BEAUTIFUL paint colors.  I absolutely CAN NOT WAIT to see the finished product and then get to work there each week!  It’s going to be so much fun!

Interested in any of the pieces above?  All of the pieces purchased are linked below:

ALGOT Upright Wall SystemSPRUTT Towel HolderRASKOG Utility CartLAPPLJUNG RUTA RugDALFRED Bar StoolRANARP SpotlightVITTSJO Storage CombinationSTENSTORP Kitchen Island

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Easiest Furniture Stain Technique

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Back when I revealed this vanity project I alluded to a super secret staining technique.   I faithfully use this method and always get a gorgeous, even finish with super quick drying time.

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There are lots of reasons why I dislike using traditional stains.  The fumes give me a headache.  If you don’t apply it correctly it can look splotchy. The drying time takes forevah.

 

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Since I bought this piece already sanded I decided to take advantage of all the hard work the previous owner had done by staining the top of the vanity.

 

 

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 I love using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Curio as a stain.  I mix 1 cup of water to one tablespoon of milk paint using the mason jar mixing method.  The goal is to have a really watered down version of milk paint so that it is translucent when it’s brushed on.  Similar to a stain.

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 See what I mean by watered down?

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 I just brushed the milk paint on the sanded down wood.

 

easy furniture stain 5The milk paint dries very quickly.  As soon as the first coat had dried I painted on a second coat.

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 I brushed on a few coats of Hemp Oil to seal the curio.

 

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I “stained” the top before I painted the body of the vanity just in case I got sloppy the curio milk paint it wouldn’t splatter onto the white Buttermilk paint.

 

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 After a few coats of hemp oil the top wasn’t glossy or had a hard enough finish, probably because the wood was so dry and porous. I decided to seal the top with Best Chalk Top Coat just to make sure the vanity could take some major use and abuse.

 

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Once you use this staining technique you won’t ever go back to the old way!  You can see the entire makeover of this vanity HERE.  Also check out the technique I used on this DIY Table Runner.  It’s the same method using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Trophy giving a Restoration Hardware finish.

 

 

easy furniture stain 15If you try this technique I would love to see your project!  Post them on my wall on my Facebook wall – it’s one of my favorite ways to share your projects!!

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The Paint Bar & Monthly Market

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I signed a lease for a new studio space. {Insert post-baby peeing in pants excited moment here}

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I move in March 1st and there is just so much to be done!  Hayden and I are headed to Dallas this weekend to start shopping for fixtures for the studio and I have a million ideas swirling around in my little brain.  I have already gotten a barrage of questions about the new space so I thought I would address some of the most common ones for you guys.

Will you still be in Serendipity Market and The Feathered Nest?

Yes,  I will still be in both retail stores selling Heirloom Traditions Paint and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.  The studio will only be open 2-3 days a week so I want to make sure you all get your favorite paints, supplies, and goodies at more retail friendly hours.  I will scale back on the painted furniture and home decor I sell in those stores because in addition to our studio  I have a 2,000 square foot space attached to the studio that we will open once a month to the public (see below for more info on that!).

What is the studio space for?

The studio – which we have nicknamed The Paint Bar – will be fully stocked with both Heirloom Traditions Chalk-Type Paint and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in addition to paint supplies.  We will be available for paint purchases, color consultations, project advice,  and our in-house interior designer, Haven By Hayden, will be available to help you refunk your entire house if you wish.  We will also use the studio to intake custom furniture makeovers for customers.  The studio will also allow me to host more furniture paint classes as well as private paint parties.

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Will you stop blogging?

No, I will not stop blogging. I have WAY too much to say to ever stop!  Someone once asked me if I was given 1 million dollars to never blog again – would I accept?  The answer was yes, I would take the million, but it would hard to give it up! Ha.  Plus, I would miss you all way too much!  I have an awesome blog makeover in the works and I hope you guys will love the new look and feel of refunkmyjunk.com coming soon.

What is this magical monthly market you speak of???

Lost & Foundry is our monthly market where we will open our 2,000 square foot warehouse for 1 weekend each month to the public to shop our hand-painted furniture and carefully curated home decor.  In addition there will be a selected handful of handmade artists selling soaps and scrubs, jewelry, European Antiques, candles, and so much more.   It’s pretty much going to be like throwing a party once a month.

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I can’t wait for you to join me in this new adventure.  I can’t wait to hug many of your necks in real life at the studio!

PS:  If you are interested in participating in Lost & Foundry Monthly Market please email me at hello@refunkmyjunk.com and I will let you know when the application process is open.

 

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