May is here! May is here!
This might be one of my favorite months in Cape May, although it is really hard to be that decisive. May brings the return of the hydrangeas, bumble bees, hot sunny days followed by cool sandy sunsets. It also brings back full-time, in-season schedules for all of my favorite stores and restaurants. This beach town is back for yet another season!
At The West End Garage, we put together a Mother’s Day window display with my favorite bentwood rocker and a vintage pram that is in pristine condition among other vintage mother and baby accessories.
The pram is priced way undervalue so if you’ve been on the hunt for one, now is a great time to scoop it up! It makes the perfect prop for a children’s boutique or baby photographer.
We have plenty of Mother’s Day gift ideas in stock so bring your mama to the beach this weekend.
Be sure to visit The West End Garage on Saturday for a milk paint demo. I’ll be there to answer questions!
This sweet rocking chair is looking for a new little girl to love it!
It started out with a bit of an orangey finish. That had to be remedied.
I imagined giving it a bright new paint job along with a story. Perhaps it was passed down between siblings with an updated coat of paint in between. And now, due to wear, the layers are starting to peek through.
So I started with a mix of Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint in Eulalie’s sky lightened with some grainsack. I mixed that with the bonding agent and applied the first coat.
Next, I liberally rubbed the wax puck across the seat, arms and back to create a resist for the 2nd coat.
The next coat I applied was dried lavender milk paint. I gave it a good sanding and distressing to reveal the layers of color beneath. It came out quite girly and I like it!
I sealed it all in with a tiny bit of antiquing wax on the high points and furniture wax on the rest.
Do you love the little throw pillow? It is the perfect size for this petite rocking chair.
My friend found a bunch of vintage sugar sacks and gave me one. Lucky for me, I have a husband that sews! I stuffed it and he stitched the top so now we have a new tiny throw pillow out of this old fabric! I love the graphics.
The chair is for sale but the pillow is not!