Tuesday, June 28, 2011

And the Winner is...........

Connie at
You must visit her darling blog!

Thank You to everyone who entered and who became 
followers of 
Truly Tattered 
                  Round the Coop...................

I am finally feeling like it is Summer!

  Summer says Sea Shells to me......

I love all the little old porcelain mermaids, elves, bridges, and rocks
from old aquariums

Sea Shell Jewelry

Just some musings on Summer....
I think it has to do with the 4th coming.
What are your plans?
I will be at the Irvine Valley College
Flea Market
this Sunday July 3rd
Along with Debbie Cooper of 
Round the Coop.
Make sure to stop in and see us if you are in
the area! We have lots of goodies
and of Course some furniture painted with 
Chalk Paint. 
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Today Truly Tattered and Round the Coop
are announcing 
Annie Sloan Paint Giveaway!
You will receive.....
One can of 
Annie Sloan Paint & One metal treasure box.
I love this paint (as you know) so we are also showing how 
versatile it is by adding a silver toned
Box painted in the country grey with dark wax. 

You will also get to pick your choice of color 
for one can of paint! 
This giveaway will be up for one week and all you have to do is 
Leave a comment on this blog 
and on Debbie Coopers blog Round the Coop.
Let us know which color of paint you
Adore, and what you would paint with your new color!
That's It!

This is the sad little silver box before the Annie Sloan
Here is a before of a metal lamp base.......

And the after painted in gorgeous Duck Egg......

So while you are all going crazy painting your furniture
don't forget to paint some metal too...
it is very satisfying to transform sad little pieces into 
beautiful, useful, things for your 
Very "Green" too.

If you live in the Orange County Area and would like to
see more of this paint we have it in stock at:

Truly Tattered
482 El Camino Real
Tustin, Ca. 92780
Call first to make sure we have all colors available!

Good luck to you all and we will announce the winner 
Next week!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Amazing Flowers

They are just the most wonderful 
flowers in the world....
I so wish we could grow them in Southern California
But my good friend Kathy-Vintage Lady
who has the greenest thumb around
tells me it is a no go.....
You can get them at Trader Joe's for $6.99 a bunch...
I highly recommend them for 
their beauty and aroma.
Many who came into the shop this week thought they were FAKE!!
(I can only imagine it is because they are so perfect)
Here are a few more pic's
To all of our customers and friends in blog land
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

What's New At Truly Tattered.....

I have been busy at the shop!
This picture is such a great shot of what Ihave been up to.
I have given the shop a brand new look
with a little paint 
and our newest venture........
Belgian Linen Bedding.....
So soft, So luxurious, So decadent.......
This linen is easy to take care of
and will last a lifetime. 
I am hoping to carry a basic line like what is shown and 
then Custom designs to your specifications!

 Stop by the shop soon to touch and feel 
this fantastic bedding.
You will want to crawl right in!

Looking forward to seeing you......

Truly Tattered
482 El Camino Real
Tustin, Ca. 92780

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Chateau De Fleurs

What a wonderful day we had at the show!
The weather was perfect, 
The location was fantastic, and all the vendors were 
loaded with goodies and smiles!
This was the vignette that greeted us when we arrived, 
we knew this was going to be good
and it did not disappoint!

I loved this chair by Debbie from Blossoms 

Rita  - I should have bought this!

Can you even believe this? TALENT!
Cute Sisters, loved seeing them!
This is the only picture of Rita that I got, she is a blur of movement!
You know her work! Christy was so sweet and her booth looked fantastic!
These are amazing, her paintings in miniature.....
My friend Lydia was there with her darling tea towels, I brought one home!
Furniture queen love you!
I wish I would have taken more pictures but I was 
so busy looking at all the great stuff and talking to everyone
I missed so much to share with you.....
The best way to see everything is to go to this fabulous show 
next time! 
                                   You won't want to miss it!


Friday, June 3, 2011

More Projects!

This dresser is so cute. I am sure whoever painted it 
needed a blue and baby poop yellow
dresser to compliment the room! 
This yellow had a lot of brown and green undertones so it 
was quite hideous. 
The pictures don't do it justice.....It was bad.
So I got out my Annie Sloan Old white and literally half an hour later.........

This is what I ended up with! I love the soft look now
and I very lightly brushed some of the paint 
onto the blue. Then I waxed it with the clear wax.......
10 minutes later I had this......
I was able to vignette the top right away! Oh and I painted 
this in place while the shop was open!
With any other paint there would have been drips, it would 
have taken lots of time to dry, thus someone 
may have left the shop with paint on them, and I would 
have had to wait quite a while to add anything 
to the top as it would have stuck to the paint. 

I also painted this mirror above the dresser.....
I really like the way it came out. I am still getting the feel 
of the wax and how much to use 
but you can not make a mistake! If you use too much you
just buff it out, Too little just add more.
Ok I am gushing I know but try this for yourself you will love it!

Below are some pictures I snapped yesterday of the shop....

Next week is the big shop update. We will be getting the bed 
and finally the fabulous Belgian linen sheets...
So everything must be rearranged to fit a bed into the shop!
I don't know how I will pull it off but it must fit.

I am off to Christy and Rita's show at the Oaks in Rainbow.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Annie Sloan Paint Adventures

I so wish I was a better photographer! 
June over at Laughing with Angels is my favorite blog 
I could look at her pictures forever.

But you just have to work with what you have right?
I painted up a storm yesterday and here are a few pictures
of my Annie Sloan Painting projects. 
They look so much better in person so come down to the shop
and we can talk paint! 

Our first workshop 
"Girls Night Out Painting Party"
Will be held on Friday June 17th 
5:30 - 8:30
More details of fun and paint to come. 
Feel Free to call me if you would like to be the first to 
sign up 714-838-1989. 
Or as always we are open at the shop!
482 El Camino Real
Tustin, Ca.