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The first week...

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The first week...

I must confess I forgot I now have a blog since the launch of the new online shop system!! Much has been going on the last few weeks, and I'm trying hard to reorganise my life to keep pace with everything. The way I clear my mind is clear the physical mess in the house. Once there's some neatness, I feel like I can handle things better. I wonder if anyone feels the same way! Time is often lacking, but if I think that slow progress is still progress, then it keeps me going! By the way, here's a great...

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A Way to Achieve Blended Tones of Colours

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A Way to Achieve Blended Tones of Colours

This coffee table is pretty big, with 138cm x 98cm measurements. The side is already bordered by floral carved detail, but I didn't want the top to be plain. I wanted it to be a little interesting, but I didn't want it to be cluttered with patterns. So I decided to do soft blended tones of neutrals & greys. This is the end result: I've demonstrated in the video below how to achieve the BASIC blends with Heirloom Traditions' water-based liquid waxes, using the same colours as the table above. The base layer of paint is Heirloom Traditions' French Vanilla....

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Using Heirloom Tradition's Liquid Wax

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Using Heirloom Tradition's Liquid Wax

This big mirror is one of my multiple projects that's happening concurrently! Size is deceptive in the photo but it's 115cm tall! Background Story: I painted the frame in Heirloom Tradition's chalk-type paint Nickel (the lightest grey ever!), then applied Heirloom Tradition's water-based liquid wax in Barnwood (grey) but decided it needed more definition. So here's a video of me applying Jet Black liquid wax on top of everything :-) Why do I like using Heirloom's water-based liquid waxes? You don't need to buff like traditional wax. For sufferers of arthritis or hand pains, this is gold! I have a...

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Launch of New Webstore!!!

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Launch of New Webstore!!!

Yippee!! It's been an arduous journey moving from one e-commerce system to another. I don't want to bore you with my month of technology pain, but basically I had to drop Plan A and then Plan B for Plan C. But I'm really happy with Plan C!! And I hope you are too! This new e-commerce platform is more powerful than the old one, and I think I've succeeded with a clean look and easy navigation. To start the new webstore off, I'd like to offer a 20% discount on ALL Heirloom Traditions products. Use promo code "NEW20HTP" at check...

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