Hello December 17 2012, 0 Comments

Hello all,

It has been a busy time here at the Melon Patch and sometime since our posting.

Painting furniture and shipping paint , going to auction.... it is all good, but a hectic life.  One that I happy to be apart of. I talk to many small reatilers who do the same, most people feel we have a charmed life and in many ways we do .... we create meet exciting and amzaing people everyday... but the downfall is you can't call in sick  there is no one to answer the phone!!!!

I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of you in person /phone and e-mail and you have all enriched my life in many ways,

A number of years ago my husband passed away which left a hug void in my life , not only was he my partner in life but my Mr. Melon the handy man  painter etc.... bringing the Annie Sloan Products to Canada was a huge risk for me in many ways, it was new to North America..... a big investment / the only one to carry it lots of pressure to ship across the country, finding the right program to facilitate the paint ... the geographic Location of the Melon Patch... all the things that go with running a small business and it's challenges.

I have used many paint products over the years in the beginning there was only latex, then we discovered Milk Paint  and then Annie Sloan.... it changed the way I think about furniture, no more how long will it take to strip , sand and paint and..... I love the fact there is little prep ( I am an impatiatent painter I can wait to get er done as good friend always says!) I can paint indoors , the dye lot does not change the paint goes such a long way... I can mix colours and make some new ones , the colour range is great 30 colours. I like everyone else did have some problems with the wax , but practice makes perfect... or almost I a far from perfect but I love the freedom this paint has given me in terms of the pieces I see... some you cannot strip or do anything with but they have great lines and come to life with a coat of paint. I feel like I am saving the world with one piece of furniture at a time... no more dumping....

As some of you know there are many products out there all claiming to be the best.... the product you choose is a personal choice . My choice is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (tm) gives me the freedom  to create  , each time I paint a piece I learn something new... I hope you find as much pleasure in the Paint as I do... I have painted things that I would have been afraid to before , the best example are a pair of old boots..... who knows what is next.

We have many new and exciting things planned for the New Year, one will be a new on line site to help serve you better.

Plans for Miss Mustard Seed coming to visit....

New Products to use with your Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (tm).....

Expanding our showroom to have more painted pieces..

A few traveling workshops to those who cannot come to see us..

This is a busy time of year for all of us as the season approaches.

I hope that you all have a safe and Happy Holiday, we are here until Dec 22 and will back on Jan 2nd 2013 .

Until Next time

Elizabeth