This sweet, little (and I mean little) table was in process. By someone who does not work at fivethirty home.
We finished the job with two coats of Jolie Dove Gray and she is ready for a new home!
Mona teaches us how to use books in displays in this week’s #fivethirtyathome tip!
Our next tip in the series is all about brushes! What is your favorite brush? Find out Erica’s favorite here…
At a loss for how to decorate your kitchen island, we can help! Check out this #fivethirtyathome tip for just what to do!
It is one of our most asked questions in the store. Can you help me with my mantel! Yes, we can!!
The combo of Jolie’s beautiful sage green paint and our bone knobs outlined in gold is the perfect pair for this 7 drawer, skinny chest! I get excited when I see original wood knobs because I know it will give us an opportunity to play with knob choice — the hardware bin at the store is filled with options. Whether ceramic, resin or metal, the intersted added by updating the knobs can make the piece stand out.
Painting the front door is a quick and easy way to change the whole look of your home!
In general, the best time to paint outdoors is during the Spring and Fall when temperatures are mild. You want to avoid painting outdoors in weather below about 50 degrees Fahrenheit, as cold temperatures can affect paint’s adhesion. In the Summer, painting in hot, direct sunlight can also cause paint to crack if the water evaporates from it too quickly.
Spring and Fall are also good times to paint because you are probably doing yard work anyway. Clearing out dead foliage from winter and planting new flowers adds immediate curb appeal. You will want to dress the front of your home, and a freshly painted front door can do just that!
PRO TIP: In addition to painting your front door, you can also paint your stairs or walkway. Jolie Paint loves concrete and absorbs into its porous surface.
Always begin by cleaning your front door really well to remove any dirt and algae that may have built up over time. You can use biodegradable cleaners, like Simple Green, or some good old fashion bleach and water with a scrub brush. You will want to make sure that the surface is rinsed thoroughly with water and dried well before painting.
You may choose to remove your door or hardware before painting; however, this step is optional. If you do not remove your hardware, we recommend taping it off with painters tape for easy clean-up.
Unlike many traditional paints, Jolie Paint can be applied over existing oil-based or latex paints without priming. While sanding isn’t usually necessary, it can be helpful to give the surface a light sand with 220 grit sandpaper (or the Jolie Sanding Sponge in black) to remove any loose paint or debris and create surface tension, which will help Jolie Paint to adhere better. You do not have to sand to remove the underlying material.
Most doors will require 2-3 coats of Jolie Paint. Apply your paint with a brush, roller or sprayer, taking special care to catch any drips or pooling in recessed areas. We recommend painting with the grain to avoid unwanted brushstrokes.
After painting your door, you may want to apply a topcoat for added protection. You should never use Jolie Finishing Wax outside because the heat can soften the wax or even melt it. Instead, we recommend Jolie Varnish or leaving your door unsealed.
Although Jolie Varnish is water-resistant, it is not water-proof, so it’s best for doors in covered areas. It’s available in two sheen levels. Use Low-Luster for a subtle matte finish, or Gloss for more of a statement look.
If you are painting outdoors and do not have the benefit of a covered space, we recommend using no topcoat and instead leaving your door unsealed. When moisture gets trapped beneath a topcoat, it can push the finish from the surface cause it to peel. Leaving your paint unsealed will allow moisture to move through the paint, and your door will weather better over time. Be sure to check the weather before beginning your project and allow for Jolie Paint to cure at least 5 days exposing it to rain so that it can be more hardwearing. It will take about 3 weeks for Jolie Paint to fully cure and harden.
Oh, what a difference a couple coats of paint can make! We chose Jolie Paints in Legacy for both of these solid, heavy bookshelves. Most of the shelves were able to be removed from the tall cabinet and this is MUCH easier for painting. Pop them out and paint vertically, then reach back to paint the panel for a quick paint job. The large cabinet SOLD in a few days.
The wider shelf, while much more decorative, was a little more challenging to paint. I prefer to tip these cabinets so it is easier to get the top of the shelf and the undersides of the lower shelves. The back of this piece is beautiful wood planks so we did not paint. It is currently housing our awesome puzzles!
Our BIG shipment of Antique Candle Co. Candles just arrived and it had some great new scents! We are burning Lemon Eucalyptus today and it is lovely. Antique Candle Co. describes the scent as a fresh aroma of bright lemon and sweet orange, highlighted with a bouquet of eucalyptus leaves, citrus blooms and wild mint.
Other new scents include Peach Apricot and Grapefruit. Peach Apricot is a sweet medley of fresh peach and apricot, blended with sugary vanilla, soft jasmine and clean citrus. If you are a fan of Apple Pickin, you are going to love this one! And, Grapefruit is the last (but not least) of the new scents: sugared pink grapefruit with vibrant citrus zest, highlighted by floral notes of peach blossom and eucalyptus leaf.
Our friend and customer, Tracy Wright with Sotheby’s Realty, took a Jolie Beginner workshop at fivethirty home in January. She quickly realized this was just the paint to redo the kitchen cabinets at her mom’s Florida home.
Here is what Tracy has to say: “My friend and I took a painting class with Erica @ Five Thirty Home and we had so much fun! The class offered lots of ideas and tips on colors, finishes, techniques, and styles. I then helped my mom paint her entire kitchen with the Jolie paint and it turned out amazing. The paint was easy to work with and went a long way. The techniques we learned in class were very helpful as we tackled the project. It updated the kitchen so much after 20 years of being oak. It now looks beautiful and we had a great time doing it. As a realtor I am often helping people update their homes either prior to listing or after a purchase and this is an easy and fun way to add a lot of bang for you buck and the best part is you can do it yourself!”
We did some quick shipping and wo arranged for a drop ship of two gallons of Gesso White from Jolie and sent several 500 mL of Clear Wax from Zionsville to Florida!
The ladies had a successful trip and the cabinets are all done – check out the kitchen now! All the old oaken honey cabinets are now fresh and white….
I love that it has a fresh, crisp look now.
The new paint job makes the appliances look more modern too.
Great job on LOTS of cabinets, gals!!
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