Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Painting with Annie Sloan

I love to find old furniture and turn it into Romantic Vintage Finds. What's in a name? Everything...LOL

Want to creative your own Romantic Vintage Find? its easy

Start with a small project like a table

A table has flat surfaces and are very easy to paint.
To create a romantic piece the trick to remember is not to much sanding and not to much dark wax.

You want just enough to give it a worn aged look. To much will create a primitive look to your furniture.

Here is my step by step

Thanks for looking
Kate B

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Step 1. Paint using Annie Sloan Duck Blue

                        Step 2. Paint any accent turnings white

                               Step 3. Sand edges and apply wax

                  Step 4. Sand legs just enough to add interest

                           Step 5. Your table is finished! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

How to Save a Great Vintage Frame with Shabby Chic Roses

I love to find great littles at the local Flea Market.
Littles are small object artisans find to re-purpose and sell.

I found this beautiful framed plaque that originally held a country rooster print.
It had no glass. So I thought it would be a perfect project to re-claim

I left the frame as I found it. You can see it was worth saving. It has layers of aged creamy colored paint and was sanded to perfection.

I simple pulled out my sunset colors and add painted my 
 shabby pink roses right over the rooster. A short time my project was finished.

If you find and interesting framed plaque. Don't pass it up.
re-use it and paint your art on it. 

If you would like to try my roses you and find a video on my blog 
Just look thru my post.


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

How to Save an UGLY Table with Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint and Shabby n Chic Rose

Hello, I'm Kate from Kate Bang Painting

Do you love saving painting furniture? I do.
I enjoy finding old unwanted pieces and giving them new life.

Here is a piece that you may find alone your travels.
Not quite antique not quite modern, but strangely a bit of both.
Perfect for painting.

If you find a piece like this I suggest a soft Old White Chalk paint.
Sand the edges slightly.
If you paint florals just add them off to the side, never in the middle.
You don't want to cover up your art with a lamp.
Don't forget to seal or wax

Good luck with your painting

Friday, June 3, 2016

Paint Shabby Chic Roses on Anne Sloan Old White Furniture by Kate Bangs Painting

How To Paint Shabby Chic Roses on Furniture a quick lesson!
This is not a fancy video. Just me in the back yard on a flip camera.

This is an older video before chalk paint days but I plan to try it on my next piece.

If you try this i suggest you seal it first then add florals and seal it again.
Sealing first is great if you make a mistake. it will wipe right off.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

How to save a chair with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

I recently started selling painting furniture again. I've done it many years ago with great success. I love finding old pieces and giving them a vintage romantic make over. Plus the weather is now warmer and since I do most of my painting in my yard it is just the perfect time to paint.

Here is a simple Romantic Refreshing i just did for 2 worn out chairs. Using Annie Sloan Old White Paint and a little sanding. 

Last week I saved this chair from the town land fill. Recycling cost zero dollars is good for the environment and I can pass that saving on to my  buyer. 
It's what I call a Win Win Win ....lol

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

About Me Kate Bangs

Thank you for looking at my art work
I loaded some pictures of my work so you can get a feel of my style. I love creating art and teaching
Interior painting, faux finishes and murals. Periwinkle Painter with Nancy Parkinson for the past ten years. I also taught furniture painting at Andy's Chest in Nashua and Dreams faux Phyld in Nashua. My group sizes ranged from 6-10 people.  I am a contract artist for many antique gallery style shops.

 E-Book Author 
How to Decoupage Flea Market Finds
How to Decoupage Vintage Romantic Furniture
How to Paint Rose Basic Beginner
How to Decoupage Botanical Garden Furniture
How to Paint Rose Christmas Ornaments
How to Paint Hydrangea and Roses Bridal train case
How to Paint Vintage Rose Mailboxes
U-Print Collage Sheets Papers in the Attic

 Self taught graphic artist.
I love working on my websites, blogs, taking photos, and creating e magazine, digital collage sheets, vintage images, and labels 

How I got started
I worked as a nurse when I was first married. When I began to have children. I longed to be a stay at home mom. A friend invited me to a craft painting class. I took the very little bit I learned added it to furniture and turned it into a successful business. I Gave up nursing and became a happy stay at home working mom.

 Share with other who want to learn
I share a rose lessons on my YouTube channel. 
One of my rose lessons has over 200,000 hits and still gets subscribers almost daily.

Kate Bangs Sasha Bangs Nancy Parkinson
working as Periwinkle Painters.
Painted Sky Ceiling and Sun Yellow Walls
Home owner loved it. So did we!!


A piece of my romantic rose vintage furniture
This is a You tube Video on Kate Bangs Channel

 Painted Furniture Shop Dreams Faux Phyld

 E-Book How to Decoupage Flea Market Finds

E Book How to paint Rose Christmas Ornaments

E Book Decoupage Botanical Furniture

This is a hand painted table that I turned into a decoupage lesson.
This is a good lesson if a student wants to
 learn to make vintage reclaimed furniture.

 E Book Vintage Papers in the Attic 
Vintage printable images for creating Altered Art

 Thank you for looking at my work.

Contact Info
K Bangs email