Saturday, February 25, 2012


We love to see what you have done with your new treasures.  Here's one that we are so excited to share.  One of our customers, Collin, purchased this beautiful old wooden campaign desk months back.  Look what he has done with it.

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Isn't it fabulous? He added industrial legs to the desk and found the PERFECT antique stool for it. So cool and industrial!  Nice job Collin!  Thanks for sharing your photos! 

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Here it is before.  What a clever idea to add legs and make it a permanent desk. 

What have you done with your Tattered Tiques? We would love to share them at the shop with everyone.  Shoot us an email with an attached photo if you'd like to share.  You can reach us at

Happy Sunday! 


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

At the shop this week...















We are open this weekend!

Thursday, February 23, 10:00-3:00

Friday, February 24, 10:00-3:00

Saturday, February 25, 10:00-3:00


22029 Pepper Rd  Unit 2

Lake Barrington, IL 60010

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Hour

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When we first saw this piece at a Wisconsin auction, we thought he was just a cool side table, or maybe a an old radio cabinet.  I bid on him from across the room.  When the bidding was over, I prayed he was in as good of shape as he looked.  After I ran over to open him up and do the once over...I realized he is a bar! Score!

When you open the top, a tray filled with your bottle of choice pops up.  Such a cool piece!

We gave him a coat of Annie Sloan's Old White and then covered him in Coco(except for the raised areas).  Then we dark waxed him.  I like it. It gives him a bit of a masculine feel, but he still is pretty!


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This is what he looked like before...doesn't really make me thirsty

It's 5 o'clock somewhere!


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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

This week at the shop....
















We are open this weekend! 

Thursday, February 16th, 10:00-5:00

Friday, February 17th, 10:00-5:00

Saturday, February 18th, 10:00-3:00

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Annie Sloan Paint Class

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A couple of weeks ago, I had the oppurtunity to sit in on an Annie Sloan Paint class.  The class was held in Itasca at our Stockist Michelle's classroom(Di Lucca Designs).  I had gone, intending to get a feel for what the classes entailed, for when we put our own together.  Well, I got much more than just that!  I learned a great deal, and enjoyed getting away for the day. 

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How tempting is this color board.  It makes me want to paint, even more. This shows the paint colors with clear then dark wax on them.

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These were some of my trial boards.  Fun!


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Check out this table and the classroom floor Michelle painted.  I LOVE this table!  Antilbes green on the table.  The floor was painted with Graphite and Old White.  It looked fab!


 Paint class 008 (800x600)We went through a ton of these paint brushes!

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Class in session.  That is our instructor Sue with the apron on.  She did an amazing job.


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I can honestly say that even though I have been painting furniture for years, and using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for about a year now, I feel much more confident with it all.  


With our new confidence, we are working on putting some paint classes of our own together.  Many of our customers have asked if we do paint classes and we feel it's time to offer some.  We are working out the details and hope to offer a couple classes in March.  We are going to start out with just a basic chalk painting class.  In a couple hours, we'll have you in and out and ready to paint on your own!  

Stay tuned!

If you are interested in taking a class with us, let us know! Leave a comment or send us an email and we'll be sure to let you know when we've got our class scheduled.