Moved!

I’ve moved my blog to a new location at cortnac.com

Check it out! 

Holiday Sale

Yay it’s that time of year! I’m having a holiday sale which is 20% off my online store* and custom orders placed between now and December 25, 2013. Email cortnac@gmail.com to schedule your custom order today. 

*20% discount is not reflected in store prices

Emile

I’ve had this triangle idea in mind for a loooooong time, and when I got this table I knew it would be a great time to try it out. You know I love anything where I get to use painter’s tape. It’s so satisfying to take it off and have a clean edge. Needless to say this took quite a bit of painter’s tape.

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I started out with the table top and it was actually a lot of trial in error. The paint I was using had very little pigment in it, so after 3 or 4 coats the wood grain was still showing through. My original intention was to entirely cover the table but when I couldn’t cover the wood grain, I decided to just go with it. I then used chalk paint in the color Emile (hence the name) to coat some triangles and the base of the table. I sanded it down and it has a lovely, buttery smooth feel. It’s for sale on the site now. 

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Happy Halloween

Here are some creepy pumpkins I painted this week. I used my oh-so-handy black chalk paint (seriously I use that sh** on everything). So I might draw cats or something on them later. The options are simply endless!

Peru: the Land

Cusco

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Pisac

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Ollantaytambo 

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Train to Aguas Calientes 

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The Colca Canyon

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The Lemon-nut

The perfect alcoholic drink for any lingering warm days. I have to give all the credit to my cousin Austin on this one. We spent the weekend together  with her brother (also my cousin) in Clemson reliving our college years. Turns out we aren’t quite cut out for it anymore.

After 2 full days of the college lifestyle we “went crazy” on Saturday night. Two lemon-nuts and we were in bed by 11. 

The Lemon-nut
2 shots coconut vodka
lemonade (to taste) (;

Stir.

Peru: the People

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Color Contest

I’ve got a new furniture project on the table (no pun intended) and I’m looking for some input. Please vote on your favorite base color by posting the the number you like in the comments. I’ll paint the winning number and put it for sale on my website. 

Cortnac: Dresser & Nightstand

I took on a matching dresser and nightstand this weekend. I used black paint, gave it an antique finish, and topped it of with some cute knobs from World Market. I have to say, I was very happy with this transformation! They look good as new and have taken on a whole new character. Check out cortnac.com for more redos. 

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Peru: the Animals

I didn’t realize how many animals we encountered until I put this post together! I’m not sure if we saw more dogs or camelids.

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Love these guys — they work so hard…such is the Peruvian way.