Everything listed under: mandy loescher

  • Exciting Year

    Hello Everyone,

    Yes, I know its been awhile.  Its not because I haven't been doing anything.  Its actually the exact opposite.  After the show last year I felt a little burnt out, like I usually do after I have been painting non-stop for weeks and hauling heavy awkward furniture all over the city of Houma. (I do have a very nice husband who helps haul my furniture, and who also lovingly says, "why don't you start sewing pillows!") But still, after the show I really didn't want to look at a paint brush much less pick up any kind of furniture,for a good couple of weeks.  But after needed down time, I start to get excited about what will come next. What came next was enough to get me very excited!!! 

     At the show in September someone came up to my booth and because they loved the way it was styled asked if  I would be interested in helping with her daughter's wedding.  To be perfectly honest I had never really thought about going in that direction with my business, but after thinking about it for a split second I said, "sure!"

    A couple months passed and we met at there venue, Ducros Plantation, to discuss the plan.  After that first meeting I was hooked, I knew that to style this wedding with all my vintage treasures would not only be fun but this was something that I could & would be really good at.  After meeting the bride for the second time at her venue I started to think about the future.  Would this be something that I wanted to do once or something that I wanted to pursue??  The answer was YES, this was something that I wanted to pursue!!

    In order to really pursue this, I was going to need some help, after all I do have a little bit on my plate as it is.  And as nice as my husband is, he already has a business, and doesn't really share my love of vintage, in fact he just says things are old!! It's called VINTAGE!  So that's where Crystal Holliday, of iiicreative, comes in.  She has been a friend of mine for several years and shares my love of vintage.  After a casual lunch discussing our ideas, and realizing this could actually work!! We got to work, and boy have we been working!!! 

    Introducing The Vintage Company:

    To say we are excited about this new venture is a understatement!!  I am looking forward to sharing many new things as the months go by.......but for now just know I'm still here and still working!

       Mandy

  • Its Almost Time!

        Yes, its almost time for the Show!!!   I have been busy getting things ready. I enlisted the help of my mom, who spent the day painting with me.  She was a big help and will be a big help with the show. (Thanks Mom)  Still have lots to do but for now I have a couple of before pictures to show you :

      

     

    What will they look like when they are done??  Your going to have to come to the Show to find out!!

     

    37th Annual Bayou Lafourche Antiques Show and Sale

    September 6,7 &8 2013

    Warren J. Harang, Jr. Municipal Auditorium

    310 N Canal Boulevard Thibodaux, La

  • Its been awhile!!

    Yes, I know it has been awhile.  I have been busy doing some painting for customers, and also busy purchasing some things for myself.   I am starting to get ready for the Antique Show coming up in September.  I will start sharing sneak peaks of things I am bringing to the show soon!!

     

    But for now here is a great

    Before and After:

     

    I had a customer with a Kitchen island, that just didn't go in their very eclectic, stylish home.  So we talked and looked at samples and came up with a plan.  We decided to paint the base a nice earthy color and add a old rustic, cypress top.  I added "new" vintage hardware, which always adds so much character to any piece. I think it came out fantastic! But more importantly the customer was thrilled.

    Here is the before:

     

     

     

    Here is the after:

     

     

     

     

    Mandy

     

     

  • Pick of the week

    This pick shows that I don't see the need to paint everything.  This mantle is beautiful just the way it is.  All it needed was some cleaning and I used a little hemp oil to revive the dried wood.  This beauty dates back to early 1900's. The details and craftsmanship are definitely one of a kind.

    This is the kind of piece that can instantly take your "new" home and give it the character that you are desperate to achieve.

     

     

     

    This mantle will be listed on ETSY soon, but if you would like to see it in person, it can be seen at Sweet Olive Café and Antiques.

     

     

     

     

     

    Mandy

About Me

My name is Mandy and I love finding something old, outdated and giving it a new life using paint. The process I use to restore my furniture is an Art. Not only do I tediously pick and build every piece by hand but I only get pieces that I truely love. If I love a piece of furniture I will spend the time that is needed to hand-paint, distress, sand and wax every nook and cranny.


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