…blue egg video shorts

Hi Friends!

I decided to do a few Video Shorts. What does this mean? As I’m working I think of tips and techniques that I want to show you. I wish you were here with me. Well, maybe you can be! I am making little 2 minute videos with my iphone and chatting with you.

Check out the one that I just did: HOW TO APPLY SHELLAC

This Video Short addresses Shellac. Many of us get very frustrated about bleed-through in our pieces. Bleed through is that pink hue or pink dots that appear when you paint a piece with a lighter color. This happens to pieces built in the 20s/30s and furniture paint does not cover it. You need to use a shellac. I show you how to do this in 2 minutes here.

I plan on doing these often. Maybe even one a week if I have my act together. I have three posted on my You Tube Channel that you can view now.

I’m also headed to Luckett’s this weekend and plan to do a Video Short on How to Shop a Vintage Market. It requires running shoes!



  1. What a fabulous video post…and so timely as I am just about to tackle an old dark dining table! Thanks Christen!

  2. Hello! Thank you so much for the video short. I actually shellac all of my wood pieces, but what I didn’t know is that there is a spray form! I am so going to try the spray! Thank you for taking the time to share what you have learned with the rest of us. You have taught me so much! Looking forward to the next one!

  3. Linda Maribito says:

    Hi Christen:

    Can you tell me what color wax you used for the graphite looking with good mirror> I want to do my son’s bed headboard and footboard that is now brown like this? Also I have been trying to find your house paint color, trim and shutters. I only have 1 week left to pick and love your color. Please email me with it if you can, please! lindamaribito@yahoo.com Thank you!

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