Hi there, wow this week flew…can’t believe its already Friday! I was in Boston for a few days last week, it was a multi purpose visit and I was soooo happy to have included a stop over at Maison Decor,? Amy’s? lovely charming shop also named Mason Decor is? brimming with inspiration and beauty. I have been a long time fan of Amy’s and do not nickname her “Amazing Amy” for nothing! Her seemingly endless amount of energy, ingenuity, enthusiasm and of course a very healthy dose of sheer talent doesn’t hurt!! Amy has totally mastered the art of using Annie Sloane paints and has refinished so many amazing pieces, it seems like she turns them out faster than I can admire them! She holds workshops in one of her Boston area location where they are always sold out well ahead of when they happen. I learned all about chalk paint and these AMAZING new latex moldings that are magic! I was so excited and honored that she arranged for me to have a little one on one session with her and another lovely employee, Gina. She taught me the basics over a few hours and we worked on sample boards and mastered the basics including painting with chalk paint, glazing, mixing paints, waxing, adding a transfer, crackling, using gilding pastes…..we were able to fit a lot into a few hours and suffice to say I am beyond pumped to take on a project of my own:) Her darling shop is so charming I had to take a bunch of pics. I,? of course naturally picked some goodies up to bring home, the thing I was the most excited about was a charming French chair that will go in my dressing area (needs a little work but its so pretty it had to come home with me)! So first I need to show off Amazing Amy’s talents……..just look at some of the things shes done lately. You must visit and follow her on her blog to keep up, trust me you will thank me! Now here is Amy at work….. Amy, the master is? center right amongst her apprentices at? one of her always sold out workshops! I adore this piece, she makes it look so darn easy:) This new line she is carrying of these latex moldings is seriously off the charts AMAZING. I was blown away by what she was able to create….for mere dollars!!!! Hard to believe this isn’t some gorgeous vintage find from Paris isn’t it? Here is her own fireplace before and you won’t believe the after with such a few simple elegant moldings applied and then painted….. Amazing isn’t it! She recently added the pretty floral wallpaper to her bookcases, so pretty! And she took an old metal container and turned it into this….. Now can you see why she so needs? her own show? HGTV are you watching? That is Amazing Amy doing her thing………… And now a look at her beautiful shop and some highlights from my special day there……thanks Amy! There is Amy waiting for me to get busy! OK another one of Amy’s amazing creations, on the right is an old fabric on this chair, on the left she PAINTED the seat and added an stencil…..see why I call her “Amazing Amy”! Her book of gorgeous colors that she has mixed A hair dryer was used to create that beautiful crackled look And here is where we worked on adding? a transfer, its labor intensive but so worth the effort! See the finished crackled look on top part of this molding, so pretty! And upon looking around her uber charming shop……. This beautiful chair came home with me, I am having a plump silk cushion made for it and will be sure to share the “after” Can you believe she and her son PAINTED these floors? How amazing is that…… Basically everywhere I turned I found something to buy These are those amazing moldings I told you about can you believe this bookcase was a plain bookcase that she jazzed up with the moldings and paint….she is incredible. We played with different variations and combinations and I came home with some to take on a project, fingers crossed:) The armoire of chalk paint IMG_1173 All the samples are beautifully displayed There’s that incredible floor again And this folks, is how easy it is to totally transform an old outdated chair……. So those are the highlights of “Amazing Amy” and her beautiful little shop, Mason Decor. I am sure after seeing this, if you don’t already follow her you will want to, click here to visit her over at Mason Decor. And her shop info is below (she is opening up another shop soon) stay tuned! MAISON DECOR 150 MAIN ST. READING, MASS And here is a sneak peek at her new shop slated to open up in the city of Boston on or around June 1st…… Thank you again Amy for such a fun afternoon……it was truly one of the highlights of my trip to Boston. But I know it will not be my last….I will certainly look for other excuses to get up there when I can and thank you for continuing to inspire me! Hope you enjoyed this, thanks for stopping in and wishing you a fabulous Friday and end to your week:) Its me again..had to share this before and after bed from one of Amy’s customers and another blogger, Victoria of Trois Petites Filles .Amy sponsored her for the bed makeover using all of her new latex moldings and chalk paint,? and the transformation is truly remarkable…gee, its fit for Marie Antoinette! Doesn’t this get you in the mood to take on a project this weekend:) THE BEFORE- THINK YOU CAN HANDLE THE AFTER? FEAST YOUR EYES ON THIS…….. Contact Amazing Amy for ideas and tips!