Sunday, June 28, 2015


Woot Woooooot!
It's going DOWN Ladies and Gentlemen..Come on out for a SHabbyLOCO extravaganza!
You KNOW I can't do anything small, boring or just down right UN-CUTE?! So, Saturday July 11th join us for a beginners paint class. Easy and breezy, no paint snobs allowed! And, GASP! I'm gonna show all of you my secret recipe for making your own "Chalk Finish Paint" They'll be music,snacks,paint and YOU!
Cant wait to see ya there! Just to reiterate, this is a BEGINNERS Class!! As in, starting from ground level... All you painting chicas have to wait for the "Big Kids" Advanced class till next month ;)
Magnolia's Vintage Decor
310 E. Whittier Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631

Friday, January 2, 2015

Chippy New Years!!

Happy New Year Luvs!

Well, looks like I am starting this year off BUSY! I have 3 commission pieces coming in Saturday and then a large dresser, week after that! Sooo since I know I won't have time to play..I thought I would share a cute little end table that I did a quick flip on and for some reason really hated to see the thing go?! It was just so stinkin' cute!! 

So, I picked up the small little vintage end table from a woman I buy pulls and knobs from. I just purchased some knobs from her and her husband comes into the kitchen holding this little beat up end table. He says, would you be interested in this table for 5 bucks?....

Uh, does a bear shit in the woods?! yea'!! SOLD. Brother.. Got her home, and I noticed that the piece had probably been outside because the front two planks were starting to lift,so I grabbed some wood glue and a couple clamps and put Humpty Dumpty back together again. 

In the morning I took some Vaseline on the tip of my finger and ran it here and there and everywhere to work as a barrier where I DON'T want the paint to stick. I like using this technique because it just creates a nice authentic, organic chippy look and not so much elbow grease. It definitely doesn't have a "scratched up" look it's a more peeling and chipping affect. I grabbed a pot of my favorite, simply white by Cece Caldwell 

(before she changed the formula, wahhhhhhhhh don't get me started!) and gave her a couple coats. Once dry, I just got a plastic putty spatula

and started using it to scrape up the edges and areas where the vaseline
was. Paint comes off like buttah'! Switched out the Little plain knob for an adorable mint green glass knob and it just changed the whole look, but since I'm on a "Cath Kidston"

obsession right now. I had to add some little mint polkadots embellishment on the side of the drawers and I also stenciled a fleur-de-lis "thingamuhbob" on the pull out drawer. She is a changed woman completely!  

Alright,enough slacking off...back to work! Talk to you guys soon.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I'm a BAD, BAD Blogger!! =(

4 months?! really? You don't blog for 4 months! uh..Yeah.. (Dropping head) BUT I have an EXCELLENT reason! My baby girl (Jossy) FINALLY got her feetsies FIXED!

 For those who don't know, my youngest daughter was born with Bi-Lateral (Both feet) Clubfeet.She has been in cast after casts, bars and braces at night..minor surgeries etc..since she was 5 days old!

Here she is with a set of Neon green ones =)
 Every time her feet would straighten out BUT they would relapse.. =/ A tendon transfer surgery was our last resort as it is a MAJOR surgery, not too mention that after the surgery..the patient is COMPLETELY IMMOBILE for 6 weeks! eekkkkkkk..but it was the only option we had left. So, we went ahead and did the operation. Boyyyy was THAT an ordeal..The surgery lasted about 3 hours and lemme' tell ya' when your 4 y.o is having a 3 hour surgery..IT. FEELS. LIKE. 3 DAYS!!!!!! Usually my hubs is the one who kind of checks out and freaks and I'm usually the one to try and keep it light and just try and make the time go by quicker, joke around etc.. BUT this time, I just sat out in the courtyard of the hospital cafeteria with my Diet Coke, threw on my big Jackie O shades and let the tears just stream down my face! I couldn't even pretend and make small talk, this is a HUGE deal. Thankfully GOD must have known that I was slipping into the dumps ,so he sent a crazy homeless lady who started doing her frickin' warm up scale in a FULL OPERA voice! It sounded like when Ursula, the sea witch was stealing the little mermaids voice and she was making her sing "Ah ah ahhhhh, Ah ah ahhhhhhhh"

It was fuckin' hilarious, I couldn't help BUT cheer up! Seriously, this woman must have done her "Warm Ups' for at LEAST 7 minutes! By the time she was finished, both my husband and I were bustin' up. (I know, we're horrible..#sueme)

 Her Dr and nurses were fab and the hospital was so great but, those first couple of weeks after the surgery were ROUGH. She was in alot of pain at night with muscle spasms that would wake her. I told my husband that I think we got more sleep when she was a newborn, fresh from the hospital than after this surgery!! Like they say, "Time heals all wounds" and it did! Thankfully, we are 9 days away from getting the casts off  BUT lemme' tell ya'!  This had been the LONNNGGGEST 6 weeks of my LIFE. This child has been MORE than patient with all the Shi* she has to deal with and I am SO proud of her.

 For Halloween since she was in a wheelchair we made her a totally friggin' AMAZING mermaid Chariot!    

 This kid must have had her picture taken 78,952 times! (And sista' girl posed for EVERY one!) I will do a separate post on the making of the wheelchair costume in case other parents of "Clubbies" want to make their kid-o one. Since, it was actually purrdy easy..THEN my ABSOLUTELY faaaaavorite holiday came up as well! Dia de los Muertos!!

I will also do a separate post showing you guys all the pics and details of our Altar, Costumes  and "Ofrenda" we did at Hollywood Forever cemetery for Southern California's largest Day of the dead celebration.  Stay tuned friends I promise to resume regularly scheduled blogging! Smoooches!

Friday, July 18, 2014

"Dirty Donna!"

Meet my newest "Dirty Girl" Donna....

I had this poor thing collecting dust in my entry way for about a year now..

Not because I didnt WANT to paint her...She just hadn't told me the color yet! My knee jerk is TURQUOISE but hell, If I keep painting EVERYTHING turquoise..they're gonna have to call me "Turoquoise LOCO"'N-T, Who..I decided to go with white..

And I liked her with this "Moderate"distressing, but.....

 Once I got that sander in my hot little hand I couldn't STOP, something took over me! That distressing felt so RIGHT! Now! It wouldn't be a Shabby Loco Original if I didn;t have SOME turquoise in there?! Duh...So, I dry brushed some here and there for depth and contrast ;)

 Long story short, I whacked her, smacked her and stripped her down..and I lub it! Hope you do too..

Now, How am I going to sell this one..Ugh! #Painterchickproblems

Party Rockin'at:
miss mustard seed
Redoux Interiors
Romantic home
Shabby Nest

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bitty in training..

Got this little old glass front cabinet from a client and it was in purrrty bad shape :/
Alot of loose veneer, chipping and what not..took her in, painted the outside in a very light turquoise  mix up of Provence and Old White. Painted the back panel in a pumped up version of Antoinette pink and just because I reaaaally need to do SOMETHING with my vintage fabric hoard *uhhum.."STASH"
I decoupaged some cute little turquoise polka dot fabric on the shelves as well..

As I was staging this to take the picture, I went inside and grabbed all my little granny knick knacks and dust collectors and just thought...Damn! I am going to be one SERIOUS old Bitty! I'm gonna have a  huge problem COLLECTION by then of  Kitschy doo dads, bits, baubles and what nots by then..
Ahhhhh that's the life..just me. my 87 Cats, my blinged out bingo dotters, orthopedic support hose, and my moo moo's. Hell's Yeah, Golden I come!!

Mama's comin' babies., gimme' bout 40 years...

I get's my party on ya'll....

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Antique English Buffet

A GORGEOUS, Antique Buffet. Made in the Early 1900’s by the L.Kreiss & Sons Furniture Company of San Francisco.  This is a 16th century reproduction English Buffet made from a heavy dark Oak. Beautiful carvings and original wooden, and iron pulls. Strong, stretcher base with tons of wear, charm and distressed areas. I have refinished this piece in a Soft, Charcoal black chalk paint and sealed by hand with a dark wax for added protection and a beautiful velvety Luster! Truly a rare find…Would be a wonderful conversation piece for ANYWHERE in your home. Dimensions are 41x41x21.