William’s Award Day

Congratulations to William for his honored award from college! In order for his family to attend the awards ceremony McKesson House will need to be closed for one day only on Sunday, April 23rd. Thank you for understanding the need and desire to help William’s family to be there to see his accomplishments being recognized.

Old White to the rescue!

What is Mother Nature thinking?

Ok, yesterday was 70 degrees and I was outside painting away with my Chalk Paint®  and now there is two inches of snow on the ground.  What is that all about?

Anyways, like I was saying, I was outside painting an antique Singer sewing machine with my Chalk Paint®.  This machine is a friend of mines, it was her grandmother’s.  This poor machine’s cabinet was in a fire and had a lot of water damage. Parts of the veneer were coming off and the top had some warp to it.  My friend wanted it to continue to stay antique looking but wanted it updated so she could use it as a nightstand without using a tablecloth over it.  Well Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® to the rescue.  I first glued down the loose veneer and built up the spots missing with some Wood Icing, then came Old White.  I brushed on a quick coverage of Old White in random directions, while only dry brushing the detailed spindles.  I then put a coat of clear wax. Dark wax was applied after the clear wax.

I am so happy with the results and so is my friend.  Not only does this piece look gorgeous, but it still keeps the integrity of being an antique heirloom piece.  On a side note, I looked up the serial number of the machine and it was made in 1899. Amazing!  Now my friend has a one of a kind nightstand!



Here’s to wishing spring was closer

We hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and your sweetie got you something special.  We still have lots of gifts for that special someone.  With the gorgeous weather, we have paint on our minds.  We have been working on our hand painted pieces of furniture and home decor. We will be offering more Chalk Painting classes this Spring.  We are waiting till it stays lighter longer in the evenings.  If you can’t wait for that and  you are interested in getting a bunch of friends together to learn some techniques in working with this fabulous paint, please contact us so we can set up a time for your private party.

Happy New Year

We hope all of our wonderful customers, friends, and family have had a joyous and memorable holiday season!  McKesson House has been very busy during this holiday and we would like to thank you for your loyalty and patronage.

Our new year is bringing in more furniture we are painting with Chalk Paint®by Annie  Sloan, more classes to teach Annie Sloan’s painting techniques, and more Polish Pottery.

Come on by and see some of our one of a kind selections.  We would love to see you!

Thank You

McKesson House wants to thank all of our wonderful customers who came out this past weekend to help support our local business by Shopping Small.  We hope you enjoyed your visit and consider telling your friends about us.  As you saw we have plenty of wonderful gifts for everyone on your shopping list.  We have beautiful hand painted furniture and accessories to decorate your home before the guests come, we have gorgeous ornaments for your tree, we even have some Polish Pottery beer tankards for that special man.  If you cant decide what to get or if you want a little something special for your own stocking, Gift Certificates are available.  These can be used on anything in the shop, including Annie Sloan products and classes! Thank you again for your patronage and come visit again real soon, we have new items arriving daily.

The McKesson House Gals

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone.

We want to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving weekend.  We will be closed on Thursday November 24, so we can visit with our families.  But we will be open on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and Sunday.  Please come in and see our selection of gifts and home decor to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone and celebrate the holidays.  We will be running a 20% off sale on all our hand painted furniture.  Come see the beautiful pieces we have created.  Don’t forget we are still hosting Chalk Paint classes this month so you can make your home even more beautiful this holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at McKesson House!

A beautiful plum

Wow, I just made the most beautiful plum color with Chalk Paint ®. Unfortunately I did not get the exact measurements of each color, but isn’t that the fun of experimentation with this great paint?  I started with the bottom of my can of Florence and added Emperor’s Silk.  Oh my, how pretty! It is a deep rich plum with undertones of brown.  I can’t wait to wax it and even test a little with the Dark Soft Wax, I bet it will be gorgeously rich. I think it would also be very nice adding some Pure or Old White.  Pictures will be coming soon:)


OK the pictures don’t do it the justice. The color is still wonderful. I used clear and dark wax on it.