Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New Finds Waiting for a Second Chance

I just returned from vacation and was fortunate to find a couple of new projects upon my return. I'll be working on these this week.

Vintage Dresser

This dresser is circa early 1900's. I haven't picked up a piece in this rough of shape for a long time. It took forever (over an hour) just to clean off all the dust and grime.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Rustic Table Gets a New Look with Duck Egg Blue and Coco

This table is ready for a makeover! 
I picked this table up from a local auction. Yes I do a happy dance whenever I win at auction! Of course there are many times I'm outbid, but you can't win them all. But I won this won so a happy dance ensued.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Adding Character to a Chair: Graphite, Coco, and Black Wax

Are you ready for a chair makeover? 
I picked this chair up at a thrift store for a few bucks. It's made of solid wood with a caned seat and is sturdy. But I thought it looked too plain, so I decided to give it a make over!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Gorgeous Vintage China Cabinet!

This vintage china cabinet is the companion piece to the buffet that I posted earlier. My client wanted the china cabinet painted in a matching white with a distressed finish. She plans to add wallpaper to the back of the interior, so that portion was left unpainted.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A Variety of Mirrors Refinished with Chalk Paint

I love having smaller projects to work on in my down time. I was fortunate to find a variety of mirrors at a thrift store recently and gave each a new look with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Writing Desk in Emperor'sSilk, Black Wax, and Walnut

I picked up this table from a thrift store a while back. I did a quick update a couple of years ago with supplies I had on hand to make it a little more functional and used it in my laundry room to store some painting supplies. But it was a little too big for the space, so I decided to finally re-purpose it back into a writing desk.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Mirror Painted with Chalk Paint and Petroleum Jelly

I tried a new-to-me technique using petroleum jelly when I painted this mirror. When trying something new I like to experiment with smaller projects to get the hang of it before attempting on a larger piece. And this mirror was the perfect project to try it on.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Gorgeous Vintage Buffet

Today I'm sharing a gorgeous vintage buffet that I painted for a client. This is the first of two pieces; the second is a companion china cabinet which I will share photos of soon.

The buffet was in good condition, but my client wanted a lighter and brighter look. The color scheme she choose was Old White with a Paris Grey top (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint). There were a few twists and turns before we arrived at the finished piece, but in the end I think it turned out lovely.