Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Aqua Ombre Dresser

I have slacking lately on keeping up with my blog.  As fun as it is to get comments and see my furniture all over Pinterest, I keep this blog mostly for myself.  It is intended to be a my photo album of my projects.  I have tons of redos that I have failed to blog about. I better get crackin'!

I thought that I snapped a before picture of this guy, but apparently, I didn't.  It was in great shape.  Just outdated.

I painted the body and top drawer with ASCP's Old White.  Then I used ASCP's Florence and Old 
White for the drawers.

This guy was posted and picked up within 45 minutes with 4 other people wanting it.  I might just have to do a couple more of these!


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Two Ethan Allen Hutches

I'm a lucky girl!  I have a whole strip mall of thrift stores about 2 minutes from my house.  Now that my kids are both in school, I have 3 days a week that I can stop by to see what they have.  I saw both of these hutches right next to each other.  I knew immediately, by the shutter doors, they were Ethan Allen.  They were both 50% off, so off to my garage they went!

I am guessing that these came from the same owner.  I think that they may have used them together to make a large hutch.  I hemmed and hawed over whether to paint them the same and sell as a set or to sell them separately.  I finally decided to do them differently.
The first one, I painted in ASCP's Graphite.  I sanded down the top and stained it in Jacobean.
The second one had shutter doors, so I went with a distressed beachy finish!
I mixed this color together about 4 years ago and I loved it so much, I keep getting it remade!

I am happy to say that both of these found homes!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Red Antique Dresser

Hello all!  I have been the worst blogger ever!  I have been a busy little bee lately.  Blogging kinda took the back burner.  I have many wonderful makeovers to show you:)

I found this beauty on CL.  The owner was moving out of the country, so I snatched it up!

I don't normally use red, but I wanted to branch out!  I headed to HD to pick a red.  I ended up going with Barn by Martha Stewart.  It is such a warm rich red!

  Love the casters!

I wanted to keep the original hardware.  I just gave it a quick spray with silver.

The top was in really great shape, so I just sanded it down and stained it.

I thought this piece would so pretty in a kitchen as a smaller buffet!  The three drawers are big.  Perfect for storing dishes!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

White and Blue Secretary

When I first started painting furniture, My budget for furniture was pretty small.  I would mostly stick to end tables and other small pieces.  Now that my business has grown, I only buy furniture that is good quality.  I don't mind spending money to make sure that I am putting the best product out there that I can.  I have found some amazing pieces lately.

I found this piece on one of my FB groups.  I loved it right away.  I was so lucky to snag it up.  A lot of people wanted it!  It pays to check often!


It was in great condition, so the only thing I had to do to was wipe it down.  Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!


I love how this turned out.  In fact I love it so much, that It's in my house.  I don't normally keep my pieces, but this one kinda stole my heart!

I painted the body in Annie Sloan's Old White.  Let me just say that I struggle every time I paint with white.  I end up having to paint at least 4 coats.  With Annie though, only 2 coats.  Great coverage.  It's the only white I will ever use again.

For the drawers, I mixed up a custom color.  

Have any of you ever loved a piece so much that you just couldn't sell?


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Big Grey Dresser

Hi everyone!  I hope you all have had a great summer.  School started this week for my kiddos.  My sweet boy is now if first grade and my baby starts preschool today.  I can't believe how fast they grow.  This will be the first time in 5 years that I will be home by myself for a few hours a day!  You know your a mom when your excited to go grocery shopping by yourself!

I found this dresser at one of my usual spots.  I didn't realize how big it was when I bought it.  When I came to pick it up, we ended up having to tie it down cause it wouldn't fit in my SUV.



This was easy job.  It was in perfect condition.  Just outdated, so I just gave it a couple coats of homemade chalk paint in a light grey.

Love the lil' birdies!

Even after 4 years of painting furniture, I am still shocked on how just a simple coat of paint can transform a piece.  This might just be one of my favorite makeovers.  So simple, but so pretty:)


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fun Finds #2

I have been out and about on Saturday mornings.  Going to garage sales and thrift stores.  I have been collecting things for my show.  Here is what I found last week!

A couple of vintage signs.  I actually already painted these and made them into different signs.

A really detailed picture.  I painted in Annie Sloan's Duck Egg and then dry brushed the details in Old White.  It looks completely different. (it will be on another post)

Canister set.  I can never pass these up.  Too many uses!

And now on to the good stuff!

I pretty much stole this gorgeous piece!  We had to treck 40 minutes to get it, but so worth it!  Especially since I found this next piece too!

I was so excited when I saw this piece.  I thought for sure that it was going to be a lot more than what she wanted.  It has the original wooden casters.  I so wish that I needed a double bed!

This little piece would look so cute with with plants on it.

Not a very good picture of this little guy, but he is so cute.  I think that it perfect the way it is, so my brush will not have a date with it:)


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tall, Solid, and Shabby

Hi Everyone!  I have been a little quiet lately, but I promise that I have been hard at work!  I am getting ready for my first show.  I have been painting everything in sight.  I have found some really great pieces.

I found this great dresser on one of my FB pages.  I could see that it had major potential, so I had my hubby pick it up for me.



After staring at it for a couple of days, I decided that I wanted it to be really shabby.  I first layered it with white, then tan, and then I did a dry brush with black.  I really had no idea what the final outcome would look like, but I just put on some music and let my hands take over.

I love how it turned out!

I have a ton of posts that will be coming up, so stay tuned!