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  Just outdated, so I just gave it a couple coats of homemade chalk paint in a light grey.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:)