The end of the year was madness I tell ya! Custom order madness that is! I stopped taking custom orders in November as I was so backed up. It is easy to get backed up with customs as I have lots of requests coming in. I had to attempt to catch up and decided to stop taking any more orders to keep my sanity. Things were so busy in fact that I fell behind in blogging about them all so today’s post is an attempt to show you what I finished up and start the New Year FRESH! Here are the pieces that I finished up, but never was yet able to share with you…
My friend and hairdresser asked me to paint up a desk for her daughter for Christmas this year…she purchased this desk off of Craigslist and asked me to paint it in a pure white with pink knobs…I painted it in Du Jour by Valspar and distressed it. I spray painted the pulls and added some stinkin’ adorable pink glass knobs from D. Lawless Hardware. How cute did that desk come out? I LOVE it!!!
This is a dresser I decided to keep for myself…I was searching for a buffet piece for my living room for a media stand. I had always used an antique blanket chest for my tv, but I didn’t have any easily accessible storage with it sooooooooo I began to hunt for a piece to use that would offer storage. I found this beauty. I was thrilled with the shape of her…she was curvy and amazing, BUT I discovered upon pick up that she was a hot mess. The veneer on the drawer fronts was lifted and peeling…I have never seen an issue like that before.
I had to sand off the entire fronts of the drawers prior to painting so it was a bit of a pain, BUT the end result was worth it! I painted it in a combo of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and Sherwin Williams Intellectual Grey.
This amazing antique beauty was one I found at a yard sale this summer…and I can tell you that such a fantastic find is RARE. I hardly ever find furniture at yard sales! When I spotted this, I threw on the brakes and all but ran to snag it.
This beauty was painted up in Annie Sloan’s French Linen with distressing…I love how it came out
This sweet birdeye maple was also a fantastic find – thank you Craigslist! I was thrilled that the seller lived just one mile from me.
The dresser was in amazing shape!!
I painted it in Miss Mustard Seed’s French Enamel with distressing and sealed it up in Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil.
She was a fun piece to redo!
She is now being used as a hairdressing station at a local hair salon…how cool is that???
This desk was finished up for a little girl’s birthday present just in the NICK of time before Christmas!
Olivia is a special little girl and her Mom and Dad asked me to find a sweet desk for her 10th birthday.
This desk was perfect for the joyous occasion!
I painted this sweet desk in Grey Wisp by Benjamin Moore.
It is such a lovely shade of a silvery blue-grey.
And last, but certainly not least, is this cute antique dresser with a mirror which I shopped for my client Meghan.
She was on the hunt for a great dresser for her adorable daughter…and I found this beauty.
I painted it up in Valspar’s Malted Milk and then distressed it. I tried my hand at some dark waxing of the entire dresser per my client’s request using Annie Sloan’s Dark Wax. I used the original hardware on the finished piece to maintain its authenticity.
I think it is adorable now!
Well….that was a whole lot of makeovers to catch up on!
I painted a lot of furniture this year…that is for sure!
Here’s to more furniture painting come the NEW YEAR!
Bring it on!!!