Cheerful Dresser in Arles

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Alas another piece I made over that I was so eager to get started with that I forgot to take a before picture! Please don't throw tomatoes at me...surely I make mistakes like this all the time. I confess I was very eager to try out some yellow paint. I was feeling YELLOW. Sometimes I feel in color ;) I painted up this adorable dresser with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Arles...a color I have … [Read more...]

Stunning Old White Buffet

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 This buffet was STUNNING when I picked her up. She was pretty even then. That isn't always the case, but it was for this big beauty. I knew I had to add some hardware on the doors, but I was perfectly ok with that. My husband was a doll as he picked her up for me after a work meeting the other day...I figured he was out that way so why not? Multitasking can be either good or a curse...I … [Read more...]

Stunning Church Pew Makeover

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I jumped on this one RIGHT AWAY. Wouldn't you? Check out this awesome antique church pew I found for sale on a Facebook sale site...I was so excited about it! I was more than happy to drive a bit to pick her up. Based on this picture, I wondered if the wood could even be left as is as it looked so lovely, but once I got there, I saw it was not in the best of shape as it had markings and … [Read more...]

Sweet Buffet Makeover

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Whew. The holidays are so busy aren't they? I admit I got swept away in busyiness despite trying NOT to do so. I am not sure I mentioned this, but in addition to running my furniture painting business, I took on a part-time job as well. Time has been so tight! I am adjusting this new schedule and working on my side business outside of my other job so its been a little crazy. Sorry if I … [Read more...]

Striking Antique Server in Emperor’s Silk

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I purchased this cute antique server from a furniture contact of mine. I spotted her from across the room in all her worn and beat up glory. I saw right past her worn finish. She would be just lovely. That I knew. She  needed to be brought back to life. She was the perfect candidate for a bold, rich color...like RED. Oh yes...RED! What a great piece for this color!| I couldn't wait to … [Read more...]

Old White Buffet Makoever

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I found the prettiest Drexel buffet a few weeks back...I love these pieces and I found it at a good price, too. I was really excited to work on it! I toyed around with lots of colors in my mind, but I kept going back to a creamy white base with a dark wood stained top. I just adore that rustic look. The top was in good shape and didn't have lots of deep scratches like pieces like this often … [Read more...]

French Linen Beauty

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Shopping for pieces can be fun...or frustrating. Finding good pieces lately can be a challenge. Seems everyone is painting. So much competition. So when I found this cute and very sturdy dresser with nice mirror, I was pretty happy. She has simple lines, but so much potential. Can you see her all painted up pretty? Look past the nicks and bent hardware and you will see it. No piece is … [Read more...]

French Provincial Two-Tiered Beauty

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I feel like this gorgeous French Provincial two-tiered chest needs little introduction... this one speaks for herself. She's GORGEOUS. She didn't need my help to become beautiful...she came that way. I just wanted to give her a makeover to make her even MORE beautiful. She really just needed paint...and the paint make a great deal of difference. I used Annie Sloan's Paris Grey Chalk … [Read more...]

Teal Beauty

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When I spotted this dresser posted for sale, I was intrigued. I thought it had great potential despite its obvious veneer issues. I figured that could be fixed. The details were too cool to pass it up! I had to drive a bit to pick her up...about 45 minutes one way. Pickins are a little slim over the winter months and often necessitate a drive. A little road trip with my mom - coffee and good … [Read more...]

Old White Server

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 Oh man. I wish I had remembered to take a before picture! It is usually the first thing I do when I bring a piece home right after I unload it from my Jeep, but I must have forgotten this time. Boo. I hope you can still appreciate this makeover anyway. Just imagine a boring brown server. Blah. She needed a little sprucin' up for sure!  How about this? So pretty now! A little bit of … [Read more...]