Old White Stunner

I had to make an hour drive one way for this beauty. I don't mind driving, but not knowing what you might find once you get there can be unnerving. You just hope it will be worth the trip. It's a gamble. Once I got where I was going I realized that I had made a good decision as this art deco era dresser was wicked cool. I don't think I have ever seen one quite so detailed! Check out all … [Read more...]

Cottage Dresser in Arles

I spotted this adorable little dresser on a Facebook sale site and I was immediately drawn in. She was so perfectly cute and the wood was in such nice shape. I had her delivered without having gone to check her out first which is always risky, but I was not disappointed. I had to secure one spot that had gotten loose over the years, but she was a fantastic petite dresser - so charming! I … [Read more...]

Stunning Church Pew Makeover

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...]

Stately Secretary Desk Makeover

I put this project OFF for MONTHS. Big pieces always seem to get pushed off to the side. It's much more fun to work on pieces quickly and get immediate gratification because of the fast end result. So....there she sat pushed to the furthest back corner of my lonely garage. Waiting...waiting.... Finally after nearly a year, I got around to working on her. It was BEYOND time! I played with … [Read more...]

Elegant French Desk Makeover

 This desk was much too cute to walk away from... I needed to make her pretty! I liked her curves and lovely hardware. Oh la la! I imagined her in a soft creamy white. She would look so sweet and elegant. I custom mixed some of my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White with Cream as to create a cream that was just right and not too yellow. I think the color suited her well. A little … [Read more...]

Precious Old White Dresser Makeover

 I am so giddy when I find great pieces to paint! When I found this pretty dresser, I was pretty happy and got to working right away. The lady I purchased her from is someone I have bought from many times before. Her family does auctions and estate clean outs and she has TWO HUGE BUILDINGS with beautiful old pieces stacked high. It's a little piece of heaven if you ask me. Once I got this … [Read more...]

Old White Buffet Makoever

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...]

Custom Order Dining Set

I found this gorgeous antique pedestal table in my travels. I really didn't WANT to do a dining set, but how could I turn this beauty down? I really LOVED it. It was a special piece that I had to have! So....the consideration for the next steps on it began...find four chairs? Or redo and sell as it? I don't do full dining sets often as I simply don't have the space in my tight two car garage … [Read more...]

Old White Server

 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...]

Stunning Empire Chest Makeover

 The other week, I scouted out some very cool antique shops in a neighboring town. Fortunately, Lancaster, Pennsylvania  is a town filled with many cool places to shop and awesome antique stores to explore. I have had no trouble finding good furniture pieces to makeover since moving here. I stopped into a brand-new to me shop and spotted this beautiful empire dresser from across the room. The … [Read more...]