FREE China Cabinet Makeover – Farmhouse Style

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 I don't come across FREE furniture often anymore...especially where I live. If anything is listed as FREE, people snatch it right up. Plus furniture flipping has become a HUGE market for pretty much everyone. I really can't stand that, yet it is what it is. I saw this very lovely china cabinet posted on a Facebook sale site and I responded lickety split. I really thought I wouldn't have a … [Read more...]

Old White Stunner

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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

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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...]

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...]

Stately Secretary Desk Makeover

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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...]

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...]

Elegant French Desk Makeover

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 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...]

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...]

Custom Order Dining Set

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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...]