Antique White Buffet Makeover

J Buffet 1 - EC

I purchased the most beautiful buffet the other day. I found it on Craigslist and it was a little above my typical furniture budget. Fortunately the sellers on Craigslist are open to reasonable offers. I generally always make fair offers if I can :) Never be afraid to do so...what is the worst than can happen? I sent my best offer and they were open to accepting it :) I was so happy they … [Read more...]

Green Empire Dresser

Green Waxed Dresser 6 - EC

 I found the cutest dresser on Craigslist the other day...gotta love that site! I thought by the picture this would be an easy makeover...I loved this empire dresser and the lines on it. Seemed easy...right? That's how it seems anyway...until you pick it up and see it in person. You have to understand...pictures can be very deceiving. I am the first to admit that. When I picked this sweet … [Read more...]

A Cottage Server: The Transformation

White Server BEFORE - round 2 - EC

 I was contacted by a sweet woman named Janet about some pieces that she was interested in having custom painted. The first piece was a Duncan Phyfe dropleaf table and the second was an adorable antique server that had been in her family for as long as she could remember. Her Father originally had purchased it for the family and in subsequent years, she chose to use it as her children's changing … [Read more...]

Sweet Carved Pulls Dresser Makeover

florence 5 - EC

Hi everyone! My apologies for being so sporadic in posting this summer thus far...I just can't get my summer  schedule together. I am so busy trying to cram in fun activities with the kids, cleaning my home and keeping up on painting projects that there isn't much time for blogging. It has been the thing that has been getting cut out when I am busy or tired. Some nights it gets late and I just … [Read more...]

Antique China Cabinet Makeover

french linen cabinet 7.7 - EC

So I am on day 4 of being sick and it is no picnic. You see, I am not a good sick person. I have a hard time laying around and resting and stuff. I mean, I have done plenty of that the last few days, but laying around is just not in my nature. I am a mover and groover. | So despite being sick, I had to slowly try my darndest to plug away at my chosen project. Remember this stunning cabinet I … [Read more...]

Gorgeous Antique China Cabinet

China Cab 1 - EC

I saw this very pretty cabinet posted for sale.  I always loved these Depression-era china cabinets, but had never painted one. Hard to believe but it is true! I loved the dark wood and the fret work on the inside of the door really caught my eye. I decided to go for it. I loved the size...it was a nice size and not too hulking huge. Perfect! I chose to paint in neutral colors. I figured … [Read more...]

French Linen Beauty

French Linen Dresser 2 - EC

 This dresser caught my eye from the beginning. The mirror actually drew me in...it was so pretty and unique. Such a pretty piece! I had to have her :) She cost a little above the budget I was comfortable with, but I just couldn't resist! She was more worn and tired than the picture shows so I figured painting her up would make a world of difference. I think it was spot on! I used Annie … [Read more...]

Charming Antique Amoire Transformation

Armoire 1 - EC

She was pretty when  got her...but she needed SOMETHING. Just something. To make her stand out a bit...make her even more special. To enhance her natural beauty... I think I figured out just what she needed...  I painted her in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White... Distressed her, sealed her in Annie Sloan Clear Wax and then added some stinkin' adorable pink cast iron knobs from Hobby … [Read more...]

Old to New Buffet

Buffet 1 - EC

I purchased this gorgeous buffet from a gal I knew. I thought I was so lucky to have been the first person to see it for sale. It is always a RACE to WIN good pieces of furniture on these Facebook sale sites. I love them, but they are sheer madness I tell ya. Isn't she beautiful? I intended to paint the base cream while refinishing the top in a dark walnut stain, BUT my plan didn't go off … [Read more...]

Antique Dresser in Tricycle Milk Paint

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If you recall, I went on a drive through the Lancaster County countryside to pick up two awesome dressers the other day... I finished up the first one... So I just had to finish up the second dresser... I chose to use Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint...this time in Tricycle (I added the Bonding Agent by the way...just to be safe). I love Tricycle...it is a bold, rich shade of red. It is … [Read more...]