Sweet Antique Server

I loved this sweet server the second I laid eyes on her! She was petite and I really liked her lines. The curved front doors were so unique and I couldn't wait to get my paint brush on her! I thought she would look superb with a little color :) I had seen Marion of Miss Mustard Seed had just painted up a cottage bed in a custom mixed milk paint color (Bespoke color) of 1/2  Boxwood and 1/2 … [Read more...]

Handsome Empire Dresser in Artissimo

Oh my goodness. When I saw this dresser posted on Craigslist, I fell in love quickly! Such a stately and handsome dresser and the mirror was spectacular. I made an offer a bit lower than the asking price and sent it of hoping for the best. I always stay within my specified furniture budget when shopping for pieces and I rarely allow myself to go above and beyond so often that means I make … [Read more...]

Pure White Pretty

I bought the prettiest dresser the other week from a furniture friend of mine. I was happy to find her! The chest was pretty when I got her, but needed some OOMPH. She was solid with great lines and ample storage, but she was BORING. Blah.| She needed some personality! But my heart always goes pitter patter for Depression-Era pieces like this... I wanted to keep her simple ... elegant. I … [Read more...]

Rustic Boxwood Dresser Makeover

My friend was selling a dresser that she had never got around to refinishing. I was excited to check it out as buying pieces is a challenge as there are LOTS of people painting where I live...makes me crazy.  Her BEFORE picture wasn't so bad...she was super cute and would be lovely with a little TLC. I had a vision about what I wanted to do with her right way! I used Miss Mustard Seed's Milk … [Read more...]

Stunning Old White Buffet

 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...]

Sweet Artissimo Server

Please excuse the upside down picture, but at least I didn't forget the picture :) Sometimes I am so excited to get painting that I forget to snap a picture if you want to know the truth. I am passionate about painting! So I purchased this sweet fella with his big sister which I just showed you in the last post... He is so stinkin' cute! I loved his look and great pulls... I wanted to … [Read more...]

Shutter Grey Highboy Makeover

A follower from my Facebook page just remarked that I find the best furniture. I think she's right! It's a competitive market around here as there are lots of painters vying for the same pieces though which is frustrating. I was more than happy to score this stately beauty! Isn't she gorgeous?? I had been waiting for the perfect piece to use one of my favorite milk paint colors on... I … [Read more...]

Stunning Buffet in Typewriter

My word. When I saw this beauty for sale, I pounced. Finding beautiful buffets to refinish is very difficult as EVERYONE IS LOOKING FOR THEM. It's quite a competitive market where I live which is frustrating. I had to make a quick decision on this one as I didn't want to lose her. When I went to pick her up, my decision was confirmed. I scored one big, stunning buffet! Good gracious. I … [Read more...]

Gorgeous Tall Artissimo Chest Makeover

 This is the original Craigslist picture that drew me in...can you see why? The tiered top, the turned legs, the shape...I loved it all! Apparently when the seller purchased this it was painted yellow and she took the time to strip off the paint. She didn't fully finish the refinishing project though a some of the wood was different colors and not then stained to match. I didn't want to … [Read more...]

Rustic Glam Dresser in Trophy

This dresser was pristine when I bought it. Not a blemish on it. And that grain. PUUUUUURRRRRRRRRFECT. I was in love. And truthfully this one gave me pause. I was hesitant to paint. Yup. Sometimes that can happen even to me. I appreciate lovely wood....I have a mix of wood and painted pieces in my home. I am not a wood hater...believe me. And this one made me stop and think. I waited … [Read more...]