Gorgeous Dresser in Farmhouse White

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  If you recall, I had told you I was headed to Lucketts Spring Market this year in quaint Leesburg, Virginia. It is a trip that I have been making annually for three years now. I think it is soon safe to call it a tradition, right? It is a great day away to spend shopping with my Mama...we always enjoy the time together. Plus there are SO MANY GOOD THINGS. If you are close by, you … [Read more...]

Antique Beauty in Miss Mustard Seed’s Typewriter Milk Paint

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This dresser caught my eye when I spotted her. She beckoned me from across the room. This girl has PRESENCE. My apologies for the lack of a before picture...I think I was pretty excited to get started and just jumped right in! Her mirror was just a frame as the mirror had been broken in the past. The frame was gorgeous though. I wasn't certain if I wanted to incur the cost of having a new … [Read more...]

Project Dresser in Mora

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 I went to pick up a tall dresser the other evening and I was unsure if I would like it in person or not. Shopping for pieces can be hit or miss and often pictures are deceiving so it is best to see something in person before deciding. I was afraid I wouldn't like the dresser as much in person and I was right. I chose not to buy it and I felt a little bad as I always feel like I am … [Read more...]

Ironstone Armoire

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 I found the CUTEST antique armoire - oh my goodness. Such adorable details on this petite sweetheart. Despite being very excited to start her and having a vision in place, it took a few months to get going on her. I always gravitate to my quicker projects and leave the more time-consuming ones for later it seems. This one needed to be painted inside and out and I knew she would take some … [Read more...]

Artissimo Dresser Makeover

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One of my favorite colors in the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint line has to be Artissimo. It is a deep and rich navy blue and the color is GORGEOUS! I had this adorable oak dresser literally tucked away in my garage for months....close to a year I'll bet. I just didn't have a vision for it. I contemplated keeping it. I contemplated colors. I just couldn't. So...the thought of trying … [Read more...]

Paris Grey Vanity Makeover

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I had to drive a good 45 minutes one way to pick up this sweet vanity...but I think it was worth it. Isn't she darling??? I couldn't resist her charm. I painted her up in Annie Sloan's Paris Grey and distressed her all over. I sealed up the entire piece in Annie Sloan's Clear Wax and buffed it to a nice sheen when I was finished. I added some seriously adorable polka dotted knobs to top it … [Read more...]

Antique White Buffet Makeover

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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...]

Revival of an Unloved China Cabinet

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 I found a lovely set of antique furniture on Craigslist early in the summer. The listing was for an antique china cabinet and buffet needing a great deal of TLC.                       I was excited to have my hand at the pieces. The summer began and I realized that in having my kids home, my time over the summer for painting would be much less than I would be used to having so regretfully I … [Read more...]

Antique China Cabinet Makeover

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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...]

Eastlake Dresser Makeover

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There are so many different styles of furniture... I have my favorites. I seem to tend toward rustic looking or curvy pieces of furniture, but sometimes I am drawn to simple, clean lines on a piece. To see a very helpful blog post on furniture styles, check out THIS POST by Shades of Blue Interiors. Take this dresser for example... it is an Eastlake-style antique dresser. It is boxy, but does … [Read more...]