Schloss Beauty

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I didn't mind driving 45 minutes one way for this lovely depression-era beauty. My pleasure. The picture was a little unclear so I wasn't sure quite what I was getting. I was more than pleasantly surprised. I loved her tiered look, her turned legs and all her pretty carved details. Oh my. Isn't she a doll? She came with an amazing mirror too ... I couldn't wait to get her painted up! She … [Read more...]

Rustic Blue Empire

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One look and I was hooked. Holy empire goodness. I definitely hit the jackpot with this chest! Oh my. He was handsome. I had to have this chest delivered as I had bought several pieces from the same fellow and my Jeep is only so big. When he unloaded it, I was able to see how ginormous it was. The chest stood to the top of my chin. I know I am short, but geez, that is a big chest! He was … [Read more...]

French Dresser in Eulalie’s Sky

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 I spotted this gorgeous dresser for sale on a Facebook yard sale site... I just happened to check my Facebook feed at just the right time. I was helping a friend move and took a break to check my phone and spotted THIS: She was pretty to start with so her makeover was pretty easy... I painted her in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Eulalie's Sky - it is a soft and sweet blue which I … [Read more...]

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...]