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...]

Handsome Dresser in Artissimo

Ooops...I did it again. I painted a piece without snapping a picture of it first. Why do I do that?? My apologies. I like to show you the before so that you can fully appreciate the after and how far it has come. I also love to showcase the awesomeness that painting a piece can create! So...without further ado...I painted up the cutest dresser using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in … [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...]

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...]

Artissimo Desk Makeover

I found this cute desk on Craigslist and I liked it right away. It seems like people are always shopping for desks so it's always a good idea to buy desks when you find cute ones. This desk was snatched up by a gal looking for a desk to be custom painted in a fantastic color she loved - Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Artissimo. Artissimo is a rich and lovely navy blue. I mixed the paint … [Read more...]

Chippy Blue Goodness

 I was shopping at my favorite antique shop the other day and I found a few pieces of furniture that caught my eye. This awesome empire dresser was one of them. I tried not to check him out. To think about him. To paint him in my mind and envision how AWESOME he would be. But I couldn't do it. I failed. I loved him....wouldn't you? That mirror. His lines. Not to mention I have an … [Read more...]

Artissimo Dresser Makeover

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...]

Sophisticated Artissimo Buffet

I know a lovely lady that just happened to be scaling down her collection of furniture...she called on me to see if I were interested in purchasing anything. I was happy to oblige and stopped by to have a look. This sweet buffet immediately caught my eye. I have been doing this long enough to know just what I am looking for. This piece was an old beauty and in pretty good shape for its age. I … [Read more...]

French Provincial Writing Desk in Artissimo Milk Paint

I love French furniture. It is just so classy and sophisticated. So when I find a piece like this, I jump. I found this lovely French writing desk for sale and I pounced on it. With so much competition around me as well as people taking advantage of the warm weather to paint and dabble in furniture refinishing,. finding good pieces can be a struggle. It is a bit insane...but we can address … [Read more...]