Cheerful Dresser in Arles

Arles 9 - EC

Alas another piece I made over that I was so eager to get started with that I forgot to take a before picture! Please don't throw tomatoes at me...surely I make mistakes like this all the time. I confess I was very eager to try out some yellow paint. I was feeling YELLOW. Sometimes I feel in color ;) I painted up this adorable dresser with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Arles...a color I have … [Read more...]

Boxwood Buffet: Quite the Transformation

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 I was interested in this piece when I saw it posted on Craigslist, but I wasn't 100% sold for some reason. I didn't know why, but I was uncertain and thought it best to swing by and see it in person. I figured I could be convinced. When I went to see it, I was even less sure. I thought it was kinda ugly to be honest. The owner used a can of deep red spray paint on it and it was pretty … [Read more...]

Handsome Dresser in Artissimo

navy 1 EC

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...]

Stunning Old White Buffet

wht buff 1 - ec

 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...]

Milk Paint Custom Mixed Cutie

TrophyShutter Grey Dresser 1 - EC

If you recall, I posted a blog post about choosing paint colors two weeks back - more specifically if I should decide a color based upon what color I WANT to paint or to paint a piece a color that will sell easily (particularly white). Well...I decided it was more important to go with your vision and opt just to stick with my process of creativity that drew me to this business in the first place … [Read more...]

Desk Makeover in Custom Mix Milk-Paint

MP desk 1- EC

 I thought this desk was pretty cute with that pretty rope detailing. She was pretty run of the mill ordinary, but I liked her. I thought she would be easy to pretty up. I mixed up a custom mix of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Eulalie's Sky, Grainsack and a touch of Artissimo to make a gorgeous shade of soft blue. I used the Bonding Agent as well on this piece. I distressed it up a bit … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Cabinet in Miss Mustard Seed’s Farmhouse White Milk Paint

hutch 3 - ec

I was pretty excited when I spotted this antique hutch for sale - she was perfectly lovely - pretty and with amazing character. I didn't hesitate in buying her at all - I figured I could worry about that missing glass in the door later. Her turned legs and carved details got me! I knew right away I wanted to paint her white- ironically since I just blogged about how to choose color for a piece … [Read more...]

My Ramblings: Paint to Sell or Paint to Create

Sell or Create Pic

The furniture painting business is a tough gig. I mean it's about the oddest job you could imagine - painting late nights a coat here and there and working around family commitments, driving all over the place to pick up furniture that may or may not even be nice, meeting with complete strangers in their homes and trying to be wise about safety, and laying on the cold garage floor to paint at … [Read more...]

Stunning Church Pew Makeover

church pew 1 - ec

I jumped on this one RIGHT AWAY. Wouldn't you? Check out this awesome antique church pew I found for sale on a Facebook sale site...I was so excited about it! I was more than happy to drive a bit to pick her up. Based on this picture, I wondered if the wood could even be left as is as it looked so lovely, but once I got there, I saw it was not in the best of shape as it had markings and … [Read more...]

Sweet Farmhouse White Dresser

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I was so eager to get painting this adorable dresser up that I forgot to take a before picture! I am so sorry about that! I suppose it happens. Plus with my time being tied up with a part-time job other than painting I have to move FAST when I do have some spare time. Anyway, I found this sweet antique dresser on Craigslist. It was just my style. I was pretty happy when I messaged the seller … [Read more...]