FREE China Cabinet Makeover – Farmhouse Style

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 I don't come across FREE furniture often anymore...especially where I live. If anything is listed as FREE, people snatch it right up. Plus furniture flipping has become a HUGE market for pretty much everyone. I really can't stand that, yet it is what it is. I saw this very lovely china cabinet posted on a Facebook sale site and I responded lickety split. I really thought I wouldn't have a … [Read more...]

Sweet Antique Server

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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...]

Old White Stunner

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I had to make an hour drive one way for this beauty. I don't mind driving, but not knowing what you might find once you get there can be unnerving. You just hope it will be worth the trip. It's a gamble. Once I got where I was going I realized that I had made a good decision as this art deco era dresser was wicked cool. I don't think I have ever seen one quite so detailed! Check out all … [Read more...]

Pure White Pretty

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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...]

Antoinette Sweetheart

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This dresser was just TOO cute not to buy and makeover. Sweet, simple, practical. Those are good features to have now aren't they? I wanted to keep her soft and sweet so I panted this cute dresser in Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Antoinette which is the softest and most lovely pink. After distressing, I sealed up the dresser in Annie Sloan's Clear Wax. I added some beautiful sparkly knobs … [Read more...]

Rustic Boxwood Dresser Makeover

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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...]

Cheerful Dresser in Arles

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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...]

Stunning Old White Buffet

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 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

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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...]