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...]

Desk Makeover in Custom Mix Milk-Paint

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 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

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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

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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

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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...]

Schloss Buffet Makeover

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I couldn't believe I was able to easily snag this stunning buffet. I found it posted for sale on a Facebook sale site and it was there a day or two before I sent over a message to the seller. I couldn't believe no one got to it before me! I took my Mom to help me pick it up...not that she actually helps me load pieces as she probably 85 pounds, BUT her company is nice. She's so supportive of … [Read more...]

Elegant French Desk Makeover

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 This desk was much too cute to walk away from... I needed to make her pretty! I liked her curves and lovely hardware. Oh la la! I imagined her in a soft creamy white. She would look so sweet and elegant. I custom mixed some of my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White with Cream as to create a cream that was just right and not too yellow. I think the color suited her well. A little … [Read more...]

Precious Old White Dresser Makeover

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 I am so giddy when I find great pieces to paint! When I found this pretty dresser, I was pretty happy and got to working right away. The lady I purchased her from is someone I have bought from many times before. Her family does auctions and estate clean outs and she has TWO HUGE BUILDINGS with beautiful old pieces stacked high. It's a little piece of heaven if you ask me. Once I got this … [Read more...]