Sweet Artissimo Server

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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...]

Arabesque Dresser

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Color inspires me. I am oftentimes out and about and see a sign or object and its color strikes me. I think to myself I just have to paint in that color! It is weird and random and creatively wonderful. I think that is how my desire to paint in pink came about. I saw something that inspired me. I just had to paint something pink! Then....I had to find the right piece for it. It takes a … [Read more...]

Shutter Grey Highboy Makeover

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A follower from my Facebook page just remarked that I find the best furniture. I think she's right! It's a competitive market around here as there are lots of painters vying for the same pieces though which is frustrating. I was more than happy to score this stately beauty! Isn't she gorgeous?? I had been waiting for the perfect piece to use one of my favorite milk paint colors on... I … [Read more...]

Stunning Buffet in Typewriter

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My word. When I saw this beauty for sale, I pounced. Finding beautiful buffets to refinish is very difficult as EVERYONE IS LOOKING FOR THEM. It's quite a competitive market where I live which is frustrating. I had to make a quick decision on this one as I didn't want to lose her. When I went to pick her up, my decision was confirmed. I scored one big, stunning buffet! Good gracious. I … [Read more...]

Linen Milk-Painted Washstand Makeover

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I know the before picture I saw of this piece doesn't show much, but I could see the underlying beauty right away. Did you notice the carved details and the cuteness of this piece? I did and I knew I had to make her over. I promise she turns out pretty fantastic despite that very ugly picture. A little love, glue and time and she was all ready for some paint. Miss Mustard Seed's Linen Milk … [Read more...]

Desk in Rich Boxwood Milk Paint

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This piece has a story. I was scheduled to pick it up on a Monday morning at 9 am once my kids were on the bus and headed into school. I thought it was a good plan, BUT plans don't always go as planned do they? I loaded this with the help of the gal I purchased it from and then got into my Jeep to leave, but as soon as I shifted it into reverse, my brake pedal went to the floor. I knew … [Read more...]

Gorgeous Tall Artissimo Chest Makeover

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 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...]

Trophy Hutch

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THIS caught my eye right away! A gorgeous, tall vintage Drexel hutch....it was in fantastic shape, too! I loved it! I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! I thought it needed a strong and sophisticated color....like Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Trophy. It is a sweet color! So...Trophy it is! I wanted to avoid chippiness so I added the Bonding Agent when I mixed the paint. I … [Read more...]

Cute Luckett’s Green Chest

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Hi guys! I have been muddling through trying to get into a new school routine since we began last Wednesday... and it is HARD! It takes such DISCIPLINE to do it well. Waking on time, making the bus, completing homework, getting dinner ready on time, and bedtime routines. Serenity NOW! I am sure it will get better, but it is a challenge right now. Blogging? Oh forget about it! I will get … [Read more...]

Tricycle Milk Painted Chest

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 She started a little like this... She was pretty cute with potential, but so dull. She needed some zip and some zing. She needed some RED. I used Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Tricycle on her base and refinished the top with a dark walnut stain. That oak grain was just too pretty to fully paint over. I left her wood knobs as they were...I like the tall oak chests with those rustic … [Read more...]