Monday, October 31, 2011

Great Legs

We are so excited to share this piece with you today.  It has such great legs!  Plus the stained top and distressed paint look amazing. 


This dresser was in eight pieces when I saved it from the landfill.  The drawer supports were in a box along with a few drawer pieces and the entire backside.  With a little elbow grease, gorilla glue and furniture is fully functional.

The finish appears to be in perfect condition, but it truly needed some 
attention. I was able to sand, stain and seal the original top, but the rest received at coat of old white and a shade of turquoise blue.  
After a little distressing and is my absolute favorite piece.  

Look at those legs?  Who could resist?  

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Thanks Michelle!  

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cork Boards

These are so fun...I can see them in a kitchen, home office or laundry room. The frames are gorgeous with at touch of distressing.  They are a nice white with a hint of age added.  

Don't they look like they belong in a Pottery Barn or Ballard Design magazine?  



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I love how they photographed against my Homestead Brown walls.  
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Friday, October 21, 2011

For me?


Of course, I was dying to start painting on this buffet and forgot to take the before here it is right before I started painting.  This piece was musty, dusty and full of spider webs... so a good washing was needed.  Plus a little Gorilla Glue to repair the vaneer and we were set.  

Almost done...heavy distressing was needed to achieve the look I was after.  I needed a little inspiration for that center piece...but couldn't find any.  So, Hobby Lobby to the rescue!  I found a baroque stencil to add a special touch to the center.  

For me?  Not sure.  

It doesn't fit quite right where I had envisioned it and in my mind I have rearranged my entire house to find the perfect spot for it.  Hmmm...I think this would be a perfect "beverage" station for parties...but it kind of blocks the hallway.  Is that bad?  

I love this piece and as I take a second look...I think it might stay.  

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Stop by Not Too Shabby in the Gateway Mall this weekend...
they have TONS of great stuff. 


Friday, October 14, 2011

Perfect in Provence


My friend, Kristin, had this cupboard in her laundry room and it was originally white.  She painted it this dark blue/green and was not happy with the results...thus requesting the help of Heather and myself.  She sanded the majority of the paint off and sent it our way.  


We did some more sanding and gave it a coat of primer to 
cover the dark color that remained.  


We gave it a couple coats of my favorite paint color, Provence. Then we distressed it heavily and added some clear and dark wax to age it even more.  

Love it.  Can I have it in my laundry room?  Please?  

Thanks Kristin!  


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Beautiful Hutch

Heather and I painted this hutch "on location" at Not Too Shabby in the Gateway Mall.  Beth, the owner, had asked us to give this hutch a makeover and we decided to do it right at the store. 

It is a nice, study piece with great lines and details.  We spent the last two evenings painting and it is done and it is beautiful.  

A before picture would have been nice, but we jumped in and got started right was very dark and dated.  

Love the crackle that came through.  

The beadboard gives in a "cottage" feel.  

Love it!  Hope you do too...
it is for sale at Not Too Shabby in the Gateway Mall, Bismarck, ND.  
This store is FULL of treasures...stop in and take a look.