Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sweet Treat!

Didn't have a picture of the whole dresser, but these are what the drawers looked like, pre-makeover....

after ~ very cute!!

This dresser has a new color & new possibilities....  it was painted a custom pink which I mixed Annie Sloan Scandinavian Pink w/ Old White to create this soft, understated pink.  This would be perfect in a girl's room with a lovely mirror hung above & a fun lamp ~ the sky's the limit with this fun piece!

Find it in the Gateway Mall @ Not Too Shabby!

Available for purchase

Simply sweet!



I really like this simple side table.  It has elegant details & is painted a classy Chateau Grey.  The inside has a partition which is perfect for keeping magazines/books/dvds/cds organized! 

This piece as well as many others, can be found @ Not Too Shabby in the Gateway Mall.

Available for purchase

Boho Chic (& funky)!

pretty  boring....

neat piece, but again...pretty boring....

artsy & unique

talk about a conversation piece!

Beth had asked me to try to do some very funky, artsy look on two pretty basic furniture pieces ~ always up to the challenge, I couldn't wait to get started!  She sent me some ideas & let me take it from there!

The pieces were painted complimentary colors with lots of character & Boho style!  They are sure to add some funk to your home & plenty for visitors to talk about!  If your interested in these unique pieces, please visit Beth @ Not Too Shabby in the Gateway Mall!

Unique Bedroom Set



This dresser with matching nightstands is so vintage modern.  The set is solid built with so much character with the unique lines & hardware.  I painted it Pure White & then adding some distressing & wax to finish.  This is great quality furniture ~ please check it out at Not Too Shabby in the Gateway Mall!!  Also, not pictured is the large mirror that attaches to the dresser ~ also painted pure white to match the piece!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Candy Cane

This dressing table was done for Beth at Not Too Shabby in the Gateway Mall.  

I painted it Scandinavian Pink (with a splash of red), then I dry-brushed Old White on top.  Lots of distressing and of course, clear and dark wax.  

Excuse our garage...not too tidy this time of year. 

I love the hint of color peeking through the Old White. 

The original hardware was put back just looked right.  

This item is available for purchase at Not Too Shabby. 

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I hope your Christmas was merry.  


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Buffet


Brown. Brassy. Boring. 


A coat of old white paint updates this piece nicely. 

The back side has some great details. 

Some distressing to add interest.

Initially I thought this hardware has got to go...but I sprayed it with some antique bronze paint and tried it out.  I really like the bold look.   

The sides extend to provide additional serving space for your holiday party. 

18" deep, 29" tall and 40" wide (61" extended)


Happy Holidays


Wednesday, December 14, 2011



This dresser has some neat features with its 
curved drawers and lower section that juts out just a bit. 

 We decided to paint it crisp white and change the 
drawer pulls to a antique bronze.  

As I started to prep it for paint...I noticed this:  

I had used a razor blade and some deglosser to remove some of the gunk on the top and found an ink mark underneath.  The more I worked with it...the more the blueish color spread. I kept at it until it was eliminated.

I took a couple coats of primer and paint to cover the spot...
but now it is as white as the snow on the ground.  


Fresh. White. Paint. Love. 

Look at that curved it.  

A little distressing on the drawers adds interest and character.  

18.5" deep, 32" tall and 54" long

Available for purchase at Not Too Shabby in the Gateway Mall.
Open Thursday thru Monday.  

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Silver Bells

Beth from Not Too Shabby found this fun piece and asked us to paint it for her is over 5 1/2 feet long and has nice clean lines.  I think it could be used as a dresser, buffet or even as an entertainment unit to hold a flat screen.  

Before...minus the drawers.  

It was dreadfully cold out in our garage the day I decided to start this I moved the sawhorses inside and painted in the dining room.  

Primer on the drawers

Finished?  Nope...missing the knobs (they are painted the same silver color). 
I DID take an after picture the next day WITH the knobs and little legs...
but who knows where that picture is.  

The body and the middle section of drawers are painted in a high-gloss white and the outer section of drawers is a metallic silver.  All the surfaces were lightly sanded and the edges have a little distressing.  This piece is is available for purchase at Not Too Shabby in the Gateway Mall, Bismarck, ND.  

Happy Holidays

We have a big painting week check back.  

Thanks for visiting.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Our First Feature


Katie from Craptastic featured our "Merry" piece on her blog today!  
It is our first feature by another blogger and it so exciting.  

Click on the "button" above to check out her wonderful blog...
and yes, it is Craptastic.  

This is the piece that was featured...and it is still available for purchase.  


18" deep, 40" wide and 50" tall

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Thanks for visiting.

Side Table w/ Charm



This side table was lacking in the charm section, but with a few coats of Chateau Gray, she's perfect!!  The sliding doors make a great hideaway spot for magazines/movies/books ~ you name it!  This would also be a great addition to a bathroom for towels & such!  I love a cute table that also hides stuff ~ win, win!!

Find this piece @ Not Too Shabby in the Gateway Mall & make sure to greet the girls for us!!