I shared my Oxford, England pics yesterday (Oxford and the Annie Sloan Shop) and today I have photos to share of London! If you are not interested in a lot of selfies, I totally understand 🙂 You may want to skip this post! I am meeting a client tomorrow and shall pick up that paint brush soon! Until then, here goes!
Matthew and I had a wonderful time in England! Like a pilgrim to Mecca I made my way to Oxford and the original Annie Sloan shop! Annie was away (boo) but I was pleased that the woman working in the shop actually knew who I was once I introduced myself 🙂 We took many photos to share with you all so you can take a look and get a feel of the shop and Oxford itself, which is absolutely gorgeous.
I’m so excited to be leaving for London tomorrow!
My son, Matthew and I are taking this trip together. He will be leaving for college at the end of the summer and we are spending some one-on-one time before he goes. We shall do the typical sightseeing and then spend a long weekend with my extended family. You may not know this about me but I am both a British and American citizen. My parents are from London and we have a ton of family to visit while there.
I’ve had fun the past few days working on this great crackle finished dresser that I picked up a few weeks ago. I shared it on my Favorite Find Monday and here is its before pic:
The dresser was full of detail and I knew it would look amazing once it was painted. I went with a classic color combination – Annie Sloan Louis Blue with gold highlights. The gorgeous hardware is original and the dresser even has a working key for those keyhole drawers. Beautiful!
All of my painted white projects found their way home over the weekend!
The Pure White Bedroom set looked lovely when placed together. I took pics right before it was picked up to share with you.
I picked this dresser up yesterday and I’m thrilled with it. It is in very bad shape with a lot of damage to the surface but the actual bones of the piece are in excellent shape. Solid wood with dovetailed construction and beautiful original hardware. The front is bowed and has lovely detail. Such a pretty piece! I also picked up a console table in pieces and two outdoor furniture lounge chair cushions. A good day!
You likely don’t remember this sweet little mid-century modern table.
I purchased it and had fun sanding back the top in this YouTube video:
And, there it sat. It’s funny sometimes with pieces. The ones that I believe will sell immediately sometimes just sit. It likely was the color (such a bright blue) or the fact that a lot of people prefer a pair of tables. Honestly, I have no idea. A few weeks ago a customer contacted me who wanted to purchase it but she needed it repainted in pink. Why not?! She chose Behr Glamorous and here is the new “after” of this little MCM table!
I’ve been working on a bedroom set for a customer and shared the Pure White dresser makeover earlier in the week (LINK HERE). Part of the set is a very pretty French Provincial headboard. As in the dresser, my customer wanted it finished in Annie Sloan Pure White for a fresh look. Honestly, the transformation is quite spectacular!
It’s amazing how new little touches can brighten up a space and make you smile! I’ve added a few new pieces into my home that are both new (HomeGoods) and from the thrift store.
The newer pieces are a bright blue painting in my foyer (painted in Poised Taupe link HERE), plus some new picture frames. I am enjoying the darker color in the foyer as colors really pop and I wanted a more modern and bright picture for the wall above the Hungarian Chest. The blue works perfectly and at only $39.00, not a bad deal! The picture frames were $5.99 each and perfect for my family photos.
My customer wanted a brighter white (without as much yellow as Annie Sloan Old White) for a very sweet vintage dresser makeover. I wrote a post last week on how to take the yellow out of Old White (HERE) but for this piece, I went with the clean and fresh Annie Sloan Pure White.
I didn’t take a proper “before” but you can see the dresser in the background here: