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Spring Color Inspiration

Annie Sloan Provence Vanity

I just planted a few pansies in my flower pots and am anxious for spring to arrive!  I’m sharing these newly edited, previous spring themed posts  – enjoy!

The Spring Buffet (LINK HERE) 

The temps are definitely warming up here in Maryland which means spring is here!  Today’s paint colors are like those of a freshly dyed Easter egg! more here!

French End Table Before and After

French Table in Annie Sloan Old Ochre

I mentioned last week how I was working on the French End Tables.  However, I was only able to share how beautifully the top had turned out in Minwax Early American stain.Honestly, I had used the little table as a test piece to try out a few paint colors/finishes for a dresser that I am working on.  This is why I wasn’t able to share the full “before and after” with you last week as it was kind of a hot mess of a paint job! more here!

French Table Top in Minwax Early American

It has been awhile since I last shared these little French end tables.  They are a pair but one had its bottom missing – or so I thought!  

I decided to get started on the tables and first tackled the one with the missing bottom.  When I opened its doors, lo and behold, there the bottom was!  It had shifted at some point while being moved about and slid up to the very top of the interior and was smack up against the top. I managed to pry it down and voila!  You can actually see the bottom against the interior top (confusing!) in this picture. more here!

Louis Blue Vintage Dresser Before and After

Annie Sloan Louis Blue Dresser

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! more here!

Pure White and Fresh – Dresser Before and After

Annie Sloan Pure White Farmhouse Dresser

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: more here!

Annie Sloan Color Galleries

Sample Boards

I am very close to finishing the Pure White dresser.  It has taken four coats to cover, which is the issue with any Pure White.  It looks so good and I’ll share soon 😊

I also have been really busy creating more sample boards for my customers.  Each board takes a few coats and then wax.  I plan on doing more with a wash or dark wax applied to show more options.  They are time consuming but well worth it. more here!

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