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Cottage Chic Bedroom Makeover

Cottage Bedroom

Cottage Chic Bedroom Makeover   Do you all remember the bedroom set that I just finished a few weeks ago?  It comprised of two bedside tables painted in Anne Sloan Versailles and a bed that I finished in Annie Sloan Old White and Old Ochre.   I was able to swing by and take these pics of my client’s bedroom with it’s newly transformed pieces!

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Whitewashed Farmhouse Table Before and After

Whitewashed Farmhouse Table

I believe you remember the farmhouse table that was my favorite find a few weeks ago?

After a failed attempt at removing the shellac, I tried again, and again, and – well, you get the idea.  It was a time consuming process.  For the leaves, I used a tip from a reader and wrapped a plastic bag around them after applying the Citristrip in order to keep the product wet and not let it dry out. Honestly, it didn’t help all that much.  The shellac came off but again it took a few applications.  This tabletop has been a ton of work, folks.

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Decorative Paint and Whitewashed Brick Before and After

Whitewashed Brick in Annie Sloan Old White

I spent the day today working on transforming a dated brick fireplace.  I was doing it for an interior designer’s client in a home in Northwest, DC.  The house was the prettiest house.  It was originally a Sears Catalog Home and just full of light and charm.

However, the brick fireplace needed help.  It had already been painted in a dark, brownish red at some point and the mortar had also been painted in an almost black color.  The overall appearance was really dark and dated.

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FFM: Pine to Creamy White Bed Before and After

Annie Sloan Old White Bed

Last week’s Favorite Find Monday has had its transformation in creamy white.  It started as a standard pine bed.

After a few coats of creamy white it now has cottage charm!

Process: Two Coats Annie Sloan Old Ochre; sand to smooth; a wash of Annie Sloan Old White (see video below); sand with 200 grit to distress and smooth; one coat Annie Sloan Clear Wax.

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FFM: A Pair of Vintage French Tables

French Tables

I’ve had some good luck lately at the thrift stores and have another great find to share with you today.  When I first spotted one of the french tables I noticed that it was missing its bottom and was about to leave it behind.  However, around the corner was its matching pair (bottom intact). I grabbed both and am hoping to somehow have a piece of wood cut and secured onto the bottom of the table.  This may be tricky as the shape is not rectangular but I shall try.

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Boring Chair, Farmhouse Flair and Mirror Before and After

blue farmhouse chair

Here is a fun post to share about a boring chair, farmhouse flair and a vintage mirror.

Let’s start with the boring chair.  I think we all have seen (or owned) these kitchen chairs in our lifetime.

My neighbor and client, Karen had a full set.  She was, understandably, tired of them.  She gave the chairs to charity but kept one to use for her desk and had me paint it.  We chose a deep blue – Annie Sloan Aubusson.

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Creamy White Vintage Tables Before and After

Creamy White Tables in Annie Sloan Old White

I have been really busy working on Yvonne’s tables.  They are both pretty old and were already cracking in places. Perfect candidates for chalk paint!  I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and applied a light coat of General Finishes Antique White as the top coat.  I like to combo these two – the chalk paint makes it easy to distress and the milk paint gives it a strong and harder finish.  Both tables were sanded and distressed to show off their detail and then waxed in Annie Sloan clear wax.  Yvonne has gorgeous gold, silk drapes in her living room and I also added a few highlights in Cere a Dorer gold gilding wax for a few bits of gold elegance.

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Charlotte’s Broyhill Bedroom Set – Before and After

Vintage Broyhill Bedroom Set in Annie Sloan Old Ochre and Old White

I’m done with Charlotte’s Broyhill bedroom set!  Yippee!  This was a big project and well worth the effort.  The set is sturdy and solid and was the perfect candidate to update with paint.  In this case, it was Annie Sloan chalk paint in a mix of Old Ochre and Old White that gave it cottage charm.

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