This was quite a gorgeous find! I picked it up a few weeks ago and posted about it on Favorite Find Monday (post HERE). It was claimed pretty quickly by a reader of mine and she came by to discuss colors/finish for the piece. Her inspiration? This pic I took at the Annie Sloan Shop in Oxford (post HERE). The challenge had been thrown and I went to work!
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!
I thought that over the summer I would share a few favorite Color Combos. These combos always soar and play off well with each other. The first combo I’m sharing is Annie Sloan French Linen with Gold Highlights.CONTINUE READING
The cedar chest is finished! I took it glam with sharp black and gold details that highlight the brass hardware. This is such a great vintage piece. It can be used as a table or in the bedroom to store linens. There are just so many uses for this piece.
The paint is General Finishes Lamp Black, the gold stencils are in Royal Stencil Creme (see Tutorial below) and the piece was sealed in General Finishes Flat Out Flat sealer. I also added a coat of their wipe-on urethane to the top to give it extra protection. It was missing its side handles and I had a few in my stash that I added. The interior is super clean and roomy. Oh, and the girls and I made a few little terrariums the other day and you can see one in the pics 🙂
I have been working for weeks on the antique white and gold vintage dining room chairs and am so happy to be done. This project took a lot longer than anticipated due to our snowstorm and having the kids home for a full week. Each chair has taken multiple coats of paint to cover and a lot of time was spent on the gold gilding. It was a time consuming project but now that I see the chairs together – wow. I really can’t wait to see them with the lighter colored fabric on the seats. It will change the look dramatically and I tried to show you all by pulling the red fabric up in places to get an idea.CONTINUE READING
Today’s before and after is this fantastic vintage sideboard that was last week’s favorite find. It is full of detail that was just hiding in that dark finish!
My client recently downsized to a condo that is filled with great light. She is in the process of redoing her interior to reflect her new space. This means lighter and brighter!
What a very frustrating few days it has been in my blogging world! My web hosting service decided to migrate my site to a larger server. It went really wrong and took them a full day to fix with my site being down the entire time. Wednesday’s post was lost in the process and many never had a chance to read it before it disappeared. Thank you to all who emailed and got in touch to let me know of the issues. I really appreciate it! Technology – how I love and hate it at the same time 🙂
Is it a vintage sideboard or a buffet?
From Houzz.com: There is no difference between a sideboard and a buffet in terms of definition. A sideboard used in the dining room may be called a buffet, and when placed in the living room, called a sideboard.
This piece happens to be a gorgeous no matter what its name…”A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” 🙂