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 have come across the chipping paint issue before. I find a piece and it is lovely but the original paint job is chipping off everywhere or really goopy and in awful condition – yikes! This is no fun to deal with and honestly, I pass up on many of these pieces because of the work entailed.
This was the case with the Corinth Blue Dresser. I sanded down the goopy paint and in those areas, used the layers of previous paint colors to create an interesting and pretty look. I used General Finishes milk paint in Corinth Blue on that piece and it was a lot of fun to play with.
I am heading to Vegas on Saturday morning for a getaway with my husband! I have never been to Las Vegas before and am really looking forward to it. I won’t be here for a few days to post but should be back by the end of next week. In the meantime, I wanted to share the Aubusson Armoire and its before and after.CONTINUE READING
I feel that lately I have been sharing very labor intensive projects with you all. Projects that take a lot of time and effort to complete. Today we are preparing for a huge snowstorm to hit later this afternoon in the DC area. Record Breaking! Historic! Oh, my. I won’t be out in my garage for at least a week and plan on working inside in my workroom. I don’t sand in my workroom as my daughter has asthma and I can’t have the dust in our home. There are smaller projects that are simple to do indoors. Sometimes, the easy ones turn out the best! Here are a few of my easy paint projects!
In case you missed it, the Top Ten Makeovers of 2015 has been happening all week.
Today we start with…
This started out as a very sad chest of drawers. It was sitting smack on the floor of a thrift store as someone had cut off its feet. I couldn’t believe that the feet were in one of the drawers. This really never happens! The chest needed a lot of work done before I could begin to paint. After all of the fixes were made – including reattaching the feet – I applied Annie Sloan French Linen. The gold highlights added the right amount of glam. The chest was featured on the DIY Network webpage and it found a new home. From sad to happy!
Hello! It’s great to be back to blogging after such a wonderful Christmas break. We had temperatures in the 70’s which made it a very strange Christmas, indeed. However it was wonderful as we were at the beach – perfect!
We only have a few more days left of 2015! I always love to share my top 10 projects of the year and so, let the countdown begin 🙂
Sharing that the lovely vintage armoire has found a new home. It is going to NY state into a gorgeous old home built in the 1800’s. I love it when a piece finds the perfect home!
I found this little wardrobe a few months ago and just knew that with a little vision and paint it could be transformed. Here is the before.After a few coats of Annie Sloan French Linen and hand painted gold details, the vintage wardrobe is finished!
It was sanded back to smoothness and waxed in Annie Sloan clear wax for that gorgeous, hand rubbed finish. The gold details add a little pop against the grey.
Oh, the never ending saga of the French Vanity! Whew.
It started out like this…
And then progressed to this…
And then to this…
I thought I was done and ready to post it to share. However, I wasn’t happy with it. I started over this morning – again! (Hence the super late post!)
Did you check out yesterday’s Inspiration Friday Link Party? What amazing features!
On to this week’s paint color highlights! Both greys – Annie Sloan Chalk Paint French Linen and Paris Grey.
French Linen is the perfect grey to use on any piece that you want to add depth to, or give a stately look. It is heavy as it is so dark but can be lifted with touches of gold or white. Since it is chalk paint, it’s easy to distress or layer to create a really aged look. I happen to like it on larger pieces that can handle the deep hue. It is really very beautiful.