My husband called me the other day, “Hey, there’s furniture here on the side of the road and it’s nice!” and I was taken aback. First, we were on vacation at the beach in the Hamptons and I was totally not expecting it but also because my husband actually now knows the difference between trash and true treasure! He told me the address and my sister and I jumped in the car and found him waiting by the side of the road, protecting it from anyone else who may have stopped by to take a look. My man!
I don’t have a new Favorite Find Monday to share today! It has been crazy here with end of the season activities, etc. and I wasn’t able to get out. Instead I will share one of my favorite Favorite Find Mondays from the past – the Annie Sloan Coco Table!
I found it and fell in love. However, it was missing a leaf. With a lot of glue, wood filler and sandpaper, I was able to completely erase the dividing line in the middle of the table. It looked like it had never had a leaf. I used Annie Sloan Coco chalk paint and clear wax and wowza – it really was a beauty.CONTINUE READING
CONTESTANTS WERE GIVEN FREE PRODUCT TO TRY IN EXCHANGE FOR THEIR CONTEST ENTRY. ALL STATEMENTS AND OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN.
This month’s Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest’s sponsor is Country Chic Paints and the theme is “bling bling”. Country Chic has a product called Metallic Cream and it is applied over their paint to add, well, bling! Sounds like fun so sign me up!
This little before and after in Annie Sloan Aubusson is for my own home 🙂 I had a great day last week at the thrift store. I bought two unusual prints and a very sweet little table and a few other interesting items.CONTINUE READING
Before we get to this little trash to treasure project, I must share a bit of info that really made me smile! My friend, Celeste is my local Annie Sloan stockist. She just traveled to Oxford, England for a workshop run by Annie herself (how amazing) and guess what? Celeste told me that Annie Sloan knows my page and my work and loves it! Wowza!
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!
Remember the before pics?I am now going with the word classic to describe this gorgeous table! It has beautiful lines and has been finished in a classic finish of black with a warm nutmeg top.
The table has a leaf that extends it out into a great size for entertaining. The table glides in and out easily to accommodate the leaf.You all are well aware of my refinishing nightmare! After I sanded it back, it looked very splotchy. I used General Finishes Dye Stain in Amber as a first coat.
I’m hard at work on the 1930’s vintage table. I researched the table and came up with the style being Georgian. If anyone out there has more info, please comment!
As you all know, my husband accidentally broke off one of its feet. Luckily, it was a very clean break and easy to fix with glue. I used both Gorilla glue as well as wood glue and it is really sturdy now.
I just finished the bedroom set that I have been working on for weeks! The little bedside table is the last piece to get its makeover in Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue.
Before, the table was dark and drab.
It’s now light and bright!
This piece had two coats of one part Duck Egg to one part Old White applied as a base. Then, a very light coat of pure Duck Egg was applied as a final coat. The detail was highlighted in Martha Stewart gold and distressed to make it pop. It was sealed in Annie Sloan clear wax.
I am taking my girls to the Taylor Swift concert this evening and we are gearing up to get ready to go!
Before we leave, I am sharing my sweet gateleg table with you. I bought it a few years ago and only had time to throw on a coat of primer. I have used it all over my house. Here it is with only the primer applied on it.