Friday, July 27, 2012

Paint Store Closed for Vacation

My online paint store will be closed while I spend the last week of Summer on Vacation with my family. It will reopen on Friday August 3rd. Orders will be shipped on Monday the 6th. Thank you, enjoy your last week of Summer!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fabric Painted Chair

I got a couple of ugly chairs from my sister in law.  Lucky for me she had been hoarding them in her basement & need to clean it out because she was moving.  This one was in the best shape.

I knew this would be perfect for my very 1st CeCe Caldwell paint demo!  What better way to get people talking about the paint than to paint fabric?  I decided to paint it Young Kansas Wheat because it kinda reminds me of burlap, a great neutral color.  It was great at the demo, the color was gorgeous & everyone was really excited about painting fabric! I covered this dark navy blue with 2 coats of Young Kansas Wheat.  The arms & legs were also painted in Young Kansas wheat then Vintage White & rubbed back with a damp rag to reveal the Young Wheat in areas that would normally wear.  I waxed the arms  & legs with clear & tiny amount of light aging wax.  The fabric got 2 coats of Satin Finish mixed with water 50/50.  





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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Rustic Farmhouse Table

I have wanted a round table for years but we have an awesome huge farmhouse table.  I was in love when I picked this one up.  It was in rough shape!  It took me a while to get it put back together.  It is missing the original leaf so I just attached the sides so they won't open. I was originally going to stain the top a dark walnut but once I stripped it down I loved the original color.  I  painted the base white, distressed, sealed the whole table with poly & called it done!

Before:


This is how the table was when I got it, in pieces.


After:





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Monday, July 16, 2012

Lake House Nightstand

I found this little nightstand to go with this dresser.  It is a lucky little nightstand & gets to live at the lake!  Even though it looks like maple, it is actually bleached mahogany.  Great quality, just dated 50's style!


I removed the pull, that is actually a door behind there & not a drawer!  Weird!  I had to match the paint color to go with the dresser.  I had used Annie Sloan to make the paint for the dresser but I am now selling CeCe Caldwell paint.  It wasn't as hard as I thought to mix the colors.  




You can see the colors are a perfect match, the original paint I mixed (AS) is on the door & the new mix with CeCe is on the rest.  Perfect match!

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Vintage White French Buffet

This is one of those pieces that I immediately fell in love with!  Something about those french legs & curvy drawers!  I knew right off this piece was meant to be Vintage White.  It didn't need any work, so a quick paint job, light distressing & coat of wax.  It sold in less than a week!  Wish I could find a few more of these!






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