Tuesday, December 6, 2011

{The Duck Egg Table}

Ahhh, she's quite a beauty, huh?  I love that I found this table for $8.99 at Goodwill yesterday and had it painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, in Duck Egg Blue, and waxed and in its new spot in less than 24 hours.  One of the perks of this fabulous paint.  

Before the wax:

I mixed Annie Sloan clear wax with her dark wax in about a 4:1 ratio to tone down the duck egg blue a bit. 
What the wax looked like before I applied it with a waxing brush:

So go ask Grandma if she still has one of these:

And don't forget: If you don't love it, PAINT IT!
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{Nesting Side Tables}

I love white furniture.  It goes with everything and can look classy, shabby, casual or fancy. Everything matches it.  Blacks, browns, warm tones, cool ones.  You name it.
These tables were painted in Annie Sloan's Old White Chalk Paint, distressed with a sanding block and topped with polycrylic by minwax.  Traditionally, chalk paint is finished with wax, but I wanted a harder finish for these tables since they get a lot of use from my little monsters.  

Black.  Not bad, but I was tired of it and am changing the color scheme in my living room to grays, whites and a duck egg blue.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

{The Tiffany Buffet} - Sold

This beautiful buffet would be a beautiful piece in any dining room, entry way or living space. It has ample storage, new dark bronze hardware, a gorgeous dark walnut stained top, dovetail joints and is distressed with a lovely semi-glossy wax finish.  
Painted in Paris Gray by Annie Sloan.


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{J's Bible Stand} - A Custom Refinish



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Thursday, October 13, 2011

{Flat Screen TV Console} - Sold!!

Ugh! This dresser was so ugly in it's previous life!
BUT, with its new coat of Annie Sloan's furniture paint in Graphite, new brushed nickel hardware and Hennant's clear and dark furniture wax, it's lookin' pretty slick.

And just imagine a nice, big, bright flat screen sitting or mounted on top of this baby. It will be a beautiful sight, indeed.

If you love it enough though, it could still fly as a dresser, you'll just have to keep that top shelf nice and organized. ;)

The original two big top drawers have been removed (and thrown in the garbage, mind you), 1/2" MDF put down to provide a nice sturdy shelf perfect for your TV components such as: wii, dvd or bluray player, satellite receiver, sound system device or whatever. The cabinet in the middle hides two more shelves lined with solid MDF (that also used to be drawers) that could hold more components, video games, board games, movies, cds, or random junk that you want to hide when a prestigious community member happens to pop in to say hello. No. An even better place for that junk would be in the 4 drawers that will provide even more excellent storage in your family room (xbox controllers, movies, games?).

Length 66"
Height 31 3/4"
Depth 18"


Contact info is at top of page in the Contact Me tab!

The old dresser finish:

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For Sale: {The Belle Armoire} - SOLD!

This beautiful armoire can be used in a bedroom or in a living room.  It is a very sturdy, heavy piece and has brand new knobs and pulls.
Inside the top cabinet there are two small drawers with a choice of a sliding bar (not pictured) to hang clothes on -or- two very sturdy adjustable shelves.  The bottom chest holds two additional drawers.

The piece was painted in Annie Sloan's "Cream", has a polycrylic top coat for a very durable finish and is moderately distressed to bring out her lovely lines.


My contact info is at the top of the page.

Her previous life; broken doors, dinged and sad:

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Custom Refinish- {J's desk and chair}



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Friday, October 7, 2011

For Sale: {The Eleanor Dresser} - a true antique - SOLD

This is a beautiful {antique} dresser with elegant lines, a dark walnut stained top, new hardware, original keyholes, dovetail joints and a charming mirror attached.  It would be charming in an adult or child's bedroom.  


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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

{Thomasville Coffee Table} - Custom Refinish

The owner of these tables wanted a fresh look in her living room, and also to bring a bit of color (as accomplished with the end tables below) in as well. She wanted the coffee table to be white (I used Honeymilk by Valspar), with a medium glaze, and sealed with a polycrylic top coat. It turned out beautifully.


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{Thomasville End Tables} - Custom Refinish

These end tables turned out so cute in "Ozone" by Behr, topped with a medium glaze and some satin polycrylic by MinWax.


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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

{Broyhill Buffet} - SOLD!!

The finished product

This item has been SOLD!

Painted in Honeymilk by Valspar and glazed with a walnut glazing compound.

H: 33 1/2"
W: 60"
D: 20"


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