My dining room and a painted cabinet
How to embellish your furniture with graphics using a transfer method. The drawers on the cabinet have a french script. We use this dining room cabinet to store all of our day to day bills and papers. This is the before photo of our painted cabinet. I used Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan for the first coat in the color Louis Blue. Next, I toned down the blue by dry brushing a mix of the same blue lightened with Pure White. After that I added some graphics using a transfer method to add a bit of…
Fake French Country Furniture, The Side Table (Part 1 of 3)
I just adore the look of French Country Furniture, but the price tag has me reeling! (This one is nearly $1000.00!) Credit Of course, you know that I would much rather refinish my own furniture, but I still find myself unhappy with the price tag of expensive Designer Chalk Paints, Glazes and Colored Waxes. There must be a cheaper way! I have three pieces of furniture I'd like to refinish to make a matching set for my living room: A Side Table, A Coffee Table & A Sideboard/Sofa Table. Here's…
Pottery Barn Inspired Armoire - Drawers
Hey guys! I am back today to share part 2 of the Pottery Barn inspired Armoire I made for my littlest lady! This drawer insert is an awesome option for this armoire! I love that
Repurposing Dresser With Decoupage Map
I was crossing my fingers one day I would find a dresser with beautiful bones, but so damaged I could justify trying something I had been wanting to for a while! I got the call about a dresser someone had sent to the curb and sure enough....it was exactly what I had been looking for! For my own personal needs, I need something beautiful, classic, sturdy, with drawers and a large open area to store my larger and bulkier items. I figured if I could find a dresser I loved the lines of, I…
Painting 101: Why is my paint peeling?
Why is my paint peeling? Did you just paint a piece of furniture only to see that the paint is now peeling on it? Here's why that happened.
What works and doesn't: How to Get Smooth Sliding Drawers - Painted Furniture Ideas
It's a simple fix to take a rough drawer and get it to slide very smoothly. Learn this trick to get drawers to slide easily!
MudPaint Clay Furniture Paint - Flow Chart — MudPaint
MudPaint Vintage Furniture Paint a clay-based durable eco-friendly paint with a smooth buttery finish. Exceptional coverage and adheres to almost any surface.
Stripping Painted Furniture: The Garbage Bag Trick - 2 Little Supeheroes
Stripping Painted Furniture normally takes hours and hours and lots of elbow grease. Not with this little trick involving just a garbage bag. Must read for anyone refinishing furniture.
Layering with Chalk Paint®
Color Wash of Pure White over Color Wash of Greek Blue over French Linen. Soft Clear Wax to finish. Please visit my new website www....
Grab your Brush and Follow Your Gut!
When you start a painting project, do you map out the steps you will take to achieve the look you're after, or do you just grab your brush and paint from your gut? I picked that term up from Annie Sloan. She's a "paint from your gut" kinda gal and I tend to be as well. Chalk paint suits us follow-your-instincts type of artists. Listen to me, sounding like I'm all chummy with Annie Sloan! A girl can dream, can't she? Often times, inspiration hits me mid-project, as was the case with this…
How To Do A Raised Stencil With Vinyl Spackling
Stenciling with vinyl spackling is an easy way to add a little interest to a piece of furniture I loved these old farm chairs ...