TO PAINT OR NOT TO PAINT

Sometimes I get in a funk about pieces and can’t decide what to do with them. I am kind of a measure twice cut once girl….I don’t want to start over if it doesn’t work out. I will…..I just don’t want too:) I thought I would ask your opinion of these two pieces I just […]

RESTORED IT WEDNESDAY

I can’t pull a favorite from last week, because it wouldn’t be fair. Although, you guys have linked up some amazing chalk paint projects! I am impressed!  If you are just joining us, my friend Stacey who owns Faux Studio Designs, is hosting a chalkpaint contest on my blog. You can find all the details […]

BEFORE AND AFTER BED AND DRESSER

I finished up at my friend Doran’s house this morning. Her daughter’s furniture turned out SO well. I love the colors they picked out for the room. Doran is on our local radio, here in Birmingham, as the Savvy Mom. She discusses topics that concern the family, thoughts on saving, and making your budget stretch a little further. Ya’ll, […]

BUFFET MAKEOVER

You may remember this buffet my mom bought at a yard sale for 80 bucks. It’s an old Hepplewhite and was in great condition. The previous owner however had painted it a flat dark gray and there was a lot of wear on the paint. I also decided it needed to be lightened up for […]

CHINA CABINET = DONE

Oh boy, what a day! I started out the day at Stacey’s studio to get a few supplies for my projects I am doing at Doran’s house. Stacey just got back from a really cool event where she met the one and only Annie Sloan. I LOVED hearing all about it. And guess what? New […]

METALLIC TABLE

I’ve been experimenting a little bit with metallics. I got the itch when I saw the metallic beetle in a Traditional Home a few months back. Did anyone else see the fabulous metallic Benjamin Moore paint colors? My starting point was an ugly Lane end table that belonged to my grandmother. It is extra heavy […]

INSPIRATION

I am zonked. My oldest has been in an intense drama camp for the past two weeks and today was opening night for their show.  I am one proud momma tonight. My girl had a pretty huge gig in one of the acts and she did a fabulous job. I have to admit, when she […]

CABINET DOORS AND A LITTLE MAKEOVER

Can you help a sister out? I am trying to get my ducks in row for sample boards to show clients of some of my popular finishes. What I REALLY want to do is paint my finishes on sample cabinet doors. My friend Stacey gets hers from a friend who owns a cabinet business. When […]

MY FINISHED MEDIA CABINET

I know….I have not blogged since Thursday.  I have literally been working on this baby in ALL of my spare time. This piece has taken me longer than any piece I have ever done, but I can say, it is by far my favorite and it was worth every hour spent. I saw right through […]

CONTRACT JOBS, VEGGIES AND FLOWERS

After much deliberation, my friend Karen at Redoux and my friend and Annie Sloan Stockist, Staci have convinced me I must explore the possibilities of contract work. For years I have turned this down, strictly because of this character flaw that I struggle with that makes me a “people pleaser.” I cannot stand conflict, AT ALL. I […]

NUMBERED CHEST OF DRAWERS

My new favorite chest of drawers will be making it’s way to Urban Suburban Pelham in the morning. I am totally thrilled with how it turned out. This is another one of my layered paint pieces. I finished a matching double bed to go with it today. I had more money in the piece than […]

A GREAT FIND AND A SNEAK PEAK

I had a great weekend at the shop while we were away. I sold a few little goodies like some of my burlap sacks I bought at Lucketts, a great metallic lamp that I picked up at the samples at Market and I also sold two pieces of furniture. It kind of left me in […]

If at first you don’t succeed……

WHEW! Yesterday was a whirlwind. After we worked at VBS we took the girls over to Dauphin Island to ride the ferry over to Fort Morgan and Gulf Shores. I have been to Dauphin Island many times and have always wanted to see how they accomplish getting so many cars across the bay. It was […]

LOVE THAT LOUIS BLUE

 I almost didn’t get a post up tonight. We are traveling with my husband, who is a part time children’s pastor. He is leading a Vacation Bible School in Mobile, Alabama through the weekend. We arrived late and I realized when I sat down to write that I had left my camera in the car, […]

MORE LAYERS

The layers in my family room are really starting to come together. It’s amazing the warmth that is radiated from a room just by adding curtains, a rug and a few accessories. I don’t want too much out anymore. The older I get, the simpler I want my living space to be. My homes have […]

MY BLOGGING DESK……OR NOT….

This desk has been in the basement for what seems like forever. However, it has come in very handy over the past few months. My kids have used it during all of the tornado warnings we have had this spring. I’ve been shoving them underneath it with their bike helmets on. I finally finished it though, […]

MY NEWEST FRENCH FREEBIE

I must admit that I am having a really hard time getting back to “normal” after getting back from Disney. I don’t know about you all that live near the effected areas of Alabama, but although my immediate family was not harmed I cannot get my mind off of those who were. I’ve been watching […]

COTTAGE CABINET

This piece had me dreaming of a cottage beach house or a serene lake house cabin. Can’t you just picture it? This is another chalk paint piece. I used the Country Gray as a base coat and the Louise Blue over it. While I was distressing it, I found out something about this fabulous paint. I […]

ANTIQUE DRESSING TABLE

I LOVE this piece. I hate that y’all have to see the nastiness that is my basement but this little girl is heavy! I can usually manage a piece alone on the dolly but not this one….. This is the piece that had the horrible red bleed. I applied two coats of Country Gray Chalk […]

DROP LEAF SIDE TABLE

I’m bringing out an oldie today. This picture was one of my first posts of some things I had found at yard sales one Saturday. The stool I made over immediately in my Cinderella post here. She turned out really pretty don’t ya think? And the three tiered stand…. I just painted white and it sold […]

RANDOMNESS

Today feels like Saturday. My oldest was out of school and we got up early to go to some sales just like we always do on Saturday. I LOVE these long weekends! The first thing we did this morning was stop by my friend Monique’s home who is the Polka Dot Pantry. She has a wonderful website that teaches […]

FAVORITE FINDS AND A FURNITURE STORE

Unfortunately I do not have slipcovering mad  skills like some of you thrifties out there. I am still trying to get it right. My patience was spread SO thin just making over the small couch in my kitchen for the Miss Mustard Seed challenge. My sewing skills need to improve before tackling our main living area furniture and  […]

FRENCH DRESSER MAKEOVER

A few weeks ago I bought this amazing White Fine Furniture dresser off Craigslist. It turned out, the sweet girl I bought it from works at Urban Green and I knew her. Small World. This little dresser was ready for new life and I think she got just the look she needed. Here is a […]

ANOTHER ADDITION TO THE KITCHEN

Sometimes you have to live with a piece of furniture in one place for a while to realize it just doesn’t work there. A while back, you may remember, I bought a gorgeous large black cabinet. My home is in desperate need of some larger storage pieces. It took my husband and brother in law […]

TRESTLE TABLE

Today I finished a 1930’s trestle table and I am so sorry, I somehow misplaced the before picture! I am loving this finish. This is the same finish I just recently did to the buffet that matches this set. It sold in three days. YAY! I cleaned the piece really good with liquid sand paper before […]