LAYERING MILK PAINT { DIY TRAY}

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Yesterday during my milk paint demo at Vintage Interiors, we created a DIY tray out of a cabinet door. Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, I created a DIY tray out of a cabinet door. You can see that post here. I still had one left over. They were cabinet doors that [...]

MARKET MONDAY { ETHAN ALLEN CABINET AND CLASSES!}

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I had a lot of fun this afternoon with the staff at Vintage Interiors. We are gearing up for a whole lot of fun. We did a Milk Paint Demo and scheduled our first classes. I am so excited to be teaching painting classes starting in March. The first two will be Milk Paint 101. [...]

PECAN DINING TABLE AND BUFFET

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I’m running a little bit behind on Market Monday. We had no internet for two days. I have some cool stuff to share and I want to introduce to you my friend’s new blog, but I was cross eyed last night and it is going to take some time to get it together. So, that [...]

PECAN DINING TABLE

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I’ve spent several days over at my friend Stacey’s house helping her over haul her dining room before our church starts spring small groups. She is wonder woman, hosting 3 at a time. Stacey’s dining room was crowded and her furniture was speckled 1970′s pecan. The varnish was worn in several places too. The last [...]

ETHAN ALLEN CABINET AND A PEANUT BUTTER JAR

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I just finished up this sweet little vintage Ethan Allen Cabinet in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, kitchen scale. I took it into the store today and did some re arranging. The top on this piece was that really dated maple varnish and had many scratches on it. I stripped it down to its’ beautiful [...]

Ethan Allen Early American Dresser

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A few weekends ago I came across this beautiful, Ethan Allen Early American Dresser. It was in pristine condition, solid maple wood and heavy as lead, but it was a little dated. I used Chalk Paint and a secret ingredient that I will share with you on Thursday when I offer you the full tutorial. [...]

Faux Zinc Finish { zinc top coffee table}

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One of the biggest pieces of furniture that I felt that we were missing in our family room was a coffee table. I recently bought one from a friend for 30.00. I loved the size, I loved the shape and it resembled a coffee table that I found online at Pottery Barn with a light [...]

Painted French Dresser

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I finally finished my painted french dresser, the one that I have been using to create a video to explain how to use crackle tex, my product obsession right now. I thought I would show you pictures tonight because it is eleven o’clock and I am so ready to put my head on my pillow. [...]

LAYERED FRENCH NIGHT STAND

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Thank you all so much for your prayers for my friend Summer. They are cherished more than you know. When I receive updates from her I will make sure to pass them along. Yesterday was the last official day of school and today was a GREAT day. Although I never found my phone, I was [...]

ANOTHER CRUSTY LAMP

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Happy Mothers Day to all of you moms! I have had such a wonderful weekend. We prepped our house for a big Mothers Day Mexican fiesta at my home last night. All of my sisters and brother in laws, my in laws and parents came over to celebrate with us. My girls surprised me with [...]

OUR THANKSGIVING AND A FEW NEW ADDITIONS

It’s amazing how fast that holiday’s fly in and fly out of here. I can’t believe thanksgiving is already over and Christmas is upon us.  Although my dining room was, and is, still not the way that I want it to be, I was able to make it work with some chairs that I had [...]

FRENCH BLUE SIDEBOARD

I am hosting Thanksgiving breakfast at my house for my family. We love to watch the parade, but after it’s over, we have to head out to visit three sets of parents. It gets a little crazy. I wanted the girls to wake up to a beautiful dining room with breakfast casserole, blueberry muffins, sausage [...]

GILDING WAX AND A RACE

A few weeks ago, I bought some gilding wax from Stacey at Faux Studio Designs here in Birmingham. I wanted to try some metallic without the cost of gold or silver leaf.  Can I just tell you……I am in LOVE.  The first time that I used this wax, I was painting a frame for a client. [...]

FINISHED DRESSER

I painted today at Miss Jenny’s, in her sweet daughter’s room.They wanted a vintage feel with a modern twist. We worked together to come up with a custom color to match her new room perfectly. Oh..this before picture is just awful. My flash was broken and I was shooting with my D70 that did not [...]

FRENCH CHINA CABINET

I can never resist these little pieces when I see them. I found this one on craigslist a few weeks back. It belonged to a sweet girl named Margaret. I had arranged to go and get it when we had a serious plumbing issue and I had to dip into my business furniture fund. Thankfully [...]

CHILDS TABLE AND CHAIRS

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things that I owned was my child’s table and chairs that was also my mother’s as a child. I have so many memories of my friend Ginger and I, pretending we owned a restaurant or sitting down and serving each other tea. I bought a [...]

MEDIA CABINET TAKE TWO

My new camera equipment came on Tuesday. She and I are having a hard time getting acquainted but I know that as soon as I figure out her personality, we are going to get along just fine. This camera does so much more than my beginner camera and I want to take advantage of all [...]

RESTORED IT WEDNESDAY

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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

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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, [...]

GOLD LEAFING TIPS

I have found a new love that I must share…. I love the 18K gold leafing pen by Krylon. I found mine at Hobby Lobby and I have almost used up the whole thing. I use it to sign art work but I just discovered that I love it on furniture too! If you have [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

WAX ON WAX OFF…A FIRST RESTORE VIDEO

I put my dad and my husband to work over the past two days. Mom and I bought a dining room suite we picked up last night. It was her find. We are still trying to decide how we are going to split it up. I’m not sure if it will get painted or not…..that’s still [...]