Friday, August 21, 2015


Well, here she is all done! As I was putting the hardware on, a customer came in and BOUGHT IT! I was actually going to add "feet" but she liked it the way it is! After it was all done, I stained the top dark walnut to bring in a nice contrast! On to the next project!! 


Thursday, August 20, 2015's been a long time since I posted here! Face book seems to be my avenue, and that keeps me busy. I have been thinking about starting back up here, so we will see how that goes! I wanted to talk about Lime Paint today. Or La Chaux if you wanna be fancy! has amazing products. They introduced Lime paint about a year ago. I have done several pieces with it, and I want to share this one with you. This was the oh hum boring old brown dresser, probably from the 70's or 80's. Today, I am going to just tease you with the drawers, tomorrow I will stage it all up, and show you the finished product, so stay tuned! First I painted a base coat in our Ivory Vintage Furniture Paint, then I used a color called Savonette. It is a very soft vintage green in our lime paint. Now, Lime paint is very thick, I like to say it gives a lot of texture. After I applied 1 coat of our Ivory Vintage Furniture Paint, I applied 1 coat of Lime paint. Normally I stay with the grain, and keep it all neat. With lime paint you can go crazy and be a little messy if you want! After it dried, I used a damp cloth to "distress" the details. Then I used our Amber Wax, to wax all over, then I used the dark brown wax in the crevices, and cleaned that up with the Amber! As I said earlier, this is just a sneak peek. You will have to check back tomorrow to see the end result!
                         Isn't this the prettiest can of paint!

Sorry I forgot to take a before photo when it was brown. This is after I did one coat of Ivory & one coat of Savonette. Most paint dries darker, Lime Paint dries lighter. The wax brings the color out, as you will ses in the next photo!

    This is after I distressed, & waxed with our Amber wax. Do you see  how it looks "Limey" now
This is after I used our dark brown wax in the details. Notice the swirl" just POPS now!! Ok, this is it for today. Stop by tomorrow to see it all done!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Garage sale GLAM

So...My 22 year old son has caught the FEVER!! He stopped at a garage sale and bought these chairs!! He even talked them down on the price!! He paid $40 for BOTH of these chairs! He was so proud, as am I!! I paid him $150 for the pair, so $110 PROFIT in his pocket! Well, I got right to work on one of them. I painted it gray, then did a black "wash" on it. I added this fancy damask fabric and VIOLA~ GARAGE SALE GLAM!!!


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Diamond in the rough~

Let me tell ya, I have been a busy girl!! Between working at the shop, I have been redoing my home too!! Yesterday, I found this AWESOME Diamond in the rough chair on Craigs List for $50!!! I took it to the shop and painted/distressed it, then it was ready for some new fabric! I got it all done today, and now it sits proudly in my living room!! Once I get my curtains hung, and other items put in it's place, I will post the FINAL RESULTS!!
I added old doors for height behind the newly reupholstered sofa! 

$50 Craigs List Chair BEFORE!!


Saturday, July 27, 2013

My new (OLD) Sofa!

Well, you know me, I love to find great furniture sitting on the side of the road!! I found this old sofa and knew she needed to be rescued! I love her bones & the curves are OOH LA LA!! She was soaking wet from being rained on, and she was filthy. We gently lifted her up and saved her from a life of doom! Stay tuned for her debut in my living room!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

My dining room crown molding!

Well, I must say my hubby is the BEST! He found this old TIN CROWN MOLDING and decided to use it for my dining room! It was bent up and not in good shape, but he reshaped it and got right to work!! I LOVE IT!!! I am still working on this room, but it's gettin' there!!


Two Tone!

I found this old chest of drawers on Craigs list! The top drawer was messed up, so we fixed it right up! I decided to go with a two tone look for this project! I used Sherwin Williams Bright White for the base, and a color called "VEIL" for the drawers and spray painted the handles white!!