Well here is a little craft project I did the other day which you may have got a glimpse of in my last blog post about my china cabinet. It's so simple and easy and takes about 1-1/2 hours. It is a project I found on Pinterest a little while back and have been wanting to replicate it for the longest time. Don't you just love Pinterest? I am so inspired by all the creative projects out there. You can follow along with me on Pinterest here: http://www.pinterest.com/MaryVitullo/ if you want to see where I get my inspiration……...
I was recently approached by Annie Sloan Unfolded to do a review of their products. Since I now use these products almost exclusively, I was more than glad to share my experience.
Well, I probably don't have to mention that we all love Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan because it requires no priming or sanding. But the reason I love it MOST is the easeability when it comes to distressing. I started my furniture-painting business about a year ago……….
Well I wanted a bright pop of colour! This piece seemed to be the one to paint. It's not too big but big enough to accent a room. I acquired this antique wash stand from a farmhouse estate auction last Fall. It dates back from the late 30's to early 40's……..
I finally had some time in between my custom jobs to paint one of my own pieces which was a nice change from White (we, here in Quebec really love White painted furniture). This is a maple dresser that I purchased last Fall at an auction. It was in decent shape. If you have been following me, you may remember that I had painted a pink one very similar (see here). Depending on the colour, it can look quite different. I wanted this one to have a kind of driftwood look to it……..
Sometimes it's just about refreshing a bedroom set without drastically changing its original appearance. This was the case with this vintage bedroom set that belonged to my client's grandmother and had been sitting idly in her mother's garage. It was a sturdy bedroom set consisting of a women's dresser, highboy, 2 night tables and 1 very large ornate mirror, but was looking out of date with the gold gilding. I was happy to be able to paint it for my client and for her and her family to enjoy it for many more years to come…….
When you are scouring for furniture to redo, do you pass up furniture that is neither antique nor vintage? Next time, take a second look and you may be surprised at how they can turn out with some new paint….
While I am slowly getting back into a routine, I don't have any painting projects to share with you YET, but instead, I wanted to share a recipe for "Almond Biscotti". I prepared a large batch just before the holidays and have been asked by many family members and friends to share this recipe. They seem more complicated to make than they really are, but trust me it's quite easy…..
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I won't be doing any painting projects till after the New Year and since 2013 is slowly coming to an end, I wanted to look back at some of my furniture makeovers over the past year and show you the "Befores" & "Afters". I am always amazed at the power of what a little bit of "MAKEUP" (paint) can do. I always get so excited before I start a new project and can't wait for that first brush stroke to go on. Hope you enjoy the transformations.........