Little Lamb

Furniture Makeover
Little Lamb

Hello friends, If you have been following my blog for a while, you may have already figured out that styling and shooting the furniture pieces are probably my favorite part of the whole “furniture transformation” process.  Having said that, sometimes I interpret things literally………..     I just finished painting this solid oak wash basin in Fusion’s Tones for Tots new baby-safe paint line.  This is one of 7 colours and it is called “Little Lamb”.  I painted only one coat and…

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Little Bear Tea Party

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Little Bear Tea Party

Hello friends, As mentioned in my last post, Fusion Mineral Paint has come out with a new paint line safe for babies called Tones for Tots.  Today I am sharing another project in this line painted in “Little Teapot”, one of 7 different shades available in this new line.   Well, I decided to have some fun and set up a little Teddy Bear Tea Party! This shade is a soft turquoisey blue and for you lovers of the coastal…

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Little Boho

Furniture Makeover
Little Boho

Hello friends, A good number of my clients are expecting mommies and so I am so happy that there is now a safe paint just for wee ones.  Fusion Mineral Paint has launched a new line of paint called Tones For Tots.  This paint is lead free, phlalate free, formaldehyde free, ammonia free, virtually odourless and is Zero VOC.  You can read all about their accreditations and the technical stuff here. But now for the fun part.  This brand new line is…

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Antique Show – What I Learned!

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Antique Show, What I Learned!

Happy Sunday Friends, As I mentioned in earlier posts, last week I had my first Antique Show.  It was held on a Friday and Saturday.  Today I just want to pop in briefly and share with you my experience and what I learned. It was held indoors in a church in an upper class neighbourhood and we were able to set-up a day ahead of the show.  The only negative thing I have to say is that the booth was…

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What’s In My Paint Bag?

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What's In My Paint Bag?

Hello Friends, Today I am joining some other talented blog friends and furniture painters for “What’s In My Paint Bag?” blog hop.  Coco from The Crowned Goat is organizing this fun blog post where each of us take you a little behind the scenes and share with you our favourite paints, tools and supplies and how we organize our workspaces.  While the post is entitled “What’s In My Paint Bag”, I don’t actually do any painting on site, so my…

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diamond point, antique sale, etc.

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diamond point, antique sale, etc.

Happy Sunday friends, I’ve been M.I.A. on the blog, but I’ve actually been very busy preparing for my first Antique Sale.   Since the space I will be exhibiting is not very big, I’ve decided to sell “smalls” instead of large pieces of furniture with the exception of a dining room set, but more on that to come.  I’ve been painting small items to take with me, sewing pillows, painting vintage mirrors, candleholders, etc. and I will try and give…

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METALLIC SILVER NIGHT TABLES

Furniture Makeover
METALLIC SILVER NIGHT TABLES

Hello Friends, So I had these two basic, kind of “blah” night tables. I knew they could be given some personality by letting them shine with metallics. While my own personal style is not very big on “bling”, in some cases small accent metallic pieces bring life to a room.  I love all white rooms, but the key to make an all white room look right is to add lots of texture, whether it be in a rug, a piece…

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Spring Forward!

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Spring Forward!

So it may not officially be “Spring” yet, but for me “springing” our clocks forward really gets me in Spring mode.   I love the season of Spring.  What is there not to love?  Longer and warmer days, new growth and renewal, and the smell of fresh air after being cooped up all winter. Right about this time, I love injecting just a few touches to celebrate the new season, especially florals, whether faux or real, or changing up the…

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Meet “Ocean Breeze”

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Meet "Ocean Breeze"

Hello friends, If you love turquoise then you are absolutely going to love this new limited-edition colour from Country Chic Paint called Ocean Breeze.  It is one of 6 colours released in their new Spring Colors. If you are like me, with no Spring weather in sight, well at least we can enjoy some new Spring Colors! I was so happy to see a new “blue” in the Spring line-up of paint colours and it does not disappoint. Make room…

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pearl·es·cent

Furniture Makeover
Pearl Dresser & Mirror

  Hello Friends, I recently had a client bring me an antique dresser to paint.  Her request was that it be painted off white, but with a bit of a pearlescent shimmer.  I tried a few different scenarios, but in the end we settled on using Pearl Wax from the Country Chic Paint line.  She wanted the pearly finish to be very subtle.   The dresser was painted in equal parts Simplicity and Vanilla Frosting Country Chic Paint, which gave me…

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