Monday, July 13, 2015

A Few New Pieces

I've been working on some pieces here and there over the last few months. I have a massive amount of Annie Sloan Paris Grey, so I've been painting a LOT of pieces in grey. It's a win win though because I love the color- it's the perfect neutral and pairs well with so many colors and patterns.
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First up is a desk that my mom's friend gave to me. It was her daughter's desk when she was younger, but she had no need for it anymore. It has great bones but needed a little updating. Since it is is a children's sized desk, I decided to make it a bit more fun and go with a nautical theme. I think this would look adorable in a little boy's room as a desk or bedside table!


Next, I found this cute little corner shelf at Goodwill a few weekends ago. I love the detail of the spindles and that it is tall enough to act more as a console table for keys and other items near a front door. It would also be great in a larger bathroom for toiletries. I painted this of course in Paris Grey and distressed it to bring out the details of the spindles. It looks great with some Pyrex on it!

Last is are two cute Queen Anne style tables that my dad found for me in Lynchburg. The wood on one of them was dark enough to be perfect for some heavier distressing, but the second table had a very light blonde wood. I decided to paint it with no distressing and add a cute yellow stencil on the top for a little detail. 

These are all up for sale on my Etsy shop! 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I'm back!

Hi everyone! I'm back after a longer than expected hiatus from painting and blogging. I moved in September AND got a new job, so life transitions put painting on the back burner for a while. I'm excited to be back and start working on some new projects.
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I've been busy over the last couple of weeks! I painted two of the cutest little pieces ever. 

The first is an adorable tiered round table that my friend Brittany found at a thrift store for me. It had seen better days and looked straight out of the 1970's with that stain, but after painting it in Annie Sloan Paris Grey, it looks completely different. I think it has the perfect amount of kitsch and function.

My second piece is an all time favorite. Another shout out to my personal shopper Brittany for bringing this back from her grandmother's house for me. It's a child's play sink that is adorable and so much more fun and pretty for a little girl than a modern plastic one. The top needed to be stripped and sanded down to remove a lot of old paint build up. After that I painted the interior a bright pink and the exterior a very pale pink to go with a lot of different room styles. The glass knobs add a little bit of girly fun too!


I'll be back soon with a few more!

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Paris Grey Side Table, again again

This little table turned out so cute! This is yet another Lynchburg find. It is apparently the jackpot of used furniture.

It started out looking less than stellar. It's all wood, but just boring and very cookie cutter. Like something you would see in 90% of American houses. 

I painted it with Annie Sloan Paris Grey and distressed it to show off the curved lines of the legs and highlight the drawer that got lost in the sea of wood. I finished it with Miss Mustard Seed Hemp Oil (WHICH IS SERIOUSLY MY TOTAL FAVORITE!!!) and I was done!

I found this cute knob at Anthropologie that I couldn't resist. 

This is a perfect piece for a bedside table or end table! Much more exciting than that boring cherry wood.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

A Duck Egg Blue Vanity

I love this little vanity. It's one of my favorite pieces so far!

This is another Lynchburg find and looked just fine in its as-is state, but a coat of paint and a fun new knob would really spruce it up and make the whole piece a bit more exciting.


I used Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue which is a pretty blueish-green color. It covered so nicely. I also used Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil as a finish/protectant instead of wax. I LOVE IT. It is soooo much easier than waxing and gives the piece a great luster without being too shiny. I applied two coats of the hemp oil and a cute Anthropologie knob and I was done!

This piece can easily be used as a vanity with a small scale chair or bench. 

The drawer is perfect for makeup or for random junk if using it for a bedside table.

I think this little table would be perfect for a 5 year old or 30 year old! I would love to keep it for myself, but instead, it's up for sale on my Etsy shop!

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Pink Side Table

I recently completed a "commissioned" piece from my friend and roommate Karisse (of Pretty Philosophie). I use commissioned lightly because we basically just barter our services. Win win situation, I'd say!

She found this adorable side table when she was on a girl's weekend in Delaware. It was begging for a coat of paint to spruce it up a bit.

I painted two coats of Annie Sloan Antoinette and distressed it to show the fun edge detail. I applied two coats of clear wax and voila. A new side table for her bedroom! 

You can check out a much more detailed recap on her blog!

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

My Favorite Things, Volume 6

I'm sitting here today at work with the window open behind me wishing I was outside. This weather tends to make me just a little restless. Unfortunately, I'm stuck at my desk, but I CAN recap some of my favorite things from the last few days.

1. My grandfather. He is the cutest ever. His favorite thing to do these days is to sit outside by the water fountain at his assisted living home and watch the ducks. The funniest part is that they aren't real ducks, they are plastic ducks. He loves every minute of it. It's the little things.

2. My bedroom shelves. I recently scored these vintage soda crates at a yard sale in Lynchburg for $5 each. I decided to hang them on the wall as a storage and display area. I love the way it turned out!

3. This picture. It makes me laugh out loud every time. 

4. This winery. I found my business name twin in Middleburg this weekend! I had to take a picture to document. 
Happy Hump Day!
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Paris Grey Coffee Table

Apparently I'm obsessed with Annie Sloan Paris Grey right now. It's such a pretty, soft grey with a little hint of blue, but not too much. It looks so nice as a neutral piece. 

My dad found this cute little coffee table in Lynchburg from a man named Dallas. He has warehouses of furniture behind his house. Enough said. It is in great shape, but was a little dated (in my opinion) with only the dark stain.

Abby wanted in on the before picture action. She's such a model.

I painted the whole piece with two coats of Paris Grey, distressed the edges and some accent areas, and applied two coats of clear wax. I think it turned out adorable.

The leaves in table are great and provide for some extra room, possibly for a fondue party or a game of cards? Sounds great to me.

This piece is up for sale on my Etsy shop!

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