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The Tricycle Dresser Reveal

It's been a long time, but I finally painted another red piece... ...and it makes me wonder why I don't do it more often!  This piece really wears red well. Here is how it started... It wasn't bad at all, but the finish was a little tired and a refresh felt in order. I painted it in two coat of Tricycle and finished it with one coat of Antiquing Wax.  You can see how I applied the  (read more …)

soft landscape dresser | reveal

The "soft landscape dresser", as I've been calling it, is finished! I had to struggle my way through it a bit, but I've learned that's often the way it is with new creative endeavors.  My first venture into sewing, my first refinished dresser, my first blog post...they were all a learning process.  And let's not even talk about the first time I attempted upholstery! Anyway, I pushed through  (read more …)

BYOF Workshop Makeovers

This weekend, we hosted a BYOF (bring your own furniture) MMS Milk Paint workshop at the studio.  Those workshops are always such a fun time of painting and fellowship and we had a great group of ladies who brought some awesome furniture pieces. It was a good excuse for me to take a couple of days to thoroughly clean and tidy-up the studio and restock our supply of drinks, snacks, and, of course,  (read more …)

Farmhouse White Dining Room Table

I have been thinking about painting my dining room table top for ages.  I never actually went through with it, though.  Partly because of time, but mostly because I was a little nervous about painting it.  Yes, I was actually nervous about it!  I have never had an all-white dining room table and I honestly wasn't sure if I would like it.  As much as I like painted pieces, I am partial to wood  (read more …)

Eulalie’s Sky Dresser

If you watched the "prove yourself wrong" video, you already saw how this dresser turned out, but I wanted to give it a proper before and after post. Here's the before... This piece really was a pretty one as is, but I needed a piece to paint and crossed paths with this one. I decided to use a color I love, but haven't used a lot lately...Eulalie's Sky.  It's a happy, pretty color that just  (read more …)

second landscape dresser reveal

It's finished!  And, would you believe that it's sold already!  Someone came to pick it up Saturday morning.  Sometimes I like to enjoy my pieces for a while, but I was really glad this one was scooped up right away.  The buyer loved it when it was just a chalked sketch and I love that she trusted my vision enough to ask to buy it before it was even finished. Anyway, here it is... Here is how  (read more …)

a new seat for the “bamboo” chairs

A few weeks ago, I traded for some furniture and ended up with these two faux bamboo chairs as a part of the deal.  They are very unique chairs and I felt immediately drawn to them, but they were problematic.  The caned seat on one of them was entirely punched through and the other one was damaged and sagging. I moved them to the to-do stash and put them out of mind for a while.  As I've shared  (read more …)

the rebuilt industrial cart

I hope you had a good weekend!  And happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there.  We finally saw the sun in our part of the world, which was nice after a week of gray skies and rain.  I'm hoping it gets all of the rain out of its system, so it's nice and dry for Lucketts.  I know it doesn't work that way, but still... As I said we would, my mom and I worked on in the studio on Saturday.  We  (read more …)