Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sage Green, White Cloud TV Stand

This stand is traditionally oak with brass hardware. I wanted to bring this out of the eighties by painting the hardware hammered black and the body a beautiful sage green. I really enjoy the 'meat locker' style and really love how it turned out!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mustard Yellow Sewing Table

This is an old sewing table that had a lot of charm. I love this color of yellow, and on a small table it is not overpowering. I've started to really get into stripes on furniture, it is quite easy to do with blue painters tape and adds more depth to the piece.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Coral me vintage . . .

I love retro from time to time, and this simple, sturdy desk was screaming for a flashy color. I used the coral again to liven up this old brown desk and sprayed the hardware a nice, dark black/brown. Simply glows!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Antique Dresser With Mirror

I have had this mirror for months and have finally found a perfect dresser for it. I stripped the top of the dresser which turned out to be an extreme undertaking, and stained it with a walnut stain. The rest of the piece is done in an antique white, except for the strip which was done in a flat white. The mirror is very old and has started to wear down but the look of it matched with the old dresser goes perfect.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Once Table, Twice Bench

Seeing the possibilities is half the battle. My friend Lindsay actually looked at this table and saw the bench, she freaked, and I made it for her. The awkward size of this once coffee table definitely lends itself well to the bench. Now it has a shiny new home at the foot of her bed!!

A Lesson In Color

Going bold never looked so good! From bright yellow, to Tiffany blue, to a gorgeous coral that Abby S. picked out, using a bright pop of color is never a bad thing! Be brave, one bright item can really transform a dull room. 

Coral Desk Available for $150

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Buffet-A Real Looker

This was a garage sale find that I was not too sure about. It was painted a crazy dizzying red swirl and I just didn't know, but luckily Abby J was with me and between the two of us we figured it had potential. I am ecstatic I did pick it up, it has awesome accents on the lower portions and the color I chose really cleans it up and makes all the lines look much better.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Rollover Rolltop


My hobby last week was this rolltop. It was a honey-colored wood to begin with, but I prefer dark wood. I painted the rolltop white, which I wasn't sure how well it would work out, but it worked out great. The rolltop works better now than it did before, especially after I tidied up the roll mechanism and waxed the channels. After painting it, I antiqued it because I love that look! Such a great desk for organizing those pesky bills!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Plain Piano Bench Upgrade

I have been wanting to do one of these piano bench makeovers and I finally found a very plain wood bench. I sprayed the legs an antique white and then antiqued them. I then cut a piece of 2" foam and using batting and fabric I covered the top using a staple gun to hold it in place. It really adds a lot of versatility and comfort to the piece.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Matching End Table Makeover

These end tables had a lot of character. Faux marble top and lots of detail on the front doors. They were a quick makeover and then I antiqued them.

Shabby Chic Desk & a Chair

This was a very mundane desk but was in good condition. I painted it teal and then shabby chic'd it. I paired it with a chair that I also upcycled.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Shabby Chic Entertainment Center Upcycle

This is another redo and Upcycle of an outdated entertainment center.  I shabby chic'd it and put removable shelving it the place that a tube television used to go.  I also added some chicken wire accents which really finishes it off.

Coral Colored Dreams

This is my new favorite just adds so much to the pieces and really makes whatever you paint a gorgeous statement piece. This is a queen sized headboard and matching nightstand, both in coral and I love them!