Monday, July 2, 2012

Mirror mirror

Such a pretty Mirror. I wanted to do refinish it in a deep gold with a very heavy distressed look, then place it on my wall for all the days to come. However, every speck of wall is covered and there is just no room for this beauty.

I went with a classic white distressed look on this chippendale style mirror. It makes it easier to sell because it can fit in almost every home. You don't have to have every piece of wood in your home be the same matching color. Throw in a piece of furniture that is different, that has some extra character.

Or you could be like myself and have everything be unmatched, pretend it was planned, and call it 'my eclectic style.' 

This mirror is for sale. Please send an email for price and measurements.

Also if you are interested in 'following' this page you can scroll to the bottom and join in on the fun. I have multiple items I am working on so there should be a lot of traffic and a lot of great hints and tips as well. :)

Happy Painting!


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Wild Thing

Quick project:

A friend of mine has recently re-done her daughter's room. There is now white cottage style furniture, purple accents, and the fabulously girly: ZEBRA print. Not having daughters of my own, I was excited to do a more whimsical piece to add the girls room.

A sturdy antique chair. (that still had horse hair as the seats cushion) was a perfect addition to the little girl's vanity. Of course the chair has never seen such wild days, as I upholstered it with the Zebra fabric.

Little projects like these always feel so fun and fulfilling. So easy to do. If you have a chair in your house that doesn't really match, but adds extra seating.. paint it! It is a great way to add a fun color and jazz up a room.
Now that this little project is completed I have to set aside all my distractions. I am now working on a French Provencal style bedroom set. This set includes a dresser, full size bed, book shelf, and a night stand.  I am still trying hard to decide.. shall I go black with a brown distressed? Think french farm house. Or the more classic white?

Stay tuned and you will find out soon enough. :)