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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Frenchies

I have been on a French Provincial kick lately. I have picked up several pieces over the past several months. My favorite is the silver credenza I refinished with Modern Master Metallics.
 I found this credenza on craigslist and the ad stated "would be great for firewood". I responded quickly, with my phone #, I responded again from another email address...I wanted this piece! I got the call and off I went.This piece I drove across town right after the huge snow storm we got. The roads were narrow with all the snow piles. As I made the turn...UP OVER the snow bank I went!  Shhh, don't tell my hubby.

I wanted to make a statement with her...
I have been trying to use up this gray latex gallon I got, it's the perfect base coat under the silver metallic paint.
Linking up with http://staceyembracingchange.com/

Thursday, March 20, 2014

March projects

I have been falling behind on blogging, but I have been painting like crazy since the snow has finally melted. Here are a few projects I have finished so far this month.






And my all-time favorite for the month....




Thursday, January 23, 2014

French Provincial dresser

It seems that around here, the French Provincial furniture is in high demand. Even my contacts (places I visit often to buy furniture) have raised the prices.  Well I came across this beauty on craigslist and after the snowstorm (just one of many this season), I went and picked it up!
I stored it in the greenhouse for a few days, thinking about what color I wanted to paint it. Do you have those days? Sometimes when you see something for sale you instantly know what you want to do, but sometimes it takes me days and some times months (mid century modern dresser that has been in the shed for 7 plus months). After chatting with Stacey from Embracing Change (http://staceyembracingchange.com/), we chatted about gray.
And there it sat, again for days. I went on ebay and searched for paint. I found an awesome deal on Modern Masters Metallic Paint. So I ordered a few colors.  I was worried because that was during the Polar Vortex and if paint freezes, well that's it!  Luckily, it didn't freeze, and I was very happy with the selection. So I dragged the dresser from the greenhouse to my living room and started painting.

I started with drawers in Platinum.  I made sure that when applying the paint I brushed in the same direction.
For the body I went with Steel Grey.
Then after several coats (opaque usually take 2 coats, semi-opaque takes about 3), I did try to use a small roller for the top, I think I need to thin it, or I used the wrong roller, it left little bubbles, so I juse used my brush to smooth them out (all in the same direction).
FINALLY!

This beauty sold in less than a day!

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http://www.redouxinteriors.com/
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http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/