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Thursday, June 5, 2014


I cruise blog land every night for inspiration. Well I found it over at http://atozcustomcreations.net/ . After perusing her site and falling in love with her Venezuelan dresser, I happened across a beautiful dresser on craigslist. I ran right out and scooped her up.
Her legs are what caught my eye..So I kept her hidden on my porch, I had a few custom orders before I could take her outside and start her make over.
I painted a dark blue-green for the base (I love mixing colors), and I am always asked "What color is that?", I answer Rachel's mix.
 I then mixed a lighter color and a little heavier than a dry brush coated her again. Then the Modern Masters paint for highlights...

The trim around the outside of the drawers were a beautiful birdseye maple veneer, and I didn't want to paint over that, so I taped it up.

Then lightly distressed. I did have a mishap with the mirror. It's old and heavy, and when I was taking the backing off, my toe got in the way.
Let's just say, that's pretty compared to what it looked like later that night. (Please excuse the dry skin, I think I need a pampering day...SOON!)

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014


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.
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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....