Monday, May 28, 2012

Remember the ugly yellow dresser...

in my first post?  I finally got around to finishing it.  I dry brushed Annie Sloan's Old White over the mustard yellow drawers and here is the (gorgeous) result:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fun With Stencils...

I had my first go with a stencil today and I must say it turned out quite nicely:

I painted the base of the dresser with Annie Sloan's Provence.  Then dry brushed over with Old White.  Added some vintage pulls, coated with Old White, and voila... a whimsical dresser.  It reminds me of the sky on a beautiful spring day.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Ugly Ducklling...

This dresser was in need of some love to realize it's full potential.  I mixed my own chalk paint (this was before I found Annie's so don't get angry with me :) and viola, she's beautiful.  I have named her Christine and she is now residing in her new home with very happy owners. 


And After:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Delivery Day Tuesday...

I just delivered a charming changing table to a client in Charlottesville.  It was so pretty I wanted to keep it for myself.  Here it is before:

And after:

Monday, April 23, 2012

Rainy Monday...

It was a cold and rainy day today, so I decided to tackle a project that has been sitting in my guest room for some time.  I found this piece at my local Goodwill for 15.00.

It is a bright mustard yellow, which I kind of dig, just not for the whole dresser.  So I decided to paint the body with Annie Sloan's Old White because her paints go right over already painted pieces.  No stripping (hallelujah), sanding or priming necessary.

It took two coats to get full coverage of the white, but I didn't want any yellow showing through (until I distress it) so I made sure to put the second coat on extra thick. 

Ok, so I have decided that leaving the drawers the color they were is just not working for me.  I think I am going to dry brush the Old White over the drawers and allow the yellow to peek through.  And probably change out the pulls for something a little more exciting.  Stay tuned, I'll have the finished product up tomorrow.  Or Wednesday... :)