Since I started my business with Denise over a year ago the garage has been our workplace. It's not a very conducive space to painting large pieces of furniture and the end result is clutter everywhere. My workbench looks like an assembly line at the Annie Sloan paint factory with half open cans of half empty chalk paint in every color of the rainbow. In fact, I found some Old Ochre with just a few drips left at the bottom of the can that the average person would have thrown in the trash. But any savvy blogger knows that an entire dining room set can be transformed by merely adding a few tablespoons of water to that can. Am I right?
And only a fellow blogger could understand how painting one simple accessory on the buffet can translate into the sudden urge to transform an entire dining room set. Can I get an "Amen"?
This yellow vase, as lovely as it was, needed a little somethin-somthin.
So I grabbed a brush and some Old Ochre to give 'er a facelift.
No sanding, no waxing, no muss, no fuss, just a little bit o'paint.
Let's talk about what happened next, and tell me if this happens to you. I'm now staring at an open can of paint with a brush that is already wet, and the only logical thing to do is look around and find something else to paint. Might as well, right? Why waste the opportunity?
Course it didn't take long for me to figure out what to paint....
Mom and Dad if you are reading this, now would be a good time to go read the paper....
And yes I still care what my parents think! Darcy - you're just as impulsive as I am so I'm not worried about you!
I heavily distressed and then applied just clear wax as I wanted to keep it light in here.
I had this chalkboard on a side wall that barely anyone ever saw, so I moved it in and I love it over the buffet. I stole the lettering from Dear Lillie - my new favorite blog to stalk. I didn't do nearly as good a job as she does but it's not bad.
Two recent antiquing finds...
This fun piece of coral was only $2 at a yardsale recently.
I love the new look!
I've decided that next I'm going to paint the base of the table the same color but leave the top stained. And the chairs are getting a makeover too. Here's where I need your help. I'm thinking slip covers, but I don't want to cover all of them. So - do I just slip the two arm chairs and paint the others? Or do I slip the other chairs and paint the armchairs? Help please.
The china cabinet is too big of a task for me to even think about, but I'm hoping by making some other small changes it will fit right in as is.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious week!
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