Custom Desk

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  This sweet desk had been well loved and in my client’s family for many years.  Here is the only “before” photo I have which shows just the top of the desk while open. My client knew she wanted some shade of blue and after seeing the Country Chic Paint color Elegance on another one of my pieces, requested that.  It’s a very pretty greenish/blue and is quickly becoming one of my favorite hues to work with. I started by wiping down the desk and removing the hardware.  I then painted a thin coat of Elegance over the entire desk and once dry, applied a second coat.  I next sanded… Keep Reading

Buffet in Gray

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These long leg buffets are some of my favorite pieces for a dining or living space.  They are functional and pretty at the same time. As you can see though, this one didn’t start out quite so pretty.  The buffet was part of an estate sale and while very solid, the tired finish was worn and scratched.  It seemed like a great candidate for a makeover. I opted to go with Country Chic Paint’s Cobblestone, a medium gray.   I painted on two coats and once both were dry, sanded the entire piece with fine grit sandpaper.  The sanding gave the flat surfaces a very smooth feel and highlighted the details… Keep Reading

Summer Blue Bureau

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Summer is here and with that a bit of a work slow down for me as I enjoy the warm days with my two young boys.  I did just finish this piece though, in yet another shade of blue.  I’ve never seen a shade of blue I didn’t like and this one is no exception!  It’s called Summer Blueberries and it’s one of the latest limited edition colors from Country Chic Paint.  It’s such a happy, summery hue that I knew would be the perfect fit for my latest makeover. Usually I try to take pictures of pieces as I work on them so that you can see how things… Keep Reading