Coastal Cabinet

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Hi all!  I wanted to share a recent makeover of a tall pine cabinet. A friend who happens to also be a client of mine recently asked me to paint this cabinet for her.  As it is going in her beach house, she wanted a weathered, coastal look for the piece.  I often like to use a “washed” effect on furniture where I let some of the wood grain show and think it can be a great way to give a coastal vibe to pieces .  But given that the cabinet had many dark knot holes, I realized I would be unable to do that with this piece.  Here is… Keep Reading

Washed Gray China Cabinet

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Hello all!  I have another makeover to share, this time a china cabinet. This piece was found on craigslist, here is the original photo from the ad. As you can see, the piece has very pretty lines and a good amount of storage.  What you can’t see in the photo is that the finish is in poor condition with scratches, dings, and uneven wear over the whole piece.  I felt paint could fix that and give this tired cabinet an updated and fresh feel.  I chose Country Chic’s Lazy Linen, a soft gray, for the exterior and Elegance, a muted blue/green, for the interior.   Country Chic paint covers extremely well… Keep Reading

Rustic Charm

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Hello all!  I have a sweet makeover to share with you. But its beginnings were not so sweet.  Like most of the pieces I choose, this one needed work!  As you can see from the before photo, there was quite a bit of veneer missing on the bottom drawer front.  There were also numerous scratches, marks, and even paper stuck to the top.  But, I loved the details, turned legs, castors, and brass hardware.  I had to make this work! After I made sure all the loose veneer was off, I lightly sanded the drawer front and weighed my options.  I could painstakingly remove the rest of the veneer but… Keep Reading