Spring Bureau


  Hi All!  I was recently asked by Country Chic Paint to be one of their guest bloggers and I’m excited to share my first project collaboration with them. If you haven’t used their paint yet, you should!  It’s a chalk and mineral based zero VOC paint with a very happy color palette.  Because it has been such a harsh winter here in the Boston area with the calendar indicating Spring but all other signs still pointing to winter, I wanted to makeover this piece in a color that felt like…well…Spring. I started by combining the Country Chic colors Bliss and Elegance in a 50/50 ratio, giving me a nice… Keep Reading

Yard Sale Dresser


Hi All! I thought I would share how I achieved the color and finish of this tall dresser: I visited the Todd Farm Flea Market a couple of weeks ago searching for items to either makeover for our new home, or to take to The Vintage Bazaar.  I didn’t find anything there but as luck would have it I drove by a yard sale on my way home with this sitting out front and center: As you can see it was in pretty rough shape!  Frankly, the condition was so poor I would hesitate to refurbish it for resale but the size was perfect for a second bureau in our… Keep Reading

First Blog Post!

  I decided it was high time I started a blog about this tiny business of mine.  I share pictures from time to time on facebook but here I have the opportunity to share larger photos, tutorials, and information on products I use.  I may even slip in a few pics of the sweet house we recently purchased in a bucolic setting overlooking a farm.  But for now I will start with a brief post on one of my latest bureau makeovers: The piece was originally stained quite dark with some issues with the veneer along with numerous scratches and chips on the top.  I painted the base in Annie… Keep Reading