Thursday, March 27, 2014

Drexel Buffet in Country Grey

Beautiful Drexel buffet painted in Country Grey.  This is the first time I've used this color paint without mixing it with something else.  It's very khaki in color and hard to photograph.  I took one picture with a white pillow in front of it for color comparison.  This piece would look amazing in a nursery as a changing table with a dark wood crib!

54"W x 21"D x 34"H

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Davis Cabinet Co.

This is another CL find, but was located in a thrift store in the town my parents live in so I sent them right over!  It's nice and chunky and really well made. I didn't even have to repair anything, just gave it a good cleaning. Four large drawers for lots of storage and a mix of the Empire and Federal style I think - let me know if I'm wrong.  :)  I mixed Old White with Country Grey to make the Country Grey just a little brighter.  It's my new favorite white, it has a nice depth to it and has more personality than Old White on it's own - pictures really don't do the color justice.

48.5"H x 21.5"D x 40"w

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Empire in Coco

I really want this one in my son's room, but he doesn't really have the space.  If it doesn't sell in the next couple of weeks though I am going to rearrange and make space!  There is a chest in my garage that he wants for his room that will go nicely with this piece so we'll see.  I painted it in Coco with his room in mind just in case.  :)  The top has been re-stained in dark walnut and sealed with General Finishes flat poly.  The casters were missing when I bought it so I added some to give it a little more height.  This piece would work well as a TV stand or a large nightstand.

45"W x 24"D x 26 3/4"H

Friday, February 21, 2014

Weathered Chest #2

I did a smaller version of this one a few weeks ago and loved these blue knobs from Hobby Lobby with the Coco and White wash so much I had to do it again!  This is a solid pine piece that has been well loved.  It lived with a man who's eight grandchildren used it.  The top had lots of scratches, dents, and dings.  I sanded most out but left a few dings in the top.  I absolutely love a stained pine top, it has so much character.  The white was highlighted all the scratches and dents in the body and helped to give it that weathered beachy look.

55 1/2"W x 35"H x 20"D

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Antique Chest in a French Linen Wash

I was able to get this chest of drawers and bed from CL not long ago.  They were in great shape aside from the usual scratches and nicks that come with age. The chest also came with beautiful hardware, original casters, and gorgeous legs!  I usually paint or replace the hardware, but left these alone.  I thought the color went really well with the paint color and I wanted the detail on them to stand out.  I painted it in French Linen with an Old White/Pure White wash.

45 1/2"H x 38 1/2"W x 21"D

Bed not yet painted:

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Miss Mustard Seed