Friday, April 26, 2013

Curvy Union Jack

30"H x 36"W x 16 1/2"D

Soon after college I was lucky enough to get to live in London for a while with 7 other people from around the world in a 4 bedroom one bathroom flat!  That experience was one of the best times of my life and why I love all things English.  I never get tired seeing the Union Jack on things. I am going to use it in my daughter's room as a bedside table.  It was painted in AS French Linen as a base, then I used Cece Caldwell's Pittsburgh Gray, Simply White, AS Provence, and sealed with clear wax.  I love the combination of gray, white, and blue.

 I love that the original finish shows through the paint!

 Awesome original hardware

 Beautiful wood inside the drawers

 Not sure what kind of wood it is, but it's solid!


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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bedside Table

Painted in Old Ochre, distressed, and sealed with clear wax.  Top has been re-stained in dark walnut.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bow Front Chest in French Linen

I love this style furniture along with the hardware!  It's simple with pretty lines and just enough detail.  I have painted this one in French Linen which is one of my favorite colors and Graphite on the hardware.  This chest is by Dixie and is solid wood with 4 drawers.  The bottom 2 are quite deep and all work perfectly.

This is the only before I have:

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Bow Front in Old Ochre

This beautiful vintage bow front dresser was painted in AS Old Ochre, lightly distressed and sealed in clear wax.  The top was stripped and re-stained in dark walnut.  The inside of the drawers had old contact paper in them which left a sticky residue.  I tried sanding it out, but that wasn't working so I used mod podge to line them with a vintage print I found at Hobby Lobby.  The print goes nicely with the color of the dresser.  The top two drawers have removable dividers in them.  This would look great in a foyer, as a changing table, in a bedroom, or as a buffet in a dining room.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Old White Chest

Painted in AS Old White, distressed, and sealed with clear wax.
 It's solid maple with dovetail construction and gorgeous legs.  It would work great just about anywhere because of it's size.

Before - guess I didn't have one with it put together.

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The Dedicated House