Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spring Wreath!

Just some quick pics today of my latest Spring wreath!  This was made using a grapevine wreath, faux hydrangeas and faux dogwood bush flowers from Joann.  Super simple and super Spring!  Take a look and let me know what you think!  And stay tuned for a front door makeover!





Saturday, April 26, 2014

Vintage School Desk

A friend recently stumbled upon this little gem and thought it'd be the perfect re-do project for me.  And it just so happens that this little gem is the perfect size for my sweet Livy to use as her creative work-space. She's really into writing her own how-to books these days; it's super cute! The minute she spotted it in the garage she immediately asked me if it was for her.  I smiled and said, "Of course, now lets go pick out some paint!"




She selected two colors of spray paint, all on her own and I was quite surprised at how bright and non "princess" her selections were!  Once we got home, I prepped the entire piece by wiping it down and sanding it with my electric sander and some 120 grit sandpaper.  I painted the wood areas first and when those dried, I covered the wood area using painter's tape and paper.  I then covered the metal area with a good coat of primer and once that dried, I applied 3 coats of my second color.  Once that area was completely dry, I applied one coat of a gloss spray topcoat.

I think the desk will work out perfectly for Liv and it will be used for many years to create masterpiece after masterpiece...






Thursday, April 24, 2014

Client Project: Vintage Buffet in Milk Paint

This particular piece had been in my garage for quite some time.  It was a mess!  We're talking scratches, gouges and even a great, big GREASE stain right on top!  So when a client approached me about finding and painting a buffet for her dining room, I almost shocked myself when I suggested the old mess in the back of my garage.  No sooner had the words left my mouth and she readily agreed and signed off on the quote. Once I pulled the buffet from the garage abyss and really got a look at it, I started to sweat:






Eeesh. 

We decided on a pretty blue-green, milk paint to bring out the character and vintage charm in this piece and finished it off with a rubbed coat of hemp oil.  The old hardware was switched out for simple, diamond cut glass knobs.  We think the color and finish melds perfectly with the style of the buffet and can't wait to debut the finished piece to our client!  Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments below!