Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Furniture Highlights

It has been incredibly busy here these last three weeks. When I think I have a schedule or my day planned out I end up getting derailed. It's been a bit frustrating needless to say, but I am determined to continue writing posts and showing you all the new projects I have been working on.

When I started my new business in March, I didn't expect to do as many projects. I've already done over 100. I have been painting Monday-Wednesday while selling Thursday-Saturday, Sunday being my break day. I am very grateful for this opportunity and I am learning a lot in the processes.

Here is my latest DIY -

This dresser I painted, I used Maison Blanche paint in Colette. This color is a beautiful teal color and it was easy to work with. The top of this dresser is a slick surface so I gave it a rough sanding before I started to paint. I kno, I don't need to sand, however, because I have used two different chalk paints, I found sanding a slick surface helps the paint to adhere better, this is just my opinion, so try it out for yourself.

Here is the finished product and I added pewter knobs to the piece and it looked great. This piece only lasted a few hours before I sold it.

My next find was this lovely sewing rocking chair. This was an ugly brown and I gave it one coat of French Linen and Old White by ASCP. Once it was dry I distressed the chair and recovered the seat with this lovely orange damask fabric. I adore the distress and the French Linen and what's even nicer is the chair didn't last but 30 mins before it sold.

I do have a great DIY project I am going to share with you on Thursday and can't wait to show you all. I have it all written out too. Summer is here and the kiddos are out of school and I am a happy mama. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.




  1. I LOVE both of these, Vanessa! Great job! Thanks for your comment on my blog. :) My last day of school is Friday, and I can't wait! I hope your kids enjoy their summer as much as I plan to enjoy mine.

  2. Cool! I love the blue on that dresser! Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  3. The blue is beautiful! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  4. It's all so beautiful! You have a real talent!

  5. You've been BUSY! Your pieces look great! :)

  6. So happy to have found your blog today. I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll stop by and visit with me too.

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  7. This is awesome. I really like your idea. Thanks for sharing. Hotel Furniture


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