A Few Transformations

It’s no secret that I have been a bit behind on a few of my posts. I’m still catching up after returning from vacation…..sad but true. Maybe it’s just me, but I always tend to drag temporarily before getting my head on straight.

Before leaving for our vaca, I transformed 3 separate pieces for a sweet client and her hubby.  They were moving into a new house and wanted these pieces updated to begin their adventures in decorating at their new home. The bedroom furniture belonged to his parents. Very old/vintage….but incredibly well made and solid.

While I thought I had snapped a few before shots….I can not seem to locate them. So, picture if you will a very dark wood and heavy gloss on these 2 pieces. Additionally, each drawer had a faux keyhole plate that she asked me to remove. I also revamped the hardware with some oil rubbed bronze spray paint. These turned out so lovely and my clients couldn’t have been happier. I painted the high boy dresser in Polished Pearl and the nightstand in Oceanic Teal (it’s the perfect Tiffany blue).




After they retrieved these 2 pieces, they had me recreate an old secretary desk. It was in rough shape. Painted an old dark hunter green and some of the joinery on the drawers was coming apart. My client decide on a dark reddish/brown called Warm Sienna for the exterior color and I did the Polished Pearl for the inside. Again….im lacking the before pics.




Distressed and glazed, the inside was a cute contrast to the exterior. Have a blessed week.

Painted Mirrors and Frames

Ok, so……….it’s been quite a while since my last post. Things have been busy around our house. I recreated several pieces for a clients new home, then my kiddos started summer break, then we went on a much needed lakehouse vacation with friends and family for 9 days and now we are home and it’s time to get refocused on my projects.

For sometime I have been wanting to paint several frames/mirrors around my house. Since my internal mental clock is still on east coast time, I have been waking absurdly early. I’m an early riser to begin with but 4 am is a wee bit too early to be downstairs having coffee. So when I roll out of bed at 5 am, and after a huge cup of coffee, I am ready to get my game face on.

I was in my workshop at 530 this morn……perfect because my kiddos were still staring at their eyelids. Grabbed a small container of left over white paint and got crackin. I basically dry brushed, wiped off, and wet rag distressed these. Two were glazed and one was not.

The first frame is an empty frame that I picked up at Savers for $3.99.

And after a bit of paint……





The next one I picked up for $2.00 at my neighbors adoption fundraiser garage sale. I helped her for the day, as lots of families donated items to be sold, and it was crazy busy. I saw this cute mirror and loved the details, but the colors…..not so much. Here it is before……


And the after……Painted, rag distressed and glazed. Way more my style. I just need to find a home for her.




The final mirror is one that hangs right next to our coat closet and gets a ton of use. I was over the super dark wood, so on went some white paint, rag and sand paper distressing and then some glaze…….it’s still drying as I type this post. Here’s the before…….



Hope all of you ‘WordPress People’ are enjoying a fabulous summer.