Saturday, January 28, 2012

I get a good feeling. . .

That this kitchen table turned out beautiful! What was once a lively pine table had turned scratched, dull and lifeless and needed a serious revamp. We just started painting over the top of the existing finish. No stripping, sanding or priming. The only thing we had to do was make sure the table was clean.

Below the top has been painted Caromal Colours
Peppercorn textured basecoat.
Yes, we painted it in our living room.
It is too cold in the garage, and there really
isn't an odor to the paint.

Now we have painted the Mustard on the bottom. 
This picture doesn't do it justice.  The lighting wasn't
the greatest on this day.

Below is after we have distressed and toned
the table.  It is gorgeous!

This beauty is sold pending pickup on Wednesday!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Have you seen Chelsea lately?

Chelsea is the beautiful antique dresser we refinished for Sonya.  It used to belong to her Granny and Grandpa so has a little sentimental value.  When I took the samples to Sonya's house to find out what she was looking for, she told me that she really wanted something earthy, more muted tones.  She has the cutest house up in the avenues and has truly made everything about it her own.  There is no question about her style.  The last room in the house she is working on is her guest bedroom downstairs.  I went down in the basement to look at the dresser and get a feel for the style she was going for in this room.  She has an adorable bed in their from the year 1906 that was imported from France (I will have to get a pic and show you).   Again, here is the before pic of Chelsea:

Here is the during pic of Chelsea:
Scary, I know, but everything will
work out in the end.

And, here is the fabulous after pic of Chelsea:

Again with the legs, Mwah!
She also has the original old casters on.

The detailing and the hardware are just perfect for
old Chelsea!

We used Caromal Colours textured basecoat,
3 different colors:  Paprika, Chocolate and Cobblestone.
The color combination is perfecto and I
can't help falling in love with this dresser!
Hopefully Sonya will give me visitation rights. . .

Saturday, January 21, 2012

In The Works

Here are just a couple of projects we are working on this weekend:

First is our kitchen table who once was beautiful and pristine, but now could use a little help:

One thing I want you to notice is that we didn't have to sand, strip or prime over the old finish before beginning to paint.  That is the beauty of this paint, it bonds to nearly everything!

We painted Caromal Colours Peppercorn on the top,
Mustard on the rest of the table including the legs.
All that's left is the sanding and waxing.
It will be Bellissimo when it is finished!
I can't wait to reveal the final product!

This is a dresser that we are painting for Sonya.
I actually really love the before color, but
I think she was ready for a change.
The hardware on this dresser is original and gorgeous!

Here is a little sneak peak at the colors.
The top is Caromal Colours Chocolate.
The rest of the dresser is Cobblestone
and the entire piece will be distressed.


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