Before and After–Black Chippy Dresser

I am so excited to do a post on this piece. It was actually a piece I found months ago (with a sister lowboy). I found him while thrift shopping with my grandma on our weekly visits, but I passed them both up. The prices were so high, I had to. I left my card and said please call me if the price goes down. Weeks went by and of course I never received a call. I dont usually stop at this particular shop because I never have much luck there, but I decided to stop in again and both matching beauties were still there (much to my surprise!). I played it cool. Kinda. This time I made an offer and played hookie… And they said yes. I can be very persistent. I don’t have a great before picture but you can see, the blonde wood was pretty. The drawers were in bad shape, but overall it had so much potential. I decided to go with Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. sealed with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat and Maison Blanche Dark Wax. All favorites of mine and a great combo to get a chippy deep black smooth finish.

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This is my studio, as clean as it will ever be…and that pretty furball is Clementine. It felt so good to paint, I feel refreshed and inspired. My week was a challenge and stretched me as a person. Mike came home and watched the kiddos so I could unwind. I put on Pandora, mixed some paint and kinda got lost in what I do..and it felt great. ¬†Every once in awhile you need the reminder that you are in the right place, exactly where you should be. Everyone needs balance and perspective.

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Here he is all dressed up..

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Now his sister lowboy needs some style. I’m thinking Navy with big bone knobs..

-Amanda

Before and After–Green Sideboard

Super Duper short post today but I didn’t want to leave this lady out. I took the last few days off with my kiddos and came out feeling so inspired. I painted two pieces this afternoon that I am so excited to finish and stage them. I needed a day like today to remind me that I am exactly where I should be, doing exactly what I love, days like that are so needed. More on those goodies later. I worked on this piece last week for the new Modern Cottage Company store. When I got her she was in pretty good shape but needed a little fun in her life. Ive been wanting to use this color again so badly! I used one of my all time favorite greens, Tavern Green by The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company and pretty bone knobs.

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Ok that’s it for now…I told you super duper short… But I promise more reveals very soon!

Xo

Amanda

Before and After –Grey Armoire

I painted a sweet little armoire this week in a really simple and perfect shade of grey called Lazy Linen by Country Chic Paint. I had done a similar cabinet a few weeks back but couldn’t part with it since it was given to me by my aunt and I really love it. When I saw this piece I knew a soft color would serve it justice. I find that I always have to add a little flair, and I am hooked on mixing solid color with dry brushing. It’s a fantastic way to highlight details or add character. The wood inside is such a warm beautiful tone, so I kept it natural. Here what she looked like before…

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My good friend Alison of The Modern Cottage Company is opening a brand new store July 19th! So excited for her and to be apart of her lovely new space. She’s fantastic, and its such a huge honor. This piece will be heading to the grand opening in Old Town Tacoma Wa. I have a gorgeous green buffet reveal Im working on…stay tuned!

 

-Amanda