viv – antique gray and white striped wardrobe

freckled laundry gray and white striped wardrobe Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I hope you had a lovely weekend and Monday. The weather was absolutely beautiful here and Saturday marked the start of my oldest boy's Little League baseball season. I'll share our little photo shoot on Thursday...and a bit more outside of laundry, lavender, and lately, furniture painting. I promised the whole Viv first, so here she … [Read more...]

Viv peek and finds

Antique Armoire Freckled Laundry

Hi, lovelies. Technically, it's still Thursday...even though it's a late post. I wasn't able to post on Tuesday, so I didn't want to miss Thursday too... ...and I'm d.y.i.n.g. to share a little sneak peek of Viv. (Remember her?) I got up bright and early this morning and got to work, hoping to have Viv painted, waxed, and styled tonight, but … [Read more...]

faded, weathered, chipped and crackled furniture painting tutorial

freckled laundry faded, crackled, and weathered furniture painting tutorial using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and Artisan Enhancements® Crackle Tex

Thank you so much for the sweet comments on my lavender desk. As promised, here's the tutorial to achieve a pretty, faded, weathered, and crackled finish on your furniture pieces using crackle medium and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. While my desk is lavender, the techniques can be applied to any color that YOU love! Step 1 Paint your piece … [Read more...]

lavender desk and french lovelies

freckled laundry faded and crackled lavender desk

I think I established in my last post that Motivational Speaker isn't in my cards ;), but I'm happy my words resonated with some of you. I really should stick to laundry n' stuff though. ...like the lavender desk that I painted yesterday. I've actually painted it thrice. It used to be white. (Click HERE for the way before and dabble in … [Read more...]

faded pink, a chalk paint recipe, antique farm house

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'Tis the season to be decorating with red and green faded pink and white, right? On Wednesday, I shared a my white withdrawl and a freshly painted white desk/hutch. Decorating 101: A freshly painted white hutch surely needs a freshly painted something else to go with it. ;) On a serious note, I needed something a bit taller for the left side … [Read more...]

fabric monogram & chalk painted pitcher and etsy!

Happy Tuesday! Earlier this year, I picked up a reproduction zinc pitcher at a local antique shop for $12 with every intention of painting it white and adding some cotton prettiness. It was originally galvanized (silver) with a faux green and copper spotted patina that, although quite pretty, wasn't going to work for my decor. I loved … [Read more...]

faded pink cabinet

Last night I took advantage of a little peace and quiet and made a little kitchen progress. I originally painted the interior of my opened up cabinet grayish lavender but it simply didn't sit well with me. With silver accessories, zinc countertops and shelving, stainless steel appliance, mercury glass lighting, brushed nickel lighting, … [Read more...]

farm tables and a turned wood lamp score

I seem to be in the habit of posting late Wednesday nights.   After the Springtime weekend rush  with baseball practices, games, and dance lessons, etc. and then squeaking in some time for projects here and there on Mondays and Tuesdays, Wednesdays are working for me so I'm just going to go with it. Pardon. Just thinking out loud … [Read more...]

annie sloan – chapters 1, 2, 3 and a giveaway

 Gosh. I don't even know where to begin.   I'm bubbling with inspiration, thoughts, and gratitude after my trip to Boston.   It was quite the experience.   Amy at Maison Decor was sweet enough to give me a place to stay while I was there and she is just about the best little hostess there is.  {Thank you, Amy!}   When I first … [Read more...]

paint, handmade series, ruffles

I'm back home in NY after a lovely Boston trip. The Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Tour Workshop was awesome.   There's nothing like the feeling of being surrounded by  a bunch of women and men who love some paintin' like I do.   I imagine heaven to have an Annie Sloan Workshop in one room... ;)   ...and a Starbucks. There is so … [Read more...]