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...]

family room painting and plywood planked floor progress


Happy Monday, lovelies. I wanted to share a little family room progress with you. Since my last post, I primed and painted to get ready for the maple plywood planked floor installation. Well, almost finished painting. I still need to finish painting the trim...and now the ceiling, which was an afterthought because the two whites don't … [Read more...]

hello, thank you, kitchen


I've been thinking of the right words to write all day. What exactly does one write after they've been away from the blog for a couple of months? "Hi" and "thank you" immediately came to mind. So...hi. And...thank you so so so so so much if you stuck around and waited patiently for me to write again. Thank you for the sweet emails to check … [Read more...]

faded pink, a chalk paint recipe, antique farm house


'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...]

vintage locker inspired lavender cabinet & tutorial

Happiest Saturday! I have be dying to share my vintage inspired lavender cabinet with you since wrapping it up on Thursday. I'm quite happy with the way it turned out. Truth be told, I sort of just went with it on this one and ended up with the cool piece, subtle hue of grayish lavender and functional storage that my living room … [Read more...]

another {faux zinc} tutorial . . . for metal

A few months ago, a friend of mine sent me a faux zinc solution that she thought I might like {Does she know me or what?!} and I used it to give the galvanized shop shelves in my kitchen an aged zinc look. It's such a cool product to use on metal. (By the way, I am not affiliated with Amy Howard and have not been … [Read more...]

galvanized shelf source & graphite paint formula…etc.

Hi, loves. Thank you so much for notes about the graphite paint in my kitchen! I had every intention of posting two tutorials sooner this week but an opportunity came along with my handmade wares and I had to {gratefully} press pause on the "house" stuff for a few days. The order could not have been more perfectly timed either because … [Read more...]

graphite kitchen walls and silverplate

Happy weekend, loves. I decided to take a bit of a risk yesterday. {...after I texted my real interior designer and blogger friend Stephanie a paint swatch and told her she had approx. 10 minutes to talk me out of it!} Painting kitchen walls graphite gray may not be risky for some, but it certainly was for me... ...and I {LOVE} … [Read more...]