Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Vintage Farmhouse Inspired Coffee Table

We were out for a drive a couple of weeks ago and stumbled upon this coffee table.  (Honestly, last year I moved about 30 minutes away from where I had previously lived for 20+ years and when my Mom comes to visit, sometimes we drive to Targets around Connecticut because they are mostly freestanding and seem to have more, and I can't get enough of Target.) Anyway, this table was in an incredible need of a makeover, but I just adored the shape and, other than needing a couple of coats of paint it was in sturdy and perfect condition.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Old Fashioned Milk Painted Antique Dresser

This is a sponsored post.

This month I took part in The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest and I am so thrilled to share my project with you all! We were so lucky to have the sponsorship of the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company. I was particularly happy with this because in all of my years of furniture painting, I never used real milk paint and I have been just itching too!
Also, their theme for this month was Farmhouse Fun, which is so appropriate since I was using the paint on a piece we were keeping for our old farmhouse that we are renovating.

Ready to see what my finished antique dresser?

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Reclaimed Wooden Spool Coffee Table

We recently happened upon some wooden spool tops and I thought this would be a great opportunity for us to dabble in creating some tables sell (and OK...probably one to keep for our front porch).

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Farmhouse Kitchen Reno Sneak Peek & Embracing Vintage Storage

The last few days I've been working on getting as much done (mostly paint wise) in our kitchen before we tackle the tough stuff...new island, sink, counters, backsplash, etc... and I wanted to share the progress with you all even though the lighting wasn't fantastic today.

There was no real demo in this section of the room. I removed the existing window treatments to start and we replaced them with these Bamboo Roll-Up Shades from Lowes. I love the wood tone and texture they add to the room. The fact that they were incredibly affordable was a huge bonus.

I also painted every square inch of the space (are you beginning to see a theme here?). The walls are Classic French Gray by Sherwin-Williams. I made it into chalkboard paint using some unsanded grout and seasoned it with chalk.

The trim consists of Gray Metal by Glidden and Chalk White by Ralph Lauren, and is carried throughout the house.

This took me a full TWO days to paint. There was just such a ridiculous amount of fine detail work.

On that skinny door I hung an old bike basket that I found in the garage and scrubbed clean. I love to use items that are relevant to the age of the home and this one is even more special since I found it on the property.

Behind that door was originally an ironing board. It was already gone when we got here and the rails for the shelves where installed. However, the shelves were cardboard, so I obviously tossed them. I painted the entire inside of this cabinet so it was fresh and clean and Darrell cut new shelves. I filled it with some pretty kitchen ware, but realistically it will probably hold Ramen and crackers and canned good for dinners!

I'm in the process of finishing up a really large storage wall (this room is severely lacking in storage) an hope to share it with you all later this week.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Weathered Gray Dining Table

I couldn't wait to photograph this weathered gray dining table that I recently finished for a client.

It's one of the more unique ones that I have done and is a great example of a layering paint.

It started as a plain wood table.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

DIY Galvanized Bucket Garden Stake Planter

This was originally shared as my June contributor post at Jennifer Rizzo Design Company.

I find that garden ornaments tend to be on the pricey side, so I created this little project to add color and interest to our landscaping with very little money.