Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Painted Paneling

I am so excited to share my latest project with y'all. I've been painting paneling at my boyfriend's lake house. 
So fun to watch it go from dark and dreary...
To bright cottage!

This was a tedious, time-consuming project but I could not be happier with the end result. This room will be topped off with some new light gray carpet at the end of this week. I will post additional pics when it's all decorated.

Project Details:
I primed the walls first with Kilz Latex Primer. This was against better judgement and direction. Oil-based primer is the best thing to use on paneling but I was in a bit of a time crunch with only 2 days to get this room ready. I simply didn't have drying time for oil-based. The latex seemed to work just fine I just hope the paneling color won't bleed through in time. 
I rolled on 2 coats of primer and then followed with 2 coats of latex paint. 
Wall color-Behr Dolphin Fin (eggshell)
Trim Color-Behr White Fur (semi-gloss)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Weekend Find

Loving this warm weather in the south because there are outdoor sales galore. I scored this little table on Saturday. Thanks to the rainy day on Sunday I've already finished it. As usual, i almost forgot to take a before picture. It was all wood like the top. I had already slapped on one coat of white on the bottom when i remembered to take the pic.

LOVE the spindle legs...I'm a sucker for any piece of furniture with these legs.


Top is AS Duck Egg Blue and bottom is AS Old White. One coat of clear AS wax to finish it off. So torn because this was meant to go in my booth to be sold. Love it so much i wanna keep it now! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chalkboard Mirror

I found this little jewel at a thrift store.
And decided it was time for me to make myself a chalkboard.
Wow...amazing what a difference in daytime and nighttime pics. The border looks like a completely different color. 

I LOVE spray chalkboard paint! 
The frame is Old White and Coco.

REALLY wanted to keep this for myself but the wood frame is solid wood and this thing is super heavy. Finding studs to hang things isn't the easiest thing in this ole' house. So I put it in the booth yesterday. Hope somebody else loves it as much as i do!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Window Table

 I found them at an antique store on my travels. 4 lonesome little legs for $20. They were old, paint-chipped, multi-colored and had a lot of character. I had been wanting to make a table of some sort out of a door or window so they were perfect! It ended up the legs were tall enough for a breakfast/kitchen table so they wouldn't do for a coffee table size. I found an old window at a thrift store and decided they were a match. I didn't take any before's of the legs and the window unattached from each other but I did take pics before I painted. 


This was my first table so I was a little green. I first wood-glued each leg to the corner of the table and let them sit for a few days. I could tell that it needed much more stability so I got some L brackets and attached 2 to each leg and it was good to go. Sturdy as could be. 

I knew I wanted to paint the window but wasn't sure about the legs. Then i decided a little chalk paint never hurt nobody. So I did Old White on the legs and painted the window DandyLion mixed with Old White. No tape necessary just scraped off the paint on the glass with a razor when done.


Completely forgot to take pics of this at home before I took to my booth so had to run up there yesterday to get some pics to post....so scatterbrained. This table is still an awkward size. Tall enough for a kitchen table yet couldn't really serve as that. Sort of what I ended up liking about it though because it's so different. I can see it in a sunroom or tiny loft apartment. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Iron Headboard

Finally, a week that doesn't involve all travel. I've been missing posting and catching up on my fav blogs and Pinterest! My days just don't seem complete without searching for a little inspiration on fellow blogs and pinterest. I have my fellow bloggers to thank for allowing me to discover my love for furniture and design. And for sharing such great tips and advice along the way! Thanks fellow bloggers!

So as i mentioned I travel a lot for my real job (medical equipment sales). I'm based in Little Rock, AR but I cover all of AR, MS and south AL. I am very fortunate because I get to come across a lot of southern flea markets and thrift stores on my journeys. I get a lot of my stuff on these trips. It seems to make all the driving a little less exhausting and tends to make the finished product a little more special in the end. 

I moved into my booth this weekend and can't express how excited I am to be able to share my pieces with others. I will take pictures of it soon. I finished this headboard this weekend and put it in there yesterday. I've had this since high school. There was a wrought iron store in my hometown that hand-forged furniture and it came from there. It's such a gorgeous piece but it's for a full size bed and i see it in a younger room so I made the decision to paint it and put in the booth.



I couldn't get a great picture of this no matter what I tried so I apologize for the poor quality. 
I went back and forth on how to do this piece. Spray paint vs. brush painting and regular paint vs. chalk paint. I decided to use Annie Sloan chalk paint for a few reasons. One being that i really wanted to distress it and make it look older after it was painted and chalk paint sands seamlessly, and two I could just see it in my head in Old White and Paris Grey. So that's just what i did. I also added a coat of clear wax to it. I'll take another picture of it in the booth later and see if it shows it any better.