Living and exploring the creative side of life.

Yellow Painted Dresser

My sister Susie painted this beautiful dresser for her booth, just wanted to share!

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Pink and Purple Desk

Painted this beautiful desk for a friend’s daughter…

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It started out as really beat up and had two broken legs. The legs have me fits getting them repaired but after the third try I finally got them on sturdy enough to work. I added the glass knobs because several original knobs were missing.

Upholstered Cane Back Chairs

Painted these chairs with Bay Sands by Valspar. Then I upholstered them with this pretty fabric. Fairly easy upgrade that took about 2-3 hours to complete.

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Shuttered Wall Cabinet

Forgot to take a before picture AGAIN but I found this really ugly cabinet at a thrift store. It’s been sitting in storage for about a year so I took it out and started painting it yellow…

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It was a pain in the rear trying to paint all those slats on the shutters and someone had installed them inside out but I kind of liked it that way so I didn't change it. Then I kept thinking I wanted to really do something crazy with this piece because its been a while since I've experimented with layering colors. I chose a pretty teal color over the yellow , just dry brushing it on. I made it heavier in places and it started looking really cool so I kept going…

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I absolutely love it and it makes me want to do some other fun pieces and just go berserk with color and technique! Sometimes I think I should paint a color that a majority of people would like and I think that holds my creativity back. This was so satisfying to see a dull and drab piece of crap come to life with just paint. This is why I do what I do.

Kitchen Makeover

Well, after 6 plus months of renovating the kitchen, it’s finally finished! It was a project that was supposed to take 2 months. If I never see the inside of another restaurant I’ll be just fine. Eating out has taken it’s toll on our family like you wouldn’t believe, I guess it was all worth it in the end…
This was before…

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This is after…

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Coffee Filter Wreaths

This is a project that is very time consuming but worth the hard work! It took me all day to make one wreath and made my hands sore, I think they turned out beautifully,however.

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Close-up of bird …

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Green desk

Just got this one done, used Annie Sloan Antibes Green as a base coat and lime green kind of dry brushed over it…

BEFORE

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AFTER

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