Living and exploring the creative side of life.

Passionately Purple Vanity!

This vanity started out white, then someone painted over it , sort of, with beige, then I came along and bought it and let it sit for a few weeks…

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I bought the chair separately but it fit into the kneehole perfectly. I have a beautiful ikat patterned fabric that has a bit of purple and lavender so I chose to paint the vanity purple…it’s PURPLE alright.

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Refinished dresser

After buying this dresser months ago and letting it sit in its ugly blue state for way too long, I decided to drag it out and throw some paint on it. I always have trouble deciding on which color I want to use because of all the possibilities. I settled on painting the base color with AS Graphite and the top coat AS Antibes which is a bright green. The first coat was applied heavily to cover all the blue and after it dried I dry-brushed the green on so the Graphite would show through.
Then, I used a stencil I purchased at Hobby Lobby to stencil the drawers.

It came out really nice so I put the original hardware back on it and waxed it and took it to my booth at Ole Towne Antiques in Columbia. I need to get to work on all the other pieces so I can fill the booth up!

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Headboard Curtain

A friend recently asked if I had any ideas for headboards because her daughter is getting a room makeover. I sent her a few ideas I found on Pinterest and one stood out that involved hanging a curtain behind the bed. The fabric had quotes written on it. So I had her to ask her daughter for her favorite quotes and I worked them all into the design. I bought a plain white fabric shower curtain and used a Sharpie pen to write the quotes in all different fonts. I wrote her favorite one in red and the rest were written in black. She requested some extra flourishes and designs to accompany the quotes and this is what I came up with…

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Refinished vanity made into a changing table

This vanity was given to me by a very generous friend. It so happened another friend was looking for a piece of furniture to use as a diaper changing station in the nursery of her soon to be born baby girl. This was one of those times when things just fall into place because she loved the idea of using it!
I got to work stripping and sanding and I painted it to match some furniture she already had. I used white as a base color and cement gray as the top color then sanded it again to let the white show through. After all that I added a shelf using molding attached to the inner sides and used wide base molding to make the shelf. I painted that to match and waxed the whole piece with Annie Sloan Clear Wax. I then added the carved wood decorative squares to dress it up a little and then added the knobs. Can’t wait to see it in the nursery!
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Monogrammed Chest of Drawers

This is a dresser I painted for a friend’s daughter who is getting  a room makeover!

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Bought this beautiful antique dresser for the mancave

Twitter / walkthecreative: Bought this beautiful antique ….

The Scientific Reason Complimentary Colors Look Good Together | Smart News

The Scientific Reason Complimentary Colors Look Good Together | Smart News.

Brooklyn Limestone: paint label

 

Found this on Pinterest!  Love her blog too, she has provided a free printable label to make organizing your leftover paint easier.

Brooklyn Limestone: Simplifying our stash (and a freebie!).

Lattice – Lumber & Composites at The Home Depot

 

Just discovered Home Depot has these incredible latticework panels that are 32″ X 4′  … The possibilities are endless!

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Lattice – Lumber & Composites at The Home Depot.

My sister Susie…

My sister Susie’s enclosed porch used to be the outside of the house before an addition was done in the 80’s.  She decided to spruce it up a bit (a lot) and pulled the awful industrial carpet up and there were beautiful hardwoods underneath!  There is a patch in front of the door because they had to fill in where the old steps were but I think it just adds to the charm of the history of the house.  The yellow siding was painted a beautiful blue/green and she painted the trim white and refinished the floors. When I say “she” I mean Susie and her significant other Travis, they are the do-over duo!

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