Saturday, February 22, 2014

Smoky Aubusson Blue Chest of Drawers

Say hello to Chester...isn't he a handsome fella!!

ASCP graphite finish with Aubusson blue undertones gives this guy depth like no other. All the hardware was updated with new pulls in a beautiful bronze finish.

Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to see the before pictures, I'm always amazed at the difference from start to finish!

As always, thanks for checking out my latest creation!



Thursday, February 6, 2014

Charming Drop Leaf Side Table

I hardly ever see drop leaf side tables, especially one that is as charming as this little number.

I cleaned up the worn surface and painted this girl with Annie Sloan Old White. And to make this piece a bit more special, I used Mod Podge to adhere a fun piece of fabric inside the drawer.

Be sure to scroll all the way down to see the before picture.

Thanks for dropping by!

Long, lean, lovely legs hold up this drop leaf table

Drop leaves are easily secured, providing more surface area

Beautiful detail on the legs

Distressed and waxed for a smooth finish

Fun fabric lined drawer
Complete with the original hardware too


Velvet Grey Cedar Trunk

I have a confession...I'm a sucker for trunks! I already have several in my house and keep adding more. When you live in a 1950s house that has minimal storage and not a lot of square footage {like I do}, you need to be smart with the pieces you add to the decor. Each piece I add has to be incredibly functional and serve ever changing needs.

So when I came across this nice cedar trunk, it was a no brainer that it had to come home with us! It was a solid and well cared for piece that just needed an updated look to make it attractive again. After a nice coat of dark velvety grey paint, I rubbed and sanded it in all the right places giving it a natural looking patina. Sealed with clear and dark wax, a quick buff and she's looking better then ever!

I think it'll be great as a coffee table, toy box, at the foot of the bed or extra seating in a family room. And don't forget, it can store {or in my case, hide} so much stuff---blankets, toys, sweaters, pillows---the options are endless!

Have a super Thursday--and as always, thanks for looking!


Linking up to Pieced Pastimes

Rich, velvety grey trunk with classic lines

Love the simple details
Brass accents on the lid

Lightly distressed

Beautiful cedar construction

Better shot of the brass accents