I purchased a few jars of Junkie Paint from Candace at Vintage News Junkie and just wanted to share how much I loved this paint! I have used Annie Sloan chalk paint in the past and while I love that as well, the cost makes it difficult to afford my hobby of refinishing furniture. Check out Vintage News Junkie for more info on this paint. My dad picked up this awesome coffee table for me. I neglected to take a before pic but it was a dark cherry wood. I love the legs and beautiful medallion. I gave it a couple coats of Junkie Paint and used a minwax finishing wax. I did distress some areas and love the smooth finish. I also have a beautiful lilac color that I can’t wait to use!
I have been wanting to refinish my hutch and dining room table for some time. My tastes have changed and I am loving cottage style and french country. Basically, I am loving white. I took inspiration from town & country living blog. Her home is so cozy! This hutch started out pickled oak about 20 years ago when that was all the rage. Then, I was going for a cottage black, but it didn’t work and the dining room became a room used on Thanksgiving only. I refinished in Annie Sloan (surprise) and gave it a clear wax. I didn’t want the glass back so covered with mod podge and beautiful paper from Stampin’ Up! I left the handles black and love it! I can’t wait to fill it with stoneware and my wedding china. Almost forgot, I took out the glass out of the front and added chicken wire. It really gives it the look I was going for!
My friend Elaine, who I have literally known since I was 15-(that’s a lot of years) asked me to refinish the top of her beautiful cherry table. I was a little nervous because it is a beautiful piece of furniture, however, the top had a large stain. She wanted a white finish, but wanted some of the cherry to show. I had so much fun with this technique. I took a dry brush and slowly started with old white, then distressed with sandpaper (hoping Santa brings me a sander!). I then added Annie Sloan clear wax, let that dry then buffed it out, added a little Annie dark wax, went over again with clear and buffed it out in the morning. It almost looks like marble. It really is so cool what Annie’s paint can do.
I was looking for a small table to put in my master bath for extra storage and found this old table that was in desperate need of a facelift! I gave it a coat of my favorite Annie Sloan old white, sanded it for the shabby chic look I was going for and used a dark wax. Linking to thegraphicsfairy.com for Brag Monday.
I am loving all the old trunks that you see everywhere in all the home decorating catalogs. I was lucky enough to have one in my basement but neglected to take a before pic. It was in decent shape but needed a pick me up. It was black and pretty chipped. I gave it a coat of heirloom white and went to my favorite blog www.graphicsfairy.blogspot.com and printed out a graphic then transferred it using the modge podge method. I was then lucky enough to find an old table bottom (free from my neighbor) that fit perfectly as a stand. The inside of the trunk is perfect for storing extra blankets or off season clothes. This will now be my nightstand. Linking to Graphics Fairy Brag Monday.
I’ve had a few days off from my day job and have been working on several projects. Unfortunately, I neglected to take a before shot of this roadside find, but it was light maple covered and I do mean covered from top to bottom in stickers! It made me laugh because my daughter Amanda did the same thing to her bookcase when she was little, only instead of Hannah Montana stickers, she had My Little Pony and Blues Clues! I decided to paint this Black, taking a break from Old White and I used one of my favorite graphics from the Graphic Fairy. I tried a new transfer this time using graphite paper & I am super stoked with how it came out. I didn’t even have to paint over it. I then used Annie Sloan clear and dark wax.
I am starting to get a little addicted to Craigslist and I totally blame my dad for this as he sells rabbits and chickens, which I list for him and of course I have to peruse the furniture section at the same time! I found this teacart for a steal! Of course it was in need of an update and I immediately knew I would stencil it. With the sides that go down I thought it was a perfect piece for that. Here is the before:
Unfortunately I forgot to take a before picture but this breadbox was outdated. It was in good shape though, nothing a little Annie Sloan and graphic from my favorite Graphic Fairy couldn’t fix. I used a blender pen to transfer the graphic and was surprised at how easy it was. Of course I aged it with dark wax and sanded it. I am linking it to Graphics Fairy blog Monday.