I picked up this armoire at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago, I really liked the curvy lines so it came home with us! It was the typical late 70′s dark walnut finish, I forgot to take a before pic!
I started with a light grey diy chalk paint, followed by two different paint washes…the first was an onyx, which is almost black, then followed by a coco wash. The coco wash really softened up the black wash and tied it all together. I finished it off with some furniture wax from Miss Mustard Seed. It is by far the best furniture wax I have ever used, it smells like lotion and goes on oh so smooth!
Here are some pics…
For more information on where to find this sweet armoire, drop me an email!!
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Common Ground Redoux Interiors
When I saw these signs at Restoration Hardware, I fell in love with them instantly, but not so much their $550 price tag! They are currently on sale for $412….not much better.
So, when I came across these ugly canvases, I knew I could re-create them!!
The first step was painting them all black, then I taped off a border, to make the white frame. Then I measured and figured out how big to make my stencils. I cut my stencils and laid them out and traced….
Then it’s just a matter of painting the letters!
I debated between selling them and keeping them, I think for now I will be keeping them! I hung them in our basement and they work great in this area!
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Beyond the Picket Fence Thrifty Décor Chick Tatertots and Jello Liz Marie
This project was a custom order from a customer that wanted the Pottery Barn Planked USA Panels, but not as big and all in one piece.
I had my hubby make up the sign using 1×4′s…
Then I stained the boards in espresso. I knew my regular method of using my silhouette to make a stencil wasn’t going to work for this sign, so I dug out our computer projector and projected my image onto the boards…
Then I traced around the outside and painted inside the lines!!
Here is Pottery Barn’s version…
and here is my version…
This sign is already sold, but I always take custom orders and will have lots of fun, new designs at the Carver Junk Company sale coming up this weekend!!
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Savvy Southern Style Thrifty Décor Chick Tatertots and Jello