Green is the New Black {reFreshed furniture}

before and after green with stencil

I know everyone loves a brown stained piece of wood furniture.I believe that you should use your fine china, sit in the fancy living room andpaint brown furniture, if you want to. And I believe that if you love a color, and its green like this custom mixed La Craie or blue or yellow, then make a statement!Don't be afraid to use … [Read more...]

A Buffet Make over {Maison Blanche – St. Anne}

Buffet Make-over St Anne La Craie

This makeover was so much fun.  The piece was in terrible condition.  It smelled bad and looked bad, but it is very sturdy.  The lines are perfect.  It's one of those pieces that you are always looking for. No matter what's wrong with it, you think you can bring it back to life. This sad piece had been in my storage shed for a … [Read more...]

The Orange Crush Desk Makeover

Orange desk

Orange is one of my favorite colors. I've had this can of ASCP in Barcelona, just waiting for the right piece.  I came across this small desk and thought it would be perfect.I mixed the Barcelona with Pure White to create my perfect orange.  And I got busy with this fun desk makeover.I used sand paper to distress a little here and … [Read more...]

Aubusson Blue Desk

Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint

I love it when a plan comes together, I could have been part of  the "A" Team :) The little desk was sturdy, simple, in great shape and all wood.I had ordered the Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint, and I waited and waited for the right project to present itself.This desk was perfect (this may have been beginning of the stripe phase). … [Read more...]

Ocean Breeze Dresser

Ocean Breeze Dresser

I love refreshing dressers. You know the ones that are all wood and in great condition.I painted the body and part of the drawers Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ~ Old White.For the top and mid section of the drawers, I used ASCP Duck Egg Blue as the base coat and mixed my own color for the Ocean Breeze.I found the perfect glass knobs … [Read more...]

Makeover {Chair-no arms}

No Arm Chair

 I found this brand new chair at Goodwill.  It still had plastic over the seat cushion.No matter what I tried, I could not get the arms tighten.  I used glue and a lot of pressure to tighten the screws.  Nothing was working.I removed the arms, filled the holes with wood putty.I grabbed my Purdy paint brush and painted the … [Read more...]

Shabby Dresser

shabby dresser

This piece was in great condition and it was all wood. It just had a dated look.Once again I was overcome with excitement and this is my only before picture ;)I painted it all over with Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint. I always use a Purdy paint brush, you never have to worry about the bristles coming out!  They are awesome!How many … [Read more...]

Mirror Makeover

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Have you noticed that a lot of my projects start out brown, dirty and in need of some repair?My friend "K" and I went on a whirlwind treasure hunt about an hour south of our town.  We had a great time, got lost several times-that's another story.  When I happened on this treasure, I think she was a little surprised that I wanted it.  Chipped … [Read more...]

Vanity/Desk Makeover

vanity gets a new life

I was so excited to run across this old vanity.Mentally it was in great shape ;)and Mama always taught me to never judge a book by it's cover. Or a vanity.My tools of choice, when stripping. Mr. reFresh's toothbrush and a plastic scraper.I wiped it all down, put the toothbrush up. Painted the details with Annie Sloan Chalk … [Read more...]

From Ballet to Beachy

ballet to beachy

I had to use my imagination when I saw this dining set.It was cute, but the finish had yellowed and the cushion were well used.I can tell that a couple little girls had a great time at this table. I striped the table top, sanded it and taped it off.  I used several blues and greens.   I distressed the white areas of the table and … [Read more...]

Chalk Paint Mirror Makeover

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It's been in the closet for going on two years.I'm always telling you about stuff in my closet, luckily I have several.large.closets...I've been thinking about hanging a mirror over the fireplace. And I have several cans of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint~the best stuff in the world~ sitting around.It's right up there with chocolate! I also … [Read more...]