Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Remember this cute little cabinet that someone had given us awhile back.

We were in a quandary...

To paint or not to paint... 

After all she's in perfect condition. Solid mahogany, no dings or scratches. It literally had one owner who had taken very good care of her. She had it filled with pretty little treasures from her travels. 

Well look at this baby now. 

We removed the outdated pediment. Painted her a pretty 
Behind The Shadow from Clark + Kensington and gave her a tiny little shabbiness. 

We learned a great lesson on this one. REMOVE THE BACK BEFORE PAINTING... so much easier to paint when the back is removed. 

Look at her pretty details.

This would be so pretty in a cottage style house. It could be used as a china cabinet, display cabinet, bookcase or just think about her in a little girls room. 

The back is painted a pretty sea foam green. 

We haven't given her a name yet. What do you think?

Friday, November 2, 2012

6 Brown Chairs

One of our return customers asked us to paint 6 chairs for her. 

First let me start by saying...Debbie, I said "DO NOT PUT ME IN THE PHOTO". Thank God it's only a partial shot of my back. That T-shirt is over 15 years old. It's one of my favorite painting shirts. So soft. If you were to see the front you could see every color of paint I've ever used over the past 15 years.

There's a lot involved in chairs. First we had to clean them with a degreaser to get off any wax buildup. Next we gave them a light sanding and spray primed them. 

A lot of people that use chalk paint skip the cleaning, sanding and priming. We thought since these chairs were going to be used daily it was worth the extra steps. 

Here they are after they were painted with our chalk paint in one of our favorite colors, Oyster Pearl. We can't say enough about this color. It picks up different hues depending on what it's around. It's more on a gray side. 

The next step is to give them a light sanding and poly.  

Then on to the next project.