Three weeks ago, hubby and I took a quick trip to Southern Oregon and we found this in Roseburg! Loved that it was solid wood and that the trim details were pretty much intact. All the knobs – lovely!!!
Cleaned her up, repaired a break and hubby started painting when I took a break:
Yep, our workshop-lol!
After two coats of Annie Sloan’s Florence and some dark wax, voila!
In all her beauty!
Florence still makes my heart sing!
I have purchased three of MMS’s milk paints and twice I have been disappointed – only because it didn’t chip on its own. I adore the colors and how it goes on my pieces and how beautifully it distresses with sandpaper and how gorgeous the pieces are with a little wax – but they didn’t chip…..
Finally – I didn’t over sand and the paint chipped and crackled – hurray!!! (Outside in the bright sun-sorry for the shadowy pictures)
oh – a little chippiness!
A lot more and some peeling too – yay!
The finished piece with some really dark wax on it to make it look more black!
Don’t be intimidated when the pieces don’t chip on their own – distress like you always have. But when they do their own thing – pure bliss!
Ladies-if you are (like me) the possessor of a larger foot – Miss Ruby has a BUNCH of brand new shoes that you might want to take a look at. My pictures of the shelves will be added another day-trust me there are DOZENS of pairs-here is a tiny sample:
sweet little black wedges
LOVE the color and the pattern and the heels!
Love the straps
Natalie (5) would adore these-Mimi (older than 5 by far) would be afraid she’d break her neck!!
Around the first of the year in many shops, vendors leave and more come in-welcome Miss Gertie! Glad you have joined us!!
A sampling of her things
terrific door shelf
love the tray!
Looking forward to seeing many more of Miss Gertie’s treasures!
A loooong time friend and customer, Miss Ruby has joined Serendipity with her eclectic style and treasures! From very vintage to newer vintage, you can find numerous treasures here but once they are gone, they are gone! Word to the wise-shop soon!
The smallest sampling of her treasures-check out the suitcases!
Welcome, Miss Ruby!! We love having you here!
Reminding me so very much of ASCP’s Florence, this lovely vintage table and chair set shines in CCC’s Destin Gulf Green! The table is gorgeous to begin with and the newly re-stained top is a great contrast to the painted legs and apron. Add the pretty new fabric on the chairs and it is near perfect!
Check out the chunky legs!
CeCe Caldwell’s Young Kansas Wheat is so close to ASCP’s Coco that I have switched willingly and am on my second can! The latest pieces:
Vintage Bassett French Provincial chest of drawers ~SOLD~
Vintage Mersman French Provincial drum table
Same color-same custom mixed shade of wax – so pretty!
The cedar chest is new in the shop today and blends so well with the other pieces. Know what? The square table and bed are ASCP Duck Egg and the nightstand and cedar chest are CCC’s Smoky Mountain. Really – can you see a difference?!
P.S. Miss Sophia did the upholstery on the bed-pretty terrific addition to it we think!
include a few different items:
A gorgeous French style desk in a custom CeCe Caldwell color – SOLD
CeCe’s Young Kansas Wheat on the base looks terrific with the dark stained top! SOLD
Annie Sloan’s Aubusson Blue makes this plain-jane desk very interesting!