A DIY – From Faded to Fabulous! Annie Sloan Coco and Mersman

Found at a yard sale a bit down the road, this piece had potential but was definitely past its prime!  The manufacturer’s name sold me and I handed over my money.

Interesting colors and hardware?!

what in the world was done to the top?

some cleaning, two coats of Coco and a new handle so far


waxed and ready for the shop

lined the drawer with old dictionary pages too

ready to meet the public!

This project was quick and easy and we think the difference is remarkable!!  Be sure to click on the pictures to enlarge them!

Shared with :

At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday No. 62 and

Miss Mustard Seed  for Furniture Feature Friday

Restore Interiors for Restored It Wednesday

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Workshop

Hurray!  We are happy to announce the first Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Workshop will be held on Sunday, May 6th here at the shop from 1 until 5 pm.  There is an additional class available from 1 until 5 pm on Monday, May 7th.

Our stockists will teach four different techniques during each class and will be supplying all materials necessary – there will be refreshments and plenty of time for questions and answers.

Each class requires a minimum  of four students and we ask that the fees be paid in full  prior to class day.  Cost – $125

Come dressed to paint and learn the latest techniques for this wonderful paint!

A new look for an antique piece – ASCP Coco

This little washstand was given to me and the first time I saw it, I was in love with its lines and possibilities  (I also thought I had a picture of it but it seems not)  Hubby spent a couple three hours sanding it and we added glass knobs for access.

so many layers of paint and crud sanded down to this

 Lots of people have admired her but no one stepped up to buy her so I brainstormed and came up with this – lovely, no?!

two coats of ASCP in Coco later

Today’s dilemma – do I distress and wax or buff and let her age naturally?  What do you think?

Sharing with Restore Interiors for Restored It Wednesday

Check out Miss Addie’s Tea or Bar Trolley

Miss Addie has been shopping and found this little treasure!

All aged metal and glass with the best wheels!

Can’t you see this as a tea cart at a garden party or set up as a bar for your next dinner party?  Fill it with plants for your patio or porch too.  The first customer who saw it shared that her grandmother had one in her home in the 50’s.

We have sunshine and warm weather predicted for this weekend-see ya soon!!

Vintage French Provincial in ASCP Duck Egg and GOLD!

Yes, I said gold and it is fabulous!  Not my set but I am more than happy to tell you how proud we are of our partner who conceived and then executed this color combination!  Imagine if you will, a dark, dingy well loved set and then look how it turned out with hours of work, love and patient painting and waxing!

an overall look at both pieces

the table top was re-stained for beautiful contrast

a gorgeous buffet ~ SOLD!!

closeup of the details (and the tag!)

and the new fabric on the seats is perfect!!

Yep, it is beautiful!! And, yep, both are SOLD!

Linking to At The Picket Fence

ASCP Provence and Dark Walnut – the perfect pairing!

Between the raindrops this past week Miss Sophia has managed to complete this beautiful thing and it is now in the shop for your enjoyment!  Provence and dark walnut are naturally beautiful together as this piece proves!

Every one of her 67" is gorgeous!

Check out the details!

Last, but certainly NOT least, the beautifully stenciled end!

Linking to My Uncommon Slice of Surburbia