ASCP Barcelona Orange Dining Room Table and Chairs

This set was a special product for a special lady but we wanted to share her color vision!  Miss Sophia painted her arms off to get it ready quickly and it turned out very nicely:


Terrific fabric!


In all her glory!

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Oops! Almost forgot the before shots…

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I almost could live with this bright color!

Sharing With:  Miss Mustard Seed

From Ordinary to Absolutely Terrific!

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!!!


Brown and ordinaryCleaned her up, repaired a break and hubby started painting when I took a break:

Yep, our workshop-lol!

Yep, our workshop-lol!

After two coats of Annie Sloan’s Florence and some dark wax, voila!

In all her beauty!

In all her beauty!

Florence still makes my heart sing!

A Little Bit of Provence – SOLD

goes a loooong way on an old oak dresser!  Updates the sad, dried out wood wonderfully and breathes new life into the piece.  Add some glass knobs and handles and a new key for locking away treasures and you are set!  Dresser, sideboard, flat tv stand?

(I know, we NEED to take BEFORE pictures; sorry, we get so excited and forget!)




Sigh……lovely Provence!!

Sharing with:  Shades of Amber – Quite Simply…Beautiful Things Party

She languished in the garage… ~SOLD~

for more than 5 and 1/2 years in pieces, no less!   (I took the auctioneer’s word for it that everything was in the pile!)  I could never get all the pieces together in one spot and eventually they were buried in the middle of the garage surrounded by many larger things.   Here she is today, assembled and painted in Florence chalk paint:

IMG_8855 IMG_8856 IMG_8859Turns out there was a piece of chain and one of the drawer runners missing.  And my beloved hubby can rest at night knowing I will not be reminding him of this project again!

(And those cords have got to hide!)

Sharing with:  Shades of Amber

Finishing up the Annie Sloan

Three new pieces in the shop today painted with the last of our Annie Sloan cans.  Here they are!

Done in Old White with a pretty Frenchy stencil on top!  ~SOLD~


Paris Grey with black glaze and painted hardware-beautiful! ~SOLD~

Sweet Provence French Provincial dresser with a hidden writing surface just under the top! ~SOLD~

 Stay tuned for some CeCe Caldwell projects – loving this new paint line too!!

Pretty Old White High Boy Dresser ~SOLD~

This is another of those pieces without a before picture-again, picture brown blah and boring.  Fresh Old White chalk paint and a little dark wax to highlight its lines along with the original hardware make it much more noteworthy!

Six good sized drawers to store all your clothing too!

Sharing With:  Shades of Amber

Still Loving Coco!! ~SOLD~

and I probably always will-such a peaceful color…

Generally, in this business you must set a budget and do your best to stick to it when purchasing pieces of furniture for resale.  Every once in awhile, I tend to fall in love and the budget goes out the window.  These are two of those times…..

The first piece – a game table!  I have never found one and this one had such pretty lines and was so intriguing that I overlooked the repairs needed and the brass feet that had to be added-there was only one original one on there.  The repairs included not only the usual gluing and filling and sanding to even things out, but two of the feet were broken and basically missing.  Could I see past that gorgeous pedestal base – um, no.  Still – the top opens to a 32″ square for games, puzzles, extra dining room, etc.

Do you know how much it costs to have someone replace the bottom part of these legs? Don’t ask…..

But honey, LOOK at this base (and 4 brand new brass feet too)

My second piece that I adored on sight!  (and paid much more for than I usually do!)  This one had not so pretty fabric on the seat but was basically in good shape.  (Hubby was fascinated with the  two screws and rings that attached the seat to the frame)

So very pretty! (and thank goodness the fabric was on sale!)

And just look at those legs! and the carved wooden accents! and it’s so pretty!! (Did I already say that?)

 Yep, hubby, I paid more than I usually would but I now know you have mad skills (not for those missing legs tho) when it comes to most repairs and you have more patience than I do, but I have the vision and they were worth it, I promise!

Sharing with:  Knot Too Shabby and Carter’s Cottage