New Year’s Resolution – Stop Ignoring this Blog!!

In other words, make a little time to keep it up or say goodbye!  I’ve had this blog a long time but this year has put me to the test when it comes to making entries!

No excuses, but since we closed the shop and are in just two spaces in the mall, there has been lots of freed up time to do other things and spend time with other people and we have!

Now to get back to the business of blogging!

First project completed in 2017 – a sad little Ethan Allen cabinet in need of a makeover and some redesigning.  The top was heavily damaged and there is some separation of the boards on the side that were driving the hubby crazy but I thought it perfect for Miss Mustard Seed’s Boxwood, some chipping and distressing and a new reclaimed wood top courtesy of that hubby!

No before pictures because all this work has to happen inside due to winter weather but here is the reveal in the mall:

Resolution #2 – get that garage to a place where the work can happen out there and not in the family room, kitchen or bathroom!

Have a terrific week!

ASCP Old White Cabinet

So far, I’ve only used Annie Sloan’s Old White but I intend to use more of her colors in the future.  The antique bed set I painted first used up an entire can so I was almost afraid to paint this cabinet-but I do have some left!

I sent the hub after her and told him I did not want to pay what they were asking because of the work (and dirt) involved so he did his best and I am very happy with the deal!  (Sorry – no before picture – I was excited!)

cute keyhole detail at top

glass knob - two adjustable shelves

matching keyhole at the bottom

Not too bad for the dirtiest pink cabinet I have ever seen, huh?  Too bad a big patch of the original paint was missing because it had the most wonderful natural crackle but no way to duplicate or repair it.  Otherwise, I would have scrubbed her good and called it done!

Thank you Annie Sloan for no sanding or priming!