Miss Sophia’s Barn Wood Technique

This is a terrific farm table set that Miss Sophia gave the barn wood treatment to on the top of the table and the bench.  The chairs were sprayed in a nice coordinating color.  And it sold in less than 24 hours.


Closeup of the paint technique on the table top


Overall view of the Farm set in the Barn Wood technique


Coordinating chair

And this buffet in Smoke Signal is a great go-with piece!


Buffet in APC's Smoke Signal

Buffet in APC’s Smoke Signal

New Pieces in the Shop this week!

I took a few days off to visit the coast in honor of our 33rd Anniversary but the girls have been busy!  Here’s a look at what they have done:

Miss Evie’s Projects:

Upright Lane Cedar chest in Smoke Signal

Upright Lane Cedar chest in Smoke Signal

Desk #1

Corner desk and chair in APC's Voyage

Corner desk and chair in APC’s Voyage

Desk #2


Desk in Limoges and Sackcloth - great combo!

Desk in Limoges and Sackcloth – great combo!

Miss Sophia’s pretty little buffet:


Buffet in APC's Beach Glass

Buffet in APC’s Beach Glass –

and a secret:

The tray pulls out for service!

The tray pulls out for service!

I had better get busy and make up for those relaxing, non-painting days!!

More new things this week!

Miss Sadie (that’s me!) has always loved Beach Glass so here is her latest upcycle using that lovely APC color:


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APC’S Beach Glass on Vintage 6 Drawer Desk

and Miss Sophia did her magic on a vintage dresser in Smoke Signal and Navajo:

A sunny day on this 5 Drawer FP Dresser in Smoke Signal and Navajo

A sunny day on this 5 Drawer FP Dresser in Smoke Signal and Navajo

Such a lovely range of colors in American Paint Company’s line of chalk and mineral paint!

Good Grief-where has February gone?

Unexpected MAJOR snowfall, recurring illnesses, and a shorter month to begin with has left us here on the 20th with no posts and no new pictures-so very sorry!!!

Here’s a Smoke Signal French Provincial Full size bed-it does come with regular rails but we are enjoying the new for-display-only ones.



Dbl French Provincial bed in APC’s Smoke Signal

And then there is Miss Sophia’s gorgeous Drexel Table in GF’s Basil with a dark stained top:



Drexel Table – wonderful shape and size in GF’s Basil

We have received some of the new Ellis Collection colors from American Paint Company so projects in new colors should be showing up soon!  Hurry Spring!!!!

I am enamored of APC’s Smoke Signal! I am enamored with (?) I LOVE it!

Here’s the second project I have done with it – I showed you the buffet/sideboard before.  This was a sad little piece with chains, huge eye hooks, terrible finish but I knew it could be cuter and it is with Smoke Signal!  So ugly I deliberately did not take a before picture…

It’s sunny today and this is the spot in the shop that is most glare-y for some reason-sorry.



APC’s Smoke SIgnal

On a separate note, sometimes you just have to change it up to make it more interesting.  I just deleted the pictures of what this looked like before but it had a nice dark finish on a beautiful oak cabinet which you can see on the top.  Decided to paint the base in Beach Glass and boy has the interest increased!



APC’s Beach Glass and the original finish on top

Now how long will it take to sell, I wonder?