May 22, 2015

Going Coastal Gray




Even furniture built to remain outdoors year round, needs to be refreshed. Originally the same color as the deck, this favorite glider had become faded and dirty. The only prep I did was spray it off with the hose and let it dry..... Read More

May 19, 2015

Wardrobe Petite




Old Fashioned and practical, wardrobes provided storage for clothing in the days before large walk in closets. On the smallish side, this vintage armoire may have been built for a child, and needed a fresh look...... Read More

May 18, 2015

Campaign Desk in Custom Lilac




Sometimes the standard pre-mixed colors in any brand of paint don’t offer what you’re looking for, but mixing for a custom color is easy to do.  For a feminine take on the Campaign style....... Read More

May 15, 2015

Video 34 Chalk Painting Fabric - Step 2




In the second part of this video series on chalk painting fabric, I use a new chalk paint, Classico, by Pure & Original Paint to give a fresh look to my fabric covered chair seats....... Read more 

May 14, 2015

Wistful White




Since I have tons left of the 3 original paint colors Pure & Original Paint sent me, Pigeon Grey, Storm, and White,  I tried it out on another project.........Read More

May 11, 2015

Video 33: How to Chalk Paint Fabric- Step 1




Can you chalk paint fabric? Absolutely. In this video, I’ll show you step 1 for prepping a fabric seat cushion for chalk paint...... Read More

When Less is Best




We see them all the time. Those before/after paint projects when you think, “I liked the before better.” Even worse are those where you say, “I wish they hadn’t painted it all.” Because once it’s painted there’s no going back without the....... Read More

May 8, 2015

Florals at Robyn Story Designs




When I first took you on a tour of Robyn Story Designs, I focused on the gorgeous furniture, accessories, mirrors and lighting, but there is so, so much more to see..... Read More

May 7, 2015

Pure & Original Paint Colors - Storm



Pure & Original Paint sent me 3 of their Classico chalk paint colors to try, one of which is Storm. I would describe Stormas a warm muted brown that has deep red purple undertone. If I had to compare it to a color in the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint palette, I would say it’s........ Read More

May 6, 2015

The Secret to a WOW Painted Finish



Using reds in tandem makes for a deep rich finish that resembles a red colored leather. I started with a first coat of  Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Primer Red. Once it was dry, I added areas..... Read More

May 5, 2015

A Lovely Duck Egg Blue




You may remember this armoire. I talked about repainting it here. I was a little tired of the blue, but still needed something that would work in my foyer (we have no coat closet). Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®  Duck Egg Blue is a color..... Read More 

May 4, 2015

Pure & Original Paint Colors - Black




I have to admit, I’ve missed it: Black. It’s one of my favorite colors. I think it’s the New York part of me. It’s my go to color for so many things, fashion, walls, fabric, furniture, lighting, accessories, you name it........ Read More