Monday, March 31, 2014

At Last, the Dining Hutch Reveal Has Come Along

Happy Monday! The dining hutch reveal is finally here. For those who have been following the blog for a while, you know that I have been working on this piece for quite some time now. I inherited a dining set in early February, and as they say, the best things come to those who wait.


annie sloan chalk paint

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Officially in Business - Pedestal Table Before & After

While I am super excited to tell you I have completed my hutch upcycle, today is all about this beautiful pedestal table. I was graciously given the opportunity to work on this table as my first commissioned piece. I handed it off to its owner this morning, and she is quite pleased.


annie sloan paint

When starting this project, I must admit I was quite nervous this being the first piece I have painted that wasn't my own, but this little table was just screaming to be white, shabby and chic. The transformation is stunning.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Work in Progress...Still

The hutch I am refinishing has become my life. And, yes, it is still a work in progress. My little J-man turned four this week so I have been busy planning an epic birthday party and day for him. I hope to jump back into the swing of things and knock this piece out this week.

As you may have seen in my last hutch postI decided to go with a first coat of Paris Grey. After doing some research on washing, I decided to go with an Old White wash on top. Here is a little sneak peek. 




Thursday, March 20, 2014

Don't Lose It, Reuse It - Mirror Refinish

I believe whole heartedly these days that you shouldn't donate or throw out any decor until you try to reimagine it. This iron mirror is a prime example of this. It was one of my favorite pieces in our black and white kitchen in Minnesota, but now that we have a main level with cool grays and whites, it just seemed too dark.

Not just for wood, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint can be used on metal, glass or even outside on pots and garden decorations. This was a really quick transformation that my mom helped me with. She was watching me paint and had to get her hands on some Annie Sloan.


annie sloan chalk paint

Monday, March 17, 2014

Work in Progress...

So, I am currently working on my hutch that coordinates with my dining table. I took a quick video with my iPhone on Friday just to give you a glimpse at how Annie Sloan Chalk Paint goes on and covers.




Thursday, March 13, 2014

Eleanor's Table - Before & After

I am super excited for this post today. Recently, I mentioned that I inherited my husband's grandmother's dining set, and today is the day for the reveal of Eleanor's table!

chalk paint

Monday, March 10, 2014

Another Man's Trash...Screen Upcycle

You know how they say another's man's trash is another man's treasure? Well this was certainly the case in my most recent upcyle project. I spotted a screen in the corner of my mother's garage on our recent vacation to Nashville, and knew I had to have it.


shutters on wall


Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Great Remodel - Kitchen Deets

This is it. My fourth and final post on the kitchen remodel. It is time for all the juicy details on the products and vendors we used.

We started out meeting with Christ from Pearl Design Group in Bloomingdale, Ill. The experience was awesome. We had met with several other vendors before this, but Christ was the first that I got excited about working with. He really listened to my wants and concerns particularly about wanting seating at the island and came up with the solution to shift the fridge over to give us more space. Genius! 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Cane You Dig It - Dining Set Sneak Peek

I know I promised you my last post on the kitchen today, but I thought I would take a break from all the kitchen fanfare and give you a sneak peek at my latest painting project.

I am currently in the process of refinishing my husband's grandma's dining table, chairs and hutch. This set just fell into my lap after a cousin needed to downsize. I have been working on this for a couple of weeks now. I am no where near being done, but I did manage to finish one of the chairs this weekend.


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