Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
A five drawer chest of drawers makes great storage for baby or college student. This chest had a difficult life and it suffered some water damage on the bottom back. It has been cleaned and painted white. Available at Troy Antiques for $68.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
all freshened up with a (dry brushed) coat of white paint.
A steal at $30 for the pair. Available at Troy Antiques
Friday, September 24, 2010
For ghosts. . . goblins. . . And graveyards. . .
Halloween is almost upon us--well at least the decorating is and what more could you want but a tombstone!
Actually this piece was originally a firescreen but when I painted it, a different personality emerged. No matter what I did, it still looked like a tombstone. . . The kind in really old southern cemetarys that bears no inscription. So for the moment (or should I say month), it is a tombstone.
Friday, September 17, 2010
It seems I can't ever find time to blog anymore. . .
There's always something seemingly more important. . . Regardless, I'm giving this a whirl again and maybe I can be more consistent.
About the chairs. . . They were cute in their own right prior to painting, but they needed to match a painted drop leaf table. . . Thus the white. Now the chairs are clean, white, and most important. . . They match the table. Hope you enjoy them Juliette!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Plain Jane chair has been painted black and distressed then covered with a great animal print fabric. The zebra design works great with black furniture as well as white furniture. . .providing contrast. Available at Troy Antiques, $32.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
already sold and delivered. . .on its way to Troy University and a new apartment!
Great 4 drawer chest of drawers is perfect for storing clothes and later it can transition into a buffet or sideboard for a new home.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
The desk was supposed to be black but my best laid plans are often changed. Once I began sanding I realized that this was destined to become another "scraped" look. So far I've had two other pieces of furniture that transitioned into this perfectly (A Treasure and Art Deco).
Desk is available at Troy Antiques, $78.
Friday, July 30, 2010
I almost always paint in (off)white or (off)black--those colors seem to sell better/quicker--this time I had to be different! This wonderful old chest has been dry-brushed in green--yes, green. I think this gives it an "anthropologie" look and feel. The drawer pulls are fabric--I realize not everyone would understand this but really it's just another "anthro" trick.
Now why can't I sell to Anthropologie?
This chest can function in a bedroom as a dresser--in the den, to hold a television--on in a dining room as a buffet or sideboard.
Available at Troy Antiques, $138.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
This chest of drawers has already been delivered. The great vintage chest was painted and distressed--a great look for today.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Small dressing table and chest of drawers is ready for your cottage, daughter's room, new apartment. . .anywhere. Small corner accent shelves complete the look.
Available at Troy Antiques, Troy, AL.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
The green fabric with the wonderful owl applique was originally a ladies' vest from the 1970's. Tattered and torn, the "shredds" were given to me along with encouragement--"I'm certain you can make something out of this".
I knew I would make a pillow and the green toile seemed to be the perfect background. . .the orange border? It just matched the accent color on the owl.
So the pillow was born and is now available at Troy Antiques and in my Etsy shop.
Monday, July 5, 2010
The perfect rocker for your home, cottage, or even the new baby's room. . . The combined efforts of Miss Hettie's and Cottage and Cabin transformed the vintage platform rocker into a sweet creation. The white slipcover allows this rocker to move from room to room. Perfect for the new baby's room now or it can be used in a guest room later. . . Use your imagination.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Weekend projects waiting. . .
I haven't yet quite decided what color to use--
possibly "my" white for one and color for at least one. I have some great zebra print fabric I'm anxious to use, so that may be the covering for the chair seat.
Stay tuned. . .hold your breath. . .wait and see. . .hopefully they will all be finished before Monday!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Now it has a multitude of uses, from the kitchen and storing dishes to the bedroom holding bags, sweaters, or shoes (unless you are like Sweethomewhever and need a room for shoes), or back to the garden holding flowers as it was originally intended. This piece is so "anthropologie", it would be perfect in their store. Available at Troy Antiques for $38
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Salvaged table legs. . .
A shabby window for extra decor. . .
And a potting table is born!
Thanks to Bobby at Cottage and Cabin for his creative genius. Potting table available at Troy Antiques.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Again. . .
Garden furniture. . .
Perfect for the smaller patio or garden home. . . Two white wrought chairs and small table. All available at Troy Antiques: chairs, $65 pair; table $12.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
of things to come. . .
I'm working on a wonderful chic shabby table and chair set. Hopefully it will be finished by the weekend.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
No matter what you grow in your garden, this cute white wrought iron bench will add a touch of charm and a welcome place to sit and rest. Reversible throw pillows complete the look. Available at Troy Antiques for $98.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Dressing table with swing away arms has an attached green and pink skirt. The coordinating stool has a crazy quilt patchwork top.
Both are available at Troy Antiques; dressing table, $48; stool, $28.
Beautiful antiqued dresser
This two drawer dresser base has been antiqued a wonderful shade of white. The mirror that is shown with it has a pale blue edge and complements the dresser. Both are available at Troy Antiques; dresser, $85; mirror, $32.
the china cabinet that I had purchased and used for display at the antique shop needed a new paint job! So. . .I painted it black--black interior and exterior--but that just didn't work--too depressing I think. Out came the gray paint (something I swore I'd never use again) and I painted the exterior gray--it is perfect! Of shall I say it is perfect after I distressed the piece a bit--everything needs a little "scuffs".
The china cabinet is a classic 1940's style with 3 shelves and a glass door. The lower door open to revel extra storage for linens or other china. Available at Troy Antiques for $128; delivery is available to some locations.
He was missing an ear when I found him, but a little repair job made him almost as good as new. In spite of the fact the shop is located in Alabama, deep in Auburn (and University of Alabama) territory, the Bulldog was quickly snapped up and carried off to Atlanta. He now graces the garden somewhere in UGA territory!
Check back with me again--you never can tell what I might find and I'm always searching for vintage garden items!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
A glass tray. . .glass framed in white distressed wood with faux glass drawer pulls for handles. This tray works well on a coffee table, ottoman, or a dresser.
Available at Troy Antiques for $18.
Crisp and white. . .perfect for summer. . .
This cute bistro table and chair set has been painted white and slightly distressed, giving it a worn, comfy look. Red patchwork cushions were added to the seats.
goes home with a sweet couple. We all hope they enjoy the set.
actually not. . .
just one table, painted and distressed, and a cute stool that has a wonderful crackle finish.
The stool is white with a hint of blue peaking through--too cute! Both are available at Troy Antiques: table, $38 and stool $22.
I suppose I'm too slow with my blogging. . .I finished this chair and it was purchased immediately at the shop (Troy Antiques). Originally, the chair was an ugly metallic green (yes, green) and I sanded it a bit then painted it white and distressed it for a softer look.
Keep checking back on the blog. . hopefully there will be more like this soon.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Either location this white washed bench fits in perfectly. The cushion is covered in a red and white ticking and the throw pillows complete the look.
Available at Troy Antiques for $98.