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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Parisian Can Can Chest

Feeling a bit melancholy today,
so we decided to paint something
 totally fun and whimsical

Inspired by Parisian Can-Can Dancers...

Girly, feminine soft pink 
mixed with sophisticated Paris Grey
add a touch of glam with golden gilding...
It's a bit Moulin Rouge

Recognize this piece? It's the Drexel Touraine Chest!

The mirror also turned out lovely

We really love this piece...
it's the perfect mix of elegance and whimsy

While painting, we imagined this in a nursery
or a young girl's room...

but it would certainly be fabulous in a big girl's boudoir, too!

You can find this item in our ETSY shop

Monday, December 10, 2012

Red Velvet Make-Over

Remember this dresser?

 Sad, sad, sad...

Someone had tried to spray paint her red...
it didn't work out so well!

Well have a look at her now!

We repainted her in Annie Sloan's Emp Silk Chalk Paint
with lots and lots of dark wax to make the red rich and dramatic

see that gorgeous gilding along the raised trim?
Yeah...that was NOT fun to do...
but it really makes the dresser, don't you think?

 We had to use clear wax on the white areas,
 but not on the gold or red areas...
that was also not the most fun thing ever!
But so worth it

We gilded the bottom edge and the shell detail on the legs,
but it started raining on us, so no pics today!

Even the hardware got a make-over!

It's hard to believe it's the same dresser, isn't it?

We're finishing up a mirror to accent this gorgeous dresser...
but all the moisture in the air today kept the paint from drying...
watch for that tomorrow!

It's tomorrow, and I finished the mirror!


I can see this piece in so many settings, from elegant to boho chic...
Where would YOU use this piece?

Thursday, December 6, 2012




Modern Masters Winner

The WINNER of the Modern Masters Give-Away

Has yet to contact us...

Hey Nicole, are you out there??  
(Nicole of  Twice Treasured and My Life as a Disgruntled Housewife)

Your Google page doesn't have any contact info :0(

If we don't hear from Nicole before 8pm tonight (Eastern)
we are going to draw another winner...
on that note, if you'd like to enter between now and then,
please feel free to do so!