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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Weathered Grey Nightstands Before & After

We love it when great pieces like these 
just turn up at the studio...
we have a fabulous network
 and they know EXACTLY what I love

I know, right?

Made by my favorite manufacturer
White Fine Furniture Co

(sorry, no pics yet of the finished is HUGE
and quite heavy)

Lately, I've been really loving the idea of making pieces
look old and weathered without actually distressing them
and I can't get enough of white and grey

Cage-front nightstands have gotten harder and harder to find!

Instead of our usual fancy finish with gold leaf, etc
we kept these pretty simple
with Snow White from General Finishes

On top of the Snow White, Black glaze, watered down
and heavily wiped back

In insides are fresh and clean with Snow White paint 
and several coats of General Finishes Satin topcoat

The hardware is a custom mixed color using One Step Paint
sealed with Satin topcoat from GF

The coordinating dresser wears the same finish
and turned out lovely

I can visualize this set in an all white bedroom
with touches of grey linen on the bed...

You can find these pieces,
as well as the matching dresser
exclusively at 

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Table for Ten

I love to buy dining sets.
I do not love to paint dining sets.

It's no secret my favorite French Provincial manufacturer
is White Fine Furniture

This set...yeah, it's made by White
Oh happy day!

Sort of makes me hate painting chairs 
and stripping tabletops a LITTLE less

 The table comes with a pair of leaves, and is able to seat 10

That gorgeous stain?
None other than Gel Stain from General Finishes
(available locally at Marcotte's, right next door to 607!)
I sealed the stain with General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish
(food safe)

The chairs had horrible blue fabric...
I'm not a great upholsterer, so I painted both sides of the back
In Amy Howard at Home's One Step Paint in Linen
and only recovered the seats

The upholstery tacks give it a more finished look, I think

and much do you LOVE this fabric?
I have LOTS of it left...looking forward to using it again

You can see this gorgeous table at 607 Vintage Marketplace