Monthly archive for August 2013

Drab to Fab!

I bought a bedroom set off of Craigslist with the intent to fix it up and sell. It has the most beautiful bones, and of course…I want to keep it for myself! Fortunately, one of my clients jumped on the idea of using the headboard in the bedroom that I am designing for her before I found a good enough reason to keep it here! The client wants a feminine, vintage type feel.
Since the stain was very dark, and chalk paint does not require sanding the stain off, I painted a layer of gray paint before doing the cream color as a “primer”. Sometimes really dark stains will show through the white chalk paint, and I wanted to avoid that problem. I then applied two layers of Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I applied a mixture of dark and clear stain, and then two coats of Old White again! I wanted the look to be vintage, yet clean. To achieve this, I painted back over the dark wax until the look was just right. I cannot wait to see it in the bedroom!

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Front Door Decor

Football season is a few short weeks away, and I can barely contain my excitement! When we were in college, my friend Amy and I bonded over Gator football. She was the first girl I had ever met that loved it as much as I did! Amy took her love for football and creative genius, and she combined them to make her Etsy shop, Amy’s Front Door Decor..

She makes adorable wreaths for many SEC teams, and a few others! Check them out and get one before the season arrives!!

bama wreath

GA wreath

gator wreath

Go Gators!!

Vintage Beauty For Sale

When I first grabbed this beauty, it was covered in yellowish gold velvet that had been worn through the years. Definitely grandma’s attic material. Although the fabric was ugly, the chair was in amazing condition. Beautiful carved legs with cane that looked as though no one had ever sat in it. I bought the chair, purchased some fabric, and had the upholsterer bring it back to life! This chair has a soft, pretty aesthetic, and it is surprisingly comfortable to sit it. I am in love with the new fabric and beautiful tufting! Having trouble selling this one, but I don’t think I can fit one more vintage chair in my home! For sale for 395.00. Email or FB message me if interested!:)

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