Category Archives: Black

Weathered Blues

Whew! It’s been a busy month full of custom goodness. I am so thankful and enjoying it so much! 

I have a fun little rehab to show off today that I just completed for a friend. Christy brought me this fabulous antique dresser she wanted to use in her craft room. I was excited to do something really fun for a creative space! 

Here is the dresser before…


Vintage inspired papers line the drawers…

This piece is quite the mix of colors. After a good cleaning and priming I painted it with a slate blue. It was a little too slate and not enough blue…happy accident. I added two more thin coats of a pale blue oops paint. I allowed the slate color to show through in areas which gave a really nice result thus the happy accident. I am on a bit of a kick with the Silhouette, so I churned out some cutesy tall stemmed flowers. After getting them positioned perfectly I painted two more thin coats of Annie Sloan Graphite over everything but the top surface. Lots-o-distressing and sealer coats later..she’s all loverly!

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Primitive and Proper

Black Beauty

Hi my friends! I have super busy lately with lots of fun projects. One of which I am excited to share with you today! I started with this dresser…

And I ended up with this buffet..

I thought this piece could also work for a media center. Just loose a basket or two to place you electronic components and there you have it!

Details…just a little distressing was all this one needed to bring out the lines.

I painted this baby in Annie Sloan Graphite and used layers of Jacobean and Dark Walnut for the top. Added some fun fabric and baskets because I love lots of texture.  Delivering this lovely to it’s new home tonight! 

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French Script Trio

Last week I worked really hard to get my stash of furniture finished and cleared out, only to fill it back up again. ANY WAY…I had this plain oak set that really needed some attention to make it something special. The ladies from Red Hen Home and 4 The Love of Wood inspired me with their french script pieces. I knew this was the perfect set for that look.

Uh Oh! I Completely spaced it on the before pictures but think plain jane oak and you got it!

I had to change my plan a couple times to achieve the look I was going for but in the end I could not be happier!

The oak is truly not as orange as it appears in this picture…

The side table and the bottom of the coffee table received the Annie Sloan treatment in Graphite. For the coffee table I stripped the top, burnished, and filled in this awesome french graphic from The Graphics Fairy. I distressed, stained and then used a wash of the Graphite paint to age the top more. I love how what took me HOURS over a few days to do I just crammed into 2 sweet little sentences. Ahhh well. Next, a few coats of polyurethane and I have a lovely set of french inspired tables. This is my most favorite rehab to date!!

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Goodbye factory finish…hellllooo custom goodness!!

I have a big ol’ rehab to show off today! My friend, Jena, asked if her table was worth saving…uhhh…yea silly! She asked me to take this project on for her and so I did! 

Here is what she gave me to work with…

White wood with a clear varnished top. The table does have legs somewhere…

 There they are and ohhhh those lattice back chairs…

All finished up! From factory blah to custom goodness! I used Behr Black Suede and Minwax Jacobean for the table top. *The sunlight in these pictures makes them appear navy but it is black I assure you :)*

It is times like these when I am so thankful to own a paint sprayer. While I rarely use it I knew these lattice back chairs were prime candidates for the sprayer. Whew!
Jena picked out a lovely fabric for her cushions from one of my favorite local fabric shops. This is actually the best shot of the true color of the table top. I kept getting a glare and I was not into moving this set all over the back yard chasing the shade. 🙂

That’s all for today peeps but I will be back this week with a lil’ something new.  I thought it might be fun to show you around this little cottage I call home. Going back to what it was (and wasn’t) when we moved in and all the changing scenery over the years around here.

Happy Monday!