Saturday, July 28

Coral Striped Headboard

This is a simple headboard that I painted grey with a coral stripe down the center.
I've never used stripes on furniture before and I was a little hesitant to try. I just used regular blue painter's tape (not the expensive stuff). I painted the coral in the middle. Taped off the sides. Sealed the tape with the coral color and then painted the grey. After a few coats and a couple of days I peeled off the tape and I had a perfectly crisp line.  Easy Peasy!

The paint colors are Behr's Creek Bend and Youthful Coral. I just purchased the testers for $3 at Home Depot. 

You can find this piece for sale in my Etsy Shop. 

Thursday, June 7

Miss Fancy Pants

I'd like to introduce you to Miss Fancy Pants. I found her at a local thrift shop for a decent price. She has lovely details and she's in great shape. She just needed a little paint job to rid her of that orange stain she was strutting around town in and that's exactly what she got...

a paint job. In Turquoise, of course.

I'm working on my next piece and I'm trying to venture out of my turquoise-aholism. Hoping coral will be the color of choice. Enjoy the turquoise while you can.

I used Olympic One paint but color matched Behr's Bermuda. She has about 5 coats of wipe-on poly. It was my first time using it and I was unsure how durable it would be since it was so thin. However, the finish is holding up very nicely after 5 coats.

I lightly distressed the edges, drawers, doors and legs. Then used a mahogany stain on a Q-tip to darken the wood showing through.

I cleaned up the hardware she came with and re-used it. 

You can find her for purchase in my Etsy shop.

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Monday, January 2

Jaded Nightstand

Kicked to the curb. Tossed to the side. Left for dead. Dumped. This nightstand was jaded to say the least. Left at the dumpster by her previous owner, understandably so, due to her sad yellow finish chipping away at her seams. This ol' gal needed a make over. So, I gave her a frosted one in jade. This is the same color I used on my living room walls and I love it. It's called Frosted Jade (how appropriate) by Behr. However, I had it color matched to Olympic paint. It's cheaper and less fumes.

I like how it turned out and the original hardware adds a nice contrast with a tarnished aged look.

It's for sale in my Etsy shop, The Maison. Have a look!