painted furniture

Annie Sloan Coco Chest

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in chalk paint, master bedroom, painted furniture | 9 comments

Annie Sloan Coco Chest

I’m in the process of decorating our master bedroom.

I’m almost done.

So close to being done…that I’ve almost stopped working on it…

…before it’s finished.

You know what I’m talking about.

You work and work and work on a project…and then you just leave the last things on the list undone.

You’re bored with that project and ready to move on to the next.

So today when I was fanning through my paint deck trying to pick out the perfect shade of cream for my kitchen (which is the next project)

I stopped myself…and marched myself up to my room…and finished another project that needed to be done in there.

I AM GOING TO FINISH THIS ROOM BEFORE I START ON ANOTHER!

And I’ll be so glad that I did. :)

Neutral Master Bedroom

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Chalk Painted Antique Dresser

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in brass, painted furniture | 12 comments

Chalk Painted Antique Dresser

I seriously need to clean out my garage.

We’ve lived in this house for 13 years…

…and, we’ve NEVER parked a car in it.

We moved from a house with a single garage,

that we had NEVER parked in.

But, I just knew that with a double garage, we’d have plenty of room for at least one car!?

And, my husband being the kind and chivalrous man that he is,

would let my car be the one.
I wasn’t crazy enough to think that we’d actually park 2 in there!?

but, one!?

Surely, one car!?!?!

I could envision myself pulling right into that garage on rainy days,

and the girls never having to get wet.

On cold days, I wouldn’t even have to scrape the frost off the windshield.

   It hasn’t happened…

       …I still get wet when it rains,

and the windshield still needs to be scraped on cold mornings.

So, I’ve given myself some new rules.

No more yard sale finds or great hand-me-downs or road side treasures…

           …and, heaven forbid I enter the Goodwill…

       …until my car is parked in that garage!

Chalk Painted Dresser

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Chalk Painted Dresser

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in chalk paint, painted furniture | 21 comments

Chalk Painted Dresser

I inherited some of my grandparent’s furniture about 18 years ago,

twin beds, one chest of drawers and one dresser.

I still remember the furniture in the front bedroom on my Muz and Pap’s house.

And, now it has been in our master bedroom for 18 years.

I have always loved the furniture because it belonged to them,

but was never crazy about the style…

…until recently.

painting with chalk paint

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Annie Sloan Emile Chair

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in chalk paint, painted furniture | 21 comments

Annie Sloan Emile Chair

I often wonder why different people like different colors?

And, why one person will LOVE a particular food and another person will

not be able to stand it.

Like why some people think sushi is the best food on the planet?

And, another is offered a sample of a California Roll by a super kind,

Asian man down at Publix,

and this particular person decides that she will give it a try,

and as soon as she places it in her mouth,

she realizes it was a VERY bad idea,

and tries to smile…

but instead, breaks out in a sweat…

looks at her 3 girls who are awaiting the ok that they too should try some…

only to have to follow their mother {running} to the closest trash can…

to break EVERY rule of etiquette and kindness

and to spit the California Roll out in the garbage can.

And, can now never shop at Publix again for fear that I will see that

nice Asian man again.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Duck Egg and Flow Blue Table

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in brass, chalk paint, milk paint, painted furniture | 16 comments

Duck Egg and Flow Blue Table

When my husband and I first got married,

we had NO furniture.

I had lived at home.

He had lived in a dorm.

(Same dorm room for 6 years – that’s another story for another day!)

We saved enough money to buy a couch and a mattress.

We figured those were the 2 most important pieces of furniture.

Our first home was about an hour from my husband’s home town.

We would drive over to my in-laws and go “shopping” in their basement.

Luckily, my mother-in-law likes to save things.

This made “shopping” the basement quite productive.

Duck Egg and Flow Blue Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Child’s Lemonade Stand

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in chalk paint, painted furniture | 17 comments

Child’s Lemonade Stand

I remember having lemonade stands back in the good ole days. . .

We never had lemonade in my fridge,

but there was always plenty of sweet tea.

So, my lemonade stand would turn into a “sweet tea” stand.

This would bring the neighborhood children running.

It was always hard to determine which friends would drink for free.

This privilege was usually saved for whoever my business partner was for the day.

There were usually several business partners. . .

Not leaving many paying customers.

Lemonade Stand @ DaisyMaeBelle

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