painted furniture

How to Refinish a Kitchen Table

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in kitchen, painted furniture | 10 comments

How to Refinish a Kitchen Table

I come from a family that is all about traditions.

Or maybe it’s that my parents didn’t like a lot of change.

My parents lived in the same house for 26 years.

We moved in when I was 1 and they moved out when I was 27…during those years my mom redecorated and painted and rearranged…but one piece of furniture always stayed the same…

…the kitchen table.

I love that every family meal that we ate in that house was at that very table.

My husband’s family is much the same way…my husband grew up eating every meal at the same table…which now resides in our dining room! :)

So when David and I bought our family kitchen table…I knew that I wanted to use it forever.

But the shiny cherry was beginning to bother me…so I decided to try my hand at refinishing.

And I LOVE the results!

How to Refinish a Kitchen Table

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Chalk Painted Desk

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in decorating for clients, painted furniture | 13 comments

Chalk Painted Desk

You would want to know my friend Julie.

She’s a listener and she’s thoughtful and she loves to make people feel welcome in her home.

She loves to laugh and to make others laugh.

She’s the kind of lady that you go to when you have something that you really need to have prayed for because you know she’s really going to pray.

And I still love her even though she rolled my house {yes, with toilet paper} when Alabama lost :( and Auburn won.

I’m decorating her office.

I want the space to be everything she is…

…and I want her to smile every time she walks in her new space.

I just finished this desk.

And I think it’s going to be perfect.

Chalk Painted Desk

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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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