Thursday, October 23, 2014

Deep Dark Moody Gray Dresser

I'm really loving this deep dark moody shade of gray!
 
 
This one started out just a little rough around the edges, but strong and solid. It's one of those surprisingly heavy pieces!
 
 
It's that time of year when I'm finishing up the paint colors I have on hand. I've previously used this color on a pair of end tables and it's one of my favorites. I especially love the distressed edges against the gray. The color is Pencil Point from Behr and I mixed it with the chalk paint recipe on both projects.
 
 

I did the usual prep - sanding and washing. Then two coats of paint and three coats of wipe on poly.


I thought a little sparkle was in order with a mix of glass knobs.
 

 
Cute little feet, don't you think?
 
 
I think the deep dark moody gray is really sophisticated and it's definitely a color I will use again!
 
 
Next time you see this one, it will be all decked out for our holiday open house. Yes, we are knee deep in Christmas around here!

I'm sharing with ...
The Shabby Nest
My Repurposed Life
 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Be Inspired Features and Link Party #139

Happy Tuesday! Welcome back for features and party day!
 
Elizabeth and Co.

I am so loving this week's features and I think you will too .....

Julia from 551 East shared this absolutely stunning gallery wall. I love the way the natural tones pop against the dark wall!


We're used to seeing beautiful furniture transformations from Suzanne at The Painted Drawer, but this time she shared her living room and it is amazing!


 
And no matter the season, I always love the fresh feel of Robin's home over at Happy At Home



I am seriously crushing on this mid century modern credenza with a glossy white top from Reeves at The Weathered Door!


The beautiful fabric adds a modern twist to this fabulous secretary from Mary Beth's Place!


Cassie from Primitive & Proper and her daughter Emmy created the most darling nature themed pumpkins!

 
Can you guess what Cathy from Vintage, Paint and More used to created this cute little pumpkin and the beautiful wreath? ... Paper lunch bags!



These Rustic Apple Muffins from Jamie at Anderson + Grant look beautiful and delicious! Don't you just love the parchment wrappers tied with twine?


And Bonnie The Pin Junkie gave this Pumpkin Spice Cake a rave review. That is three layers of yummy goodness!


Thanks so much to everyone who linked up and linked back!
If you've been featured, feel free to grab a cute little button from the sidebar!

 
Elizabeth and Co.

Now on to this week's party...

*Link up your furniture makeovers, DIY projects, home decor, crafts, recipes, thrifty finds, etc... We want to see whatever is inspiring you at the moment!

*A link back would be appreciated, especially if you'd like to be considered for a feature.
 
*And we'd love to have you follow along with us!

We'll be back next Tuesday with features and a brand new party!

 
 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A little black painting frenzy!

Fall is such a gorgeous time of year to be outside painting! I'm taking full advantage and trying to finish up all the random bits and pieces in my garage. I'm also using up all those half empty cans of paint before it gets really cold. Well as you can see, I had some black paint on hand and went on a little black painting frenzy!
 
 Have you ever walked around with a wet paint brush pondering ..... 
hmmm, what else can I paint with this color?
 
A cute little Windsor rocker perhaps?
 

Or maybe a couple of accent shelves?


An awesome captain's desk chair?
This one is silky smooth  with a dark wax finish!


I had a shelf just like this one at our last sale. It was painted in a cottage green and sold in a snap. Hopefully this one will find a happy home too. Can't you just picture it decorated for Christmas? Perfect for hanging stockings!



And this little piece is so versatile!
It would make a sophisticated little vanity.


Or a great little accent table in a foyer!
Don't you love those curves?

 
And paired with a chair, it would make a darling little desk!


So there you go, I finished up six little pieces and used up all my black paint!
 
Winter's coming and I'm making progress!

I'm sharing with ...
My Repurposed Life
Finding Silver Pennies

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Be Inspired Features and Link Party #138

Happy Tuesday! Welcome back for features and party day!
 
Elizabeth and Co.

I'm excited to share this week's beautiful features with you ...

I love the green stripe grain sack fabric on this chair makeover from Darrielle of D.D.'s Cottage and Design!


And the toile fabric on the back is a nice surprise!


How cool is this chicken coop coffee table from Reposhture Studio! And even though you might not have a chicken coop in your stash, Kim's tutorial for adding casters just might inspire you to create a unique coffee table of your own!


Red and white dressers were very popular this week! This one comes from Suzanne at The Painted Drawer.


Mary Beth's Place shared this charmer!


And this antique dresser comes from Jenni at Roots and Wings Furniture Blog!


Titia from Crafty in Canada went with a beautiful shade of royal red!


And red was also the color of choice for this sweet lowboy from Daena at Bad Rabbit Vintage!


Gail from My Repurposed Life combined an antique drawer front with some cool old door knobs to create this awesome coat rack!


I just love the happy little bird fabric on this bench from Celilia of My Thrift Store Addiction!


This 1927 Dutch Colonial in a New England seaside community is my idea of a dream house - vintage, quaint and charming! So I was very excited when Danielle from Finding Silver Pennies shared her fall home tour with us!


And Patti from Old Things New has all the details on how you can whip up a batch of gorgeous velvet pumpkins!


Thanks so much to everyone who linked up and linked back!
If you've been featured, feel free to grab a cute little button from the sidebar!

 
Elizabeth and Co.

Now on to this week's party...
*Link up your furniture makeovers, DIY projects, home decor, crafts, recipes, thrifty finds, etc... We want to see whatever is inspiring you at the moment!

*A link back would be appreciated, especially if you'd like to be considered for a feature.

*And we'd love to have you follow along with us!

We'll be back next Tuesday with features and a brand new party!

 
 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Table and Chair for Madison

I have a fun little project to share with you today.
 

This was a custom order for a soon-to-be grandmother anxiously awaiting the arrival of Baby Madison!

 
She was looking for a chair and possibly a little table for Madison's nursery. And luckily I had just the perfect combination!
 

This was the inspiration photo for Madison's nursery. We decided there was already enough purple in the room, so we pulled out the green and aqua shades.

 
I mixed up some homemade chalk paint in Behr's Premium Plus Paint in Fresh Sprout and Lap Pool Blue. I did a light distressing and finished with three coats of Minwax Wipe-on Poly.


Don't you just love the curves on this table!
 
 
I love quick and easy projects, especially when they are for sweet little babies. Welcome to the world Madison!