Saturday, May 26, 2012


Hi all, I've come across quite a few treasures and that I thought I would share. They are for a local barn show that I'm pretty excited to be participating in. Here's a few pieces I'll be fixing up for the event amongst many other finds.

Here's the antique dresser I posted about in my furniture post awhile back. The body color is ASCP in Old White and drawers are Louis Blue. It will be distressed and then finished off with clear and dark wax.

I love the spindled legs, casters and carved details.

How cool is this primitive hutch? I'm still deciding what color(s) to paint it.

Check out the original hardware. LOVE.

This cute vintage table will get new paint and hardware.

The pieces I've found are working out well because they are all so different from each other. It makes the process even more fun!

XO, Kelly

Mid Century Console

Good Saturday morning! The 3-day weekend is upon us and we are laying around just enjoying each other's company. The Jack Johnson kids station on Pandora is playing and Caden is showing off his ukulele skills. It's a warm spring morning and the doors and windows are WIDE open. A perfect start to a relaxing holiday weekend:)

I did finally get around to snapping some pictures of my mid century console. I always refer to it as a console but it would function great in many other ways. It has nine, good sized drawers so it would be great as a dresser. The overall size makes it great for an entertainment center or a baby changing table as well. How cute would this be for a baby boy room?!

Here it was before.

Here it is after. I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Greek Blue. I love the color because it performs well as modern, cottage, beach, vintage, etc.

I don't have the console in the ideal location of my house but it's the best place to snap some pictures. Here it is from another angle. Such cool lines.

I painted the scalloped detail in two different shades of ASCP greek blue. That's the beauty of this paint, the colors were developed to allow the painter to mix custom colors.

The scallops remind me of waves:)

I lightly distressed the edges and handles to give the piece more depth and soul.

The console is for sale and will also be available at a local barn show I will participating in next month. I'll being posting all the details of the show soon. You can contact me at for details on the console. Enjoy your weekend!!! Kelly

Monday, May 14, 2012


Wow! May has been busy! We're definitely gearing up for Summer!!! I have so much to post about, I thought I'd throw it all in one, with some little glimpses of our happenings.

The weather was gorgeous today which allowed me to put the first coat of paint on my mid century console. Finally! Yes, count them, 9 drawers with detail and inset handles. This took me longer to paint than I expected, I was lucky Caden took a long nap:)

The color is Annie Sloan's Greek Blue. It's a warm blue, inspired by the Mediterranean, often faded and distressed on shutters and woodwork. That's how Annie Sloan describes it anyway. Sold! You had me at the Mediterranean. It really is beautiful. I can't wait to post the final photos of this project!

Here is my other project in the works. Cute antique dresser. I love the spindled legs and casters. I was cleaning it up today and found a New York newspaper from 1929. Too cool.

I love the detail on the bottom molding of the dresser. This will look awesome painted.

This is one of the treasures I picked up at a garage sale last week. I really wanted to show you this but I didn't have the extra hand to get it turned around, and it's a bit fragile and awkward. Next time! I'm definitely keeping this!

I always stop at this cute little vintage shop in Alden (adorable lake town) on the drive up to my parents house. I almost always walk out with something. I'm like a kid in a candy store! On this particular trip it was this old carpenter's toolbox.

For some reason I just had to have it. It just looked too loved by someone for me to pass up. I don't know much about the history, but I guess back in the day they actually made these custom to the carpenter's needs, so there's not really two alike. The smaller compartment on the top is removable.

Another garage sale find. An old stool with chipped up paint and wire foot rests. It's stuck in my kitchen for now.

My Mom's Day hydrangeas:)

That motivated me to clean my porch.

My sweet Sophia got glasses. And pink glittery nails.

The kid's washed mom's new car, and themselves;)

They are growing too fast...

Fun in the sprinkler after school today.

And we're just getting a taste of the long, warm Summer days and nights! Finally!!!

That's a wrap! XO Kelly

Thursday, May 10, 2012


I'm happy to say it's Friday! I'm not sure where the days have been going this month! I feel like I'm just barely keeping up. We've had so many school events and I've been painting furniture like crazy! I was so happy to sell my first dresser so fast! It really gave me the confidence I needed to start buying more furniture to refinish. Here are the the last two pieces I've completed. The dresser I've already sold and the vanity/desk I just listed tonight. They are both finished with ASCP. This paint is so fun to experiment with, it gets me so excited to start another furniture piece! I've been amazed how different each piece turns out.

Here is the vanity/desk finished with Annie Sloan chalk paint in French Linen and distressed with Pure White.

I swapped out the old hardware for new vintage style bin pulls and a glass knob.

And the dresser finished with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Pure White. I love simple, beach cottage style dressers.

Simple lines and cute wood knobs.

Have a great weekend everyone and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY:)!!! XO