Monday, June 18, 2012

Primitive Hutch

Hi all! Wow, it's been a busy couple of weeks trying to finish things up for the barn sale. My goal is to complete everything before the arrival of my brother-in-law and family this Wednesday. Yikes, hope I can do it! I did finally finish-up my primitive hutch and love the results! I definitely will not mind if it doesn't sell, it's looking pretty dang cute in my house right now!:)

This is how the hutch looked when I bought it.

And here it is after. The interior is painted in ASCP old white and the exterior is old ochre.

The top shelves would be great for displaying fun stuff and the deep bottom shelves would work well for storage.

I distressed the "beads" on the beadboard which exposed the light aqua paint underneath. The colors look beautiful together. And don't forget the lovely original hardware!

It's time for this girl to get some zzzzzzzzz's! Another busy day tomorrow!  XO Kelly

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Barn Sale

Hi all! I've been scrambling to get things together for a local barn sale next week. I'm so exited! This is the first time I've ever done anything like this. I'm so happy to be participating in a event like this in my community and looking forward to meeting a lot of fun people! It will be a great couple of days. The sale takes place in an over 100-year old barn behind the farm house on Old Mission Peninsula. It's gorgeous! The peninsula jets out into Grand Traverse Bay (Lake Michigan) with beautiful rolling hills, vineyards and topped with a historic lighthouse. What a setting:). For anyone in the area, the barn sale will be held on Friday, June 22nd from 5-9pm and Saturday, June 23rd from 9am-3pm. Anyone out there looking for one-of-a-kind treasures?

I have quite a few large pieces of furniture that will be going with me to the sale, but a few small ones as well. Here's a couple I finished over the weekend.

This rustic little number could function in many ways - a bench, side table, plant stand, coffee table, etc. It's painted in ASCP, in a couple different shades of antibes green.

This is what it looked like before. Much cuter now, don't you agree?

And another small table. Great for a tight space.

I have two large pieces to finish up for the sale and hope to post soon. One I hope doesn't sell because I love it:) I had myself all talked out of it but now that's it all painted, and I LOVE the colors, I want to keep it!!! If no one out there takes her, she's mine!:)

XO Kelly

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Vintage Dresser Before & After

Hi all! I finished my latest furniture revamp, this super cute vintage dresser! I decided on ASCP in old white and louis blue. After distressing the paint I finished the dresser off with clear and dark wax. This was my first time using Annie Sloan's dark wax. It was definitely a bit tricky but I love the finished product.



The lighting in these photos is poor but hopefully you can see some of the detail. Chalk paint distresses so beautifully and the dark wax adds so much depth.

I brushed a bit of white and blue paint on the hardware and finished with clear and dark wax.

That's it for now! XO Kelly