Lately it seems like every week we are painting several pieces at a time in one color. Three weeks ago it was black, two weeks ago it was white & last week it was my all time favorite Duck Egg Blue.
We painted three large pieces in this beautiful color. Let me start with the one that was most challenging:
This was the sneak peek I teased you with last week. Here is what it looked like when I bought it off Craig's List:
This little cutie was in pieces, the man I bought it from had started to restore it & then stopped. So I got it for a song but had to figure it out like a puzzle. The drawer needed a new bottom & new drawer glides. The glass was original but very discolored & we only had about half of the cool wood appliques. Here is the puzzle all put together:
We painted the body DIY Chalk paint in Duck Egg Blue, the shelves are in Paris Grey & the appliques are in Old White. We used this beautiful toile contact paper on the inside & in the drawer & polished up the original hardware. I wanted to do something different with the door since the glass was in rough shape. We decided to try the chicken wire, I sprayed it black & nailed it in place of the glass. After two coats of ASCP clear wax it was complete. On to the next piece:
This is what I teased you with last week. Here is how this darling vanity looked before:
My mom found it at a garage sale & it was the score of the week! Here is my little assistant giving me a hand. All this vanity needed was a new chain for the mirror. Here is how it looked after:
I swear this color would make anything look better....
Once again I used one of my favorite graphics from The Graphics Fairy. We lined the inside with the same toile contact paper & used the original hardware. Gave it two coats a ASCP clear wax & buffed to perfection!
Now last but not least: last weeks teaser:
Here is the before:
This waterfall vanity was a roadside treasure! It was given to me by my new favorite person, Paul. Thank you Paul! It was missing the mirror & all the hardware. Not perfect but still had potential. We added some trim on the back to fill the void where the mirror went & filled the holes on the drawers.
Here is the after:
Super cute with the new color & some fancy new bling.....
You would never even know there used to be a mirror there. My Mom had a stool that matched perfectly, it also got a face lift. Here is the graphic I chose for it. Guess where from? You got it The Graphics Fairy.
Sigh...... Can you believe what people throw out?
Here they are together. A perfect pair.
Fortunately we are not the only ones that like Duck Egg Blue, we took these three pieces to Karen at Sassy Fabrics (V Trading) in Grand Blanc, Mi & the chicken wire cabinet & the water fall vanity set sold right away.
Next week I think we'll try something different, maybe red. Thanks for visiting & have a great week! Dee