Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Cream of the Crop 2013

Happy New Year!  I hope your Holidays were everything you hoped for.  Mine were perfectly enjoyable.  Now that we have them behind us it is that time of year again, time to look back.

Drum roll please......

Top three most viewed:

First:  The Charak Table was the most viewed & the most comments.  Oddly enough, we chose not to paint it.

Second most viewed:  Vintage Windows.  This is also one of my personal favorites.

Third most viewed: My Wedding Chairs. This also had the most features.



This antique phone table was so fun to do.  I love the color & the graphic was just perfect.  


My French Laundry vintage ironing board.  I had a new stencil to play with & used a technique I learned years ago when I did Faux Finishing.


This Sweet Waterfall Vanity turned out beautiful.  The vanity & the mirror were both roadside treasures, but what was so surprising was that I found them separately but in the same week. They went together perfectly. Love it when that happens.


The Cornbread Yellow Cabinet was a team effort.  Loved the Chickadees.


This Shabby Lamp Makeover was a challenge but so worth it.


Chippy Blue Dresser was another project we chose not to paint. We loved the color so we just waxed it.


The Medallion coffee table.  I used one of my all time favorite stencils on this.

Gate leg table.  This turned out amazing! It belongs to my vendor sister, Lena.  It's for sale in her booth now, if your interested.


The Serpentine Dresser.  I just realized I have not posted about this beauty.  I will have to do that in the near future because it's worth talking about. 


My Shabby Fireplace is a keeper.  Another roadside treasure!  I plan on holding on to this one a little longer. It looks so nice in my booth as a prop.

It's been an exciting year.  We started teaching paint classes & brought a chalk paint line into our booth at Collette's Vintage & Antique Mall.

This is an amazing paint & very user friendly, it's called The Vintage Farmhouse Distressing Paint.
We also started a Facebook page so you can see what we're up to between posts.  For my birthday my Mom gave me a new camera, so my New Year's resolution is to make the time to take better pictures. 

Well, I hope you've enjoyed this stroll thru my year. I want to thank you all for your kind words, inspiration & encouragement.  
Thanks for visiting me.  I hope you all have a happy, healthy & prosperous year ahead.  Dee


  1. Hi Dee!
    I think the mr and mrs chairs were my favorite, then the yellow cabinet and 3. The blue chippy dresser.
    All the projects are inspiring!

  2. What a busy year you had Dee! But all of your furniture is just amazing! I really need to try some of that chalk paint! I'm so excited to see your projects in 2014!!! :)

  3. Hi Dee, you are incredibly talented - I adore your furniture makeovers. So glad I found you over at the Three Mango Seeds Party!

  4. I love all of these projects! Thank you for sharing at Redoux, sharing at my party today. You are so talented. Happy New Year. -Karen

  5. Such lovely creations! I don't think I can pick just one. Can't wait to see what 2014 will hold! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  6. Hi! Is there anyway you and I could correspond with one another via email? I have a small, very old (I think It's a china cabinet) that was my grandmothers. Its not oak or cherry or anything really thick like that, but it's cute and it means a lot to me because she saved every penny she had to buy it herself in the 40's or 50's. I'd love your ideas on how I should paint it. As it is right now, it's had nothing done to it, has paint peeling (I'd love to send you some pics via email) and it's definitely looking a little more shabby than sheek! I've seen some online that look this this one, but I'd love to see what YOU would do with it.