Posts Tagged ‘chalk paint’

Metal Screen Entertainment Cabinet: Finished!


The entertainment cabinet I wrote about here is finished! You’ll remember this reclaim piece was a custom job for a client who was not ready to part with her subwoofer, and I wanted it disguised instead of sitting on her living room floor! (The living room being one of three rooms we are working on […]

Roundhouse Project: Library/Lounge, Part 1!


As promised, here are some photos from one room of the St. Paul Roundhouse project, a commercial job for Lark Nest! As outlined in this earlier post, this is the “family room” for employees at Dependable Home Health Care, a rockin’ for-profit with a great mission statement.  The business operates from offices in the former Burlington Northern […]

New Project for an Almost New Year!


The minutes are ticking down on 2014 and, as aways, I find a bit of regret seeping into my days. I am always sad to bid farewell to a great year! Just after Thanksgiving I took on a commercial project that will keep me inspired and busy through much of 2015. Dependable Home Health Care […]

Carolina Collaboration!


Love the look of this footstool? It’s proof that long-distance collaborations do work! Here’s the “Before” — a rickety footstool unearthed from my garage stash. Its leather upholstery job was fairly shot. It needed regluing, some tightening, and a total redo from the stuffing on out. Enter Debbie Dion Hayes, a fab faux finisher from […]

Annie Sloan Does it Again!


English entrepreneur Annie Sloan, the designer behind Chalk Paint® and other decorative finishes, has just introduced a home fragrance line, named for European cities and containing some rockin’ combinations of swell-smelling botanicals, herbs and essences! I have a soft spot in my heart for Annie, one of the most humble success stories one could hope to meet. Our […]

The Work Book Has Arrived!


  Fans of Annie Sloan and Chalk Paint have yet another reason to smile today! It’s the official release date for Annie’s Work Book (the cover in her Aubusson Blue, no less!) — a swell, wirebound journal/notebook crafted to give people like us (and you know who you are!) a place to try colors, stash […]

Merry, Merry Market Prep: Chair Repair!


This spiffy chair looks as if it belongs in the dining room, but it’s actually a piece I finished this weekend that is headed to the Merry, Merry Market! (That’s Mauer slinking out of camera range to the left; ever the lens-shy feline!) This chair is understatedly elegant now, but it had more brassy beginnings: […]

A Turquoise Table!


  I’m still on a turq kick, even as we head into fall. I love how this color looks against a spray of bittersweet with a mix of orange and white gourds! This table was acquired from dealer pal Joann, who is thinning her inventory in preparation to downsize from house to townhome. This is […]

A Soothing Summer Palette!


  Yesterday’s project was a natural one to take on as the temps soared toward 100! That’s because the soothing colors in the fabric covering this bench reminded me of ice cream! It’s a gorgeous Ralph Lauren serape print in brushed cotton. Much calmer and sophisticated than that of a lot of  serapes. Check out […]

Viva le Duck Egg Blue!


     Like most humans, I run true to type. Those who know me best can state with unflagging certainty that I will always be drawn to this lovely, blue green color evocative of cool water and calming respites. It was my pleasure to coat this vanity-turned-console in the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint version of […]