Posts Tagged ‘Painting’

A New Leaf…Or 20!


Regular blog readers know I’ve shared lately at the hectic pace of decor work this summer, all good and welcome! You’ve been promised an update, eventually, on a staging project for a current client who has also purchased her dream home fronting Theodore Wirth Park, just outside of Minneapolis. Days have already been dedicated to […]

Merry, Merry Market: New Chairs From Old!


The gorgeous white armchairs with the Celtic knot detailing and the Robert Allen fabric in cocoa and orchid sold yesterday at the Merry, Merry Market, and these are the just-finished chairs that took their place in the setup! Don’t you love the Thibault fabric from Hirshfield’s in the geometric lemon, gray and cream chain pattern? […]

AFTER: The Console That Shines!


Yes, I am painting these last few pieces in the dining room. And yes, I do see that I spilled! That’s a bit of Chelsea Gray, the undercoat for this pretty console with an overcoat of a rockin’ new Metaltech paint from Drew and his crew at the Plaster Center! Remember how it started? The […]

A Chair to Spare!


  Maybe it’s the crazy heat, but I sure haven’t wanted to tackle any of the really big jobs that await in the garage-turned studio right now! Major reclamation jobs? Not so much. That’s why this cute but exceedingly dirty farmhouse chair drew my attention. My friend Jane at Mustard Moon was tired of carrying […]

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 […]

Greek to Me!


Don’t you love the classic Grecian shape of a Klismos chair?  This one was plucked from the ranks at a thrift store, its dark woodstain mottled, bare and spotty. When I saw this quilted fabric tucked beneath a row of indoor-outdoor material at Hancock Fabric, I knew its tan, cream and blue palette would be […]

Secretary Day!


When did the term “secretary” start to wane? The hardworking pros for whom this piece of furniture is named are all referred to as “administrative assistants” now, but for me, this functional desk/storage unit will always evoke a picture of genteel times when packets of letters were tied with velveteen ribbons and tucked away for […]

A Refinishing Job for!


Lark Nest continues to grow its business, thanks in large part to the generosity of others. Today’s example: the offer from to share a tutorial on changing out the paint and finish on a single piece of furniture, as well as a general piece on painting tips and practices. (Yes, THAT Bob Vila! And […]