Tag Archive for painted furniture

Reminiscing …

For as long as I can remember I have always loved painting furniture.  Last year I decided to turn my hobby into a little business venture.  I call it my retirement fund :).

Yesterday was my daughter’s 21st birthday and I came across this photo that shows one of my early pieces.  I found this little bench that I painted, stenciled, and recovered for my office.  Dana’s little Pebbles hairdo is covering part of the stencil.  She had so much hair that we came up with this little “do” to keep it out of her face….poor baby.

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Let it Snow!!!

Looks like we might finally get some snow this winter and I am not worried about milk and eggs.  I am worried that I won’t have enough paint for my snow day projects so I am heading out this morning to find paint and supplies to keep me busy if I am snowed in for a few days.

Below are just a few of the projects planned for my snow days:

I found this coffee table this week as I was photographing in Rustburg and stopped by one of my favorite little thrift stores, the Route 29 Flea Market. The price was good and I liked the straight lines.  I thought it would be a great upcycle project.  The only problem is I can’t decide what color.  The silver tips on the legs give it a contemporary style and feel, so Shabby Chic is not going to work.  I would love to hear your suggestions.

I also found this great chair and although the seat has a few stains, it is in great shape.  I can’t wait to get started on this project.

I also have a chest and night stand waiting for paint, so bring on the snow… I am ready!  Watch for before and after pictures of these projects to be posted as they are completed.

 

New Additions at Designing Pickers…

We have added a couple new pieces to our booth.  Check out the beautiful black and white chest with the little storage compartments in the top drawer.

Having trouble seeing your watch?  Always running a little late?  The we have just the thing for you…Large commercial clock.

Stop by Black Dog Salvage on Saturday, warm yourself by the wood burning fire, pet Sally the dog, and check out Designing Pickers.