Hello Friends! Soooo ready for spring. The real spring, when its 70-75 degrees out, not this rainy and cold, faux winter we are having! It's coming though, I know it! Make-over time. I have this dresser we bought from Ikea, years ago. I bought it with the intention of painting it. I have never done it though cause, I am the girl with 5 kids, all under 13. Yesterday, I had a moment, and jumped on it. I used paint I already had, rolled up my sleeves, and did it! What truly inspired me, was the nightstand that Miss Mustard Seed did for her master bedroom. I loved it, and knew that look would fit this dresser perfectly. 2 years ago, I stumbled upon her blog. I was immediately drawn in, because that is my style. Cottage, Swedish, French, English, Country, Farmhouse, Vintage and flea market all rolled into one. Eclectic, a little of everything. Happy! I have painted furniture since Mike and I married, 21 years ago. The first thing I painted was an old dresser of his, so we could use it in our apartment. When I saw Mustard Seed, I was inspired that I could do this for other people too. That was the "seed" that sowed my business. For the past 17 months, God has shown me how to use my talents to help my family. I have been able to share what I do with others, and it has been a blessing and a sweet lesson in faith.
I love looking at junk and old furnishings and imagining what I can do for them. I enjoy seeing someone love their old desk again or table handed down from a family member. It is a parallel of how God sees us, and through Christ, He makes everything new again. He is the re finisher of our soul, and the finisher of our faith.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17. So, I thank God everyday for guiding me and giving me talents to use for the good. To make things "new", in my own way. I thank Miss Mustard Seed for inspiring me to figure out that I could, and showing the world of possibilities in design.
|Before, Ikea dresser, not a fan of the orange looking wood|
and Yes, my room seems to be the catch-all for the house
I am trying to change that....
|Behr, French Silver for the body and Martha Stewart, Wild Turkey|
for the top, it actually looks like a pale coco, I love using this color
I make my own chalk paint sometimes
|top while drying...and I did a stencil leaf in a creamy white|
|I used Annie Sloan Dark Wax on the top to give some depth|
|I like to play with techniques and chose to dry-brush the paint and |
leave some wood showing and not distress it..then clear wax
to help seal it...
|Finished and clean..made me clean the whole room!|
|I much prefer waking up to this...|
|Being a typical guy, took my hubby a few walks in and out of the |
room before he said, HEY!
but he loved it!
Want to make something pretty?
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