Thursday, July 9, 2015

Before and After : Vintage French Provincial Vanity Makeover

For a bonus this time, I bundled a Before & After with a Color Story : Inspiration series addition! This French Provincial vanity was a gorgeous piece in a Dixie set I picked up, and one of my clients decided to have it painted in the same custom blend of Annie Sloan Scandinavian Pink and Old White as this dresser.

We decided to leave the original vintage stain on the top and the legs of the stool, and paint the body of the vanity in that gorgeous coral/pink! This color reminds me of the soft and always en vogue peonies that are in season.

 The cane was wearing out on the stool, so we reinforced with a piece of plywood upholstered with a 2" foam pad, batting, and a chic, modern upholstery fabric the client selected. What a beautiful whimsical touch, while still classic and elegant! I love this style of vanity for its versatility as well - the top flips down and can be used as a desk surface. Perfection!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Before and After: Antique Lowboy Chest of Drawers Makeover in English Yellow

This is a huge transformation! The piece was previously painted in a milk paint, which was peeling and chipping. The client had a vision of a gorgeous sunny yellow accent piece instead, and gave me some inspiration photos that led me to Annie Sloan's English Yellow Chalk Paint. What a difference between the Before and Afters here!
How did we get there? Read on for the details!

Before and After: Vintage Chest of Drawers into Chic Chevron Accent Piece!

This dresser was so much fun to work on! I started with a totally classic piece, and updated it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen, which is a lovely neutral gray with cool undertones. But I'd also done some late-night Amazon impulse shopping and came across Frog Tape's Shape Tape in Chevron, and was dying to try it out, so I decided to go bold on this refinish! My neighbor gifted me with some Old Ochre, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to give that a test drive as well :)And I'm so glad I did!