INSPIRATION: Side Table in Paris Grey

Darling little side table in Paris Grey.  Lightly distressed to show it's cream underpaint.  Dark Waxed for a little age and a hint of gold guilding wax to channel your inner Marie Antoinette!

Before and After: Shabby Chic Antique Fireside Ottoman

So I met some super fabulous people who were selling off the remnants of their grandfathers antique store.  This is one of the MANY pieces I purchased.  She's not much to look at now.  Tired finish and ugly, faded floral tapestry fabric.  With no cush for our tush! Or your toes for that matter.  But, look at the bones!  This gals gotta great shape and just needs a little makeover!

 I took the seat off and layered on some Chalk Paint in Old White.  While it was drying I set to work on reupholstering the seat.
 I found some bright and cheery fabric with the colors I love so much right now--turqouise and teal!  Don't you love the pattern?  It's sort of Gypsy meets shabby chic!
 I even covered buttons in matching fabric and did some light tufting.  Gorgeous!!!

Now she's a beauty with new life!!!

INSPIRATION: Fluted French Provencial Table


This piece has sold!

Gorgeous, fluted legs.  Finished in Paris Grey Chalk Paint, Waxed and lightly distressed.

My Style: Bedroom

Thought I'd share a little bit of my style.  This is my bedroom.  Currently a work in Progress.  I need to get some real curtains and convince Mr. Vintage Fragment to let me get some chalk paint on that Armoire.

This wreath is on my door.  Made from old wire and a thrift store book.

 This was an INCREDIBLY UGLY blue trunk that I think we found on the road.  Anyway, after luch painting and an old French address from The Graphics Fairy we have this fabulous piece.  I keep my scarves and purses in it!  Yay for cute storage!

Before and After: The Hoarder Turned Fabulously French!


This Piece Has Sold

This was from a hoarders home.  Don't be grossed out.  Hoarders = cool stuff to refinish!

It was a terribly ugly, rope chest of drawers circa 1975.  It's the Mullet of Furniture.  Here's a few before shots.

Enter our hero--Chalk Paint in Paris Grey.  Even the hardware took a coat of this stuff--not my usual style but it definitly works here!

Once the Paint was dry, I coated it in some clear wax with some mild distressing.  Tres Chic!