Saturday, February 27, 2016

Finds of the Week #50

More junkin' happened with me and I found many treasures! 

Vintage leather bag-loving it! 

Green vintage planer 

Vintage parasols and a wooden toolbox 

Vintage Linens

I love these and found them in the suitcase lining, but I am unsure what they are-any ideas? 

Vintage suitcase

Cement lions and heavy crown 

Chippy frames and an enamel pot

Pair of lemon crate tables 

Black tool box, flower frog and canisters

Chippy, rusty red and white metal stool 

Empire Dresser 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wordless Wednesday-My Instagram ( my home and projects)

Happy Wednesday! 
My Instagram:  dd_cottage_and_design 
Monday, February 22, 2016

My Vintage Farm Table

I have been wanting a new coffee table for awhile and about a week ago I found a great table with lots of potential at the Flea Market. 

I fell in love with the wide planks on the top, the great legs and the two drawers.  

The top needed some major help, but I knew it could be gorgeous again.  I sanded down the planks and then sealed and stained the gorgeous old wood with AS dark wax/Lindseed oil.
For the base of the table, I mixed up my own chalk paint (Plaster of Paris and Garlic Clove by BM).  I wanted a chippy farmhouse style look for this table and I was out of milk paint, so I created my own chippy look.  I rubbed an old candle on the edges and the areas where I wanted the wood to show.  The wax creates a resist and the paint doesn't stick.  
 To help the chipping along, I scraped the piece with my spackle knife as well.  

I sealed the table with clear carnauba wax and then put it in my living room! 

I love the two drawers with the porcelain knobs! 

I love the rich wood and its color! 

Beautiful roses ad tulips for Spring! 

Look at those planks! 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Green and Gold and Bold

It is time for a Furniture flip for February for the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest 

This months theme is a "Make a Statement" and it is sponsored by   DecoArt   .  

Disclosure: DecoArt provided me the paint for each of these pieces, but all opinions are my own.

I found this French Provincial Dresser by Basset at the local Goodwill Store and thought it would be a great piece to make a statement with.  

I could have just refinished this in a soft Frenchy color, but I decided to go bold and sort of bohemian with it instead.  I had received New Life by DecoArt and it is a very Springy Green.  I  painted the dresser with two coats of the green, and I found the paint easy to use and it had great coverage.  I had also ordered the Deep Brown Creme wax from  DecoArt

 After the paint had dried, I sealed and aged the dresser with the Creme Wax by painting it on to the dresser and then wiping it off/in with a cotton cloth.  I love how the creme wax made the finish smooth and not tacky, and it dried very quickly.  

I wanted the dresser to have a "wow" factor to it since the green is so bright and I decided to add some gold. 
I pulled out Pharaoh's Gold Metallic paint by Modern Masters.  This is a bright shiny gold metallic paint and I thought it would be great to use on the details for "Bold" look.  

I hand painted the gold on the details with an artist brush and I love the POP!  

The last step was adding the hardware back on and taking some photos!  

I think this dresser would "make a statement" in any room! 

This BOLD style and color is out of character for me, but I love how it turned out and that is one thing I like about participating  in the Fab Furniture Flipping  Contest, I get to learn and grow in ways I wouldn't by myself!  

If interested in participating in this contest going forward, please contact the lovely Evey at or Stacy at Tune in all month to see the gorgeous entries for DecoArt Americana’s Chalky Finish “Make a Statement.”
The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest is open only to the entrants who have signed up through the group Facebook page. If you are an active, furniture flippin' blogger, and you'd like to participate in future contests, we'd love to have you! Please contact us at to find out how!

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