China Hutch Update

Hello lovely Friends!! Good news...I am happy to report that my floors are officially in!! Real progress, ya'll. I still need to add the quarter round trim around the perimeter before I can call it done, but it is so nice to see it coming together! Today I am sharing my china hutch. This piece was the very first piece of furniture that I ever painted with chalk paint. I bought it back in 2000 as part of a dining room set. Here it is at the very beginning: Now just imagine them … [Read more...]

Painting Unfinished Wood Furniture

In a perfect world, every furniture piece I paint would have a dark brown stain to start since it is the perfect first layer for distressing. I really try to avoid already painted pieces mostly for that reason, but how about unfinished pieces? Yeah...don't usually care for those either. I mean if I can save myself some work, right? Hello sweet friends! Today I am sharing how I tackled one such unfinished piece. My parents and I used to do craft markets for about 15 years or so, and my Dad … [Read more...]