I love looking for furniture that has had their better days and now need a "facelift"....I started this "hobby" quite by accident and have found that I.LOVE.IT. People are actually buying this furniture ~ WOW. If you have something that you have made YOUNIQUE ~ pls send me a picture so I can post it ~ I really would love to hear from YOU!
Again, my apologies for neglecting my blog ~ sometimes we just need to give ourselves "me" time and that's exactly what I've done this past week. Went to Louisiana to take a chance on winning a few $$$ ~ but guess what? I didn't take my camera ~ what the heck was I thinking??? When we arrived at L'auberge Casino ~ I was in complete AWWWW. SO BEAUTIFUL ~ o.k., to me it was beautiful ~ the gorgeous furniture, the mirrors, the 500 ft. ceilings, the carpeting, again, the GORGEOUS FURNITURE....I can't believe I forgot my camera! O.K., so anyway, I did win some $$$$ ~ so, it was really fun and well worth it.
I have worked on a couple of pieces and I want to share them with you ~ I have tried a new paint color named Manhattan Mist (Behr) ~ its between a white and a gray ~ I really ♥ it....
I do have a question, though ~ when you paint a piece of furniture that is already white and go over it with a different white/gray ~ do you distress or not? I haven't distressed these pieces because the color that will show thru is white....so, am I right or wrong? Tell me what you think or if there is something I can do to distress and make it look prettier.
Here is Fifi and her sister Little Fifi
The hardware was gold, as is usual with french provencial pieces, however, I painted them the same Manhattan Mist and then added a silver touch to them ~ I also added some crystal knobs to the top drawers to add a touch of elegance.