Armoire makeover for outdoor patio using Annie Sloan chalk paint

My sweet friend Katie H. asked me if I would transform a beautiful armoire belonging to her mother, Gail.  Gail was looking for a piece that she could place outdoors under her covered patio where she could store things, such … Continue reading


Annie Sloan updated settee

I found this awesome settee on craigslist and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.  I have to say it wasn’t much to look at when I saw it.  I knew with some Annie Sloan chalk paint, she could … Continue reading


Hope Chest Makeover

We all have them. . . the old hope chest we either inherited from a family relative or that were gifted to us in our teens.  A friend (Deana), I met online asked me if there was anything we could do … Continue reading


A little french country

Recently, I decided my daughters each needed their own rooms.  My two oldest had been sharing a room for the last 5 years and it just wasn’t working anymore.  That’s what happens when one is clean and organized and the … Continue reading


A Few Things I Love. . .

1. Never, never going to the bank anymore. In fact, I can’t go to the bank bc my bank is in another state. All of my banking is done via Smartphone, even the deposits. I just endorse, photograph each side, … Continue reading


Still getting hand me downs…

My sister decided to get rid of an old end table in her living room.  I asked her if I could have it to repaint.  I had been dying to try out some Annie Sloan chalk paint and some stenciling techniques.  I didn’t think too much about this piece since it was a freebie 🙂  I just slathered some AS Paris Grey on it.  I decided it needed a little something more so I added some dark wax around the edges.  I then added my stencil which I had picked up at a local antique shop.  I used a pewter Martha Stewart craft paint and a small sponge brush to apply.  After it had dried I added two coats of clear wax.  I absolutely LOVE this table.  I sit in my sun room, with a cup of coffee, and think about my sister every morning.  Definitely better than the old corduroy pants she used to give me:-)

-the thimble
I liked this table so much I decided to “redo” some old rocking chairs from our childhood using the same techniques.

chairs brown
chairs new