I found this side board at one of my favorite estate sales, Overbrook Estates. They gather up stuff from lots of different estates and bring it to one warehouse location. I decided to get a little fancy with this one!
I painted the whole thing in a pale grayish blue and then highlighted some of the details with a warm platinum metallic paint. I painted the drawers and inside parts of contrasting orangy-red. A little distressing, an antiquing glaze and new drawer pulls and she is ready to go. Find her at Orange in Carytown!
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It’s hard for me to pass up a yard sale, even when I am traveling! I got this little cutie when I was in Blacksburg a couple weeks ago. I didn’t mean to go shopping for furniture but this yard sale was literally in the yard of my hotel! I couldn’t resist.
I think this piece was meant to be a vanity but it would also work as a small desk. Now at RVA Antiques!
I have been working on so much furniture, I haven’t spent much time blogging. So I am posting another round up of all my projects from the last month or so.
Here I am in my new shed workspace.
I loved the feet on this tv stand, and it already had a nice distressed paint job so I just decoupaged some paper on the doors.
This is a chair my paint techniques for furniture students collaborated on at Vis Arts.
I rescued this desk from the alley of my old hood (I found Michael Jackson stickers in the drawers!)
I gave this cabinet a super chippy finish to match it’s age.
I taught another class at the Visual Arts Center and my students painted this chair.
So May was my first month at RVA Antiques and I have been painting like a mad woman. I have been burning through the stocked up furniture projects and haven’t had any time to blog about it. So I decided to do a big before and after post of all my projects from the last month.
I also want to tell you, if you live in RVA, you need to go to RVA Antiques. It is seriously cute, filled with cool vintage, antiques and hand made stuff. And the prices are very affordable. If you go out on a Saturday you can hit the Lakeside farmers market, too – just across the parking lot!
And this Saturday would be the day to go because RVA Antiques is having their first Vintage Market!
Now for the furniture!
I don’t have a before for this chair but I love this anchor fabric!
I did both these dressers with Miss Mustard seed Boxwood Milk Paint, possibly my favorite color paint ever!
So come check out my space at RVA Antiques (and all the other awesome stuff they have there!) My booth is a work in progress – I just switched to a bigger space and don’t really have any walls yet but it’s getting there!
Our kitchen is starting to come together and I am so excited. This will be the last post before the big reveal but I wanted to show you that we now have walls and a ceiling:
And a floor with radiant heat underneath:
We Even have cabinets!
We have gotten lots of things in giant boxes:
And we have had the giant dumpsters of trash taken away:
We have drank lots of the delicious beer our contractor brews:
We got a sparkly countertop delivered:
And sealed butcher block:
It has been a bit of a marathon but we are almost done! Really, the dishwasher and cooktop are going in today! I still need to show you the custom island and my zinc covered countertop DIY but enough sneak peaks for today. We are all exhausted, especially our awesome contractor.
And this is what Ollie thinks about it all: