Posts Tagged ‘lotta jansdotter’

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make me pretty – the happy cabinet

December 7, 2011

I came across this cabinet in the alley while I was taking my kids for a walk. It was kind of heartbreaking seeing it in the trash considering someone had hand painted the door. (I also get kind of upset when I see peoples artwork at the thrift store.) Of course, light houses aren’t really my thing but I could at least save the cabinet.

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I had to bribe Jasper to get him to give up his seat in the stroller so I could roll the cabinet home but I just can’t pass up free solid wood furniture.

At first I thought I would do a stencil on the door but then I remembered some Lotta Jansdotter paper place mats my friend Corbin had given me. I could cut one for the middle panel and I already had some yellow paint that would match perfectly!

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make me pretty – turquoise & red, a lovely color combo

June 26, 2011

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I found this strange mini dresser? large jewelry chest? at a yard sale and thought it would be fun to paint. I thought it was missing a knob but was happily to find it in one of the drawers when I got home. But unhappily I found that one of the drawers was missing the back wood piece. So I had to cut and attach a new wood piece before I got started with the fun part – sanding and painting.

I have been wanting to paint something with a turquoise, white and red color combo. The colors of this dresser inspired me (find the tutorial for it here if you are into it!)

photo from design sponge

So I painted my piece turquoise – I got some of those little paint sample jars at Home Depot. They are totally big enough for a small project so save yourself some money! Then I used a stencil from Lotta Jansdotter to add some red flowers. If you don’t know Lotta you should check her out – I love her style!

Finally, here is my after:

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