Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Painting and Recovering a Maple Stool

Before and After Maple Stool
This is a maple stool that I painted with CeCe Caldwell's Seattle Mist and Virginia Chestnut and then I recovered the top with a french grain sack and then stenciled the top.
This all GREEN paint and finish is so wonderful to use and I highly recommend it! More make overs to come!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Desk/Vanity Make Over with CeCe Caldwell's Paint

 This is the finished desk/vanity using CeCe Caldwell's Chalk and Clay paints. On this piece I use Virginia Chestnut with Sante Fe Turquoise with a finish of Clear Wax also from CeCe Caldwell. I brought it to the store a few days ago and it sold today. I also took a short trip to see my kids and delivered the other desk that I painted for my daughter. I am on the hunt for another cute piece of furniture to paint and as soon as I find it I will post it on here for you to see another make over with this great paint!
Have a blessed night!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

CeCe Caldwell's Paint on a Maple Desk

I am still working on several painting projects but here is one that I finished using CeCe Caldwell's Vintage White over Virginia Chestnut with Nantucket Spray inside the drawers. I found this cute maple desk for a steal and my daughter wanted it painted to match her Pottery Barn mantle that she has above her bed. I took the challenge and I am very happy with the results.
I love using CeCe Caldwell's paints since there are no VOC's, very little smell, no prepping, and the finishes are wonderful. The all natural wax leaves a beautiful matte finish and enhances the color of the paint to make a beautiful piece of art.
I can't wait to show you the other dresser/desk that I am finishing up this week. Have a blessed Sunday!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Plan B for Furniture Painting

                                                            Vintage Desk/Dresser
                                  Turned upside down to begin the first coat of Virginia Chestnut
                                                         The Virginia Chestnut drying.
The Sante Fe Turquoise applied and the beginning of the distressing process.
                              Here is the stamp that I found while cleaning the drawers of the chest.
After taking the drawers out of the two drawer chest I found a brand on the piece that was interesting so I decided to research the name - Limbert Furniture. I found out that the piece was dated back to the early 1900's so I quickly changed my mind about painting it. So I went to Plan B and painted a lovely little desk/dresser that I had on hand. Here are some of the before pics and I will post the finished product when I am finished waxing it.
My first coat of CeCe Caldwell's paint was Virginia Chestnut (one of my favs.) and then I chose Sante Fe Turquoise for the top coat.
I love the fact that you don't have to sand to distress and it's so nice to paint in the kitchen since there are no harmful fumes and chemicals in the CeCe paint. I can throw a drop cloth down and paint in my kitchen. Finished pics will come soon!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

CeCe Caldwell's Paints - Chest Transformation

Our new store Fresh sells CeCe Caldwell's Paints. The paints are chalk and clay based and they are all green. The paint is so easy to use and the clean up is soap and water. The finishes are equally as great - clear wax, aging cream, and satin finish. This is my next project with CeCe paints and I will take before and after pictures of the transformation of this antique 2 drawer chest. I have to decide which one of the beautiful colors that I would like to paint this cute chest. I'm thinking Sante Fe Turquoise? What do you think?
You can paint inside because there are no harmful VOC's and there is no smell. So it makes painting easy and fun!
                                                                          Our Store
                                   Re purposed foot board painted with CeCe Caldwell's paint.

We are located in Jasper, Texas on 403 College Street. We offer paint classes and our shop is full of vintage finds, antiques, and DIY projects. Stop by and visit, we have hot coffee all day and our paint studio always has one of us working on something. We can answer your questions about the paint and help you turn that old maple table into a beautiful piece of art! We are an Occasional Sale shop so check the hours on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/fresh2013