Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Repurposed Antique Vanity with CeCe Caldwell's Paints


Badly damaged top

But with a little CeCe paint and added shelf it transforms into a "fresh" piece of furniture!

I used a technique that I learned in an advanced painting workshop with Anne Skoguard - using cheesecloth.

Distressing is so easy with CeCe Caldwell's paint.

A closeup of the "cheesecloth" application - looks old and chippy with so much texture!

I picked up this old dresser from a store that was liquidating everything because the owner had passed and the family was cleaning up the store and tearing down the old buildings. It was missing the bottom drawer but I thought I could paint it with some CeCe paint and get my husband to add a shelf in the bottom. So that is just what I did and I added a couple of baskets to the shelf. I think this cute piece would be perfect in a bath room, a bedroom, a family room, or a foyer. I painted this with CeCe Caldwell's all GREEN paints. I used Georgia Clay and Mississippi Mud and I finished it with Satin Finish. This will be in our new shop Fresh this Friday. If you want to learn more about CeCe Caldwell's paint we offer paint classes in our studio and you learn how to layer the paint, distress the paint, and how to use all of the finishes. We are located in Jasper Texas at 403 College Street. We are an Occasional Shop so we are not open everyday but you can "like" us on www.facebook/fresh2013 and our hours of operation are posted on our facebook page. There are several neat shops in Jasper so take a girls day and drop in for a visit. We always have a fresh pot of coffee brewing and we are always adding new things because we are always searching for vintage finds!  I hope you have a blessed week. More pictures to come on other projects!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Old Cabinet painted In Spring Hill Green

Inside Before



Our Grand Opening for our new store Fresh was this past Saturday and we were busy all week getting the store ready on the inside and the outside. I had been painting several pieces of furniture trying to get somethings in the shop in those beautiful CeCe Caldwell paint colors. I chose Spring Hill Green for this china cabinet. The before picture shows the inside of the cabinet which was a 1960's wallpaper that took about an hour to remove. I painted the inside of the cabinet Mississippi Mud by CeCe Caldwell Chalk and Clay paint. I think the Spring Hill Green is such a rich beautiful color and the clay pots were a good contrast. We had a great Grand Opening and we look forward to this Saturday as we celebrate the Azalea Festival and we have our First Look Weekend. We have several great vendors coming to set up on the outside of our shop with their goods. Ann Perry with the Tin Rabbit will be here, Della LeMoine with Dove Cove Finds, and the Mill Creek Stain Glass Art folks.
Have a blessed week!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

A table made from an Old Antique Door

I had an old antique panel door that needed a little TLC. Someone had kicked a hole in the bottom panel so my husband cut that panel off and salvaged the boards but I decided to make a table with the rest of the door. I had four great table legs for at least 5 years that I had been saving for something special. This was the re purposed project that the table legs would be perfect for. So the legs were attached to the door and then I painted the new table with CeCe Caldwell's Sante Fe Turquoise and Virginia Chestnut paint. I had two cute red metal chairs that I paired with this fun table. I am busy with other painting projects that I will share when I'm finished. Have a wonderful week.