Emerald Green Chest

Emerald Green Chest

I don't know about you, but for me it's always this time of year when I'm just over Winter. It's cold, everything is dirty, my hands are permanently chapped, and above all else, my tan lines are officially non-existent. I start to look for any clue that Spring is just around the corner. And even if it means I have to create those signs, I'll do just that. So what better way to get out of this Winter rut than to do a furniture makeover in a bright, cheery color?! 

If you haven't had your morning cup of coffee yet, don't bother. This dresser will not only make you think Spring, it will also give you a jolt of energy for sure! Go bold or go home. That pretty much sums up this furniture makeover. 

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MCM Dresser

MCM Dresser

Unless you've been living under an interior decorating rock, you've probably noticed that mid-century furniture is back...in a big way! Take a trip to your local Crate & Barrel, West Elm, or Room & Board, and it will take you all of 30 seconds to realize these stores are doubling down on this trend. Similar to fashion trends, whether you're ready for it or not, styles tend to go full circle, and if you stick around long enough, you'll see them repeat themselves. On a side note, I've been seeing waaay more bell-bottomed jeans in catalogs lately than I'm comfortable about admitting. I'm pretty sure if I'm seeing this trend for the second time around, there are people out there who are now on round three! Mark my words, I'm standing firm this time and will NOT succumb to this trend again! Anyways...back to furniture. While major retailers are making it clear mid-century furniture is totally hip again, personally, it's not what I gravitate towards. While I appreciate the style, I don't find myself buying it. However, that's the great thing about my job. I can spend quality time bonding with different types of furniture, getting to know them, learning about their quirks, deciding if we're compatible, and then ultimately saying good-bye...kinda like my ex-boyfriends! 

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Chic Black Dresser

Chic Black Dresser

You remember me telling you a couple weeks ago that the French Provincial buffet I painted was the first time ever for me using black on a furniture makeover? Have you also noticed that since then, three out of my past four furniture makeovers have been black?! You'd think I have The Rolling Stones "Paint it Black" playing on repeat over here, which actually isn't the case at all. (I've been jamming out to Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas" since October.) I guess it's safe to say that I've got a bit of a color crush, and I don't see it fading anytime soon. 

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Black French Provincial Buffet

Black French Provincial Buffet

Happy Friday! I hope you all survived Halloween and are now full swing into holiday mode. I know I am...but more on that to come later. Over here it's been a week of firsts...first time using black on a furniture makeover, first time using General Finishes Milk Paint, first time I can remember a whole week in November being in the 60's (and 70's) and first time making a trip to Home Goods and walking out empty handed (gasp!). While I don't actually have physical evidence of that last one, I promise you, it's true! However, I can back up those first two statements, so let's focus on those today.

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