Being a resident of Chicago, I was so looking forward to this Friday and the big unveiling of my new Chicago Cubs collection. It was going to be great! Tons of blue and red painted pieces, little Cubbie bears plastered all over the place...I'd even been practicing stenciling baseball bats. Every little boy's bedroom in Chicago was going to have a piece of my furniture in it. Let me tell you, I was ON the bandwagon and loving the ride...until it came to a screeching hault. Well clearly that marketing campaign would have resulted in a huge flop. #NextYear. So, I decided to stick with something a bit more reliable this week. And nothing is more reliable than a classic piece of furniture that never goes out of style.Read More
A couple weeks ago I showed you a French Provincial chest I just finished. That chest was actually a part of a full set I purchased. This past week I finished up the remaining pieces. After completing the chest, I was really digging my color choice and wasn't ready to put it to rest, so I ended up finishing the nightstands in the same color scheme. Here is a quick peak at how the nightstands turned out.Read More
This past week I started (and finished!) making over a buffet. This is actually the first buffet I have redone, but currently have a couple more in the works. Like I've mentioned before, the most challenging part of a makeover sometimes is settling on a color and style. It can be nerve wracking I tell you! The hours of sleep I lose over major life-changing decisions like this are countless! Ok, maybe I'm being a bit dramatic here, but it is definitely on my Top 10 list of "Things That Keep Me Up At Night".Read More
"I'm bold and I'm beautiful!" If this dresser could talk, I'm pretty sure that's what she'd say. Although she doesn't come with super powers or have killer knee-high leather boots, she's got some attitude, and she made that clear straight from the beginning.
If you've been reading my blog, by now you've heard me talk about 'Annie Sloan' and 'chalk paint' a fair amount of times. I'm sure some of you are wondering, "Who is this Annie Sloan chick? And why does Ashley keep talking about her?" I thought I'd clear up this confusion and use today's post to give you a little background on chalk paint, and in particular, Annie Sloan chalk paint.Read More