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Swedish Paint Finish

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Here is the coffee table I refinished using my own version of a Swedish Paint Finish Technique. I’ve been scouring the blogosphere looking for a Swedish Paint Finish How-to with not much luck. So I racked the brain of my friend who does custom wood work for a living and he gave me his advice on how to achieve such a look.

So here is my first video tutorial. Today I will give you part 1 and Friday Part 2.


Please leave a comment below if the tutorial was helpful.

What paint finish would you like to see a tutorial on?

Cheers! xo

Lisa

Bookcase Reveal

Hey party people, I’ve finished my Kentwood bookcase. I first saw this beauty on the crafty blog  Shanty-2-chic. They got their plans from Ana-White. If you haven’t checked Ana’s site out you should. There are lots of super easy plans on how to build furniture and cool stuff.

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It’s resting in my bedroom right now and I’m happy to say it’s looking good!

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My bedroom and I have a love/hate relationship mainly with the hate component. It’s just one of those rooms that hasn’t “come together” for me yet. But it’s definitely getting there.

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I used the stain Special Walnut by Minwax and finished it off with Annie Sloan Dark Wax.

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I added a few hearts here for you! I love using Picmonkey to edit my photos. It’s free, you should try it!

So what do you think of my first MAJOR build?

Be Blessed. xoxo

Armoire Makeover, Project Day #2

My inspiration for this armoire makeover was this lovely piece of furniture from Dovetail. This is the Zamora Sideboard and retails for about $1600. Built in ” solid Indian hardwood with a sealed, cracked finish”.

 Now while I’m not going to crackle this piece (something I haven’t tried yet 🙁 ) I am going to give it a super duper distressed finish.

 Let’s see what I have to work with shall we?

Isn’t she pretty? Of course this is after the first coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I couldn’t wait.

Another Freebie from the side of the road. I had fight for this one. As soon as I pulled up another man pulled up behind me. My heart started to beat really fast as I ran to the front door to claim my prize. Ha!!! I beat you. Sorry :(((

Here’s the process I took to get from here…

to here….

Obviously I removed all hardware.Wiped her down with a rag and some Windex. She was pretty dirty but over all in great shape.

I then gave her a coat of Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Paris Grey.

 Followed by a coat of Annie Sloan;s Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue.

I then took my orbital sander and distressed the crud out of it. Wiped it down with a damp rag to get the dust off.

Then I stained it with Minwax’s Dark Walnut. My favorite stain.

Then I cut out the panels with my jig saw on all four doors and stapled chicken wire to the inside of the doors. This gave the piece a rustic French farmhouse feel.

She is truly a beauty with amazing storage and very HEAVY! I don’t think I achieved the same look as my inspiration piece of furniture. But I did discover a new painting technique that I will use in the future. I will try crackle finish next time.What do you think?


Be Blessed, xo Lisa