You've painted some stunning pieces!
Thank you, Jean!
Love how you layered paint and hinted at the underlying paint with the scuffing. Some is very subtle, making the observer stop and look closer. Very, very nice!
Layered paint is my fav! I think it is neat to see all the hints of what it used to/or could have looked like if painted a different colour :)
Your pieces are so detail oriented. You have such an eye for painting a piece the perfect color. So amazing.
Thank you! Looking at a piece and seeing what colour it should be is my favourite part!
Love all your beautiful work! I'm so glad to just came across your page. Where do you get all the great wire baskets?
Most of my baskets are purchased on Etsy. Some I have found at Homegoods as well!
Love all the painted furniture. I just joined your blog and hope you will stop by mine to read about Missouri Famr Life and much more.
Love it and yes! I am a huge fan of farm living :)
I love the red what color is it?? it is sooo hard to pick the right shade!
Anon- I really don't know the name of the colour....it was a customer order and they supplied the paint then took the rest with the dresser. I do love it though! (I want to say it was candy apple red...not sure of the brand, though I use a lot of Behr paint)
Came over from Southern Hospitality. Love your painted pieces! I have a question...What is your opinion on painting the hinges on doors? It looks like in your photos you have a mix. I only ask because I painted a night stand in a chevron design and painted the hinges but when I open and close the doors the paint on the hinges peeled.
Sometimes I do paint them, and other times I remove them while painting. I don't mind having the paint peel/chip on them simply because most of what I do has the shabby look. You might need to take the hinges off and degrease them, then apply a paint made specifically for metal. Hope that helps :)
Patricia, just two quick questions: That wrought iron basket with curls next to your sink...I need one of those! Do you mind telling me where I can get one? And, two...have you ever painted iron? I want to paint some wrought iron, but I want that old, rusty black look and I'm not quite sure what I should do to achieve that look. Thanks, Richithreefriendsandafork.blogspot.com
Richi- That was from Ballard Designs. I have painted iron and I use chalk paint- works like a charm!
You have done an awesome job, the colors that you chose are beautiful!!!
Thank you so much!
Can you tell me the name of the green color on the armoire? Love it!Thanks,Elisabeth
Okay, not sure which one you are talking about....the large grayish one or the one that is aqua?
You do lovey work! Found you via Hometalk. ;)
Thank you, and welcome :)
What products do you like to use to strip furniture? I have an antique table that I would like to paint with AS chalk paint but want to restain the top. I have never tried to restain before....eek!
I only strip/stain the tops of most of my pieces. I use whatever stripper is on sale at the hardware store- no particular brand really. Once I have applied stripper and gotten off most of the varnish/stain, I then sand the piece. Start with a 60-80 grit and then work your way up to a higher grit paper- 220 being the finishing sand. ASCP is a great paint because you really don't have to sand/prime before painting. The tops are a different story though! If you are wanting to stain you will have to sand :)
Wow Tricia, you have SERIOUS talent!!
Thank you very much!
i really love the piece that is greyish green with the jar of seashells on top. what color is that, how did you do it? i need to repaint a chest in my room and that would be so perfect
That is ASCP in French Linen with clear wax. Love the colour too ;)
Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia