Remember when you were growing up, trying to figure out your 'style'?
The awkward middle school years, where you'd try your fledgling hand at new trends or a new hairstyle?
And then one day, it all starts to come together.
You know what you like, and what looks good on you.
I've only been seriously painting furniture and collecting vintage items for about 2 1/2 years.
I'm still figuring things out. But I finally feel like I'm finding my style.
What I like, and what works for my customers.
I picked up this sweet little side table recently at a barn sale.
Any time I see a sign with those two words on it, all else in the world comes to a pause and a detour is about to happen!
I loved all the beautiful details on it.
It was stained in a dark walnut, but it was pretty chipped up.
So I figured I would enhance the chippy look with some of Miss Mustard Seed's Ironstone milk paint.
For me, this paint gets me excited - the same way when you were a kid in school and you'd break out the giant paint smocks and have a painting lesson.
You knew it was going to be good fun.
I love seeing how the paint reacts to the surface and what sticks and what chips off.
I didn't do a thing to prep the surface, other than dust it with a cloth.
The interior cabinet was pretty dark and cavernous, so I used Annie Sloan's Provence to brighten it up and add some color.
The legs really went chippy!
This is a solid little table with great turned supports and carved insets.
A nice size for a bedside table or in a living area.
Maybe it would be pretty next to a claw foot tub....
And I love the bunch of blue hydrangeas from the yard.
This is my favorite time of year when they are the bright periwinkle blue!
Can you believe these blooms were on the back of the bush, hiding from view?!
They were worth the trip to the back of the garden bed!
The giant conch shell was a recent purchase from a thrift shop, and I fell in love the bright pink interior.
Even though I still consider myself a novice in the vintage home furnishings business, I love what I do.
I love bringing new life to pieces, figuring out what sells best, and finding unique items.
I can't wait to show you what I picked up yesterday!
It's a pretty cool industrial piece, and I am anxious to move it to the shop!!
See you soon~
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