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Friday, September 26, 2014

Outdoor Fall Decor on a Budget

Fall is upon us!!

I am so excited since this is my favorite time of year. I have been decorating my home and the store and I have realized that........

That is why I did some things different this year. I did my outdoor fall decor on a budget. I love what is out in the stores but I also love putting my spin on things. After all, I am a DIY'er!

So I went to Old Time Pottery and got some great things. I created some fun easy projects for my outdoor fall decor that I think anyone can do. So head on over to the Old Time Pottery blog to see how to make some of my ideas for your own home.

I love sharing inexpensive ideas with each of you. I hope you enjoy it!

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Layered Patina Painted Hutch

I am really excited to show you another layered technique I have done. This time I used 7 different paint colors. I paint furniture like I paint canvas. One of the things I like to do when I paint, is study my subject. So I decided to start studying patinas.

I have started a Patina Pinterest board. From texture to colors and chippiness will get pinned there. 

I used the same technique for the layered patina painted hutch as I did for my french end tables. The difference is the amount of colors and type of paint. I used Annie Sloan for the end tables and my new paint Country Chic for this hutch.

I started with my signature color paint Dreamingincolor. That is the base color that start the layered patina painted hutch.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Italian Carved Chair {Country Chic Paint}

If you have been around here long, you know I love French and Italian furniture. All the curves and carvings are perfect! It is a furniture painters candy.

When I came across this Italian carved chair my first thought was, "I am keeping this for myself!"
Unfortunately, it did not go in my living room and I didn't want to touch the perfect upholstery.

I knew exactly how I wanted to paint it. I used my layering technique. It is the same technique I used on this dresser.

I wanted the Italian carved chair to show all of its lovely details. Needless-to-say, I fell in love with it all over again. What do you think?

It took only two colors to achieve this look.