Tuesday, July 10, 2012

French Country Cottage Cupboard

Say that five times fast!

I feel like I spent the whole weekend with either my paint brush or wax brush in hand!  It was well worth it!  I am really excited about how my French Country Cottage style cupboard turned out!  Sadly, I cannot find a before pic to share (I know you're shocked!  I am usually all about the before and after pics)!  However, it looked a lot like the hutch top desk that I painted back in March.  I am sure that they came from the same era, maybe even the same manufacturer.  This one even had the same gold diamond pattern in the glass.

For this piece, I started with one rough coat of Annie Sloan's Versailles followed by one coat of Old White.  Next, I distressed all of the edges with a fine grit sanding sponge to reveal bits of the green as well as the wood grain.

I think Versailles is the most subtle, elegant, old world green and it works so well with Old White and many of the other ASCP colors.  Well done, Annie!

I had fun styling this one, can you tell?

As of last night, this piece is all set up in my space at the shop!  It's such a great piece to use as a display, I secretly hope it doesn't sell too quickly!

I am now going to take a little break from the painting projects and enjoy some summer fun with family and friends for the next few days!  I have such a passion for furniture...it would be easy for me to get wrapped up in projects for days on end and let the summer slip by. Sometimes I get so caught up in it all that I have to stop and remind myself that there is so much more to life than furniture and decorating!  But what a fun outlet and hobby it is...and I feel so blessed to be able to share my passions with you, building new relationships along the way!  Enjoy your summer, love on your family and treasure your friends.  Be grateful and be blessed!

Best Wishes and Blessings,

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