I’m funny when it comes to repetition. There are certain aspects of my life that I like the be the same. When I come in to work, I follow the same pattern: Turn on the lights, feed the birds, put my stuff away, put the flag out, etc. Now that Marc and I have a new truck, I’m developing a routine with “The Marshmallow” (as we call it). Phone out and connected to Bluetooth, check mirrors, adjust seat, etc.
Now contrast that to when my husband gets a song stuck in his head and I’m listening to Bruno Mars over and over again at home. By the third rendition, I’m ready to sweetly ask, “Babers, can you change your song?”
Aren’t patterns funny like that?
During the past few weeks, I feel as if I keep repeating myself over and over again.
For starters, I’m a super huge fan of refinishing wood tops. Now I know that every piece can’t be saved, but if there’s a chance, you better believe I’m going to try!
You get the idea.
Since I started working for Natasha at Love Street, I’ve painted two stands that her birds have sat on. The first got a Miss Mustard Seed makeover,
and I just finished the second. It started out as a small chest of drawers with a mirror, but the mirror made everything too top-heavy. We took it off and the birds have been sitting on it for the past week or so. Someone had taken the care to strip and sand it but didn’t take it further. I wonder how they would feel if they knew what I did to it?
This sweet piece got a Coco Chalk Paint® makeover with some dry-brushed Paris Grey. Coco is something else that has worked its way into my routine as of late. This sweet little chest of drawers makes my third piece that I’ve painted Coco. It’ssuch a pretty color and I really can’t help myself.
I staged this little guy up against the pallet wood that Tom installed in the back of the shop. Two dried lavender bunches were all it really needed. (See the refinished wood top?)
I kept the original handles as well.
It has a cute little keyhole on each of the drawers too.
I’m pleased with how the dry-brushing turned out. Natasha gave me some helpful tips and they made all the difference.
In addition to doing another Coco piece with a restored wood top, I also finished off a hoosier cabinet for Natasha as well.
The body was painted in Emperor’s Silk (which I just used on my oak washstand) and Pure White. I decoupaged some retro-inspired decorative wrapping paper along the back and spray painted all of the hardware.
How cute is this pattern?
I staged it with small enamel bowls,
a few glass jars,
and some metal baskets,
It even has the original manufacturer’s plate on it – Oxford, PA. That’s right in our backyard!
This cabinet reminded me of the one I did a few months ago:
See the pattern?
coco Chalk Paint®,
refinished wood tops,
The way I see it, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it!