Good morning, lovelies!
Gray and I are enjoying our first week of school together, and I’m excited to share more about it with you tomorrow! We’re also gearing up for a workshop on Saturday (here, at our house), and we’re filling orders from the shop, too. It’s been a busy few weeks, but somehow, I was able to work on some furniture for the antique store & for display for our workshop.
I love this little desk/table. It came to me a little beaten up and painted black…which didn’t show off its cuteness.
When I saw it, I knew it needed to get an American cottage makeover.
I’ve really enjoyed playing with paint lately…mixing colors, using a lot of 2 color distressed techniques, and mixing colored waxes. I have this huge art workbook that I keep adding recipes to. Maybe I’ll show it to you sometime soon!
The piece was already so perfectly handmade, I really wanted to subtly distress it to highlight those details…no need for major sanding on this one.
I pictured this desk sitting in a little one’s room someday, but Anna Lauson asked if I was interested in paying her in furniture.
It’s now (adorably) sitting in her kitchen, and they’re adding casters to create a moving island. I love that I get to see it in its new home! P.S. Anna Lauson also bravely painted her kitchen table and chairs in Scandinavian Pink & the wall in Aubusson. I LOVE it when people go for it like that!! We’ll be showing you that makeover soon…promise.
Have an inspired day & paint something bright and happy…if you dare.