a french chair makeover

By |March 27th, 2012|

Since I’ve been taking a few pieces back to my window space at Troy Antiques, I’ve been on the hunt.

You know what I mean.  Like…everywhere I go there seems to be something screaming, “paint me! paint me!!”

Like this beauty, of course.  Every time I see one of […]

diy abstract wall art

By |March 19th, 2012|

You guys were so kind when I posted about our living room and how my style has evolved over the last several years.

Since we painted the walls white, I’ve been keeping my eye out for small pops of color to infuse into the space.

After reading […]

how to wax furniture, part 2

By |March 16th, 2012|

Oh, it’s Friday, peeps!!!  I’ve had a fun-filled week of painting pieces & getting my Spring craft on.  I had to take advantage of all that painting & pop in for a quick tutorial.

Most of the questions I receive in my inbox are related to painting & sealing furniture.  Since the chalk paint craze began, […]

annie sloan american tour–i’m going to Boston!

By |March 6th, 2012|

We could probably all agree on one thing.

From time to time, this stuff brings us together.

I’ve professed my love for chalk paint in more than one place, so when I realized I could meet Patty, my stockist/paint-talkin’-buddy-for-life, & Annie Sloan on the Annie Sloan American Tour this […]

gray & what color hutch??

By |March 1st, 2012|

My hutch is a beast to paint by hand.

Between sick days for the kids, sick days for me, travel days for Matt, and well, normal life, I’ve been painting it in bits and pieces for the last few weeks.  A day here, a day there.

This is no paint-a-dresser-in-the-afternoon kind of project.

After one coat […]

a chalk paint dresser | meet Alison from The Modern Cottage

By |February 24th, 2012|

Happy Friday, lovely friends!  I’m so excited to introduce you to another contributor to perfectly imperfect.  Please join me in welcoming Alison…I know you’re gonna love this makeover!


Hello Perfectly Imperfect readers! My name is Alison Bryan and I am so delighted to be a contributor to my favorite blog. I am a vintage furniture painter […]

holiday chalk paint giveaway with classic wall finishes!

By |December 12th, 2011|

Good morning, lovely people!

I love a good giveaway, and I’m THRILLED about this one…and it comes just in time for Christmas!

You know I love Chalk Paint, right?!?

I know I’ve expressed my undying love for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint stockist and friend, Patty Seaman, of Classic Wall Finishes of NJ. 

She and her sister, Karen, are so […]

the vintage military desk- before & after

By |November 21st, 2011|

When I found this vintage military desk, I was so excited about it…I knew it would be awesome.

I didn’t know I would fully embrace the old worn patina, but I loved it so much I just couldn’t totally cover it with paint.

I kept […]

going gray

By |November 9th, 2011|

Hey there, you insanely awesome and talented people!

Don’t forget to keep entering the WUSLU Giveaway this week!!  Giveaway closes Thursday at Midnight.

If you follow me on Facebook & Twitter, you know I’m still kinda puny, and should be trying to clean our sickly home or wash mountains of laundry.

DIY reclaimed wood wall art

By |November 8th, 2011|

It’s a crafty kind of Tuesday around here!

As I’ve been pulling Grayson’s room organization/switcheroo together, we’ve collected a few new pieces for the room and are in the process of creating others.

I showed you the perfect grain sack, vintage books, and old shoe cart I found last […]

Chalk paint cost & why i use it

By |November 4th, 2011|

You guys know I LOVE Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

I think you know why, but I want to be sure you do.  I’m not really into anything “just because.”  I’m sort of a purposeful, all or nothing kind a gal.

I wanted to break down the costs a little…chalk paint vs. latex costs, […]

All things furniture chalk paint features

By |November 3rd, 2011|

Happy furniture-focused Thursday, friends!!
As much as I hate to do it, I think we’re going to semi-pause our furniture linky party around these parts.
I know, I know….I’m sad, too.  But…it’s only because I really want a little more time to answer your questions for The Painted Furniture Co.

And…I know I’ll get the hankering to have […]