A Quickie Sideboard Transformation (because I didn’t take many pix!)

So, yes, that was my update yesterday that you may have seen about moving in the direction that I feel and honoring that. However, I did a few projects over the weekend that I wanted to share. If you are not following me on Instagram, hop on as I tend to share there first. Look up “blueeggbrownnest”.

Here’s a before and after of my sideboard….

I used Old White, Clear Wax and NO distressing.

The room is so much lighter! Happy.

Hi Y’all!

Ohhhhhhhhhh, Dear Friends! It’s been forever and I miss our connection! Here’s a lil or long video update on me. I’ve been thinking of you all for some time and where I fit in with the entire modern farmhouse craze we have going on. I am never one to love the mainstream. I want to be off-stream; alternative stream. Always have. I get inspired by looking at things in a new light and then sharing what I’ve learned. In the meantime, I am praying, meditating, therapy-ing, friending, parenting, truth-telling and listening to a ton of podcasts to fill my soul and add perspective and a sense of openness to my world.

Love to you all! PS – I will be posting a new video of my round table that I white-washed this weekend. I still love a good transformation!

xoxo

 

Relief Painting Tutorial

Hi Dear Friends!

I’m here. Just growing older and feeling time pass quickly with my children and trying to be there for every, single emotional and physical need. You get it.

I did do a little tutorial yesterday on this super cool relief decor piece a client brought over. I wanted to show you that when you do something with a ton of detail like this you want to gently brush on your paint. You don’t want to shove it into the crevices with a heavy-hand. There’s something really pretty about letting that wood show through and that means you shouldn’t touch it. Step back and evaluate, decide when to stop.

I went over the piece lighting with clear wax and a cloth. I also sanded a little on the part of the rooster that were long surfaces. The color is Country Grey.

Here is the result. I love that pieces like this can be placed leaning against most any surface for some interesting detail.

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