Bedroom Amoire Refresh

Hi there. Some of you may remember when I purchased this armoire off Craigslist. I still love it, but wanted to keep up with the times and make it a little cleaner looking. It was taking up a lot of space visually so I thought if I took away the distressing and put a coat of white on it, I would get the look I wanted.

Since we are dealing with COVID and I didn’t want to go into a shop if I didn’t have to, I ordered a can of Chalked furniture paint from Amazon. I received same day delivery! Yea!

Here is the before that I had painted and distressed years ago.

Here is the after:

Got anything you need refreshed?

Blush Bedroom

I still have a white bedroom, but added a bit of blush recently- a popular color right now for sure! You can find this color in lots of bohemian-style’d rooms. I keep sneaking it in because I’m not sure Brent would go for pink! Ha!

Can’t buy all new furniture or do a renovation? Buy a few pillows or a lamp. It can go a long way to refresh your space.

Blush velvet pillows are from William Sonoma Home. Round blush pillow from Anthropologie. New, white lamps are from Overstock and armoire baskets fro Studio McGee via Target.

Round Foyer Table

Hi Friends! Rainy day here in VA. Online school, husband working hard in the study and I’m on my second espresso with a few more to go!

I want to change up….everything now that I’ve been stuck in the house for 6 months. How about you? I have edited my house in the last few years as things have become more minimal. Minimal is not really my thing – I like an interesting piece in every corner – but, I do understand that it can make a house feel a bit more open and airy. We all need that right now.

I have had a beautiful work table (above) in my foyer that I bought from Miss Mustard Seed at her last Luckett’s showing at the market. I love an old table more than anything. I painted it white and it live happily in the foyer for years. But, I wanted a bit of a chance – a round table. I was going to buy one, but instead of paying a thousand bucks I thought I’d try my very first kitchen table turned craft table. Here she is:

There is so much sticky, icky gunk on this table, but it’s still a great piece. Brent’s nana bought it for us at Crate and Barrel when we were first married so lots of memories. I pulled out a can of Graphite. I still had an old can of Annie Sloan Graphite in the garage. It settled a bit and I had to work with it, but got it going.

You can see it’s a bit thin, but it was in my garage for about 2 years. That just means I needed several coats.

I know that lots of painters use Dark Wax to make the table…darker. I just never liked the look of it. It felt tacky and I didn’t like the overall look. So, I thought I’d try wood stain. This is Jacobean – again, I found it in the garage! The stain was definitely better than the wax, but not exactly what I wanted.

So, the story goes on. I didn’t think it was black enough once I got the table upstairs, so I bought a can of black furniture paint from Amazon – sorry Annie! I bought a true black from Shabby Chic in Licorice on Amazon. This gave me a true black and I did not need any wax.

What do you all think about the Shabby Chic Licorice? I have a little tutorial in my process, but it’s a little disjointed. I’ll release it soon.

PS – It’s October 26th and many states have early voting. You can take the whole darn family, like I did, to the polls and vote in person. OR You can still send in your Mail In Ballot OR you can vote on Election Day November 3rd. Easy! Just check out how and where to vote in your state. You can do so here: