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Thursday, December 1, 2016

I'm Being a Cheater and I'm Blaming You!

Ha! Ha!

Yes, I'm blaming all of you and I don't feel the least bit badly about it. 

It's been awhile since I've written a blog post.  Well, only 3 weeks but still, I usually write one every week.  My November was crazy busy  
( I completely sold out of furniture ) and honestly, I just couldn't make the time to blog...so I decided to blame all of you instead of myself, ha ha ha!

I lumped four furniture makeovers in this one post, so, 
please forgive me.  I'll do better in December.

My thanks goes to all of your for your continued support and encouragement.  I'm busy because of the feedback, love and faith you give me. I hope something you see here will inspire you to grab your paint brush and create your own work of art.


I used colors from CeCe Caldwell's paint line for this armoire.  
The base is Key West Blue and I accented with Navy 
and added a warm pop of Persimmon


Do you see that vintage car print? I adore it so much! The vintage woody car paired with that Christmas tree on top is perfection.  I ordered it from http://www.alisonjunda.com/
Alison paints the most beautiful images, including the most serene beach scenes.  She also has a couple of prints with an old Ford truck and Christmas trees. I'm smitten... go check out her work. 
You'll see what I mean. 




Now, look here! 
Sometimes, a particular piece, hardware, and colors all team 
up to be a dynamic trio.

This next one was a commissioned piece for a returning customer.  That's pressure, you know?
They already own one piece so I wanted to make this one just as fun and original.  



If you are new to my blog, you don't know how much I love Klein Blue from General Finishes. It's one of my go-to colors because it works with my style.  I like bold but I also like colors that pair well with other shades of blue. This one does that perfectly. It also compliments yellow and orange very well...a MUST for me.


We shipped this buffet to South Carolina.  My clients are over the moon with it in their space. I can't explain the relief as well as excitement I feel when my customers love a painted piece as much as I do. 
To top it off, they are now using this to display their great grandmother's silver set.  



Now, this next mini wardrobe is available on my website, The Turquoise Iris. I'd love to see this in a child's room or in a 
bathroom used as linen storage. To get this look, I again used paint from CeCe Caldwell's. The colors are Sante Fe Turquoise, Windsor Blue, Emerald, and Carolina Sun Yellow. 



I'm guilty of using furniture as a canvas. 
It's a huge blank slate to me, bigger the better. 




And lastly, I just listed this one yesterday. I have been so 
excited to get my hands, or should I say brushes, on this massive chunky piece.  Because it has so much detail, I knew adding 
multiple colors would be good on this one.  



The base colors are Cowgirl Coral and Bohemian Blue, 
both from Debi's DIY Chalk & Clay Paint. This was my first time to try this paint and the results were exceptional.  The paint is thick and creamy, and these particular colors have warm undertones, 
exactly what I wanted for this makeover. 




Now, let's get to work and do December right!

Thanks so much,

Dionne

7 comments:

  1. These are all so beautiful! Especially that first armoire. LOVE it!

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  2. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ quick question, do u sand or prime your pieces before painting? With these intricate pieces seems like quite the task.....

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    1. I used to always sand and prime with latex paint but now I use chalk, clay or milk paint. No need to do those extra steps any longer!

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    2. Didn't know u could skip that with clay n milk as well 😮 Thanks Dionne!!!!! Your masterpieces are always awe-inspiring 😍😍😍

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    1. No, I used stain / sealer from CeCe Caldwell''a for all of these.

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