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I Adore Painted Furniture!

And especially old painted furniture! There’s this great little shop in Guilford CT cleverly called The Madison Exchange.  It’s the perfect spot for finding exquisitely painted antique furniture. All the pieces are painted using Anne Sloan’s chalk paint which creates a really cool antiqued finish. They sell the paint there as well. It’s where I got my inspiration for my client Olga’s dining room buffet Read the full post hereOld Painted furniture Using Chalk Paint at The Madison Exchange
Using chalk Paint On This Old Painted Furniture

I loved the color of this painted buffet and knew it would be perfect for my client. So I went shopping around to my favorite junk shops and managed to find the same exact one at Teen Challenge in Branford CT. What a find! There ya go with the law of attraction and interior design, lol.  See it, say it, feel it…ommmm. It worked as good as it ever does and lucky for Olga! …And her budget!!…

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Photo: Unknown source

…well, it’s almost the same! Pretty darn close, and I like ours better!Antique Buffet To Be Painted Using Chalk Paint

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Olga’s Painted Buffet-Chalk Paint

I love how they gave this dining room a farmhouse look by “weathering” the painted furniture to make it look aged.

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Photo : Lowes

This old painted cabinet got the weathered look too. No way of messing this up…just dab, wipe, and rub…  and it works well with the farmhouse look and shabby chic style too.

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And this has got to be my all time Fav! I saw this bed in an Ethan Allen catalog and fell in love! So did my daughter.ninas painted bed inspiration from ethan allen

My daughter wanted me to redecorate her room and give her a full bed. Well, as the law of attraction would have it…my mother-in-law just happened to have an almost replica. And she just so happened to want to replace it with a pullout sofabed. Bingo!Ninas new painted bed Our dog Cassie photo bombed the pic with her fav dolly. The rug is on its way out too going to check out what Ikea has for rugs.

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Photo courtesy: Ethan Allen

I love Ethan Allen’s painted furniture line!  This painted yellow hutch warms the cockles of my heart!

Olga's Inspiration Coffee Station
Photo courtesy: Inspired By Charm.com

This was the inspiration picture I used for Olga’s coffee station You can check out the full article here. Just love all the color!

Would you believe my mother in law has this same set?

DIY Ideas: Spray Paint and Reupholster Your Dining Room Chairs

I’ve been after her for years to let me paint it.  Don’t think she’d go as swanky as this but it’s all brown and showing it’s age. Painted a pretty color, would totally update her dining room!

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Photo courtesy: Urban Tastes.com

The black looks really sharp! So masculine and stylish! Love the tablescape too!

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Photo courtesy: Phoenix Restoration

Oh Lordy, this just makes me sing! How about those lamps! PERFECTION! I think I’ll use this as my inspiration for a new staging project I just took on. Be sure to sign up so you don’t miss it. It’s going to be FABULOUS!

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Photo courtesy: The Turquoise Iris

Gray is such a hot color right now! This old dresser is stylin’ now!

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Photo courtesy: Brit.co

Add cool stenciling and crystal knobs to your painted furniture pieces

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Photo courtesy: My House My Canvas.com
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Photo: Unknown source

So pretty! I love decorating with color. Makes everything look so happy!  I like happy.  It’s like the furniture is saying please color me happy, lol.  Don’t worry I’m not going to get all weird and tell you to listen to your furniture and let it tell you what color to paint it.  Just do as I do- pick a fabric you love and want to use in the room and pull the colors from it.

Painted Furniture and Headboards

I snapped these last two photos from a magazine and don’t remember which one.  I believe it was back in 2009.  Good to see the distressed painted furniture look is still going strong!

Hope you enjoyed my little show and tell!

SHOP The Look

Chalk Paint

Want to know how to paint your furniture without having to strip or sand? Chalk Paint is your answer. Good news is I’m an Amazon affiliate and they sell it so you can have it delivered right to your door step! If you’re ready to get to those painting projects I highly recommend using chalk paint! Here’s the link. I think this product is just as good as Anne Sloan’s and it’s right here so you don’t have to go find a store that sells it! Comes is all perty colors!Renaissance Chalk Finish Paint Qt – Superior Coverage, Non Toxic, Eco-friendly

Paisley Stencils

Did you love that paisley stenciled piece as much as I did? I found it for you here. FolkArt Laser Cut Painting Stencil, 30948 Paisley Delight

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