Hi friends! I hope you had a relaxing weekend. We had non-stop snowfall here in the GTA…ugh. With all the shoveling and slippery winter driving, I’m so ready for some spring weather!
Onto nicer things, in the 2018 survey, I learned many of you are recently new to the SI Blog – a warm welcome!
Being Valentine’s, the week of love, I’m diving into the archives to share some past painted furniture romance for all you new readers. I almost can’t believe this blog is old enough for me to say that! I’ve loved each and every piece I’ve ever worked on. Even the ones that gave me a hard time! Whether you paint furniture for fun or profit, I hope you feel the same way. Each piece offers a lesson, helps to improve your skills, and stretches your creativity – not to mention confidence. As I was curating this roundup, I found it interesting to reflect on my past pieces and see how my styling and photography has changed.
For all you amazing loyal readers, friends, and SI family, I hope you enjoy revisiting some of my earlier makeovers.
I’ve included links below each image if you’d like to check out what paint colors, products, and painting techniques I used on each piece. I’ve also added a Romantic Youtube Roundup for you as well. 💕
2016 – Linen Matched Tea Cart
2014 – Spraying General Finishes Milk Paint
2017 – Antoinette & Black Wax Table Makeover
2014 – Spraying DIY Chalk/Mineral Paint
2016 – Pretty In Pink Farmhouse Chic
2017 – How To Add Graphic Furniture Transfers
2014 – A Small World & Custom Painted China Cabinet
2015 – Milk Painted French Country Armoire
2015 – Roadside Restyle | Classic French Dresser
2016 – Wash & Dry Dresser
And I have to add last week’s makeover because she’s too romantic to ignore!
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on Youtube. If you have any problems viewing it below, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel HERE. Our #siyoutubefamily is already a community of 36K so don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t done so already! So exciting, thank YOU! 🙂
HAPPY VALENTINE’S! I’M WISHING YOU A WEEK FILLED WITH LOVE AND INSPIRATION MY FRIENDS. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE. FEEL FREE TO CHIME IN… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU!
Cheryl Atkinson says
Hi DENISE! I have never seen these pieces. I really enjoyed them and I pinned for later. You are such an inspiration.
Hi Cheryl!🤗 Thank you and thanks for the PIN my friend. XOXO
I must have missed a lot of these. They are beautiful! The light blue small dresser & the tallboy sprayed with milk paint would have to be my favorites.
I’m so glad you dropped in to see them Lizzy, thank YOU! That tallboy sprayed with GF Milk Paint is one of my faves too. 🙂
Do Dodson says
Oh, I lOVE this round up! I can’t believe I haven’t seen these before now. And your styling is always on point.
Thanks for sharing. Pinned! xo 🙂
Aw, thanks Do! I struggled with styling for so long so every time someone points it out (especially someone as talented as YOU!!) mentions it, it puts a smile on my face! Thank you. XOXO
I enjoyed this retrospective of your work – you are an artist! What a great reference for colors, types of paint, and techniques. Thanks Denise.
Thanks so much, Ruth! So happy you enjoyed it! 🙂
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. I just love your blog and the energy you give us all.
Feeling I need some of it as not sure where to start. Have so much furniture to do and wanting to get my shop opened (husband bought two shops for his business so I get to have one:) ) but I can’t stop buying furniture so now no space to work!! The shop needs work – painting etc but I could do some furniture and sell online to start making money – oh the dilemma!! So it is lovely to read your posts as I do get inspired xx
I’m excited for you Jane! Starting a business is exhilarating and scary all at the same time. And I can so relate to stocking up on inventory. I still have to control my urges to fill every inch of my space. 🙂
Yes it is exciting Denise and yes every spare spot is full !! My daughter just sent through some links to more bargains through our local buy sway and sell but I have to stop buying and start selling😀 I love your blog and am learning so much thank you 🙂
Just wanted to say how much I love learning from Your blogs…You explain things so detailed and your website is really easy to navigate through! Thanks for giving us beginner painters some confidence!
You just made my day Claire! 🙂
tell me where you get your beautiful hardward for your gorgeous pieces?
Hi Anna! I keep all original hardware off all my inventory pieces so they can be cleaned up and reused. I also buy new hardware and knobs, usually from Hobby Lobby or Lee Valley.
Happy Valentine to you! You must be so proud of all your hard work. Your staging really shows a talent. Looking forward to many more of your wonderful projects.
Ya, it’s interesting looking back. And it was challenging picking which ones to include because even though they’ve been sold and are no longer mine, I still feel connected to each piece. Happy Valentine’s my friend! And I hope you found out how to get that paint delivered to you. If you get the chance to try it, I’d love to hear what you think. 🙂
Hi Denise. Happy Valentine’s Day to you! Thank you for sharing some of your past furniture. I’m especially in love with the soft pink tea cart….what a girly piece!!!! Keep up the amazing rescues and photography.
Thanks… I really like that tea cart too! It was a fun piece to work on. Happy Valentine’s to you too Monique! XO
Love all of your projects
Thank you Victoris! xo
Gosh, I love the way you style your photos, Denise, such attention to detail! Of course, the pieces themselves are stunning ALWAYS too. I’m such a fan of your work!
Thanks! It was fun to see how my styling as has changed… and hopefully, it will keep improving! Happy Valentine’s week to you and yours Marie. x