Happy Friday everyone… let’s do something a little different today. You all know I love featuring other furniture painter’s work. Bloggers, boutiques,shop owners and home businesses have all been shared here on the SI Blog and my FB Page.
Showcasing other peoples work is motivating… but let’s be honest – these are professional furniture painters! Painting furniture is what these talented ladies DO for a living. They’ve spent time crafting and honing their skills. Their furniture is stunning, the staging is perfect, and before and after pics are remarkable. As encouraging as it is to see their work, I know some of you may DOUBT you can do this too. I know this because a few years ago, I felt the SAME WAY!
That’s why today’s feature is all about YOU!
Some of you SI Readers are mailing in some beautiful before and afters incorporating the ideas, paint recipes or tips and tricks you’ve found here on the blog! You’re inspiring me… and I think it’s about time I share some of your creations so you can inspire others too!
Let’s start with Tracy from Montreal. Here’s an email Tracy sent me along with a few of her DIY Chalk Paint creations!
[box] “Hi Denise, We’ve communicated before (blog) when I asked for your advice and expressed how grateful I was for your generosity in sharing your valuable tips.
I have been collecting old pieces for a while but kept putting off starting on them, partially out of fear and also not knowing how to go about it, what colors to choose etc.
Well, I just want to say that I have started and thanks your encouragement, tips and advice, (your blog & FB page that I read religiously), I have completed a few pieces. I’ve been using combos of homemade chalk paint, paint with primer, waxes, matte urethane, antiquing glaze.
The best advice you’ve given is “just try it”!”[/box]
Such a great idea. Turn a plain table into a statement piece with a lace stencil! Here’s another project of Tracy’s below. An impressive before and after mirror redo. Love the detail the antiquing glaze brings out!
The next few redo’s are from Julie B. I love the way she’s restyled this Barrister Cabinet… and her painted and stained desk… gorgeous!
This dresser of Julie’s has been painted with MMS French Enamel with a DIY Wax tinted with Annie Sloan’s Pure White.
I love a good before and after just as much as you all do so keep ’em coming!
And I really hope Tracy and Julie have encouraged you to “JUST TRY IT”!
Enjoy your weekend – and don’t forget to treat yourself to something fun and relaxing… you deserve it! 🙂
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