Painted Red

This is a great little nightstand that is made by Stanley furniture.
Little bugger is heavy, I know this because I have lugged it in and out of the house.
Into the back of the truck, out of the truck, back into the truck and back out again.
I would really like to NOT have to move it again.

Standard procedure on the painting…
Did a little sanding on the top because the original finish was flaking a bit.

 
Pretty exciting huh?
 
Can hardly contain yourself right? Thought so.
 
 

Martha was hanging around while I was taking pictures.
Martha is always near me because I may do something crazy like leave and never come back.
Because I always leave and never come back.

She is guarding the driveway.
Because she is so ferocious. Serious eye rolling here.

So I have my furniture in a Antique Store here in Asheville called Bittersweet.
It’s not going great.
I have sold 2 peices in the store.
Everything else has been sold through Craigslist and is selling well.

I have since given  my notice at the store.
Have to say this kind of bums me out. They have done very little advertising. No website up and running. I have sent people to the store and they have not been open. I would put out my business cards in my booth and they would collect them and put them up front of the store.
Anyway, I have 15 days left.

So for now, this nightstand that used to look like this.
That has been transformed to this…
Is listed on Craigslist….

Country Sideboard in Emperor’s Silk with Medium wax by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

 
This is a country server or sideboard or buffet or…. not really sure what to name it.
But let me tell you this, it is a beautiful piece of furniture. 
You know the ones that when you are working on it you are fitting it into every little spot in your home.
It would go perfect here.
With this sitting on top of it.
Oh, and at Christmas with the red I could do this….
Can you tell I would really like to keep this one?
LOVE IT!


 

 And of course it is in the Emperor’s Silk that I love.
This time instead of doing the dark wax all over it I mixed the clear and dark and covered it in one coat.
It really seemed to go on much smoother and  a lot more even.

 The wood is maple and maple is just so nice to paint over.
So smooth.
Yummy, just love it.

 I really do think I need to keep this one.
Unless of course, until the next piece.
I am kind of addicted to this.

This is the before shot.
I found it at an estate sale, it had a price of $799.00 on it.
NO, I did not pay that much.
Lord, my husband would have killed me.



Another Goodwill Gem…Emperor’s Silk, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

 I found this wonderful desk at the Will… I know, amazing that someone got rid of it.
I snatched this thing up so quick knocking people over in the process.
A little bit of an exaggeration.
She was in rough shape, basically falling apart
But you have to admit she has some sexy legs!  And  potential! Oozing potential.

I really wanted to keep her. But then there are so many pieces that I want to keep but I just cannot.
I try to justify keeping them but there is simply just no room.

 Should have taken a before picture, thought I did. Apparently not.
Lucky I have these iphone pics…that is why they are grainy.

 She has found a new home, destined to for a new bathroom to hold a vessel sink.

Until the next time.
Thanks for visiting.
Krista