Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Now I Get It...

So, I've always been impressed with some of the outstanding photos that I see on other people's blogs. Now I get it... they are using much more powerful cameras than my ELPH. That said, below are some of my recent furniture reinventions.  The first is an end table that has already been sold.  I painted it in Annie Sloan's Duck Egg Blue and painted the original diamond carvings and the drawer in Annie Sloan's Graphite.  Added a bit of new hardware, and we were off to the races.  I love her clear wax and very sparingly used the dark wax to enhance the look and feel.  It turned out ADORABLE!

I literally fell in love with the bookshelf below.  I used Annie Sloan's Antique White (see a trend here?), clear wax, and distressed different bits here and there.  I've posted so many pictures because I can so clearly see that the piece will fit perfectly in a bathroom, living area, bedroom, and even a kitchen.  The original metal bordering on top just gives the piece even more personality.

Lastly, I purchased this adorable mirror and painted it Annie Sloan's Country Grey with a second layer of Antique White while applying the clear wax.  I've highlighted the beautiful woodwork on top of the piece with the Antique White, and I love how it stands out and really captures the eye.

As you may be able to tell, I'm still working on both my photography and blogging skills.  But I'm having too much fun to slow down.

~Thanks for coming along for the ride.  There's not a cloud in the sky, so it looks like it's going to be another top down day!  Be sure to pack a snack, we may be on the road for awhile.


  1. So proud of you! I love the pieces and can't wait to see more.

  2. Your pictures look real! Personally, I find it easier to connect with your blog, because of the reality of the photographs. Great job!

  3. Thanks so much for the encouragement. My ELPH and I are pressing forward :).

  4. I used a COOLPIX L18 for over a year and was a bit frustrated at first. But, once I got the hang of it and discovered a few tricks - like NEVER use your flash/always use natural light - I was much happier with the results.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage


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