Remember my friend Pamela, who helped me paint this dresser?
She had her work cut out for her this week, my friends. I enlisted her to help me finish some pieces for my space, and boy did she come through.
First I’ll start with the buffet. I bought it from a very friendly couple at a yard sale a few weeks ago. It had some chips here and there, but had a great shape. So my resident handy-man (aka Jared) repaired them so I could get to work.
Then I pawned the work off onto Pamela. I’m nice like that.
Here she was before:
And here’s how she looked this morning:
Pretty nice, huh? It looks like the entire top is white, but it’s just the curvy strip in the front. The top is the same color (ASCP French Linen) as the main part of the dresser. That was Pamela’s idea. She’s a genius, you know.
And here’s my favorite piece this week. I’ve been waiting and waiting to use the Moroccan stencil I ordered from Royal Design Studio.
And I knew it’d be perfect on this dresser I picked up at last month’s flea market:
I didn’t realize what a pain it would be to use the stencil, but Pamela is a trooper. She lined everything up perfectly and spent more than a few hours touching it up.
I did all the easy work on this piece, like painting part of the frame and waxing it. Nothing compared to that stencil. BUT…don’t you love it?
And a close up:
What more can I say? It looks just like I had envisioned. I’m head over heels!
While Pamela was painting these two lovely pieces, I was painting pumpkins and pears, among other things. Not real ones. The bright orange foamy craft ones. But I knew with a little paint they would be the perfect fall accessory for my space.
Some of them I painted with ASCP, others I simply painted with metallic acrylic paint. The ones I painted with Annie Sloan I also topped with a gold glitter acrylic or dry brushed with the metallic paint. I love how they came out.
I found the wooden trencher (what else would you call it?) at Heart Full of Memories, an antique store on Nolensville Pike (for you Nashville locals.) I had to have it the moment I saw it.
We made our way this weekend to Jackson’s Orchard in Bowling Green. We wandered through a corn maze, went on a hay ride, picked our pumpkin from a pumpkin patch, sipped apple cider slushes, went down a gigantic slide with Jackson, and watched him run from one thing to another.
I’m tired. I’m going to bed. After I finish catching up on Psych. Have a lovely Sunday everyone!
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