Thursday, July 28, 2011

furniture ~ you can do this!

I have a very dear friend who asked me for some tips & tricks lately… she wanted to paint some furniture in her home to make it more 'her'.  And I've got to show you what she did, because these two pieces are gorgeous!

Sadly, we don't have a before.  But you can imagine dark, pickled wood.  That pretty much sums it up. These pictures were taken with my iphone, I promise I'll bring my good camera next time & get some better shots!

Drum roll for Alison's beautiful work, please…

This piece is in her dining room.  It was very heavy & traditional before, but Alison is going for a more clean & modern look now.

Isn't it gorgeous??  She used a Benjamin Moore color that she had on hand from painting her son's room a while back.  Love love love it!

The next piece is in her family room… I practically drooled over it, I think you will too!  They are about to move the tv to be installed over their mantle, hence the equipment & wires you see.

I love that Alison took on the challenge & want others to as well… you can do this, friends!!  Turn something that you own but don't necessarily love into something you treasure… in a day or two :)

thanks for stopping by!


  1. Both these pieces have beautiful lines and details, and the paint and distressing is gorgeous!

  2. Ooh I love the second piece! she did a great job :)

  3. Wow-She did a great job-especially if she has never done this before. I love the sturdiness of the first piece and love the lines on the 2nd piece. xo Diana

  4. lovely! it is a white/grey,yes? and then a dark wax over?? very nice. I have some French Provincial furniture that needs redoing soon, and this is just about perfect!

  5. beautiful pieces!!

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries