Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring Dresser in Mustard Yellow


I am sharing a dresser created by the talented, Darielle from D.D.'s Cottage Blog. I sent her some green rose knobs from my online store: www.relovedliving.com and she paired them with Miss Mustard Seed's Mustard Yellow for a fresh, spring makeover.  I love the mustard yellow paired with green roses.

You can even see this piece featured here on Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Blog.


To see more pictures of this lovely transformation visit D.D.'s cottage

To order decorative knobs for your own creative projects please visit my online store: Reloved Living.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Louvered Door Dresser


My sister, Emily,  moved to the charming town of Pacific Grove, which if you remember,  is the place I got my start in the furniture-selling business at Blessings Boutique.  It is a picturesque, seaside town filled with shops and victorians overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Monterey Bay.  I drive around the bay weekly to see my sister and nephews.  I cannot resist sharing this adorable picture my sister took of me holding her youngest, Ezra, at the beach.  


We have a bit of a weekly ritual while I am visiting PG.  First, we meet at Happy Girl Kitchen for an organic coffee or refreshing kombucha. Then, while Emily's older boys are still in school, we like to go to sushi at the freshest and bestest of sushi restaurants around: Crystal Fish.  Next we hit the plethora of thrift shops in the area.  We finish up the day by picking the nephews up from school, going to the beach, and getting delicious organic ice cream from Kai Lee Creamery.  

I found this vintage dresser at one of the thrift shops in Pacific Grove.  I was drawn to the lovely, louvered doors.




I painted the dresser with one coat of Old Ochre Chalk Paint®.  


I replaced the old hardware with these adorable, distressed bird pulls that can be purchased at Emily's and my online shop:  www.relovedliving.com.


Little birdies!


I sanded the dresser heavily, especially the louvered doors, to make them look like old shutters. Chalk Paint® distesses so nicely with 220 grit sandpaper and it was easy to get to the wood because I only used one coat of paint.



Monday, December 1, 2014

Old White Bedroom Set with Keyhole Knobs


After finishing this bedroom set in Old White Chalk Paint® , I see why it is our number one selling color at Loot.


One of our customers came in Loot and asked me if I would be interested in looking at her mother's furniture.  This set was a part of what I bought from her mother's estate.  The original finish was old and well-worn.  We decided to make it look fresh and beachy by painting it with two coats of Old White Chalk Paint®  and using a scrubby sponge to distress the edges.


After distressing the piece, we finished with a clear wax.



 The bedroom set included this darling, petite night stand as well.


We replaced all the hardware with vintage style, key-hole knobs in aqua.  The knobs have a distressed look, which pairs nicely with the rubbed-back white on the dresser.


Old White Chalk Paint®  has a beautiful warmth to it, while still looking like a true white.



The third piece in this bedroom set is a vanity with little caster wheels.


We painted the vanity with Old White Chalk Paint®  as well.


 We reupholstered the chair with a vibrant floral fabric.


We replaced the hardware on the vanity with green, vintage-style, keyhole knobs.


The distressed, metal knobs coordinate well with the worn, white paint finish.



Click on the picture below to purchase these or other stylish drawer pulls from my online shop:




Thursday, November 27, 2014

Knob Display and New Online Store


I was looking for a way to display all my knobs at Loot, when I came across this new, laminate piece at the local Santa Cruz Flea Market.  


I painted the dresser with Old White and painted each drawer a different color of Chalk Paint®.  After painting this piece, several customers wanted to purchase it for their kids.  It would look cute in a child's room!


It has a lot of small drawers, which serves of dual purpose of display and storage.


I started a new online store, www.relovedliving.com, where I am selling my favorite products for revamping furniture.  You can find these knobs and many others, including glass and metal knobs for all your projects at Reloved Living.  


Can you guess the color of Chalk Paint®  on each drawer?

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