Thursday, January 26, 2012

Spring is in the air~

So, it's really not.  A girl can dream though right?! :)

This little cutie is a smokers cabinet that I decided to splash some real spring color on.  The period this cabinet comes from is that wonderful 1940's waterfall.  There is enough of this quality built furniture for everyone in America to have at least one piece.  Though the aesthetic isn't something I'm a big fan of. why not paint it?!

The base color is a mix of Antibes, Cream, and Arles.  It came out in this bright green apple-ie color and I just love it!  Nothing says spring like a nice bright cherry green!  Using a dry brush technique, Cream emphasizes the details easily without too much effort.  As the finishing touch, I painted the pull in Cream, gave the entire piece a light distressing and a hand rubbed clear wax finish.

It's just the splash of bright color we need here in Northern Illinois where it's 41 one day and 10 the next!  Hope your enjoying a little bit of sunshine today!  If not, paint yourself some! :)

Linking up to:
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Color!

For more information on the 2012 American Tour, please visit Annie's website, or pop in my shop!  I would LOVE to share the excitement of this amazing event right here in Illinois in MARCH!!!
Until then, Antionette dreams!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chair Love!

Isn't it strange...maybe interesting would be a more suitable word...:) when you find your niche and it's nothing like what you "thought" it would be?  I love surprise there!  Dressers, stools, tables of all shapes and sizes, stepbacks, hoosiers, hutches, blanket chests, and foot rests clutter my storage and studio.  Throw in the occasional lamp, chandi, and magazine rack along with a chotchkie or two, and you will find me right at home.

It seems to me I have centered my picks around large pieces for the most part so when I finally realized my niche, I had to laugh to myself as this niche of mine is truly fitting to my personality.  Now you may be wondering what this niche is and how I've come to the realization that it is "my niche".  Well, it's chairs.  I have brought in several, SEVERAL chairs and they never last long.  I do my best to get them cleaned up, painted and reupholstered, but sometimes they don't last long enough for me to even get them wiped down!

I love chairs, and all kinds.  I love the ones I can curl up in with my Bitty Girl or good book and cozy blanket.  I also love the ones with the sexy curvy legs that are carved and the ones that are simply sophisticated.  Oh! And let's not forget about the ones with the tapestry's...those are beautiful as well! It doesn't really matter to me what they look like, I find beauty in them all.  Perhaps that's why chairs are my niche!

I hope you enjoy this little cutie!  She's not too old...probably about my age lol~  I replaced her padding, batting and fabric and trim after I painted her with  Coco with a Old White was on top :)
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Sunday, January 1, 2012


So this is the NEWs we've all been waiting for!  Ready to find out the winner of the amazing gift basket FILLED with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint???!!!!

Ok....   :)

The Uber lucky winner of this AMAZING basket FILLED with ANNIE SLOAN PRODUCTS is...........

Jessi from
I am awaiting your color request for your two quarts of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!  You're basket will be shipped out very soon and I hope you share pictures with us of your finished projects! Congratulations Jessi!

And if the basket wasn't enough, you are now entered to win the Grand Prize Drawing of $350 Gift Certificate which can be used for the admission to one of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Tour's or $350 in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!  The winner will be announced on Annie's blog on January 10th!  You will definitely want to check that out!

Thank you to everyone who participated in my give-a-way!  I have a few more surprises in store for this year!  I hope you enjoy reading my little blog and have fun with what's in store for 2012!  May you have a safe and wonderful 2012!