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Bedside Table Lamps

I’m finally taking steps to overhaul some rooms in my home, beginning with a few furniture updates. First, the master bedroom.

I was blessed to have the opportunity to both design and oversee the construction of my home back in the early 80’s, and have been well content until lately knowing certain areas just need a good updating. Unlike some, I have never been one to repaint or move furniture around just for the fun of it. It’s not that I don’t like change, I was just comfortable with the design and furniture. Then I went and bought a new living room set, and got the redecorating bug.

So stepping out, I begin with table lamps for the master bedroom. Here is a before shot. It started out what I like to call pea green. Not a bad color, but the master bedroom has blues in it, and the green just wouldn’t blend in.

Table Lamp

I almost didn’t get a before shot because I was so excited to get started. First, I painted with two coats of Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue.

Aubusson Blue A shot after both had dried (almost).

Aubusson Blue - Dry

Then came the decision of what to do next.  I chose Annie Sloan Louis Blue, but did not give complete coats … almost hit and miss. Sorry if the pictures are a little too bright, I’m still learning the photography end of blog writing.


Then I added Annie Sloan Old White and distressed.




Here’s a shot right after waxing and ready for their new shades.

Hit n Miss



And a couple of the finished product.


Night Table Lamp

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B.

By |March 13th, 2015|Home Decor|0 Comments

The Little Pot Project

This little pot project is short and sweet.

I took a clean plant pot …

the pot
I used Annie Sloan’s Old White to paint it, and then came back over with a wet rag until I was happy with the finish.

I then dry brushed another coat of Old White, let it dry (15 minutes tops), and then stuffed it with shredded newspaper.

I then took some left over moss, and using Aleene’s Fast Grab Sticky Spray secured them to the shredded paper, along with burlap ribbon and a button.  For the others, I used newspaper and twine as well as lace tied in a bow.

Little Pot

Pots in various stages of completion, before I added the finishing touch.


Here is one of the finished pots with the wooden sphere in it.

Hope you like it.

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B


By |February 16th, 2015|Crafts|0 Comments

The Sofa Table

Thought I’d share a sofa table I updated a little earlier in the year.

Unfortunately I don’t have a before picture, because I was just too excited to get started painting.  I used Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg Blue, Old White, Old Ochre, and Dark Wax on this piece.  I’ll say little and let the pictures speak for themselves.

First coats of Duck Egg Blue & Old White on the embellishments and feet (toe nails).




Stripped Top.  I had wanted to stain it, but found the trim to be plastic of all things.



Painted top first with Old White

Table Phase 1b

Table Phase 1a

And then back over with Old Ochre and eventually with Dark Wax.





Painted feet



Distressed and Dark Waxed Embellishment


Finished table


Sofa Table

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B.





By |February 13th, 2015|Furniture|0 Comments

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