Thursday, August 15, 2013

Dreaming in Color ( A Guest Post )

GOOD MORNING ALL
PLEASE GIVE A WARM WELCOME TO DENEEN
WE'RE DOING A SWITCHEROO THIS MORNING - 
SO YOU'RE ABOUT TO MEET AN INCREDIBLE LADY
RIGHT HERE ( IN PERSON ) 
DENEEN DOES THE MOST AMAZING WORK
AND I'M SO HONORED TO HAVE HER HERE TODAY
AND THEN WHEN YOU'RE FINISHED
YOU COULD HOP OVER TO HER SITE
TO SEE MY POST ON HERS
OR YOU COULD GO DO SOMETHING IMPORTANT 
THAT WOULD BE ENTIRELY UP TO YOU LOL

MEET DENEEN
( THE FURNITURE QUEEN ) 


I am thrilled to be guest posting today for Suzan! I absolutely love her work. My name is Deneen and my blog is Dreamingincolor. Suzan and I have a lot in common. I am not from Canada (but would love to go there) I am not as funny or witty as she, but I do like to paint a lot of furniture. I would love for you to visit my blog and see for yourself!

Hope you enjoy this piece I found!



This is my first piece of furniture I have done in a two-toned look. Leaving some wood and some painted.

I just love having the best of both worlds.

And look at those details!!





Last week I had the opportunity to go to Haven. I met some wonderful people and came home with lots of goodies and prizes. One of them being a gift pack of Chalk Paint ® decorative Paint by Annie Sloan.
I won a quart of Coco, clear wax and fabric. Yippee! Right up my alley!

I purchased this vanity a couple of weeks ago. The sell petty good and I have made a few!


It was in great shape and loved all the details. So when I came home with my paint gift I knew this is what I was going to use it on.

Then something happened.....

I couldn't do it.

It is kinda like the story of the time I went fishing when I was a little girl with my dad. I caught a huge catfish. No, really,.... it was huge.

My dad had to help me get it in and it was a struggle. He was so proud of me. He kept saying "Look how big he is!" Then it happened.

I couldn't do it.

I cried and made him throw it back in the water.

I know....not good. Poor Dad. He couldn't believe it!

Thank God he wasn't what we were depending on for dinner!

Anyway.....

When I saw the beautiful wood on the dresser drawers I couldn't paint it. I mean really look at the details.

Call it the fish that got away.

That is how this sucker became two-toned!


Now it sits for sale at Simply Southern Marketplace on the square in Murfeesboro, Tennessee.



I love a good fish story!


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Ok - WHAT did I tell you???
Isn't that amazing?
Deneen, thanks so much for coming up with this idea - I loved it!!!

Have a wonderful weekend all !!!

39 comments:

  1. I think it was inspired making it two-toned. Your paint has enhanced the beauty of the wood, it looks great. Off to check your blog now!

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  2. Thanks for having me today Suzan! I love you and your blog! You are so kind letting me be a part of it. I think you a very inspiring too!

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  3. The paint adds a nice, clean and modern look to the wood. :) Happy to see you visiting, and now I'm headed over to your place to see what Suzan wrote. :)

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    1. Thanks for being so welcoming! I appreciate your comment and for the visit!

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  4. Beautiful! I love that you kept some of it unpainted--We sell a lot of that look right now!

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  5. Deneen, that turned out just beautiful!! I love the raw wood part against the colored background. Perfect!!

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  6. Deneen-I like it a lot. I hear you about the catfish- I caught and released catfish into a farm pond for years..lol xo Diana

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    1. Too funny Diana! My poor dad almost died! We still laugh about it!

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  7. It's fabulous! Love the paint color you chose and I also really like seeing some of the natural wood show through also. Great job.

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    1. Thank you Betsy! The color is new to me and I like it too!

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  8. You did a beautiful job on the vanity. I love the lines and the detail.

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    1. Thank you! It is nice when you have a great piece to start with.

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  9. I'm glad you left the drawers unpainted. It looks fabulous, dahling!

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    1. Sooo glad I did too Jean! It was a nice change!

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  10. Looks great Deneen! Two-tone is my fave. :)

    -andi

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  11. Love this piece, Deneen! You did right by her...leave a girl's drawers alone! LOL

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    1. Ain't nobody gonna mess with my drawers lol!! Thanks Tina!

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  12. Deneen,
    This piece is beautiful. I love that you left some of the character of the wood to show through. This will sell fast it is gorgeous.
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris for your kind words! I hope it sells fast too!!

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  13. That is really a fabulous piece of furniture. Love your makeover! Beautiful!

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  14. It's beautiful Deneen. It would have been difficult for me to paint those drawers as well Is this painted with Coco? It looks really grey in the pictures.

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    1. Thanks! Yes Karen it is Coco and it looks a lot like French Linen. A taupe-grey.

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  15. Your instincts were perfect. Those drawers are gorgeous and they really stand out against the painted wood. Beautiful! I already follow your blog. Great to see you here, too.

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    1. Thank you Betsy for following me and my journey. I appreciate the sweet comment!

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  16. This is so pretty! I love love the wood and paint together. I see why Suzan is impressed. Great makeover!

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  17. You are one talented lady. I just adore what you did with piece. Love the color and the details!

    Cynthia

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    1. Wow! Thanks for the compliment! I feel spoiled!

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  18. It looks lovely. It's like the piece whispered you what it needed!

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