Sunday, April 14, 2013

Here's the story............

Of a lovely lady................

fancy, french, chalk paint, pure white, spray painted handles

who was bringing up 2 very lovely girls

Armoire, end tables, painted, white,

both of them were black and white - just like their mother
the youngest one with swirls...............

graphics fairy, french, typography

THIS was the reason I decided to go black and white on this set - I thought it would tie in nicely with a  crisp black french graphic

french, graphic, transfer gel

If you're looking for a lazy quick way to get a dark color in the crevices of fancy molding -
I usually paint the moldings black first

then paint the white over it - leaving it showing through as much ( or as little ) as you like
in this photo I still needed touch up the white here and there - but you get the idea

Now I'm hoping that this lady meets a fellow

Did you think I'd start the week off without leaving some sort of lame song in your brain for the day?
Uh Uh - no way - not me!

Tomorrow I'm sharing some pink loveliness!

Have a good Monday all
and they knew that it was much more than a hunch...........................

And a little reminder of how she looked before -

Party Time with the following gracious hostesses!
Knick of Time                                       Cedar Hill Ranch ( the Scoop )               Not just a housewife  
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia          TwelveOEight                                        The DIY Dreamer
Adorned from Above                           No minimalist here                                  Beyond the Picket Fence
Have a daily cup of Mrs Olson             52 Mantels                                              Common Ground 
The Charm of Home                            French Country Cottage                          Craftionary
Shabby Art boutique                            My Romantic Home                                Miss Mustard Seed
The Shabby Nest                                 Hibiscus House                                       Country Farm Home
Funky Junk Interiors                            It's Overflowing                                       Classy Clutter
Nifty Thrifty Things                              I Heart Nap Time                                    Homework                         
should be mopping the floor               Keeping it Simple                                    Shabby Creek Cottage                           
Under the Table and Dreaming            FlusterBuster                                           Knick of Time
Glitter Glue & Paint


  1. Suzan,your lovely little family is to die for. Love them, love your little quirky song too. xx

  2. Pretty and like me bringing up to very lovely girls :)

  3. Love them! They look oh so much better now, just beautiful! - Susan

  4. Leave it to you to make a song out of a makeover! It really is very lovely! I would have preferred you left me with something rockin on a Monday!

  5. This came out beautiful...but now I'm thinking of panel station wagons and split level Brady Bunch homes (thanks for the song). :)

    I love the black showing through, it's perfect.

  6. Lovely, Suzan!! And thanks for the Brady song that will be running through my mind until something else equally as annoying comes to take its place. lol xoxo

  7. Hate that song Suzan!! lol. But your makeover is lovely. What a great graphic. Can't wait to see the pink loveliness.

  8. Ha Suzan thanks for the trip back down Brady Bunch Lane!!!! Now I will have that song in my head all day!!!!! Love the trio so pretty. That graphic is marvelous darling!!!

  9. I love these! My color scheme! Funny, we watched the Brady Bunch the other day... yep, we're lame like that. I'm always checking out the vintage decor. Hopefully orange kitchen cabinets will never come back in style.

  10. This will be in my head for the rest of my afternoon. I loved the Brady Bunch, sorry to say but I watched it all the time. These pieces are abosolutely stunning. I love, love them!!


  11. Oh so beautiful! And, this song I don't mind running through my head...I always loved the show. I just love these pieces!!!
    Debbie :)

  12. Thanks for the tip on getting the darkened molding, Suzan. I always wondered how everyone did it without using a dark wash which darkens it too much IMHO.

    As for the song.....thank you, I needed something to go through my head at 3 AM. lol

    1. not sure if everyone else does that lol - it's a lazy way for sure -

  13. You were like the fairy godmother giving them beautiful gowns for the bal... Hope they'll meet their Prince Charming... Can you tell I've been studying thousand of versions of Cinderella all week???

  14. You just knock it out of the freakin' park EVERY time!!! That piece was so, "I would never have that in my house" and became, "Holy poo, I want that and will run over anyone in my way!" And just to return the favor...Her name was Lola...she was a showgirl...


  15. Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream...

    there. That ought to do it.

    Thankfully the picture will still stick with me. What a lovely little family. So fun to see little ones dressed like mom.

  16. oh MY goodness look at the before....


    SOMETIMES I see posts where I think that people are crazy and should have had respect for the old wood and left it alone


  17. Marsha, Marsha, Marsha - what have you done? Since there is a mother and TWO girls, I bet Jan, the middle child, was left out again! Now you must find a third piece to refinish as beautifully as these three.

  18. The brady bunch was my first thought when i saw your blog title pop up in my inbox!

  19. Oh I love those Frenchy pieces!So pretty!

  20. Ooooh so pretty Suzan!! I would love for you to share your projects at the weekly Pretty Things link party at twelveOeight (live now)!! Hope to see you :)

    xo, Tanya

  21. You know that someday you're going to have insert a recording of you singing all of those lovely songs you keep stuffing into our heads, don't you, Suzan??? lolol! Wow. You do awesome work, girl! And you've peaked my interest in your next pink project. You're speaking my language now, girlie! lol!

    xoxo laurie

  22. The crazy bunch...the crazy buuuunch...that's the way we becaaaame the crazy buuuunch! :D

    GORGEOUS pieces, Suzan!

  23. The funny thing is I like that song haha, You did a wonderful job with these pieces, I like the graphic that inspired you. Great choice going with black and white.

  24. They turned out amazing Suzan, I love these cabinets and I like the idea of painting them black then adding the white. I am going to try that for sure, these are stunning. And I love the reference to the brady bunch, I now have the song stuck in my head. lol hugs Tobey

  25. I don't thank you for the song but the furniture tuned out fabulous!

  26. Suzan that is absolutely beautiful. Can't believe what it looked like before. Makes me want to redo a piece of furniture. (Saw you on Kathe's link up)

  27. Beautiful!! And, yes, I'll definitely be singing that all day! I popped over from The DIY Dreamer--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  28. This is simply beautiful. You are amazing!

  29. Beautiful, they turned out perfectly! Love the graphic...

  30. Oh...oh...oh! I'm in love with the lovely lady and her two girls! Awesome job Suzanne.


  31. Hi Suzan!!!!

    You had me at: "There's a story..."

    From there that song was stuck in my head!! What a difference a day makes!!
    The dresser is soooo gorgeous in black and white!! It's a beauty!!!!


  32. Here's a story...of a talented lady...who was busy with a paintbrush all day long...she had hair of gold...and a sense of humour...could she do no wrong?

    Suzan!! You brought back such sweet memories!

    Your black and white makeover is MAGNIFICENT!!! KUDOS to you, my fellow Canuck!

    Poppy xo

  33. What a beautiful transformation. I love how they turned out. thanks for the tip on painting the moldings first. I will keep that in mind the next time.
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  34. They are such a pretty little family, Suzan. Love the black and white and the graphic, and I don't even mind the song so much..Happy Thursday..Judy

  35. Wow, great transformation! Cute story.

  36. Love the paint them black first hint. Who knew??? Beautiful set!!

  37. The lady is a beaut! Great idea to paint the accents black first. The kids could use a man in their lives. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  38. You just never cease to amaze me with your finds and THEN, what you do with them!! These are just stunning!! And I'm just giggling over your remake of the Brady song. hee hee! You're talented AND funny!

  39. Hey Suzan,
    These look so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing at this weeks Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Have a great weekend.
    Debi and Charly

  40. That's a great tip for getting paint into crevice. Will try it on my next project.

  41. Just gorgeous, love it! Found you through Funky Junk Interiors Party Junk 183...

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C

  42. Happy Country Whites Weekend! Your posts make me smile. Thanks for sharing at our party!
    Farmhouse hugs,

  43. Suzan, Thanks for the tip on getting the crevices darkened. Love the grays that in vogue now. xoGinger

  44. Beautiful! Love the story, too!
    It's been great having you join Cindy and me for Country Whites Weekend! Features will be announced next Friday! Mark your calendar. . . .
    Springtime Farmhouse Blessings,

  45. How beautiful! They look stunning! Your blog is such a treat to visit!


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