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Project: Credenza Makeover


I showed you my painting a couple of weeks ago, but I didn’t show you where it was going – and here it is in our foyer! I think Jordan thought I was crazy when I bought this used credenza, but I knew that I had a special plan for it.

The wood matched the wood floors in the house which made it boring and bulky – definitely did not flow with my white and airy walls. After much research (aka Pinterest), I narrowed it down to stripes because of the even proportions of the drawers and doors.

And have I mentioned how much I love Annie Sloan paint? Yes, I know I have, but I must emphasize again how amazing it is to skip the sanding and priming steps when painting wood furniture. It only took two coats of paint and a poly-crylic coating on the top. If you’re in Baton Rouge, both LD Linens and The Nest carry Annie Sloan paint.


I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty obsessed with how it all came together. Next up is the dining area…

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  • Reply Randa

    That looks so great!! I love creating new looks from old furniture!

    Randa
    http://www.the-unprecedented.blogspot.com
    http://www.iseenoise.com

    May 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm
  • Reply Linda

    Soo, can you come re-do my home??? This looks so awesome!!!!

    May 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    Although I love the paint re-do, I can't stop eye-balling that awesome hat/coat rack with the umbrella thingy on the side of it. So cutie! Everything looks great 🙂

    May 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    I'm catching up, so I hadn't seen your painting. I know you're talented because of the craftsmanship that goes into your necklaces, but your painting is amazingly beautiful! You need to get these in your Etsy shop asap. I think you're onto something. The credenza looks fantastic and the foo dogs bring the perfect pop to the vignette. Great job!

    xx-
    sarah

    May 17, 2012 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Petite and Hungry

    such a cute idea!!

    http://www.petiteandhungry.blogspot.com

    May 17, 2012 at 8:02 pm
  • Reply Ekaterina Marmy

    wow! it is a super creative idea! u are an artist!

    May 18, 2012 at 9:54 pm
  • Reply Ekaterina Marmy

    xxx from Switzerland
    Katya
    http://ideasforinspiration.blogspot.com/

    May 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm
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