Mixing Colours

I love these rustic pieces.  They have very simple lines but they make a great statement in your home.


One of my favourite things is when I get to mix my paints to make custom colours.  Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I mixed Napoleonic Blue and Barcelona to make this great navy colour.  The teal is a mixture of Graphite, French Linen, Provence and Arles. Both colours were waxed using a 1/2 and 1/2 mixture of clear and dark wax.

I wanted to leave a lot of the pine showing, so the frames of the doors were left in their original unpainted condition.  I also added pine backing to the entire piece and dark waxed the pine.

I had so much fun doing this piece!






Classy Black

When I picked up this dresser I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.  I love the creamy whites and light colours when I paint, but this piece just needed to be done in black.  So classy…

The drawer pulls however needed to stand out.  I love the details on these moustache handles.  That’s what makes this dresser so special.


I painted it in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite.  This is a wonderful black/charcoal that is not too hard of a black.

The dresser was made by the F.C. Burroughes Furniture Co. The Burroughes Building was built in Toronto, Canada, in 1907 with an addition in 1910, as the flagship department store for the F.C. Burroughes Furniture Company Limited.  Part of the building is now used for special events.  Don’t you just love the old advertising on the wall? Check out the website theburroughes.com, there are some great pictures.

Photo from theburroughes.com





I just love restoring old pieces!