The very old painted blanket chest

Painting wood furniture is nothing new, if you can find a really old piece of painted furniture you have quite a find.  There is nothing like the patina of  an antique painted piece.  This dark teal blanket chest has been in my family for a very long time and I just love it.  It has […]

meanwhile back in my living room…

One of the projects I’m determined to finish is a gallery wall behind the sofa.  My last post about my living room was ages ago and I just want to get it finished.  But I must tell you as I was editing my photos I was totally struck by how woody, brown and super neutral […]

Vintage Glory has come to Portland!!!

I read about it in my little local paper the Rivereast, an absolutely gorgeous shop that specializes in antique, vintage furniture and decor and they use Annie Sloan chalk paint on their stunning painted pieces!  It’s called Vintage Glory and it’s on RT 66 in Portland CT.  Hours are Wednesday thru Saturday, 10:30 am to […]

Mid-century finds

Mid-century design is something I really appreciate, clean lines, smooth finishes and that whole Atomic Age angle.  It’s pretty new to me, not something I grew up with at all so I’m still learning.  My sons love it for its minimilist look. Here are some mid-century pieces I’ve found while out on the hunt.  A Heyward […]

The two grey chairs

With the help of my husband I have finally finished these two chairs.  I chose a very neutral palette because I wanted the shape of the chairs which I love to be the focus.  They almost have that Gustavian Swedish feel.  The more I paint furniture (or not, I have some pieces that will not […]

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