Wow. Just wow. Thank you all SO much for the kindest words EVER. I had no idea that my post yesterday would generate so many kind responses. I honestly was not expecting it and it kind of blew me away! You are all the best and really overwhelmed me with kindness.
I realized when I read my post back that I had not clarified which negative comments hurt. The only negative comments that bother me are the ones directed at me personally. Any comment where someone disagrees with a paint color, technique, etc. are always welcome. I’m not that thin skinned and can always learn from another person’s point of view. I can’t learn from vile comments about my body and its the personal attacks that bother me. Honestly, I’m fine and am learning to hit delete and let them roll off my back! I also want to reiterate what wonderful works St. Paul’s Parish are doing each week and invite you to click on their site for more information.
Okay guys, I’m now rolling right into today’s post and am back with a paint before and after to share. Back to my comfort zone!
I shared Laura’s china cabinet a few weeks ago. It’s not vintage but is solid wood and the perfect candidate for a makeover.
Laura decided on creamy white to lighten up her room and contrast nicely with her new dining table and chairs. I just finished the bottom of the cabinet and took a few pics to share. This was three coats of Old Ochre, sanded smooth and distressed with 220 grit sandpaper and waxed in Annie Sloan clear.
I’ll finish the top next week and then it will make its way back home to Virginia!
I simply love it! Thank you for all the inspiration! I’m just starting to really get into painting furniture and you are a wonderful mentor and inspiration. Love your blog!
Thank you so much Lourdes!
Suzanne, People that take the time to send awful nasty remarks to someone they do not know really have nothing good in their lives, One must consider the source and remember……they do not know you. People feel the need to be nasty to someone, most likely someone was nasty to them. Cheer up dearheart and brush it off.
Suzanne, you do the BEST painting techniques, and are always so ready to share those techniques with the rest of us. I have saved all of your blogs that have the video painting techniques so that they are at my fingertips when I am ready to do a piece of furniture. You are a wonderful teacher and are so talented! I am so sorry, that the “haters” that “troll” the internet have attacked you personally,. You certainly do not deserve that and it really has nothing to do with you. It is more about what has gone wrong in their lives. I am so glad you can brush that off. More power to you. Keep up your wonderful work!
I love it, as I said I would love to do my dining room set too, but am too scared to attempt it for fear of one big mess. Will you share the prep work with us too? I know you probably had to give it some “tooth” to have the chalk paint grab and stay. Did you use TSP to get all the dirt and wax buildup off the piece?
Excited to hear all about your adventure. Thanks for sharing. You keep hitting the delete button on all the haters too!!!!!
Hi Maggie! I will include it all in the post coming up soon! Thanks!
Look forward to all of your new projects. I have a china cabinet similar to this from the 60’s. It matches my dining table and 6 chairs. I still love the original look so am not ready to paint but when I am I will use one of your ideas.
It’s almost finished! Can’t wait to share 🙂
Beautiful!! Absolutely beautiful! Just love your projects which inspire me to change up some of my pieces!! Come on Spring and warmer weather so I can get started!!!
Thank you so much!
I love how painting a piece of furniture can brighten and update it. It is a beautiful job.