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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Shabby White Headboard

My friend, who has turned out to be one of my best customers, contacted me because she wanted to re-do her spare bedroom into a "girly" antique room.  We were on the search for a twin bed.  I checked my inventory and had the perfect headboard/footboard!

The detail was very pretty and my friend was excited that we found the perfect piece for her so quickly.

After I cleaned it up you can really see the detail.
First I added the creamy white paint to both the headboard and footboard (which you can see behind the headboard).
 There...much better.  I love how the detail is enhanced by the paint treatment!  So soft, so creamy, and dreamy!
And here she "rests" in her new home.
Let me know if there are any pieces you want to have transformed.
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True Beauty Corner Cabinet

A friend of mine called from an estate sale to tell about some furniture that was for sale.  She is a fellow furniture painter who is on hold right now but shares the same likes as myself in furniture so she knew that I would like some the furniture (which I did...thanks for the call Jackie!)  There hiding in the corner was this corner cabinet...dark corner which made this piece even darker.  I stepped back and looked and quickly said that I would take the piece.  

I really appreciated the fact that it did not need much work in the repair department and that the glass was clear and unbroken.  My husband and I loaded her up and delivered to my studio to start the transformation process.  
I first painted behind the door the pretty Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue.  Duck Egg Blue is in the top as one of my favorite colors.
The rest of the cabinet was done in Old White.  I stepped back and really like the way she was coming along.  After all the white was applied I hand waxed with clear wax and lightly distressed for that shabby chic look.  
I then added some cute glass door knobs and then headed to Dixieland Antiques for the perfect corner where it is holding some pretty dishes waiting for the perfect customer to take her home. you have that perfect corner in your house to hold this true beauty? 
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(original post on April 22, 2011)

Pretty in Pink

I know...paint furniture in pink.  But this isn't neon's pretty in pink!  I was recently commissioned by a customer to find and paint a piece of furniture to use in her shop to display shoes.  She has a cute little dress consignment shop that already has one of my furniture pieces and another custom piece from a friend of mine that also paints furniture to use as displays.  So when I went to to work at Dixieland Antiques I searched the shop to see what the other dealers had in their booths.  hiding in one of the booths I found this piece.  Hmmm...the measurements were right...and although the doors needed work the details and structure of this hutch were beautiful.

The customer agreed! So it was off to my studio to start the transformation! The customer wanted a hot pink piece to add alittle "pop" to her shop so I created a sample board with custom mixed colors of pink. We agreed on having the "hot" pink of the back of the piece and inside the drawer with a lighter pink on the remaining surface and highlighted with white. Since she wanted open display, the upper glass doors (to use on a future project) and the lower doors were removed. The lower doors were damaged, did not open easily, and the hinges were broken so removal was easy.  Next I applied the hot pink to the back of the display...

When the lighter pink was applied...the contrast shows up better on the drawer...

After the pink came the creamy white to highlight the pretty cuts of the piece.


All together I really like the way the display turned out and the customer really loved it!  The darker pink was just enough for the customer for the "hot" pink and the lighter pink offset by the white is just...well... 

...pretty in pink!


That's all for now...some back soon!
(this was originally posted on 4-15-2012)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

C&C has new blog!

Well after much thought I have decided to have a blog for C&C Collectible Creations so welcome!  I hope to share some before and after pictures along with any random thought that I may have about this new adventure that I have started.  Well...started in November 2010!  After taking a painting class in Houston using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I was hooked on the ease that this paint offers.  So I have started painting furniture to sell in my booths located in an antique store in Galveston and in Restored~Home in Alvin along with direct sales to my customers, started a website, found a painting studio, attended the Annie Sloan Unfolded Tour in Dallas, and met some great folks along the way.  I will be sharing these with you in future posts so be sure to visit often...

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(original post 4-6-2012)