Happy Tuesday, everyone!! We’ve had an awesome week thanks to the Anchor No. 5 debut, filling my friend Tiffany’s house with 12 transformed pieces and taking in lots of custom orders. Thanks everyone! I can’t thank you enough for your support and kindness to our family.
Let’s get going with this week’s Tuesday’s treasures! So many times people have come up to me and said, can you do country pieces? Why don’t you show the country furniture you’ve done? At last my friends, it’s time to show you some pieces that are more on the country side of things.
When you set out to create a country look for your living space, it can get confusing. Country can mean different things to different people. From English cottage to primitive farmhouse, country can be rustic or refined. It can even be modern, with some classic country flair.
More and more people are carving out their own country look by mixing and matching modern and traditional country elements. The result: bolder rather than muted colors, checks and prints that you may be used to, paired with basic blacks, brilliants whites, fire engine reds, and mustard yellows creating eye-popping interest to wake up that distressed look with color. I really enjoy bringing that pop of bold color to the country pieces as well as keeping some of the more primitive country styles.
First up, this fun Antique Grain Cabinet!
We repainted this cabinet with yellow and then did a crackle black on top. The quick highlights of this pieces:
1) We had to saw off the back top to make it flush.
2) It didn’t have a front to the drawer so John used an old window that we had on hand to make the front of the drawer.
3) When the family who bought it came to pick it up, their children saw it in the barn from about 500 feet away and started laughing and yelling “there it is mommy!” Priceless!
Remember that mustard yellow I was talking about… that’s up next with this Mustard Chair.
This chair needed some repair when I bought it, but you know how we like to upcyle! :) The highlight of this piece… selling it to a wonderful, kind couple in the Bronx who walked to the Bronx zoo to meet us and carried it home from there. Thanks Rosie and Gordon!
Bright white, here we come with this Farm Style Country Coffee Table.
Here’s the before picture.
I painted this coffee table white, then I dry brush painted it with light grey, and distressed the whole thing. The highlight of this piece… delivering it today and seeing how it was the perfect fit and look for the living room of a newly purchased home. Super cute, Betsy!
Last but certainly not least, this little Country Chic Stand.
This one is for sale. See our For Sale page for the measurements and pricing.
Oh, and don’t judge me, but I don’t like country music. So, even if I’m painting these pieces, rest assured it’s not while listening to country music for inspiration. Ok, did I loose a ton of fans because of that statement. Sorry… just keeping it real. :)
Have a great week everyone!!
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