Jan/5 2013

Decorative Furniture Painting.

Hello there!,

I can’t think of anything better to do on a cold, wintry day, than to paint furniture! I do a lot of that, these days! In fact, I recently told a friend that I think we could have world peace, if everyone had a paint brush in their hand. Don’t you think?

The last few days, I’ve been trying my hand at some new techniques.

I have a motto, “If it doesn’t sell, re-paint it!” Such is the case with this little table.

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I use the stencil for the lower shelf and hand-painted the dots all by myself! :-)

There’s a wonderful new product, by Maison Blanche, called Glacage. It’s a product that allows you to add texture to a piece, whether you brush it on or use a stencil.
I started with an old cabinet door, that I found in a yard sale.

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First I taped the stencil onto the center panel. Then, I used a spatula and applied the Glacage over the stencil.
Once that had dried, I painted the piece and dark waxed it.

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Isn’t it great? I used the same technique on this drawer front.

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More fun than a barrel of monkeys!

Hope you are doing well!,

Barbara

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Your Thoughts?

  1. deborah watkins
    01/5 2013

    may i ask to give me your opinion about a desk that i have..i want to paint it with miss mustard seed paints..may i send you a photo of it and than make a decision about the paint choice..i follow your blog and really enjoy your creative ideas…i have used annie sloan but i’d like to try something else…..many thanks..deborah

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  2. 01/6 2013

    Love the glaze effect….

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  3. 01/6 2013

    I did this same technique using dry wall putty (mud) on an
    armoire last year. Love the way it turned out….love you little table – so cute. Bet it sells fast now.

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    Barbara Bussey Reply:

    Dry wall putty! How clever you are! Hope you’re right about the little table! :)
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Donnamae
    01/6 2013

    I love that table…so cute. Keep the pics coming. Hope your business is doing well! )

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    Barbara Bussey Reply:

    Thanks Donnamae!, So far, so good! I feel like I’m using building blocks, trying to create the kind of place I’d like to visit. I really enjoy explaining all the options for painting, to visitors. Do you paint furniture?

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    Donnamae Reply:

    No, never have…don’t have any room for more either..but, love the look, so there’s always the possibility! ;)

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  5. Sharon
    01/6 2013

    Love the details addiction.

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  6. Sharon
    01/6 2013

    Addition!!! Too funny.

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  7. Keven
    01/6 2013

    Love both details Barbara ! You are so talented!

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  8. 01/6 2013

    What a great effect. I love it :)

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  9. 01/6 2013

    Wow the pieces turned out great…I love it!

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  10. 01/6 2013

    love both…but will need to order some of the fun stuff on from Maison….looks cool

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  11. 01/6 2013

    That table is lovely.

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  12. 01/10 2013

    I was painting something in my house yesterday, and all I could think was how much I hate it, and how much of it I seem to do for someone who hates it so much!! I’m jealous – I wish I enjoyed it, but i just don’t!
    Stacy

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    Barbara Bussey Reply:

    Hello there!, I have a lot to learn, but find it very relaxing. (As long things are going as hoped!). I don’t do walls, but give me a piece of furniture and I’m happy. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. 01/12 2013

    What a transformation for a simple door! You are very, very talented madam.

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    Barbara Bussey Reply:

    I wish I could take all the credit, but it’s the product, not me! :)

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  14. Detra Borner
    05/12 2013

    Really Beautiful. I am excited to try this technique!

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