Decorative Furniture Painting. January 5, 2013

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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19 Comments

  1. deborah watkins on January 5, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    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

  2. Jane on January 6, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Love the glaze effect….

  3. Cathy on January 6, 2013 at 6:31 am

    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.

    • Barbara Bussey on January 6, 2013 at 7:37 am

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

  4. Donnamae on January 6, 2013 at 7:26 am

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

    • Barbara Bussey on January 6, 2013 at 7:35 am

      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?

      • Donnamae on January 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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

  5. Sharon on January 6, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Love the details addiction.

  6. Sharon on January 6, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Addition!!! Too funny.

  7. Keven on January 6, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Love both details Barbara ! You are so talented!

  8. Laura on January 6, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    What a great effect. I love it 🙂

  9. Shirley@housepitalitydesigns on January 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Wow the pieces turned out great…I love it!

  10. Kathryn Cain on January 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm

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

  11. classic • casual • home on January 6, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    That table is lovely.

  12. South Shore Decorating Blog on January 10, 2013 at 11:14 am

    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

    • Barbara Bussey on January 11, 2013 at 7:29 am

      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!

  13. Gretchen on January 12, 2013 at 6:53 am

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

    • Barbara Bussey on January 12, 2013 at 7:19 am

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

  14. Detra Borner on May 12, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Really Beautiful. I am excited to try this technique!

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