Monday, June 30, 2014

Funky vintage

The latest furniture addition to The Brushed Bureau is this gray and green vintage maple wood cabinet with hutch. I decided to give it a funky color scheme with mismatched hardware from Anthropologie. Lucky for me, this piece was in fairly good shape when I purchased belonged to a bachelor who rarely used it. You can check it out at BlackLion (space 370).

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cooking up some re-purposing...

I found some wonderful creative ideas for re-purposing in the kitchen. Check out these light fixtures below. Although the light fixtures are genius, my favorite one is the kitchen island made from an antique buffet....great conversation piece!!

 Apartment Therapy

 House Beautiful (Annie Brahler)

 Sarah Richardson

Monday, June 9, 2014

Loving the lattice!

I am usually not a fan of stencils but I decided to try it anyway. I purchased a vintage chest from an online auction a couple of weeks ago. However, when I went to pick up the piece, I was disappointed to find many dents and flaws in the chest. This sometimes happens when you purchase an antique from an online auction. You just have to take that chance sometimes! So I made the decision to cover some of the flaws with a stencil. The painting process was surprising easy...

I bought the Zamira Stencil from Cutting Edge the Moroccan style of this lattice design.

The stencil was easy to keep in place and on track. I used white over a gray background. I am pleased with the finished piece....nice decorative storage addition to our dining room! I was able to achieve a beautiful updated chest and hide a few flaws too!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Just added

New furniture just added to Blacklion (space 370) ..... Check out this small vintage table with chevron stripes on top. I painted this piece in dark gray, medium gray and light blue gray. Perfect for a bedroom side table!

I also added this light blue french chest with original hardware...