Thursday, October 30, 2014

Island Envy!

I had to do a quick post showcasing this fantastic re-purposed vintage cabinet beautifully transformed into a kitchen island. For more info and to view the entire kitchen makeover, visit the DIY Showoff website here.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Friends and Family Discount

Come visit us this Thursday, Oct. 23 for Family and Friend's Day at Blacklion. I am offering 20% off of anything including furniture. Print this e-ticket and fill out for additional door prizes.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

House crush

I stumbled upon this Swedish house tour on Pinterest yesterday. I was so impressed with the furnishings and neutral colors of this home that I had to do a post on it. This house is designed by Marie Delice Karlsson. She created a brilliant mixture of  classic antique furnishings along with a few new buys from Ikea (canopy bed, couch and accessories). The neutral colors and textures work together so well and bring a touch of elegance to this residence. For more info, check it out here.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cooking up eclectic lighting

I have a friend that is looking for unique lighting for her kitchen. She also loves anything that is re-purposed so I decided to browse Etsy. I think I hit the jackpot as far as eclectic up-cycled lights. Here's what I found...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Good things to come....

Besides painting furniture, I have been busy attending auctions. Today, I picked up some smaller tables that I won earlier this week. Check out my loot! Can't wait to paint these babies. They will be in storage for now until I finish a fabulous antique china cabinet that I am currently working on. I promise to post pics of newly painted pieces as I finish them. Stay tuned....

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fresh furniture from The Brushed Bureau

Newly added. I've been a busy bee... check it out in the Blacklion (space #370).

 Vintage long buffet/entry table...painted in off-white with updated glass knobs

Narrow book shelf painted in a gray wash finish.

A darker side

I realize that most people paint furniture to lighten up a dark wood finish. However, sometimes a piece just looks better with a painted darker color. For instance, check out some fantastic examples of darker pieces below:

 Love this idea! The drawers are left natural wood finish and stenciled. (Miss Mustard Seed)

This dark grayish blue color is a great update for the piece. Also, check out the fresh new knobs. (Oliver & Rust)

 Excellent paint job...looks like it was lightly painted and distressed so the natural wood peeks through. (Carters Cottage Interiors)