Vanity Makeover

At The Pink House we are always looking to repurpose or recreate pieces that are tired and worn out. This piece was rescued and brought to our door. I put it straight on my truck to take hone to our Magic Man for a facelift. This former vanity went from this…

To this…

These pieces make great end tables or bedside tables.
Chalk Paint® decorative paint was used. The color choice is Old Ochre with light distressing.
Delivered yesterday to their new home.

Chalk Paint® on milk glass

This sweet milk glass lamp has been transformed. Antoinette is the soft pink paint on the milk glass, Old White is painted on the metal base. A metal shade frame is covered with strips of pastel fabric, trimmed with hand crocheted lace and a sweet pink flower. Very girly, very sweet.


Yes you can paint Marble tops with Chalk Paint®

At our recent Paint Conference for stockist who sell Chalk Paint® Annie said she had painted a marble top. We know the paint sticks to everything, but we just had not jumped out there to paint marble. I picked up two marble top tables at a recent estate sale. They have great curvy shape, but looked quite dated. We have painted the bases Graphite and the tops are Paris Grey. Silver gilding wax is applied with soft finger strokes around the curves on the tops and also applied to the handles of end table.
We love how it turned out, don’t you?




Poppy Dresser

We picked up this dresser at a Habitat ReStore in a neighboring town. It was already a version of this color, but painted with some kind of enamel finish. Today Shelby painted two coats of the custom Poppy color created using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Decorative Paint. The paint dried quickly between coats and got waxed…and is now ready to go home with someone. It is a Basset dresser…lots of life left…


How to prepare furniture for painting

I get a lot of questions about what to do before painting a piece of furniture. Here is what we do at The Pink House to get ready. Because our furniture is for sale we want to make sure it is free of mold or mildew and that there are no dust bunnies or spiders living in the furniture – we do a good cleaning.


After vacuuming and using bleach water we are ready to start. We want to make sure there is no old furniture polish laying on the piece. Usually the bleach water is able to do that. You could also use ammonia if you prefer that cleaning agent.
No sanding or priming is required when using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (TM). Sanding is only recommended when the surface has peeling finish or possibly deep scratches in the wood.
Occasionally we come across a piece of furniture that has polish or a stain finish that “bleeds” through paint. We never anticipate this but if we spot a pink cast coming through the paint, we stop painting, allow that paint to dry and then coat the piece with Zinser Clear Shellac. After that dries you are good to go….paint on.
When we start a project we usually turn over and start from the bottom and work our way to the top, turn over and finish the piece.

Here is a picture of this completed project.


Art Deco Buffet meets Florence

When I bought this buffet I considered Emperor’s Silk , but decided onOld White. That just didn’t seem right either…so she sat and sat and sat. Then Florence walked into our lives and became the perfect fit. Once we decided the color it was just a matter of putting brush to wood. It is not unusual for us to start a project and sell it before it is finished. And this was no different, Tammy saw her and paid the price without seeing the doors attached or the drawer pulls. When we delivered it today it fit perfect in her spot, and she loved it…looks nice huh?