Thursday, December 29, 2011

Still loving White!

I hope you and yours had a Happy Holidays!!! We have spent the last few days floating among family and friends, having a blast. Santa was here and made one little girl pretty happy, and her mommy and daddy were spoiled as well. We are the newest members of the "WE LOVE KEURIG" club now and between my birthday and Christmas I have one big Anthro shopping spree in my future. With some birthday cash I also tracked down a new camera lens I've been lusting over on boxing day for cheap so to say I'm all smiles this week is an understatement.

But even before the holidays I was being spoiled. Back at the start of the month my mom finished her living room renovation and sent me home with this cute hall table after doing some painting for her. I think Wren deleted the original photo in my iphone, but it was just a simple oak table... just a little too much wood for my taste.

Some fresh white paint and a few black accessories really make it pop! in a subtle, relaxing way.

Another gift was the beautiful crock under the table.

I had been lusting after a big crock for some time and my lovely Aunt Carol brought this one home for me from an Antique show in November. The beautiful red wing on it makes me think of Wren every time I glance at it. THANKS AGAIN CAROL!!!

(I am going to try and do a photo tour of Carol's house soon, she just completed her dream home and it is stunning!)

My white paint is still getting a regular work out. I had a lot of client orders before the holidays since a lot of people wanted to jazz up their homes before having company, but I did fit in a few WhiteBerry items. This big old dresser was tobacco stained and dirty as can be (if that discoloration isn't a good anti-smoking ad I don't know what is!).

But the white treatment brought it back to life.
You probably saw this piece in a few photos of Wren's party. It is by far one of my favorite pieces in a while just because it is so elegant yet simple.

Anthro knobs give it some needed sparkle!

As much as I love distressed items, nothing beats a silky smooth new finish.

It was sad to see this one go, but I've been working on another fun piece for this spot I am excited to share so that's my only consolation.

Every holiday season I have a couple loving husbands who pick up a surprise for their wife. This cute little cabinet went home with one of my oldest and sweetest clients' Hubby. I wish I could see her face on Christmas morning! Hope you love it Suzy!!

As you can see I have no intentions of toning down my always present
love of white in the new year!


Kyra said...

Was that big yellowish dresser wood? I have one like that that needs to be white but mine isn't wood...i'm unsure of what to do with it! Any helpful hints?!

Holly and Sean said...

Hi Kyra!
That one was solid wood (it was soooo heavy that if you tried to lift from the top we were afraid the surface would pop off!). But the good news is that it doesn't have to be solid wood. Just give it a good cleaning and use an oil based primer before painting and the paint will adhere nicely~
Good luck!!

Christina said...

LOVE everything about this post...I'm pinning it for more "white inspiration"...your house is gorgeous!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your white is such lovely eye candy! Wishing you all the best in 2012!

Lovey Dovey Darling said...

So beautiful! You really can't go wrong with white. :) I am excited to see the dresser's replacement!

Suzy { Inspire Me Now } said...

Your new table is gorgeous.

Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

I still love white as well. I see all these daring reds, turquoises, lime greens etc., which I love but white just makes me swoon (even thought I hate that word that what it does to me). Great job with your furniture. Love it all!!!

Terry said...

Wow-wee! I adore the pictures of simplicity, but the dresser takes the beautiful.

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Glad you had such a fun Christmas time, and thanks for sharing some new furniture projects, we always love seeing 'em! And I'm just curious...what kind of new lens did you get? Also- I just really love that 1st photo, the perfect beachy vignette makes me happy :)

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

PS- I just had to pin that photo; 'thought I'd let you know, and feel free to follow! :) her's the pin...

Alicia Freed said...

That dresser is beautiful! What primer and paint did you use on it? And was there any lacquer on the original piece?

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