Thursday, March 28, 2013


We have been on a roll of transformation at our house -  a painting shabby chic roll!  It is so exciting to begin with a new fresh look.  We have the kitchen cleared out to allow room where a number of projects are in process. 

 This is the first of three  "what not shelves" we have worked on with Cece Caldwell Chalk Paints.  Two more are in process along with numerous other pieces of furniture. 

 We are using the Annie Sloan brushes to paint with which are round and work well. Hubby is doing most of the work.   After they are painted, then they are distressed  (we are going with a light distress) and then they are waxed and buffed.   Earlier in the week, I posted our 1st piece, the buffet that my husband  painted very light pink.

Also - another paint job - a simple plate rack 
that sits
 on the kitchen counter.


  1. Love, love, love ALL these projects. Your china looks so pretty against the newly painted wood. I found a store that sells this paint, just over an hour from where I live, so I will be making a trip soon to check it out. Keep the photo inspiration coming, please! :-)

  2. I'm loving seeing what you're doing in your home. I adore your little corner cabinet and have always wanted one. I just can't find one anywhere. I love the sweet soft color you've used. The plate rack looks so sweet sitting on your kitchen counter.
    I hope you don't mind, I linked up two posts to your party! Thank you for hosting.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. How totally gorgeous. I could just stare at the pictures. I love shabby chic and your shabby chic furniture is beautiful. TFS


  4. Bernideen, I LOVE what you've done to your 'what not' shelves! There's nothing like white paint to freshen up the look of wood and your china looks gorgeous displayed on it. Thanks for giving us a peek into your home.
    Have a beautiful weekend as we celebrate our risen Saviour.

    Happy Easter,

  5. Oh, the corner shelves turned out so beautiful and they are lovely with your teapots displayed on them! Thanks for hosting the party.

  6. Dreamy...How I love your beautiful blog. I look forward...and am never visiting you. You have a delightful talent at making things look extra pretty!
    Blessings and Happy Easter, my friend.
    Carolynn xo

  7. Bernideen, what lovlies you have created. My friend has that same gorgeous tea set. Love all of your pretties. I was going to paint a thrifted piece I found with A.S. Duck Egg Blue. They were out of it and I have to wait a few days. There is an antique store close by that sells the Ce Ce Caldwell wondering if they have a similar color. Do you like it better than A.S. or have you not tried it? I am not sure if I am loving the wax. I can not get it to shine great and I feel like I am using a ton. I've seen on a few blogs where they have used Minvax. Thinking of trying that. Thanks for hosting. Happy to be sharing in Open House!

  8. Thanks for the party - and the invitation, Bernideen! Easter greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  9. Thank you for letting me join the tea party. I love your projects and you have inspired me to finish my dad's wardrobe he had growing up (instead of a closet). I hope you're enjoying spring, XOXO

  10. I'm loving your projects, Bernideen! What a pretty transformation. Thank you for hosting and Easter blessings sent to you!

  11. OMGosh, Bernideen- Those are beautiful!!! Is that tall "pitcher" and cup set a hot chocolate set? It is so so very pretty. Happy upcoming weekend to you- xo Diana

  12. Bernideen, you are a busy lady! It all looks great. You are on a roll! Thanks for hosting and Happy Easter! ~ Sarah

  13. Your things are so beautiful. Love the corner cabinet and the plate rack. I have never painted like that but love the look! Nice of your husband to help you. Have a nice Easter! Nancy

  14. Sigh! Everything is so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

  15. You're projects are great! I love them! Such a fresh look!

  16. Your newly painted corner shelf is beautiful, as are the china pieces displayed on it.
    Wishing you a Happy Easter!
    ~ Phyllis

  17. Oh you are doing such a lovely job...well, your hubby and you! Everything looks so fresh and spring like.
    Happy Easter dear tea friend.

  18. My children are wondering at me painting furniture and things - thinking I didn't like it, but I do it is so appealing! Love your transformations - looks wonderful! I do appreciate you hosting,

  19. You've got some gorgeous things, Bernideen! Hope you have a lovely day! Thanks for the party. I've just posted this week's Homemaking Linkup and would love to have you join, if you'd like.

    Mrs. Sarah Coller


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