Thursday, January 19, 2017

Stuning Antique Furniture

 Today I would like to show you a few pieces of the most beautiful furniture I've ever seen.

I grew up with all this pieces in my house, in Spain. So they are all very close to my heart.

This Particular Armoire, was in the foyer of my parent's house where I grew up. It used hold guest coats.

My parents now live in a different  house and this gorgeous armoire is in my bedroom. The bedroom I stay when I visit. Look at all that wood work and detail. It is truly breathtaking!

This is my bedroom set, I did have it when I was single and I was living with my parents. I still sleep here when I visit.  Again, so much detail and so much gorgeousness. I love the marble on the night stands!

 This one is in a living room right outside my bedroom, see that arch on the left? That's my bedroom. and that black piece is a gorgeous  piano.

This hutch takes my breath away and brakes my heart to think it is in a shed in my parents yard as there is no room in the house for it. So so sad, right?

I am planing on bringing them here to my house some day... It is quite pricey to have all this furniture shipped all the way from Spain... Some day!!

I am so glad you stopped by!! Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Magic of Paint

It's pretty amazing what paint can do!
Let's take a look at some furniture  transformations.
By the way, have I ever told you that doing this, painting furniture in my garage, is how I came up with the name of my Blog? I was in my garage painting an antique dresser, that was pretty beat up, tired and sad looking. When I was done it looked beautiful, happy and full of life again. I felt that it was pretty special to helped that old and neglected dresser to find grace again... So there "Finding Grace" was born! 

What do you think? Did any of this projects inspired and motivated you to grab a paint brush??
Thanks so much for visiting! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

French Blue Armoire

This is a sweet armoire that I thought about selling many times. This armoire is close to my heart as it is part of the bedroom set I purchased years ago for my first baby.  Once his sister was on the way, his bedroom with the furniture in it became my baby daughter's bedroom. I have great memories of all the baby clothes and blankets, and baby things in it... I am very sentimental this is a problem sometimes as I have a hard time letting go!!

Once the babies grow a little bit and were no longer babies, their rooms were changed and redecorated. This armoire ended up in the guest room. It was a honey color and didn't go very well with the rest of the room. Instead of getting rid of it, I decided to give it a makeover and make it work with the room.

I did some experimenting with a few colors. I painted the first coat with Old Ochre by ASCH (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint)

Then I painted two coats of Napoleon Blue by ASCP

And dry brushed some strokes in Paris Gray and Old white. 

Then I sanded it down a bit and apply a coat of ASCP white wax

Here is a before!

I think it turned out really cool, and this color goes so much better with the rest of the room! 

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this armoire makeover. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

French Chairs

Last summer I found this pair of French Chairs in a local Face Book yard sale. I was just browsing thru, not looking for anything in particular... but I jumped out of my seat when I saw them  and I new I had to get them!! Does that also happens to you too? When I want something I can't find it any where, but when I am not looking for anything in particular, things seems to find me!
I wasn't sure where they will end up living but I have a soft spot for French chairs and I knew that I could gladly find some place to put them, I knew I could make room for those two cuties!! When you see something that makes you stop on your tracks, don't pass it for fear of what to do with it. If you love it, you'll find the way to incorporate it in your space or decor!

The person that I bought them from, started an upholstery job. The fabric she chose wasn't ideal for my taste and decor so I reupholstered them. For the back rests I use a fabric I purchased at Brimfield Antique Show.

It is a drop cloth with a french stencil. For the seats I use a drop cloth. The color of the chairs was fine, but I gave them a quick coat of ASCP (Annie Sloan Chalk Pain) in Old White. Then I use a light coat of dark wax.

This is how the chairs looked like when I purchased them:

 And this is how they look now!

They are happily living in my bedroom! 

Have you notice my new Blog design? I love it!! It's like a breath of fresh air! 
I am so happy you stopped by today and I hope you enjoyed my french chairs make over! 
Please say Hi before you go and leave me a comment I would love to hear from you! 
Have a wonderful day! 

Sharing with: 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas in the Dining room 2016

My sweet mom painted for me a beautiful Nativity set a few years ago, I displayed it on my Foyer table last year.

This year I kept the foyer table simple so I wasn't sure where to display this Nativity set. 

It has to be in a place where my little kids can't easily reach as I will be sad if it breaks. I considered not to display it this year and save it for next year.

For a while I was debating how to create a center piece for my dining room table.

Hmmm, what to do? simply some flowers? Some greenery?  When all the sudden the light bulb went on and I had one of those AHA!!! moments.

I mimic my Fall centerpiece, but this time, instead of using red and orange leaves, branches, nuts, turkeys and birds, why not use evergreens and my mom's Nativity set!

I set everything up on the same wood board I made for the Fall centerpiece. You can read about that HERE

I cut some greenery from my yard, I set the Nativity set in the middle and I added pine cones here and there. 

I'm using my grandmother's china. I brought it from Spain with me last summer in a carry on! 

Thank you so much for visiting and have a wonderful day!