Aha moments! {corner cabinet}

Another post in the "Aha moments!" series :)

In this series, we take all the guess work out of restyling furniture! We start by showing you a piece of furniture (or in this case a pair) that we have available in our studio inventory - and then we'll show you some similar pieces that have already been restyled to help get your creative juices flowing. How fun is that?

This week we are showcasing this corner cabinet:

This corner cabinet we found over at the Golden Sycamore is absolutely gorgeous restyled in Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint! And to think this was a side of the road find that was almost completely overlooked!!

Sharing a couple more images because I just love it so much!

Here's a bright and cheerful version of a painted corner cabinet. We found this one over at 2 Little Superheroes. What started as an inexpensive craigslist find has turned into a conversation piece in this colourful kitchen (check out her kitchen chairs all painted in different colours too!)

Speaking of colourful - I LOVE the colour of this next cabinet! Take a look at this gorgeous coral cabinet we found at Jessi Makes Things. . . 

Honestly I love this pop of coral in a more neutral kitchen! I have been thinking about and talking about painting my dining chairs in 'Flamango' a vibrant coral from the van Gogh paint line for weeks now . . . might be time to take the plunge!! (you know, in all my spare time, lol!)

Another version of this corner cabinet painted out in softer shades was found over at Cottage Instincts. I love how the blue interior really helps to showcase the pretty white dish ware.

Last but not least is what I would call a country shabby chic version of a corner cabinet restyled by At The Picket Fence. Soft and sweet, you can't really ever go wrong with a soft white and a soft grey. 

Now that you have seen a few different styles of restyled corner cabinets, tell us - which is your favourite?

Wasn't that fun?

If you were to restyle this corner cabinet (or have us do it for you), which style would you go with? 

Still need more inspiration? Follow us on Pinterest here!

Aha moments! {two-tier side tables}

This is the third post in a series called "Aha moments!"

In this series, we take all the guess work out of restyling furniture! We start by showing you a piece of furniture (or in this case a pair) that we have available in our studio inventory - and then we'll show you some similar pieces that have already been restyled to help get your creative juices flowing. 

How fun is that?

This week we are showcasing these side tables:

So what could we do with these side tables?? Well we could paint them up really bright and cheerful so that they really make a statement! Look at these cuties we found over at Liz Marie Blog:


This vibrant yellow would look great in a grey or white room! And this colour is so similar to 'Sunflower' yellow from our van Gogh fossil paint line - and also similar to 'Prairie Sunset' from our Fusion Mineral paint line! 

If a rich and vibrant yellow isn't your thing - how about a more neutral palette with natural wood and a soft cream? Like this table we found over at Revolved Rubbish. I absolutely love how this one turned out with the natural wood stain on the top and bottom tiers!

Here's another table done with wood stained tops, but in a cleaner more classic look. This table was restyled by Miss Mustard Seed waaaay back in 2009! Still looks good today! 

If you're looking to get a bit more adventurous with your tables, you could try something like these tables we found over at Nine Red. Why stop at just two-toned, when you can go three-toned and a chevron pattern, lol?! 

The vibrant blue used on these looks just like 'van Gogh' blue! 

Ok, ok. I get that these might be a bit too 'out there' for most homes, but I think they would be great fun at a cottage!

Let's round up today's post with an example done in simple and classic white, like this restyled table we found over at Modern Home. I like the brass hardware and little capped feet! Such a classy looking table :)

Alright, so now that you can see this desk a few different ways - tell us which is your favourite?

Wasn't that fun? Ok, we want to know - if you were to restyle these two tiered tables (or have us do it for you), which style would you go with? Comment here on our blog or let us know on Facebook!

Still need more inspiration? You can also follow us on Pinterest here where were have tons of inspirational images pinned for you :)

Feeling Inspired {Dip it, dip it good!}


How do you feel about the 'dipped' look? Well if you ask me, I'm loving it - especially on really leggy pieces, ya know? Like chairs and console tables, and desks and  . . . 

Check out these end chairs that we did back in the spring with gold dipped legs:


(thanks for the photo of this chair in it's new home Rebecca, xo!)

Pretty awesome, right? And it's easy! You know I don't actually 'dip' the chairs in paint, right? I just bust out some painters tape, a sample pot of paint and away I go!

This project got me thinking - how else can I use the 'dipped' look? Well, search and ye shall find! We found loads of great examples online - here are some of our favourites!

These double dipped chairs that we found over at Petite Passport are adorable! I love the top and bottoms half dipped with the perfect amount of natural wood exposed.

Soo pretty - how cute would this be up at the cottage or on the sun porch? 

Here's another example of a double dipped chair. This time using two colours instead of a wood tone, which would be good to do if the wood on your seats is already worn looking, which lets face it, it probably is, lol! A vibrant red makes this chair really pop!

We found this one over at La Casa De Agus. Sorry no anglais/ingles here, just beautiful inspiring pictures :)

Ok, so obviously this look is great on chairs . . . but what else can we use it on??

I fell in love with this sweet idea to beautify wooden spoons from Little Bit Funky a couple years ago . . . why haven't I don't this yet?? Ooh! this would be a perfect project for milk paint and hemp oil! Completely food safe!

Seriously a cute idea! I adore the rainbow, although if I'm honest with you I would probably do something more monochromatic for my home . . . you know when I actually get around to tackling this easy project! Hmm, maybe this weekend??

So metallics are really all the rage right now (we have metallic paints and pastes at the studio to choose from) . . . and I'm no stranger to jumping on this trend! Here's a buffet we did a while ago at the studio. Painted out in van Gogh Revenge and accented everywhere with glorious gold, lol! We even took those front legs and gave them the royal treatment with gold legs for days! The best part - it doesn't have to be prefect. On a piece like this we painted freehand and added some distressing afterwards for a really time worn look. 

Here is a similar colour combination on a desk from Style Me Pretty.

Love the graphic striped wall too! 

Ok, let's see, what else can we find?

How do you feel about this blue and white chair? Ooh and a two toned coat rack? We found these over on a 'dip it' roundup at Creamy Life.

Actually, we have 2 chairs very similar to this available at our studio ready to be restyled right now! They  would look great with this effect! What colour would you use??

Well friends, how do you feel about this look? Comment below or on our FB page. I would love to hear your thoughts!

Hope your feeling as inspired as I am!

Much love.