Tag Archives: shabby chic

The many shades of coral

Hello again,

I have been getting lots of questions and comments on my coral pieces I have recently refinished. Some people LOVE it and want to know the exact color I used. I tried so many shades before I found one that wasn’t to orange or to pink. It it perfect! My secret shade is Coral Gables from Benjamin Moore.

The first piece I refinished with my coral color was a fabulous dresser. This thing was in great shape, extremely well made and heavy. I did have to use some wood filler on the top to fill in some deep gouges and also sand it down quite a bit because it had small moisture damage.  I then sanded down the whole piece and cleaned it. We also repaired a drawer where the track had broken and glued the drawer back together.

shabby chic coral buffet

coral shabby chic buffet

Isn’t it pretty! This dresser sold really fast. The client who purchased it has a grey room and wanted to incorporate coral. She said she had been searching for something like this for a long time. Glad I could help!

Next up was the coral buffet table I refinished. I was really nervous about painting a side board table in this color.  It is a bold choice and makes a huge statement! I am excited to see the pictures of this piece incorporated in my clients room. She is using navy and coral, and I really like that color combination.

Shabby chic inspired buffet table in coral

 

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Thats it for the coral pieces! I had another client want a coral buffet but we worked together and came up with another idea! I am currently working on it for her and it should be finished in the next few days. She also purchased a custom built farmhouse table that Mike built and a matching bench. I’m definitely excited to see her get this room together! I’ll add a pic when she sends me one.

Jeanette Marie

A splash of color to warm your room

I am in love with old buffet or side board tables and small china hutches. I think they are such a beautiful way to incorporate a statement piece in any home.

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I think every home needs to have at least one piece of painted furniture.
Something that makes you feel a certain way when you look at it.

I personally love neutral colors. Grey, blue, green, white and cream. However, the statement pieces full of color and life always catch my eye and I find myself loving each of them.

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Statement pieces can also be more than just a piece with color. Maybe you love the look of something old. That finish can be achieved with chalk paint or milk paint. Milk paint tends to make pieces look older in my opinion. The way the paint chips and flakes off looks so natural. But I love chalk paint for the elegant finish I can achieve on my pieces. I have much more control with it.

Don’t be afraid to bring in something you love to warm your room up! Be daring and add that simple splash of color or warmth to your home. Casually elegant is the perfect way to describe my idea of a beautiful room. So elegant but not the kind where you are afraid to touch anything. A room that naturally invites you in and says hop a squat and relax:)

I wanted to share a few inspiration pictures that I am drawn to. What are you favorite pieces of furniture in your home? Send me a pic via Instagram. Hashtag #visitbaycreek

I can’t wait to show you my pieces when my home is finished with the remodeling! I have been collecting a few here and there!

Thanks for reading,

Jeanette Marie

Recycled Dresser Drawers

Hi everyone!

After my last blog, the one where I almost burned my dresser:/    I decided to look up some recycled drawer ideas..You never know when you might find yourself in a situation where you have 6 extra drawers laying around.  These are so cool and unique that I think everyone should have at least one in their home or garden.

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d pureandnoblepureandnoble

d keltainentalorannallakeltainentalorannalla

d a-ladys-findingsa-ladys-findings

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dHe looks comfy in his drawer:)

Thank you for reading

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Jeanette Marie

Mason jars “on deck”!!

I have been super busy today painting up mason jars for Ka’bloom Flowers and Gifts, a florist in Sylvania, Ohio.  Mathilda, the owner, has already purchased a dresser from me and has it displayed in her shop:)  Sylvania is having an art show this weekend and she thought it would be a great idea to have some mason jar flower vases and a piece of furniture from Baycreek Boutique Home Decor for sale in her store. I have to say, I couldn’t agree more!!

Ka'bloom's display dresser they purchased from me!

Ka’bloom’s display dresser they purchased from me!

So, here are my super cute mason jars I have been working on all day! There’re so pretty..OH! so pretty.

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I am selling Mason Jars now because I think they are a really cool addition to any home.  They have so many uses and are very unique when painted. I plan on doing quite a few things with these jars when I find the time!  The jars are selling so fast right now! Everyone loves them. Shoot me an email if you are interested! I can paint them any color you want:) The jars are all sprayed so the finish is flawless!! I love all of them and I love them in every color I have painted so far.

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What a great idea for the summer!! Order your set today

SUMMER   TIME   IS   THE   BEST   TIME!!

Summer is FINALLY here!! I really thought we were never going to see warm days again after this long and cold winter we fell victim to this year..I had cabin fever so bad I actually cleaned my shower heads one evening. I took them all apart and very meticulously cleaned each one! BORING!!!!

Last weekend I removed the lids off my Jeep Wrangler and joy rode around with my 9 year old daughter. It was great fun and I am so super excited to feel the warmth of the sun, as I am sure you are.  It’s time for picnics, beaches, hammocks, reading under a tree, barbeques, and bars that have their patios open!!!!

 

Kaylie Michelle and Owen Michael..MY LOVES

Kaylie Michelle and Owen Michael..MY LOVES

♥♥♥They were hanging in the sun and she was singing to him♥♥♥

Anywho..lol..if you happen to be in the Ohio area you should swing by Ka’bloom Flowers and Gifts to say hello and check out their cool spot right downtown Sylvania! Tell Mathilda I said HELLO!!

http://www.kabloomflowersandgifts.com

 

Thanks for reading and see you next time!

Show you care and share!!

 

Jeanette Marie