And another...

My house is overflowing right now with all of the items I'm bringing to the barn sale.  My almost 3 year old is climbing all over like it's a playground.  I have to keep reminding her "you break it, you buy it!"
Here is yet another dresser I'm selling, what can I say dressers sell like hot cakes around here.

I added fabric strips to the drawers and gave the hardware a faux oxidized look. I will be doing a tutorial of how I did it next week.   

Overall the piece was in great condition, painting the whole thing wasn't an option.

 I went back and forth on whether I should include the mirror, but it was too beautiful not to.

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Antique Buffet

You know those days when everything lines up perfectly so that you can be in the right place at the right time?
Well, I happened upon one of those days a few months back.  Just out walking around my neighborhood and I saw this piece lying on it's back out by the curb.  I thought to myself, "That must be in pretty bad shape if they are throwing it out".  Which it was.  But I knew I could make it pretty again.

However it did need a good deal of work, check out the before.

I had to peel off a lot of the veneer and sand, sand, sand... oh, yeah and sand some more.
I re-finished the top with a walnut stain.   I used a color I had loved on this piece, called Woodlawn Vally Haze by Valspar.
Just another piece I will be selling at The Little Red Barn Sale.

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Primitive and Proper 
Finding Fabulous

Shabby Chic Lamp Make Over

I bought these nice, sturdy lamps at the thrift store last week.  I had really wanted to re-do some lamps for the Barn Sale and these were just right for the project I had in mind.  They are in perfect condition and had amazing lines.

 Paint is a celery green color, white lamp shade with pretty ruffles line the bottom.

I hope to see my Atlanta friends at The Little Red Barn Artists Sale!

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Reasons to Skip the Housework

Decorators' Show House

A few weeks ago I was invited to attend a media preview for the 42nd Annual Decorators’ Show House & Garden.  I knew next to nothing about this event, but it turned out to be one of the most highly anticipated events in the southeast.  The Decorators' Show House & Gardens is one of several fund-raising events of the Atlanta Symphony Associates.  This year it it being held at the Knollwood house.  Built in 1929, and despite being located in the middle of busy Buckhead, the property seems like an elegant home in the country.

I was one of the lucky bloggers invited to tour the house before the opening night.  It was SO FUN!  Each room in the house is decorated by a different designer.  I was able to go through each room and speak to each design team about how and why they decorated the room the way they did.  It was heaven for me, because I love interior design.  I got so many great ideas for my home and to share with you.

Lots of pictures coming your way...

So let's start the tour.
There were many rooms, so I'm just sharing with you my favorite.

When you first walk in there is an elegant foyer
Mary Palmer Dargan
 Love the gallery wall and the detail in the staircase
Then into the library
William S. Murphy
 I loved the putty color on the wall
Next came the solarium 
John Oetgen 

The kitchen
 Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio
  I thought the idea to place mirrors above the windows was genius.  Makes the window seem much bigger.  And the little lamps are perfect.
More little details I enjoyed

The dining room
Carole Weaks

 I love this arrangement

 Back hallway and sitting room
Kelly Hansen, Principle designer
 This area was so neat, the eclectic look was one of my favorites.

 Notice the wallpaper.

Guest bedroom
Courtney Giles Decker
 This room was also one of my favorites, (I had a lot)  The lavender walls, mixed with turquoise, silver and black accents. So calming and elegant.

Jimmy Stanton

 Master Bedroom
Barbara Westbrook
 I could not get enough of this dramatic bedroom, the wall color was so pretty.

 Ladies master bath/closet/sitting room= my heaven
Maria Nutt
 Design Galleria

 Best part of the whole room, is this amazing floor!

This gallery wall  follows you down the grand staircase.
It was breath taking.   Hard to show the scale of how large it was.  That one painting on the left was at least 6 ft tall.

And outside the peaceful gazebo.  And Pool.

There was so much more, but I think you get the point.  If you live in the Atlanta area, I would highly suggest you take a day and go check this out.

The Atlanta Symphony Associates has announced a series of special events as part of the Show House this year. Special presentations — including lectures, book signings, wine tastings, and cooking demonstrations will be held at Knollwood.
Please check the website for more info

B&A Friday

Time for another installment of Before and After Friday!
To be considered for a feature B&A Friday send me your before and after photos.

I have another great little piece from Cameras and Chaos.
Cindy has a great way of making an old piece come to life.
Here is the before~

I love the funkyness the fabric adds to this piece.

I went to a designer showcase yesterday and I can't wait to tell you all about it next week!
It was beautiful.
Have a great weekend!