Tuesday, September 25, 2012

MISS BLOOM!


I LOVE THIS PIECE I DID...
SHE WAS SITTING IN THE
GARAGE FOR A YEAR JUST WAITING
TO BE LET OUT! 


I USED MY DIY CHALK PAINT 
RECEIPE AS I HAVE ON SEVERAL PIECES
AND I DID NOT SAND OR PRIME-EXCEPT
FOR THE IVY LEAVES AS THEY WERE 
RAISED UP AND WOULD HAVE SHOWN THROUGH- 
ALL I DID WAS CLEAN HER UP!

I USED 2 COATS OF MY DIY MIXTURE
TO GET THE COVERAGE.

BE SURE TO MIX THE PAINT AND CALCIUM
CARBONATE UP WELL TO AVOID ANY LITTLE
WHITE CLUMPS ENDING UP ON THE PIECE.

OVERALL THE PIECE DRIED VERY QUICKLY
AND THE FINISH LOOKS FANTASTIC, I 
DID USE A REALLY GOOD BRUSH ON THIS
PIECE AND IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE
IN THE FINISH.

I THINK ITS VERY COMPARABLE TO
ANNE SLONE PAINT, MAYBE NOT 
AS SMOOTH IN THE
BOWL BUT AFTER ITS PAINTED 
IT'S VERY SIMILAIR.
YOU CAN EVEN GIVE IT A LIGHT 
SANDING IF YOU
WANT. I FINISHED THE PIECE WITH 
SOME STAIN TO ANTIQUE AND WAX. 
DISTRESSED IT UP A BIT AND STAINED THE
INSIDE A DARKER COLOR.

HERE SHE IS IN THE
BEGINNING WHEN I FOUND HER...






DON'T YOU JUST LOVE THE IVY
LOL!


AND AFTER...












I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO INTRODUCE 
YOU TO MY NEW ASSISTANT MUGZIE,
HE IS A 4 1/2 MONTH OLD
FRENCH BULLDOG- AND IS THE NEWEST
MEMBER OF THE FAMILY!







HOPE YOU LIKE MISS BLOOM!
I LOVE THE WAY SHE TURNED OUT,
I THINK MUGZIE LIKES HER TOO!




31 comments:

  1. It looks stunning, Lauren! I love the color and the contrast with the darker interior - perfect cabinet to display anything, but the cameras look awesome in there - and the pooch is pretty darn cute too!
    Blessings,
    ~Angie

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  2. A true beauty, both Miss Bloom AND Mugzie. Nice work!

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  3. LOVE that color! I'm a sucker for turquoise!

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  4. i love that piece- so unique! the color is awesome! and i am totally thinking of cece bloom by the ms bloom reference. :) even though i knew that's not who you mean.

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  5. What a gorgeous color! And the dog is a great accessory ;-)

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  6. Woe you had vision on that one, I don't know if I would have saw past the ivy. I love how she turned out! & Mugzie is adorable :)

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  7. I love it and I love Mugzie! I also need a little Mugzie family member

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  8. What a huge change. I really like the color you choose! You little puppy is too sweet!

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    1. thanks so much for stopping over and checking out miss bloom!

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  9. I love the color & Mugzie too! Nice job! Dee from My Painted Stuff

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  10. I don't know what looks better, the hutch or Mugzie!! Wow, this looks soooo much better!!! Good job!

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  11. Awesome - well done! And I just wanted to say hi to Mugzie !

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  12. Love the blue and the contrast with the inside being left dark wood, also love the old camera styling. Good job it is lovely
    Sherry

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  13. It's lovely. The color is perfect!

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  14. Lauren - Miss Boom is the BOMB! I love that color and how she came out. Excellent job - so happy you could come this week!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  15. I'm stopping by after seeing your link on Just Us Four. I'm a new follower! I love all of your work. It's good to know that there are tried, true and tested alternatives to ASCP that don't break the bank. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Color choice is to die for. Perhaps my fave color of all time. Well, it def makes the Top 3! Excellent job girl!
    Stacia@http://feathersandsunshine.blogspot.com

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH STACIA, I LOVE THE COLOR TOO! it's even prettier in person.

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  17. Thank you...for saving this beautiful piece from the ivy! It's beautiful now! Stopping by from Classy Clutter.

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  18. What a beauty Lauren! And your assistant is pretty darn cute too!

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  19. That's one lovely paint job!

    I'm your new follower :)

    xo
    Myric
    http://myricandreasen.blogspot.com/

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    1. THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING OVER AND CHECKING OUT MISS BLOOM I AM NOW A FOLLOWER OF YOUR BLOG. AND CAN'T WAIT TO READ MORE OF IT!

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  20. Love the color!
    I have never tried making my own chalk paint....thinking I may have to look into this further.
    Thanks for following Needalattemom
    It helped me find you!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to check out Miss Bloom, looking forward to seeing more of you!

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  21. miss bloom and mugzie are both too cute! :) love that color. Gotta love diy chalk paint, cheap and works so well.

    gail

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  22. O M Goodness! I love the cabinet! (dog, too) But WOW! I hope you're keepin' her!

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  23. Oh boy those ivy's......you covered up someones favorite part ;-) LOVE the color and the handles. Now may I ask where you put all your pieces you fix up???? Are you starting to sell them? My husband would go bonkers if I started bringing home large armoires to fix up ;-) Hope you're doing well Lauren!

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  24. I love that color! I would love to paint every piece that color, but I'm not sure if people would follow my log. Thanks for sharing your creation. Truely inspiring.

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