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Hi, I'm Suzanne and I'm a stay at home mother to three. I have started my own vintage furniture business and am writing this blog to document its journey from idea to reality. My favorite things include my Matthew, Ella and Sophie, my handsome husband and all things PAINT! Believe me, I am not an experienced business person but I do know how to sand, strip, paint and am a DIY queen, so please follow along as I navigate the ups and downs of The Painted Drawer. Please join in the fun and become a member or subscribe. Cheers!

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Faded Farmhouse Charm and Harpers Ferry

The Painted Drawer...faded farmhouse charm.  What do you think?  I am busy coming up with ideas for my new logo design.  It pretty much sums up the "look" that I adore.  All of my pieces would fit perfectly in a gorgeous old farmhouse.  Not necessarily french or scandinavian, cottage or beach -  just any farmhouse, anywhere! 

My latest projects, the vintage sunburst chest of drawers and this lovely old chair I reupholstered in burlap, are quite "faded farmhouse"...

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall Finds

I went to Lucketts yesterday to restock and, wow!  I am so happy that many of my pieces have found new homes.  I brought my latest unique vintage find - the lovely federal style dresser.  I love keyhole drawers and it was amazing to see the key actually taped inside the drawer.  These are usually long gone!  Painted in pale green milkpaint and lightly distressed, it's a beauty.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lovely Lines

The absolute, without doubt, funnest thing in the WORLD, is finding that hidden gem buried amidst junk at a yardsale or thrift store.  I just grin from ear to ear when I see something that will transform into a beautiful piece for the home. 

Another love of mine is perusing the blog world, pinterest, and magazines for design inspiration.  I love all design.  Sometimes, when I see a really beautiful picture, I actually get teary eyed!  I love beautiful things and wanted to share a few of my favorites.  You can see the lovely lines that I look for and imagine my joy at finding them and bringing their beauty back to life. 

Christian Dior hat and gown, Paris, 1954 (gorgeous) and the lines in the ironwork on my table...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Kingfisher Blue

Does this kingfisher know how french country he is?

With summer drawing to an end comes the anticipation of cooler days, soccer games, school activities and - my favorite - the beautiful autumn leaves.  Keeping in mind the brilliant colors of fall, this past week I spent working on a few pieces in those true gorgeous french country colors of blue and yellow.  These are such vibrant colors that can add a pop of charming color in any room.

I am about to add a deep red to my color scheme this week with my beautiful desk/chest of drawers set to have its makeover.  I can't wait to post the pics in the Projects page as it comes along in the next few days.

from ThisLilStashOfMine via Etsy

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