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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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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Vintage Farmhouse Find

Some weeks I am out and about and nothing special appears.  Then there are times when I see a treasure and know it is a true find.  What fun!  I found this AMAZING vintage cabinet (which may not look too amazing here)...

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Whitewashed Brick

Our family room has quite a large fireplace and hearth.  While the brick was attractive, it needed brightening up.    I like the texture and look of brick and didn't want to paint a thick coat on top to hide it.  I wanted to enhance it.

I started to think of the brick houses that I love.  The ones that have been painted white and left to distress through the years.  I love those homes.

So, I thought that this look was what I should try to achieve.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Big News!

The Painted Drawer will be at the Lucketts Annual Spring Market!  I am so excited.  This is a huge outdoor market held every year on the grounds of The Old Lucketts Store.  I was amazed last year at the amount of people and SO impressed with the beautiful furnishings the vendors had for sale.  My girls are already very excited to be my cashiers :)

Here we are last year with Miss Mustard Seed (I know, so corny!)

It was quite a week - besides the spring market, Celeste (the Annie Sloan stockist at On A Whim)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Vintage Love

I spent the day yesterday working on a lovely little dresser that I purchased last week.  It was in poor shape but had the charm and detail that I knew would pop with a coat of paint - not to mention the sweet ring pulls and keyhole drawers!

A mixture of white and grey created a soft, pale hue that has a slight tinge of blue to it.  Distressed to show off its true age and lines, then waxed for a soft and smooth finish -

vintage love!

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