MRS P's CLOSET - store display

This time around Carrie and I built a closet, not just any closet though it was Mrs. P's
walk in closet. You see Mrs. P is going to Europe for some traveling after Thanksgiving
so she has opened up her closet to sorting out what is staying and what is going.

I'm late posting this display so it won't be around forever so get in to The Passionate Home
and step inside Mrs. P's Closet and see what you can find.

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When I first saw these chippy old leaded windows I nearly lost my breath. The color, shape, and size were amazing for art pieces in my home.

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MID CENTURY CONSOLE - white and walnut finish

BEFORE                                             AFTER

She has a single sliding door and a mirrored back on the left side.


I taped off the very bottom of the legs where the metal feet are and painted them white.

The wood has all been dark waxed and polished. 

The handles were scrubbed clean and painted white.

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RED DRESSER & TIPS FOR DISTRESSING - annie sloan primer red

This photo has been in my files
for a long time. It's in with the
"I want to do that some day"
pictures. Well the day has
come and I am here to share
it with you.

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Verdigris is the common name for the natural green patina
formed when copper, brass or bronze is weathered
and exposed to air or seawater over a period of time.

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Every now and then I come across a fun mid-century piece of furniture that needs a rescue.
This time it was a 4 drawer chest, the exterior teak veneer was very weathered, stained, and dried out.
I removed the drawers and sprayed the cabinet with a flat white enamel to block the stains.
I then sprayed the exterior with a creamy white Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I finished it up by dark waxing the drawers and clear waxed the body to get that soft velvety feel
I adore so much.

There is something regal about mid-century furniture with its simple shapes, clean lines, and unique designs.
 Like this sweeping long dresser pictured above many of the pieces have handles built into the design.
 Another familiar look of these pieces are the tapered and angular legs they have.

I like to combine a beautiful bone white with the walnut finish on mid-century pieces.
It easily enhances the original design, shape, and beauty of the furniture. 

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 Round is smoother in a small space.
 Round dining tables, round ottomans, round coffee tables, and round stools all make life smoother in
 a small space. Think about every piece of furniture that sits out in the middle of a room and is
 walked around. When these pieces are round or oval they make for better pathways through your space.


 Move things along.
 When something new comes into your home something old should leave. I know sometimes this is a
 hard rule to follow however if you think it through most times you can do it. If you buy a new set of
 sheets you can come up with an old set ready to be used as rags or sent off to the thrift store. If you
 fell in love with a new tea pot, has a friend expressed interest in your old one so you can pass it on to
 them. I know we love having beautiful things, but I have learned I would rather pass these things
 along after enjoying them for a short time rather then being overwhelmed by them.

 Be creative with storage.
 I'm always looking for that space in our home that is not being used to it's full potential. Think about
 this around your home, stop and take a look around I know there is one area you have been voiding.
 That is exactly how I came up with my storage solution for the printers. They were already sitting in
 the room where I wanted them but I had to imagined what I would need that big to hide them inside.
 Think outside of the box or in this case think how big the box needs to be and see if you have that 
unconventional item just waiting to be used.


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