Friday, August 29, 2014

French Console Table (SOLD)

Love, love, and LOVE.

You've probably noticed by now that I'm a sucker for french legs.  On a dresser, on a side table, on a sofa table… on anything, really.  They have such graceful lines.  And they make any piece of furniture seem sophisticated and charming.  Don't you agree?  I definitely think that's the case with this sweet console table.

The curved lines are continued in the center on this piece and add so much character.  Simple.  But gorgeous.  It's a good combo.

I've painted this piece in French Linen, which is a lovely soft neutral gray, with a lightly distressed finish and clear wax for protection.  It would be perfect behind a sofa, in a foyer area, or along just about any wall.  Measurements are 48'' long x 29 1/2'' tall x 16'' deep and it's priced at $180 (SOLD).

If you're interested in purchasing this piece, please send me an email at  Thanks!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Antique Dresser/Buffet in Graphite (SOLD)

At long last, folks … we are (somewhat) settled into our new home, the kiddos are back in school (even my youngest - sob), and I have a piece FINISHED!!!  :-)  I can't tell you how happy I am to be back to painting.  I've missed it so.

This solid wood antique dresser was so much fun to paint and was a great start to my painting adventures here in Greenville.  I was thrilled to find it and knew right away that Graphite was calling its name.  Graphite is my new obsession. It's an awesome charcoal gray, and with the addition of dark wax it becomes a soft black with all kinds of fabulous depth.  It's a great color for fall, which (sadly? not-so-sadly?) is right around the corner.

Please bear with me as I play with the lighting in my new painting studio… while it's a great spot for painting, finding the best lighting for photography is proving to be difficult!  I love to have great pictures of my pieces, so rest assured I'll figure it out.  :-)  But for now… here are a few of this Graphite dresser.

Aren't the legs on this one gorgeous?  I love that it's on the original casters as well - makes moving it around a cinch.  They could also be easily removed if you'd prefer it to be less mobile.  :-) 

This piece has five drawers in all - three across the top and two larger ones below.  All of them are dovetailed and slide in and out with ease. 

Don't you love the copper knobs against the dark paint?  They really pop … copper and graphite are a match made in heaven.  In my humble opinion.  :-)

I also love the keyholes.  And …. they work!  The locking mechanism works perfectly and I've even got a key.  

I've painted this lovely antique beauty in Graphite with light distressing and copper knobs.  Dark wax gives it protection and a wonderful deep color.  I think it would work perfectly as a buffet in a dining room, but could also be used as a dresser in any bedroom.  It would be great in a foyer, too.  Or living room to hold a flatscreen? Even as an awesome changing table/dresser for a little boy's nursery.  Lots of options here.

This piece measures 45'' long x 34'' tall x 22'' deep and is priced at $340 (SOLD).  If you're interested in having this piece for your home, please send me an email at  Thank you!  

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Blog has officially moved! :-)

I'm sure some of you have noticed that my blog has officially moved from to  For some reason the automatic redirect of my blog address is not working, so if you go directly to my old blog address you reach a "Page Not Found" error.  Annoying, since I'm still here!  :-)  For those of you who followed Atlanta Shabby Chic, please update your feed to include the new blog address for Greenville Shabby Chic….

My Facebook page has also moved to - I'd love to have you join me there!  I often post pieces in progress to my Facebook page, so if you'd like to claim one before it hits my blog that's the place to do it.  :-)

Ah, computers.  Can't live with them and can't blog without them.  ;-)   Thanks for your patience through this transition!