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The Painted Lady

I’ve been a bad girl, I know. I took a few days off from blogging and missed it while I was gone, but I was able to organize my entryway which was much needed. Hopefully I’ll be able to post a photo tomorrow, if the weather cooperates. It looks a million times better now, even if I do say so myself! But back to today. Since I’m all about painted furniture and itching to get started on the pieces stacking up in my garage, I’m posting some inspiration images. I love Canadian House & Home magazine, and if it wasn’t $57 for a subscription, I would have it delivered to my box every month! Maybe next year I’ll get over the price and get one . . . or not.


You can find so many of these pieces at thrift stores, though they’re not always in the best structural condition. Love the contrast /pattern in the couch, lamps, and nightstands!

These were just a sampling from CHH. I recently stumbled upon the magazine while perusing in Borders and have been in love ever since. If you get a chance to check out a paper copy, please do. If you’re like me, you’ll love it too.


Love the blue–different, but not overpowering. I can’t remember where this image came from, so if anyone knows please enlighten me!

jellena dresser after
Jelena from Poppyseed Creative Living is selling this great piece (and a few others, too) on Etsy.



Kelly at High Street Market found this amazing dresser and refinished it to look like a one of a kind piece! I love the simple hardware that doesn’t take away from the details of the dresser. Her blog is great and has some amazing images, so go check it out.

Unfortunately there wasn’t a link for the reader who refinished this piece, but I love it so much I still wanted to share. Here’s the before:

And after:


I love, love, LOVE this daybed and probably would cry tears of joy if I ever found something like it. The 5 images above were all found via Design Sponge, and this one was submitted by Kate Pollman who wasn’t listed with a link, but I think she may be a jewlery designer. Hot stuff. I can’t wait to get back to finishing my pieces . . . .

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

8 Comments on The Painted Lady

  1. Symone's Mommy
    December 14, 2009 at 12:47 pm (9 years ago)

    I love this post. You know I have to have pics to get inspired. ALL these are going in my folder. Thanks, Day!

  2. Mrs. Chic
    December 14, 2009 at 12:48 pm (9 years ago)

    I like the photos you chose! i’m trying my best to get more brave and paint in Color! Looking forward to seeing your Furniture Make Overs

    I love Candandian Mags – check out Style At Home – whne you have time…great stuff on there too

  3. Struggler
    December 14, 2009 at 1:53 pm (9 years ago)

    Oh, that daybed would sell for THOUSANDS in an upscale store! It’s just lovely.

  4. Symone's Mommy
    December 14, 2009 at 4:17 pm (9 years ago)

    Dayka – one of my line sisters’ name is Dayna and we call her Day. Funny how we shorten even the shortest of names LOL

  5. Deanna Jackson
    December 14, 2009 at 4:26 pm (9 years ago)

    Love the blue drawer…very vintage!

  6. L.Duncan@home23duncanboys
    December 14, 2009 at 6:39 pm (9 years ago)

    Soooo, do you think I should paint my dresser white?! I really like that blue. And yeah I remember seeing that dresser and mirror. that is why I went searching for it!

  7. alissa
    December 14, 2009 at 9:06 pm (9 years ago)

    Holy cow – that daybed is AMAZING! Love that.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and all of your kind comments – I really appreciate it!

  8. Tamstyles
    December 15, 2009 at 4:59 am (9 years ago)

    i loveeeee what canada is doing in the mag biz. i go monthly yo B and N to get my copy. That and Living ETC.


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