A Blog about Furniture Refinishing and Home Decorating

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


This is what I have planned for the week...It is an electric fireplace. I know kind of corny but hey "you do what you gotta do" if you can't have a real one :). I love the ambiance of fireplaces and when we built our house almost 5 years ago, Jeff and I didn't even consider adding one because this wasn't our "forever" house. So this will have to do for now...
Before... I had already removed the electric insert before these pictures were taken....

I sanded, cleaned and prepped it today and hope to purchase paint and other supplies for it tomorrow. It figures that the one color I want to use...I am out of!! Off to Four Chairs it will be! I love their paint although it is a little pricey. I hope to have it completed soon...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Changes...and what a MESS!!!!

As promised in an earlier post I have decided to make a few changes to the The Painted Cupboard. When I started this blog back in August of 2009, I thought it would be a great way to help advertise and sell -which it was ( I also sell on KSL) the cute furniture that I have been refinishing for years....Although, during my long winter break, I had quite a bit of time to reflect on the direction I want this blog to go in...
Therefore, I have decided to make it more of a "decorating" blog than a "furniture selling" blog. Let's face it, it's about time I openly ADMIT that about 98% of what I refinish ends up becoming MINE anyway!!!!!!
Don't get me wrong...I will continue to sell some things (especially adorable little girl pieces that with only having little boys, I for sure don't need!) and if you happen to see something I have posted and just can't live without it....send me an email and maybe, just maybe I will let it go!!! :)
Hopefully, focusing on "decorating" will kick me into gear and I might actually clean up this MESS!!! * If you think this is bad....I also have a 10 x 16 storage unit in Lehi that is just as FULL!!

What can I say.....I love furniture and a great bargain too!

So, what I hope to accomplish from this change...is for me to finish all the projects I have going on in my house, my garage and my little head and document them all for you to see!
I guess I had better start getting BUSY!!

Weddings, Weddings, Weddings...

Last night we attended one of three weddings (the next ones are in May and June) for my husbands nieces and nephew. It was sooooo much fun. My kiddos had a blast dancing and they did a great job as the little "gift" boys. Everything was decorated beautifully (sorry, I didn't bring my camera) and Staci was just gorgeous! Best of luck to you, Staci and Dave!
These are the gifts I made for them and I love how they turned out!

Finally, here are my handsome boys just before we left....Oh, how I love them!!
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

More Furniture.....I've been busy :)

I just completed these darling message boards. One has been painted the same antique white with baby pink showing through as the chair and also has the same beautiful fabric. This next message board has been painted a bright white with apple green peaking through and has a fun, bright fabric. Both measure 24 x 30 and come with 6 clips for hanging notes, pictures, etc. as well as given 3 coats of polyurethane for added protection. They are too cute!!!! Thank goodness I don't have any girls or I don't think I could let them go... :) $45 each

Finally, this last message board is a biggie...It measures 58 3/4 x 22 1/2 inches (it's pretty heavy too!). (Sorry, still trying to figure out how to upload pictures and text correctly - it's the one at the top!) I painted it a barn red, glazed it and then gave it 3 coats of polyurethane. The top half has burlap, chicken wire and 4 clips for hanging messages and the bottom half is a chalkboard!!! I did keep one of these for myself! :) $125. Email me if you are interested...aprilfrancom@hotmail.com

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Shabby Chic Chair


Well, I am finally back after a long winter's break!!! It was very nice to spend the past few months with the family but now I need to get back to work :). Although, I did have quite a bit of time to reflect on the direction I would like to take this blog in .... more on that a little later.

But, for now this darling chair needs a home. It has been painted a creamy antique white with just a hint of baby pink peaking through. I had the cushion professionally made by a local seamstress (because I can't sew !) to help complete this adorable chair. Finally, it has been given 3 coats of polyurethane for added protection. $165. If interested please email me at aprilfrancom@hotmail.com Thanks!!!
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