Decorative Furniture Painting.

Hello there!,

I can’t think of anything better to do on a cold, wintry day, than to paint furniture! I do a lot of that, these days! In fact, I recently told a friend that I think we could have world peace, if everyone had a paint brush in their hand. Don’t you think?

The last few days, I’ve been trying my hand at some new techniques.

I have a motto, “If it doesn’t sell, re-paint it!” Such is the case with this little table.


I use the stencil for the lower shelf and hand-painted the dots all by myself! 🙂

There’s a wonderful new product, by Maison Blanche, called Glacage. It’s a product that allows you to add texture to a piece, whether you brush it on or use a stencil.
I started with an old cabinet door, that I found in a yard sale.

First I taped the stencil onto the center panel. Then, I used a spatula and applied the Glacage over the stencil.
Once that had dried, I painted the piece and dark waxed it.


Isn’t it great? I used the same technique on this drawer front.

More fun than a barrel of monkeys!

Hope you are doing well!,



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  1. deborah watkins says:

    may i ask to give me your opinion about a desk that i have..i want to paint it with miss mustard seed paints..may i send you a photo of it and than make a decision about the paint choice..i follow your blog and really enjoy your creative ideas…i have used annie sloan but i’d like to try something else…..many thanks..deborah

  2. Love the glaze effect….

  3. I did this same technique using dry wall putty (mud) on an
    armoire last year. Love the way it turned out….love you little table – so cute. Bet it sells fast now.

  4. I love that table…so cute. Keep the pics coming. Hope your business is doing well! )

    • Thanks Donnamae!, So far, so good! I feel like I’m using building blocks, trying to create the kind of place I’d like to visit. I really enjoy explaining all the options for painting, to visitors. Do you paint furniture?

      • No, never have…don’t have any room for more either..but, love the look, so there’s always the possibility! 😉

  5. Love the details addiction.

  6. Addition!!! Too funny.

  7. Love both details Barbara ! You are so talented!

  8. What a great effect. I love it 🙂

  9. Wow the pieces turned out great…I love it!

  10. love both…but will need to order some of the fun stuff on from Maison….looks cool

  11. That table is lovely.

  12. I was painting something in my house yesterday, and all I could think was how much I hate it, and how much of it I seem to do for someone who hates it so much!! I’m jealous – I wish I enjoyed it, but i just don’t!

    • Hello there!, I have a lot to learn, but find it very relaxing. (As long things are going as hoped!). I don’t do walls, but give me a piece of furniture and I’m happy. Thanks for stopping by!

  13. What a transformation for a simple door! You are very, very talented madam.

  14. Detra Borner says:

    Really Beautiful. I am excited to try this technique!

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