Saturday, December 31, 2011

*2011 Favorites*

2011 has been a great year for Holly Do. 
I thought I would take time to post some of my favorite pieces of the year.
Here they are in no particular order!

This desk was a mess when I found it on the side of the road.  
Upon painting it and adding stripes it turned out perfect!  
An old friend of mine bought it for her son's room!

This Farmhouse Bookcase was a pain!  
It was definitely a "learning" project for me.  I learned how to strip paint and also to never use polyurethane on anything with light colored paint. 
Though in the long run it was worth all the trouble and turned out great.
 This Antique Dresser and Mirror is a Beauty.
 I just loved the outcome of this Shabby Make-up Vanity.  
I found all the pieces separately at  a garage sale thrift store and a flea market but the look like they were all meant for each other.  
This pieces was sold to a wonderful couple to be used in their little girls nursery.  
The perfect piece to grow with her...changing table...desk...make-up vanity.

A client called and asked it I had a nightstand that could be used in a boy's room
so I pulled out this to make a  Striped Nightstand. 
Later on she brought me the dresser from his room and I added stripes to that as well.
 A friend of mine asked if I would make-over her Dining Set for her formal dining room.  She has an amazing sense of style so this set was so fun to do!
 I had painted this Dresser last year a plain white but it just seem to boring for me.  
So once I added the numbers is sold quickly.

 I finally got around to making over a piece for myself, this is a rare occasion, usually everything I do is for sale or for a client!  
This  Entertainment Center will be the inspiration for my living room make-over...hopefully I will be doing that this week and posting pictures soon!
 I love this Make-up vanity that I had the privileged of painting 
and selling to help raise $ for my friend!

Thank you to everyone who has followed and supported Holly Do. this year...I am truly grateful!

Monday, December 19, 2011

*Holly Paint*

I was going through my pictures and realized that there were a lot of small furniture pieces that I had done, but never posted.  So I thought I would just lump them into a big post!

A pair of matching nightstands for a boy's room.  
Do you know how hard it is to find matching nightstands for a boy?  
I looked for a pair for a few months and finally found these which I love

This rocking chair was painted for a photographer to use in as a photo prop.

This was originally a stool with a wicker top that was falling apart.
  So I removed the top and had my husband put on a wood top to
make it a side table.

A little plant stand or side table.

A nightstand painted turquoise and white and glazed with
Martha Stewart Metallic paint.

I found this nightstand on one of my junkin' adventures.

After painting it I realized that I could pair it with this
old, vintage child chair and it works as a child desk!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

*Holly Paint*

A client brought over this huge executive desk for a make-over. 
It was scratched up but over all in okay condition, just needed some paint.
It is a 2-sided desk with a keyboard pull-out so it had a lot of pieces to paint.  
Thankfully my husband helped me put it all back together...
next time I need to take pictures of the hardware/hinges before I pull it all apart!!

I painted it an antique white and then distressed.  I am loving this off-white color that I found in the oops section.  I have already had it colored matched so I can keep using the color.  I LOVE the oops section sometimes it has the most amazing colors!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

*Holly Paint*

Here is a little (or I should say BIG) Christmas paint project I had fun doing!  
A client asked me if I would be interested in "freshening-up" a few wooden soldiers that had been damaged by the weather. 
I told her that it sounded like fun so she brought them to my home.  

I had no clue that they were almost 8 foot tall...but they are so cute!  
It was a fun paint project and gave me a break from the typical furniture painting. 
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 2, 2011

*Holly Paint*

Found this coffee table this summer and loved the details on the leg and side trims.
  It just needed a coat of white and some distressing to make it Shine!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

*Holly Paint*

I found this dresser at a garage sale this summer and 
just loved the curved drawers and keyhole locks.
It is a solid well-made piece that just needed a little personality.

I painted it a antique off-white, stained the top and put on new knobs. 

The knobs are from Hobby Lobby.  Hobby Lobby just opened in our area and I'm super excited!!  I have been so jealous of the cute knobs that everyone gets I can get them too (with a 40 minute drive, but so worth it!)!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

*Holly Paint*

 So here is the story on this latest furniture makeover.

In September my good friend, Kelly, found out she had breast cancer.  
With Chemo treatments, medicines, and doctor visits her bills are adding up...
so I got to thinkin'... 
and realized I could makeover and sale a piece of furniture to help with her medical bills.

I bought this Solid Maple Vanity that was listed on Craigslist 
knowing the potential it had.  
I thought about painting it pink-for breast cancer awareness- but something inside kept pushing towards all white.  So I went with my "inner voice."

Well... I think the white turned out Lovely!  So simple and perfect.

I realized that I had this white and pink chair in my garage so I throwing it as a own little way of getting pink and -Breast Cancer Awareness- into the piece!

If you want to read Kelly's amazing blog please go check out My Honest Walk she shares her everyday struggles and insight with her battle against breast cancer. 
Be prepared to be inspired!

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

*Holly Paint*

I found this little End Table on one of my Junkin' Adventures.

The lady who bought this dresser was wondering if I had anything that would 
work as a nightstand for her daughter's bedroom. 
Of course I thought of that little End would make a perfect Nightstand.

She wanted it the same color here it is!

She also wanted something to hang above the dresser, 
so she bought the Shabby Chalkboard.
I bet her daughter's room is Super-Duper-Cute!!