Check out this fun tutorial by Do Dodson Designs! All I can say is that the Buffalo Plaid craze has hit me too! Every year it seems to grow in popularity, and this year is no exception.
At Home with Ashley-- Let’s be honest- I’ve painted laminate furniture before and followed tutorials... and I’ve still had issues with the paint coming off when scratched. When my mom asked me to paint her laminated desk I was a little hesitant. Let’s look at a before picture:
Brushed by Brandy said this piece was intimidating as all heck. It was huge and boldly styled, those claw feet make a statement on their own. When I picked this up, my husband wasn't sure what I was thinking! I just look for things that are different, styles I haven’t done before, and well made. This thrift store find met those criteria, so I brought the set home.
The Mother of Pearl on this piece was badly damaged from time and neglect. It was discolored and broken. Many of the tiny pieces were missing from the design and the only option was to paint over it.
Tracey of Tracey's Fancy created this beautiful sunset-inspired piece using Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint. I remembered this over-sized cedar chest that I’ve had in inventory for several years! It offered me nice panels to highlight, and seemed to be a reasonable size.