This piece looks like a nice, pull out stool to keep stylishly tucked away until you need to reach something around the house. And it totally is. It also happens to be very, very sturdy. Like really heavy – no way it is going to tip sturdy! Two coats of MMSMP in Trophy and some antiquing wax have given it a whole new look!
We love these – I always look for them when I am buying furniture for the store. While they are traditionally a magazine holder, I think they are perfect for a laptop or iPad charging area. Need to clear some of the clutter off your desk? File your electronics away into this handy-dandy holder! This one is redone in Jolie Uptown Ecru with some light distressing to show through the beautiful original wood undertone.
It happens from time to time. In all the excitement of getting started on a new piece of furniture, I forget to take a before picture. I love to see how paint can transform pieces from blah to fab and I want to show our customers how easy it is to update that piece that is taking up space in the garage or that you pause every time you walk by because it has been on the to-do list for way too long. Well, this time you’ll need to take my word for it. It was cherry with old hardware and not much in the way of interest other than those lovely queen anne legs. Here she is, with two coats of Jolie Paints in Linen and some Jolie Clear Wax for protection.
There were actually two of these old school desks and one sold while we were in the process of painting. They were rough; oak and in need of a good scrubbing. I got out the hose along with some palmolive with oxi-clean and gave them a good bath before painting. Two coats of Jolie in Bliss, the perfect aqua, and two coats of Jolie Clear wax for protection and you’d never know we had to scrape old gum from the bottom!
We used our Jolie Fan Deck to create a custom color for this (yawn) simple little oak table. Mona and I wanted something with a modern feel to match the straight lines of the piece and we settled on a mixture of equal parts French Quarter Green and Gentlemen’s Blue. I think we called it Evergreen when all was said and done. We added a touch of gold gilding wax to the handle for a little extra oompf.
Similar to our last post with when to use Graphite/Noir, choosing which white to use can be tricky. If the choice is between a softer and more bright white, I recommend painting the piece in Jolie Gesso White. Then, if you decide you’d like a little more pop of true white, just add a layer of Jolie White Wax!
Two pieces that turned our beautifully in Jolie Graphite! I was just telling my most recent participants in our Jolie beginner class how much I love using graphite on medium sized pieces. The advice I gave them when choosing between Graphite, a soft black, and Noir, a true black – if you are in doubt, go with Graphite because you can always make it darker by adding a few coats of Jolie Black Wax.
Our customer, Stephanie, is officially hooked on Jolie paint! She painted her jewelry cabinet last month and has transformed a chest this month! She’s on a roll and is doing a great job! For this piece, she used Jolie in Noir and on the advice of Mona from our shop decided to leave the detailed trim pieces unpainted. It looks amazing – great job Steph!