Sleek Furniture Finishes-Infusing Styles

Sleek, Modern Finish on Vintage Dresser by A to Z Custom Creations

This week, I painted a dresser, knowing full well it would fall outside the norm for most of my clients. I had to do it though! I’ve been dreaming about painting something this color since summer when I got the new Benjamin Moore Color Stories fan deck! I was just waiting to find the perfect […]

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Tip Talkin’ Tuesday: Faux Distressing with Ink

Faux Distress with Ink in Seconds-Video Tutorial

Distressing. Let’s face it. It can be a dirty job. There are times I don’t want to get dirty and times I really don’t want to do the extra work of layering so…I grab an ink pad and go faux! Remember the beautiful 365 Alphabet Photography Stands I gave away a few weeks back? All the […]

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Red {Hot} Hutch Makeover

Red Painted Hutch, Websters Chalk Paint Powder and Benjamin Moore Paint. Accented with Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Gun Smoke. By A to Z Custom Creations

H-O-T-T-O-G-O This Box Store Hutch Is Hot To Go… Say Whhooooooop… Hot To Go, Say Whhooooooop…Hot To Go!!  Come on…you know that makes you wanna clap your hands and bob your head! You can thank me later! By now you know, I love to paint! I’ll paint anything that will sit still long enough! As […]

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Tip Talkin’ Tuesday: Applying Dark Wax

Daddy Van's Onyx Wax

You’ve all seen how dark wax can be used to accent furniture and really give it an aged look. Dark wax is very versatile and can be used in a number of different ways. I can be used in recessed areas and crevices too add dimension or waxed over an entire piece for a time […]

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My Favorite Custom Creation of 2013

Painted Piano by A to Z Custom Creations

As I thumbed through my portfolio for the year, I was in awe of the incredible pieces I got to paint in 2013! From the 1800’s China Cabinet to the ’80’s Oak Wardrobe UpCycle, I fell in love with them all! I knew I was going to have a hard time choosing one piece but […]

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Color Inspiration for Furniture

Layered Paint Finish, Modern Masters Metallic, Distressed Chest painted by A to Z Custom Creations

Most of you know I am a custom gal. Folks bring me their tired, worn furniture and I give it new life! Sometimes, my client has a color picked out but most often, I get to participate in the decision making and I love that part! While it’s very easy for me to choose colors […]

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Tip Talkin’ Tuesday: Post 7- Using Websters Chalk Paint Powder as a Color Wash

Distressed Details of Color Washed Dresser

Hey guys! I can’t believe it’s Tuesday again already! Seriously, the week just goes by so stinkin fast! This week afforded me the opportunity to share a technique you’ve been asking about, color washing!  A color wash is a great choice when you have a project with a lot of texture and you don’t want […]

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Tip Talkin Tuesday: Post 6- Roll With It Baby!

Tips for using a roller to paint furniture! Get a sleek finish while saving time and product! Video Tutorial by Angela at A to Z Custom Creations

I got a break from distressing this week and finally got to paint this Mid-Century Dresser! My client will be using it as a changing table in her modern nursery and she chose a sleek gray finish. Now, I love doing sleek finishes, but they do require more precision work. Given the need for precision […]

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Full Of Hope

Help Us to Love One Another

Tip Talkin’ ‘Tuesday is taking a back seat this week. I’ve been in awe over how things come together and bursting with emotion so I thought I’d share! Last week, I had a little break in custom work so I pulled a few end tables from my unpainted section to play with. This is always […]

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Tip Talkin’ Tuesday: Post 2

Chippy Chest

Welcome back to Tip Talkin’ Tuesday! I’d like to start by saying thank you for all the positive feedback on last week’s post! It brings me great joy to have helped you out! I want to say thank you for all the tips you guys shared with me too! I will NEVER stop learning and […]

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Tip Talkin’ Tuesday:Post One- Proper Cleaning, Favorite Tools, and Wax Tips

T.S.P

I’m squealing like a school girl over the first ever, Tip Talkin’ Tuesday Post!!! I am always honored when folks ask me questions and really look forward to sharing some advice here! I won’t lie, this serves me well too! It’s like blog discipline! I stink at consistently writing so this will force me to post […]

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Funky Upcycled Wardrobe

Funky UpCycled Wardrobe by A to Z Custom Creations

Hey guys! I had to share one of my all time favorite projects (to date)!  My client Kristi brought me this boring {no offense Kristi} oak wardrobe and the fabric from her crib bedding. She had a vision based on an armoire she’d seen on Pinterest. The drawers of the armoire were all painted differently […]

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