Finally! I got around to painting these cute little end tables.  Something else that has been sitting in my garage for quite some time, which seems to be the ol' song and dance.  Three more pieces like that in my garage, which Im sure will take another gazillion years to complete! Actually, I've been blessed to be doing mostly custom work so those other projects have been pushed aside. 

So I just bought this awesome aqua color in Olympic a couple of weeks ago and was excited to use it.  Not sure the name because it was a wonderful "oops" paint that I was lucky enough to grab before someone else did.  So after using my chalk paint recipe in actually two different colors, I distressed a little to show the first layer of paint which is a nut brown color. Love doing that.  Then I decided to create a white wash on the top using a grey.  Still love grey right now and it pairs well with aqua. you have it!!   
I bought this beautiful Eastlake antique dresser quite a while ago.  It's from the late 1800's and had awesome pin and cove joints in the drawers, a rare find!  It needed some minor repairs but nothing too bad.  When I was asked to create a piece for a military auction,  I decided this was the piece to use, it needed a home!  And... I just love a deep coral color so I hand mixed just the right hue, love it!  It's a lot of fun to create a custom color.  Fall is on my  mind lately and those deep lush colors! 


    Beauty on a Budget!  Former teacher turned furniture painter extraordinaire, who would have thought :) I live in sunny San Diego but more specifically on Coronado island, my fairytale home.  I love being a mom, wife, friend and entrepreneur.  Besides "Garage 36" I have been fortunate enough to own a business with Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. Helping people get the best skin of their lives and helping them grow their own business.  I really enjoy working from home on my terms and create my own lifestyle.

    To find out more about R+F clinical skin care products, click below.  To learn about the business side, email me.


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