I'm so flattered that my office was featured on one of my favorite inspirational blogs, House of Turquoise. The author, Erin, was way too kind in saying its her dream office. Especially sweet of her because her blog is filled with the most beautiful interiors featuring various shades of this signature blue shade.

I have Jennifer, of The Magic Brush, to thank for mentioning my office in the first place. Just reading her blog has given me inspiration to try to gussy up my granny nighstand with more than a simple coat of paint. Check out some of her work:

As if the mention wasn't sweet enough, Jennifer also gave me some technique tips on how to best paint the nighstand I picked up last week. Ive been smitten with this dresser from Wisteria for a while.

On closer inspiration, my nighstand just so happens to have some of the same features this dresser does. Notice the feet, and the detailing. While I do love this color, its too close of a match to my bedroom walls so I'm going to give it a go with some gray paint I have laying around and see what happens. I also don't want my version to look quite as dirty as this one so that will probably make it a lot easier on me. Wish me luck!

I have to admit, I'm a little afraid of the term "faux finish". I get chills thinking of middle of the night informercials and hideous 'ragged' walls on Trading Spaces. Decor gods, lead me not into ugly faux finished hell and deliver me from the ugly!


  1. What a fun project for the weekend. I bet it will look great when you're finished with it.
    I DO love your office.
    How is your caulkboard cabinet working out? Any suggestions? I want to have a go at that project myself!
    Happy weekend!

  2. LOL...I think the faux finish gods will be on your side. ;-) I love the lines of your new side table...can't wait to see what you whip up! (and p.s. -- SO want to go to Red Bank to grab that Sunkist lemon!)

  3. Oh that is the perfect finish , good luck . Please show us the stages as you go .

  4. I am sure that you will be fine- I love the night stand and can't wait to see what you do with it!

  5. Can't wait to see how your project turns out. And the blog love...well deserved!

  6. It's going to be beautiful. Congrats on the write-up. I saw it over there & love to look at all the turquoise rooms she has. Well deserved!

  7. You are so funny! If you can pronounce "faux finish".... you will be able to do one. Seriously.... I have clients that ask for "that FOX finish". You'll do great.

    Thanks for showing some of my projects here. I just love your blog!

    Happy Fauxing! Be sure to post after pictures! Jennifer

  8. Congrats on the spotlight! Totally deserved!

  9. LOVE that apple green room!

  10. Good luck. And if at first you don't suceed, join the crowd. Keep at it - I think it takes a little practice to make things look stylishly vintaged, but you can pull off anything!

  11. That finish would be beautiful for your night stand.

  12. Oooo!

    I can't wait to see the table when it's done!

  13. It was my pleasure to share your amazing office with all the turquoise lovers out there. I knew they'd all love it as much as me! I wasn't exaggerating when I said it was right out of my dreams! :)

  14. I love the sweet bedside table! Not sure what you ended up doing, but I bet it looks great.

  15. Those cabinets are just so lovely! I want to have one in my living room! :D


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