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Top 9 Posts on Instagram in 2017

So I had to give it a try and do a collage of the top 9 posts from Creative Moments on Instagram, if you don't follow us there please do!
#1 Antique Coal Black Dresser #2 Roll Top Desk #3 My hello post #4 Ash Hutch #5 Navy dresser/ Sideboard #6 Would you paint Pink Post #7 Teal Press back Chair #8 Mission Coffee Table #9 My Favorites of 2016
Happy New Year and THANK YOU for being a part of Creative Moments

Painting the new Farmhouse Planked Table Top & Maple Base Part 2

It was time to paint this planked table top we built (If you missed how click the link)

On the freshly sanded raw wood I randomly brushed on a wash of Fusion Mineral Paint 's Little Lamb then covered the entire top once dry with Homestead House Milk Paint in the color raw silk.

Two coats covered perfectly allowing the little lamb grey to peek thru here and there.

The orangy stained maple base was painted with a custom mix of Fusion Mineral Paint 's little lamb, soapstone and pebble to get a medium grey. Again I went with two coats for the base.



The apron was securely affixed to the table bottom and the legs put on and flipped for a quick look

then back on the work table where the inside edge of the apron was carefully cut in with the medium grey paint, yes I am OCD like that ;)

The underside of the newly constructed plank table top was painted a coat of the

Fun Themed Growth Ruler

A customer ordered a special themed growth ruler as a Christmas gift and had a specific design in mind. She wanted certain colors for the background, numbers and additional kids names along with certain font and images. Thanks to the internet I was able to find the suitable font and a mouse silhouette.
I chose Homestead House's new stain and finishing oil all in one ebony stain for the ruler itself. Two coats gave the perfect deep black color she desired with a gorgeous wood grain still visible. This fabulous product does not require additional top coats and has a smooth soft finish.

For the numbers and Mickey silhouette I choseFusion Mineral Paintinpicket fence, a crisp white and for the names I went with Fusion Mineral Paint in fort York red. Everything is hand painted on my growth rulers. I use MS word to set up my font and sizes then print out, trace on to the board and paint with an artist brush. I prefer this look to the vinyl stickers or stencils for my creations.

New Farmhouse Planked Table Top Build Part 1

I picked up this table quite awhile ago liking the simple classic styling, unfortunately the Hamilton & Spill counter height table did not come with the original extra leaves which leaves the center split and loads of extenders underneath. I decided this would be a great option to plank the top so off to the lumber store to get some wood. 

And seeing I only had the car that day I just made do.. just careful not to make any sudden stops on the hour drive home. The table top required 1- 1"X12"X6', 2- 1"X10"X6' and 4- 1"X4"X6' pieces of good pine and 1# of 1 1/4" screws.

Originally we thought to cover the existing but after laying out we decided to take the original top off, build a new top and give it more surface size using the full length of the 6 foot boards.
Using the trusty Kreg jig we secured each board to the next for a nice fitting solid top, and yes we used the Kreg mini!!


To get some of the hard to reach areas it was easiest …

Fusion's coal black and liming wax

This solid oak chair made by Canadian furniture company Krug was given new life with Fusion Mineral Paint in classic coal black.

The curvy comfy styling makes this chair perfect as an accent chair, desk chair, bedroom chair or extra seating at a dining table.

Two coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in coal black covered the chair easily. To add a unique twist, Fusion's newly released liming wax was hand rubbed all over casting a fun fresh finish; classic black with a twist.




Dixie Belle Ocean Inspired Farm House Desk

When asked my favorite color I would have to say the Caribbean sea, with that in mind I gave Dixie Belle Paint a go for the first time and chose pure ocean and mermaid tail to create this gorgeous farm house style desk.

The colors changed this boring dark stained solid pine into something fabulous and full of life.


I was lucky enough to win a Dixie Belle Paint giveaway on Instagram from Thirty Eighth Street, Thank you both. I had seen lots of Dixie Belle posts but never tried this brand of paint, seems like my lucky chance.

I worked with both colors to get the ocean blue mix starting with mermaid tail all over and working pure ocean in while still wet.

I know the video would be so much better if I had a tripod to go hands free, someday ;)

The paint does not take long to dry and once it was I added 2 coats of Cece Caldwell flat matte sealer then hand rubbed the entire surface with my favorite dark wax in cafĂ© noir by Daddy Vans. It not only added to the aged vintage farm house feel bu…