Happy Tailgate Season Everyone!!  That's exactly what I had in mind when I purchased this piece.  

  There was just something about it and I couldn't pass it up.  It was hideous... believe me!  I visualized the swan in this one.  Here's the ugly duckling sanded...

I wasn't sure about color on this one.  That's why I asked my fellow followers.  The legs were brown.  I hated them, but wasn't sure if I painted them that they would fold back up.  I took the plunge.  I went with gold.  A good friend mentioned doing cream and beige stripes... and that's the makeover she got!  I primed it twice, painted it cream twice, and then added my Froggy Tape and painted the untaped with the beige.  I'm not gonna lie... I was amazed at the transformation myself.  

The piece is still not perfect, but you know me.  I love imperfections.  The inner part has a few marks that make it look like gold leaf.  LOVE!

Here's a painting tip for you:  instead of having to clean out your paint pan just line it with foil.  Let it dry and then toss it!!  They even have the single sheets at The Dollar Store!  Less cleanup is a must!!

My little wine bar.  There's plenty of room for an appetizer, too!

One more look of "The Swan."

This piece and many more will be at my Open House!!  I hope to see you there!!

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to e-mail me:

Mal :)

About a year ago at this time... I started Copycat-Design!  Time sure flies when you're having fun!!  I have been so very busy and I love every minute of it.  Thanks to my followers for all of your love and support!  I can't thank you enough!

Alright back to business...


These two beautiful pieces are just what I said... beautiful.  The detail on the sides are just gorgeous, but one had paint splatters all over it and the other had two huge holes in the back along with some chipped wood.  They needed some color and fast.  These were a request for a four-seasons room and boy was I excited to put some "real color" on them.  Purple!!  My daughter's favorite color is purple and she was quite excited as well.  Infact, she thought they were her "purples."  LOL

The inspiration for this purple color???  An ombre shag RUG!

Aren't these adorable.  This POP of color is exactly what this room needed.  How can you go wrong with gray and purple?  Ohh  how I would love to have a four-seasons room.  

These pieces were pretty easy... NOT!!  I did sand, prime, prime, paint and paint (like usual), but the slats on each piece were very hard to paint as well as the detailed lattice on the sides.  These did drip a lot, too, but I used a small brush and was very patient (or tried to be hahah).  On hard pieces like these, the trick is to start from the inside and work your way out.  

A lot of people ask me if I paint the backs of my furniture pieces... my answer... If it looks rough or you think it might be seen from a certain angle... then YES!  It just looks like a more finished piece when the whole thing is painted.

Aren't they pretty in purple??  I love them!!  These were perfect for the home owner.  She collects more books and magazines than anyone I've ever seen!!  

Short and sweet tonight, folks!  Sorry!  I am painting every night until the show!!  

Mal :)

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