A Painting and a Drawing

Is it Monday already? Well, it's a good thing we have some fun to share with you today! A couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of meeting and working with Jerry and Kathy, a precious husband and wife that brought us a console cabinet that needed a bit of help. Kathy had an inspiration photo, but struggled with achieving the desired look. By the time she called us, she was OVER it. :) Here's where I would normally insert a before photo, but alas, I'm empty-handed. They needed the piece done in a flash because they were traveling to their new beach house and it needed to be on that truck pronto. So, let's just jump to it, shall we?


We started by painting the base of the piece white to create a clean slate. Kathy requested colors that would reflect hues of the ocean - various blues and greens, but with a few pops, too. We decided to add red, which reminds me of lifeguard shorts and polka dot bikinis. ;)


Of course, shades of yellow were chosen for the sunny days.



Using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint provides an authentic look of layering, as if it's been around for quite sometime. I just adore the chipping and seamless shading.


This cabinet has four louvered doors, so I was able to ripple the color effect down the front...


while the sides of the piece have one solid panel with white trim.


With such heavy saturation, I decided that keeping a white trim and natural top would be most important with this piece. The clean lines offer such incredible balance with the dominant colors.


I almost had to hold this one for ransom, folks. It would have looked divine in my space...sighhhhh....but, Happy customers = Happy us. :) Speaking of smiles...we had an old-fashioned drawing this morning for our SPOOKTACULAR Give-a-way that ended yesterday! The winner is.....


Hooray for Donna!!!! Let the confetti fall!!!! :) Thank you ALL for your participation. We had many, many entries and we look forward to another goodie give-a-way SOON!

Many Blessings,

Jeni Bowen, LPC



  • Kelly French

    Wow! That looks amazing!

  • Jeni Bowen

    Oh, totally, Kathleen! I think I used 6 or 7 shades on this!!

  • Kathleen

    I believe you have just solved my dilemma of how to paint the bottom of a console table I have on the porch…I couldn’t decide what color…now, I don’t have to choose, I’ll just use them all!

    Thanks, Jeni!

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