Thursday, May 14, 2015

Gray paint rescue!!

Earlier this week I spent the day with my great friend and we got to work on an old entry table that she has had FOREVER but wasn't liking so much anymore....all it took was some gray paint and a little bit of a white glaze and she's feeling the love again!!   We completely forgot to take a before we were so excited to get painting.  
Picture it as it was in a very light blonde pine!  
 Take a look at it now in its gray glory!!

Now it's ready to be put in place, accessorized and loved again for years to come!!

Xo, Mariaelena

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


I'm so enjoying this warm weather and the beautiful blooms of spring...although I decorate about as neutral as you can, I LOVE the vibrant colors for decorating outdoors!!!...
I'm going with magenta this year...take a look!!
LOVE our crab apple tree....1st time it's bloomed in 3 years...:)
below are some clippings brought inside...
Have a great day & enjoy this glorious weather!!!

xo, Mariaelena 

Friday, May 1, 2015


I'm continuing work on my screen porch and 
Annie Sloan duck egg blue is becoming the key accent color...
take a look at these transformations and come back soon for total porch reveal!!
This table and the pedestal below were recent tag sale finds...
On some of the pieces I used a white glaze on top of the duck egg blue paint...

So don't forget to come back soon to see the entire porch...
and if you happen to be on Long Beach Island, NJ, be sure to stop by 
Artifacts and Company 
Beach Haven (
to check out their lovely inventory and purchase some 
Annie Sloan paint!!

xo, Mariaelena