cook. shoot. paint. eat. june 2013.

now i’ve done it.

hummus, pepper, olive, avocado, sardine sandwiches

all this blogging about painting free furniture found on curbs or via craigslist curb alerts has created a few monsters within my circle of friends.

Dark wood Pottery Barn dining table painted with Old White

painting supplies

so the time had come to bring a few of us together for the next installment of cook. shoot. eat.

furniture painting party

this time, we added some paint.

fresh sliced tomatoes

why not?

Peilin had a dining table, which i posted here.  i’ve since spoken to her husband, who nonchalantly said “yeah, it’s cool,” which in wife talk means “yay, i get to keep it….and paint more!”

painting a dark wood Pottery Barn dining table with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

meesh & Peilin. don’t tell her hubby, but she’s got the ASCP BUG!!!!

i’ll admit that i was super surprised at the modern look we achieved with Annie Sloan paints!  with 3 coats of wax, and lots of buffing, the piece shines!!!

side shot of dining table in Annie Sloan Old white and French Linen

Jessica found another ridiculously cute girls’ headboard in her neighbor’s trash…that’s Newport Beach for ya.  so we painted it in ASCP Antoinette with a Pure White detail in the trim.

girls' headboard painted ASCP Antoinette

sorry for the dark photo…i was finishing this piece at midnight!

she’s since found a queen sized, ultra-cool mid century bed in the trash.  the ENTIRE bed…headboard, footboard, railings, and all hardware.  really?  yes, really.  i refuse to paint it.  it’s too gorgeous.  you just don’t find pieces like that anymore…esp for FREE!

the kids even got in on the action with some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Kitchen Scale.  i’m still retouching their ‘work.’  will post when all is final.

kids painting shelves with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

girl painting with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

Sweet Maddie.

i nearly fainted when Big A took his blue paintbrush to Peilin’s already painted dining table.  eeeeeeesh….. “i helping mamma!”

toddler painting with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

nothin’ to see here…go about your business…

but who can be mad at this guy?  look at his little face!

and look at this food…i mean, really.  in between paint strokes, Peilin would rush into the kitchen to prep this “Oh, this is something I just threw together” meal.

food board : fresh sliced tomatoes

homemade hummus atop toast, with olives, fresh greens, tomatoes, bell peppers, capers, sardines, avocado, and a fried egg.

hummus, pepper, olive, avocado, sardine sandwiches

i’m not a sardine fan…and i’m allergic to avocado, but the rest was scrumdilly-delicious!

4 month old baby boy

what you talkin’ about Willis? i don’t eat sardines either! bleh!

i even made my own orange-infused water with the last of the fresh oranges from the tree.

healthy, gourmet sandwich by Peilin Breller

hummus, fresh greens, tomatoes, avocado, bell peppers, olive sandwich topped with fried egg

but Peilin didn’t end there…she busted out some roasted peaches sauteed in butter in my tiny iron skillet.  so cute!butter sauteed peaches in an iron skillet blackened peaches in iron skillet

so if you know what’s good for you, stop reading my blog….because you’ll become curious about Annie Sloan Chalk Paints…and before you know it, you’ll be in front of a group of recovering furniture painters saying “Hi, I’m Julie, and I’m addicted to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.”

…or perhaps you can just swing by my place….i’m always up for some fun painting projects!

have a GREAT week!


About meesh

Meesh has a passion for people, creative projects, and technology. She enjoys painting furniture back to life, gardening, playing with her kids, and connecting people.