Tracey’s Work

Faux Stone Table

Faux Stone Table

I found this primitive wood table at my local Goodwill.  I was drawn to its curved feet, straight lines and primitive build.  The raw wood was so gorgeous but I really wanted to dress it up in some way!  I originally thought I'd take this piece...

Pink Nightstand White Rabbit

Pink Nightstand White Rabbit

Sometimes things are just better in pairs! Nope... you are NOT seeing double!  I created a "friend" for the Alice Nightstand #1...... so let me introduce you to Alice Nightstands #1 & #2! The newest being the Pink Nightstand White Rabbit taller one. If this...

Nautical Beach Side Table

Nautical Beach Side Table

Nautical (or beach) side table (or plant stand) Every once in a while I like to challenge myself by creating with a style that is NOT in my comfort zone.  I can honestly say that the Nautical style is NOT in my zone.  Beach vibe??  Now that I...

Paint Wash End Table

Paint Wash End Table

Paint wash end table with silk paint Do you have a piece of furniture in your home that is outdated or just no longer fits your style?  And you keep seeing others (like me.... LOL!) posting the exact same type of furniture with a completely new...

Whimsical Alice Nightstand

Whimsical Alice Nightstand

Whimsical Nightstand with Alice Completed (aka Pink Nightstand part 3) Well this took a turn I didn't see coming! I had no intentions at all of using the Alice design transfer on this small chest.  I had every intention of using paint and gold leaf...

Checkerboard Creation

Checkerboard Creation

How to tape-off and paint checkerboard pattern I am asked this question more than any other question on regular basis...... and it's taken me years to finally write a blog about it! How do you tape off and paint the checkerboard pattern? It is my preference to...

Pink Nightstand / Beginner pt 1

Pink Nightstand / Beginner pt 1

Pink Nightstand/ Beginner part 1 No matter how fancy or detailed a piece of furniture appears to be...... it began as a simple one..... that the artist chose to build upon.  Underneath every complicated and advanced piece of art.... is a simple...

Greek Key Headboard

Greek Key Headboard

Greek Key Headboard... Do you love a good "thrift flip"? I've got one for you! My thrift find... I found this full sized headboard at my local Goodwill..... for fifteen dollars!  The price reflects the quality..... as its mostly molded plastic.  Did you know...

Latin Whimsy Antique Buffet

Latin Whimsy Antique Buffet

I am thrilled to share the creative process of this antique buffet with you! It was not a direct road to this whimsical finished Whimsical Latin Buffet with a Touch of Carnival .....but sometimes a crooked path is the best way to get where you are going! I...

painted rocking horse turned zebra

painted rocking horse turned zebra

Oh this was a fun one! Who doesn't love a rocking horse? Especially when you know you get to help the horse become a zebra! I was asked to custom paint this for a friend and I jumped on it! Maybe you don't have a rocking horse laying around to paint.....but you likely...

green china cabinet with floral and lace

green china cabinet with floral and lace

I am drawn to antique pieces of unusual size and shape.  This green china cabinet is one of them. I'm not sure exactly what its original purpose was.....I'm assuming a china hutch of sorts....with the center glass door being a hint to that. No matter what it...

Mediterranean armoire with Dixie Belle Silk Paint

Mediterranean armoire with Dixie Belle Silk Paint

This mediterranean armoire is a trash-to-treasure story that only took a single day! A petite and frail armoire in the simplest style ever.....with its peeling and lifting veneer.....offered all the space I needed to showcase a few new fabulous products that I...

Romance and Roses: hand painted red rose buffet

Romance and Roses: hand painted red rose buffet

The french provincial style furniture is a favorite of mine when it comes to re-styling. The details and curves offer so much opportunity for highlighting and shadowing. This "Romance and Roses" red rose buffet was created after weeks of painting "all white" for...

blue shaker cabinet with Dixie Belle silkscreen stencil

blue shaker cabinet with Dixie Belle silkscreen stencil

This primitive yet charming blue shaker cabinet belongs to one of my local clients.  She asked two things for the makeover... (1) for it to be blue and white and (2) for the inside of the doors to be painted as she leaves it propped open. She also left...

Cinderella bed with stunning gold highlights

Cinderella bed with stunning gold highlights

"A dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep" ~ Cinderella I'm not sure whose dream has come true....my client's dream of a Cinderella bed....or my own dream to have an opportunity to create it!   I purchased this bed here in San...

Colorful French desk: finding beauty in chaos

Colorful French desk: finding beauty in chaos

I'm calling this colorful French desk #beautyinchaos. I relate to that statement in so many ways!  Chaos is around us every single day.....on all levels......and it is entirely up to us to find the good in it. I designed this desk around this adorable...

Green houndstooth dresser… a fresh cheerful design

Green houndstooth dresser… a fresh cheerful design

I couldn't write this post fast enough! I love how this green houndstooth Bombay dresser turned out with its cheerful color and fresh design and I wanted to share it with everyone as soon as I finished it! The dresser itself was gorgeous in its natural wood...

Teal floral jewelry armoire with a whimsical feel

Teal floral jewelry armoire with a whimsical feel

About 7-8 years ago.....I painted almost as many jewelry armoires as I did dressers.  Every bedroom suite ordered seemed to include a standing jewelry armoire....like this newly painted teal floral jewelry armoire Then....they just stopped It was the strangest...

Purple Hollywood glam vanity

Purple Hollywood glam vanity

There is so much history behind me painting this purple Hollywood Glam vanity.....but I really want to focus more on the creation of the piece rather than the "why".   If you'd like to know more about the lovely lady that commissioned me to do this work....I...

Piano armoire guided by my mother’s memory

Piano armoire guided by my mother’s memory

Sometimes a client comes along with a furniture request that I just NEED. Not a business need or a financial need......but a NEED from my soul.  This was this client....and this piano armoire was the project. She delivered (well actually....she's not local so her...

Chinese Bombay nightstands in gorgeous soft blue & gold

Chinese Bombay nightstands in gorgeous soft blue & gold

Bombay chests are all the rage....and quite honestly, I believe they always have been.  There is something very attractive about the stout stature and fully bellied storage.  They are most often covered with detail and carvings which add to their appeal....

Faux crocodile nightstands with two NEW techniques

Faux crocodile nightstands with two NEW techniques

This swanky pair of mid-century modern nightstands didn't get this fabulous in a day!  In fact, it took several weeks of "processes"....but it was so worth it...ending with these gorgeous faux crocodile patterned pieces of art! My client specifically asked for...

Red jewelry armoire with the perfect design transfer

Red jewelry armoire with the perfect design transfer

I have painted many jewelry armoires over the years.... but it's been a while since the last.  I really enjoyed working on a piece this size and I have a feeling you will see a few more in the near future! For now, check out this red jewelry armoire with a splash of...

Painted white cabinet with a surprising pop of color

Painted white cabinet with a surprising pop of color

I love it when I have the opportunity to dress up a piece of vintage furniture that has the word Century burned into the inside drawer.  I can always count on the drawers running smoothly...the tracks still in place...no rubbing when the cabinet doors...

Urban grunge dresser for a trendy boy nursery

Urban grunge dresser for a trendy boy nursery

I couldn't be happier with this urban grunge dresser with an "oil-stained rusted salt-washed" finish!  It is completely out of my wheelhouse....and was a huge learning curve for me! I love sharing projects that were challenges for me......in hopes that you will...

Marie Antoinette armoire … “let them eat cake”

Marie Antoinette armoire … “let them eat cake”

I am just thrilled to have finally finished my Marie Antoinette "let them eat cake" armoire!!! It was a project that took several weeks to finish....which means it is much to long to share detailed progress steps in a blog! However, I will share many photos with you...

Whimsical ombre painted vanity with a matching surprise

Whimsical ombre painted vanity with a matching surprise

This whimsical ombre painted vanity was actually inspired by one of my hand painted gumball machines.  I love that!  It just proves that you can find inspiration anywhere! My client saw a gumball machine that I did in what I called cottage style....and...

pink geode painted table with gold accents

pink geode painted table with gold accents

Sometimes I enjoy painting for ME! Ok....I always enjoy painting....anything! But sometimes I want to paint with colors JUST BECAUSE....with no agenda...no custom order....no trend concerns.....just pull some paint from the shelf and go with it! And that is exactly...

Rococo bed in a neutral-but-fancy finish

Rococo bed in a neutral-but-fancy finish

Of all the Rococo beds I've had the pleasure of painting....this is without a doubt my favorite. This finish is TRUE to the actual architecture of the bed. The Rococo style (or some call it Late Baroque) is known for being heavily ornamental with lots of...

Whimsical Color Blended Dresser

Whimsical Color Blended Dresser

What an honor it was to paint my Alice dresser again...as this whimsical color blended dresser turned media cabinet! The original dresser was created during one of my very first online courses....and is a favorite of so many of you!  You can see the...

Gold leaf harlequin buffet with a neutral whimsy feel

Gold leaf harlequin buffet with a neutral whimsy feel

I could write a short story...or possibly even a book.....on how I feel about this old world gold leaf harlequin buffet and the journey of its creation.  But I'm saving my "book" for a future project!  So for now.....I share with you a step by step guide to...

Neutral Whimsical Gold Striped Desk

Neutral Whimsical Gold Striped Desk

I very very very rarely paint with JUST white....but it really is perfect on this gold striped desk. I purchased this piece fully painted in this neutral and antiqued white. How could I not???  Just the shape of this piece alone called out to me! I figured I...

Mediterranean inspired blue vintage headboard

Mediterranean inspired blue vintage headboard

Another gorgeous vintage headboard...in blue this time! I purchased this headboard as part of a full set that looks as if it's been plucked from a princess movie. Click here to see the bold color transformation on the partner nightstands. The curves and embellishments...

Whimsical pink princess nightstands

Whimsical pink princess nightstands

When I first starting painting furniture as a business back in 2009.....there were very few people doing it at a business level. Why is this relevant? It means I had the cream of the crop options of used furniture pieces to choose from!   It means I kept TWO...

Blue Art Deco Geometric Painted Furniture

Blue Art Deco Geometric Painted Furniture

I'm not sure why I purchased this cabinet. It is very UN-like most furniture pieces that I choose to restyle.  It just spoke to me.  Something about the geometrically shaped insets on the front that really got my attention. And now, I have this...

Stunning blue geode painting design

Stunning blue geode painting design

I love my job. For many reasons.....one of them being the element of surprise almost weekly...like unexpectedly "geode painting" on furniture like this piece! I often have a vision for my art and the finished product is just as I imagined. However.....just as often I...

Leopard Floral Dresser: fun and sophisticated

Leopard Floral Dresser: fun and sophisticated

Pieces like this leopard floral dresser make me wish I had a bigger house.  I just can't keep all the pieces...but if I could..this would be a keeper...and this hand paint leopard piece already has a place in my home.   You all know how much I love a touch...

Romantic Painted Metallic Dresser

Romantic Painted Metallic Dresser

It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to paint a french provincial piece like this romantic metallic dresser.    It's hard to believe I used to paint whole bedroom sets of this type of furniture about 10 years ago when I first started this...

Neutral Whimsical Bombay Chest

Neutral Whimsical Bombay Chest

It is with great pleasure that I bring to you this neutral whimsy and classy paint finish! I had no idea that this Bombay chest project would be so well received by all.     I have received many requests to offer this finish as an online class.....and I am...

Green buffet table using only TWO products

Green buffet table using only TWO products

I love a good challenge....especially when there is a great outcome! I was recently asked by Dixie Belle Paint Company to create a finish on this buffet table using only TWO products.  Either two paint colors or a single paint color and one additional product of...

Floral painted nightstand with stripes

Floral painted nightstand with stripes

Announcing the arrival of the BABY of the Water Washed Dresser!!! The newest member of this family...my floral painted nightstand. This little nugget was created to compliment the gorgeous French provincial dresser from last week's blog!     My client's...

Water Washed Dresser

Water Washed Dresser

Another lovely transformation! Wait until you see this water washed dresser... Another French provincial dresser rescued from grandma's garage! Another unique dresser being added to an updated and gorgeous bedroom!   All because......PAINT!  Dixie Belle...

Water washed gray armoire: boho whimsy to neutral chic

Water washed gray armoire: boho whimsy to neutral chic

Welcome to my most unnerving projects to date! My newest transformation into this water washed gray armoire! The first painting phase of this glorious armoire was vastly different from this final phase.  The first phase was colorful and wild and a little...

The perfect metallic blue for your china hutch

The perfect metallic blue for your china hutch

Sometimes we just have to set aside our own visions and meet people where they are! I never say that out loud....I'm usually flying the flag that encourages you to stand strong in your ideas and stay true to your ideas.....but when it comes to also serving...

Rust and Roses: floral furniture transfer dresser

Rust and Roses: floral furniture transfer dresser

Fifth times a charm! With the help for this stunning floral furniture transfer! FIVE ya'll!  This same dresser has been painted by ME five times!     If you've followed me for very long you know that my daughter Zadie takes full advantage of the fact...

Whimsical pop art bed featuring Marilyn Monroe

Whimsical pop art bed featuring Marilyn Monroe

"It's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring" - Marilyn Monroe   When I first laid eyes on this bed.....I couldn't believe the beauty I was seeing! In fact.....I may have actually referred to it as ridiculous.... I had to have it......and was...

Painted white cabinet with a faux wood grain top

Painted white cabinet with a faux wood grain top

I love it when I have the opportunity to dress up a piece of vintage furniture that has the word Century burned into the inside drawer.  I can always count on the drawers running smoothly...the tracks still in place...no rubbing when the cabinet doors...

Yellow Boho Gypsy Bed – a grunge glam look

Yellow Boho Gypsy Bed – a grunge glam look

Welcome to another peek inside my head! I'd like to introduce this colorful bed as the "MOST COLORFUL" bed that I've ever created....but it's not! I actually painted an ornately carved french bed into a LION....LOL! Yep...customer's request....maybe I'll share it with...

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