In the book, The Flinch by Julien Smith, is the quote “It isn’t the start that matters. It’s the finish line.”   The same can be said about restyling furniture. It doesn’t matter if the piece started out as an abandoned curb pick or a lovely, well-bred piece of casework which needs a little bit of paint magic to return it to its deserved place in a home….it is the finish that matters.

This Friday I picked pieces with award worthy paint jobs. While none were painted with CeCe Caldwell’s Paints products, all the looks can easily be achieved with our paints, glazes and metallic waxes.

The first piece is a headboard. While some may be initially drawn in by the beautiful metallic details, it was actually the black paint that caught my eye first. The black final coat subtly reveals a lighter undercoat. The variegated metallic on the trim brings out the undercoat perfectly.


The bed appeared in RUE Magazine (July/August 2011). It was designed by Cheryl Finnegan and photographed by Emily Anderson. The original pin is this one.


The next Friday Favorite pick is a charming side table. If I had to name this piece, I would call it Grace. It is glamorous but not pretentious. That was the same as I always regarded Grace Kelly.


Leslie Sinclair painted this divine finish. It first appeared in her BLOG POST blog post and is found on her Pinterest board here.

Understated elegance is the way I would describe the final pick. It reminds me of the colors you would see when first waking from a dream about Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting. The colors were layered on perfectly.


Deneen at Dreaming-n-Color mastered the art of layering on this dresser. The BLOG POST here is where she first shares the transformation and the pin can be found here.

I hope today’s picks inspire you to pick up some CeCe Caldwell’s Paints products and cross your own finish line.