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Happy Black Friday!  Today is the day to take advantage of a great deal!  Enter BlackFriday2016 at checkout and receive 20% off all tableware and barware.  Featured in my online boutique is stunning tableware, flatware and barware by Arte Italica all hand made and hand painted in Itlay.  There are so many gorgeous collections to see including their Christmas collection Natale, or Bella Bianca, Merletto and Finezza for a classic white tablescape and so much more.  Plan your next holiday table or choose the perfect gift for someone special.  Happy shopping…

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Click here to see my entire tabletop collection.  http://lizann.myshopify.com/collections/tabletop

 

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I love taking an old tired looking piece of furniture and giving it a new look and a new life.  My father once brought me an old night stand that was pretty badly stained and in rough shape to see if I was interested in keeping it.  Knowing my dad, he got it for free so I gladly accepted and it’s sat in it’s original not so pretty condition for several years.  Finally, I made the time to give it a makeover and here’s how it turned out.

 

 

Below you can see how it looked in it’s original condition.  When I started this project, I took the night stand apart to clean it and see exactly what I would be working with.  I discovered that it was a really well crafted piece of furniture made in America which always makes me happy.  My friend Breanne at Over The One Lane Bridge uses chalk paint a lot so I decided to give it a try.  I used Americana chalk paint in Lace.  The beauty of chalk paint is that you don’t have to apply a primer before painting, but in this case because it was so badly stained I pretreated it with Americana Decor’s Stain Blocker/Sealer so I would be sure the stains didn’t bleed through.

 

 

 

 

 

A cute new drawer knob and it’s new home is now in my master bedroom.  It works perfectly and I know my dad would be proud that I’m using it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is nothing quite as special as a beautifully set table to make your family and guests feel the love you’ve put into preparing for their arrival.  Holiday meals and special celebrations call for tableware and serving pieces that are beautifully designed and handmade with quality materials.  These heirloom quality collections handmade by Italian artisans are the perfect gift idea to help a newly married couple or new homeowners start collecting to create their own traditions.

Visit my online interior design boutique to browse Arte Italica’s new spring collection in addition to their classic pieces of handmade Italian dinnerware.  http://lizann.myshopify.com/collections/tabletop

 Visit my online boutique to see the new Foresta collection from Arte Italica!  Exquisite dinnerware and barware handcrafted by artisans in Italy.

There is still time to find the perfect gift or home decor accent before Christmas!  Visit My Online Boutique and see the beautiful collection of hand painted toleware in my Christmas Shop.

 

 

 

Arte Italica has introduced a stunning collection of barware called Animale.  These beautiful glass and pewter pieces are handmade in Italy and I am proud to feature them in My Online Boutique.  If you’re looking for a gift for someone with sophisticated taste and an appreciation for quality workmanship look no further.  With it’s masculine design of vintage pewter animal heads, any piece from this collection would be great for a boss, co-worker, husband, boyfriend, son or any other special someone in your life.  See the entire Animale collection here.

A gift card from Liz Ann’s Interior Design Boutique is the perfect present for the home decor buff or interior design lover on your holiday gift list.  It can be used to shop in My Online Boutique or towards a personal design consultation with Me.

 

Click here to purchase a gift card today!  

We can’t forget our faithful furry friends this holiday season, they like having something new to open too!  Visit my online boutique and see the many quality eco-friendly items for that special pet in your life.

 

 

Shop here for your pampered pet.