It’s official …. the first week of summer break for New Jersey kids! And that means that things slow down a bit at Hazel Mae Home so I can spend time doing fun summer things with my daughter.

Blog posts will be a little fewer and far between these next few months, so now is the time to join me on Instagram and Facebook, if you don’t already! I will post a little more frequently there.

I have worked on a few projects in the last month that I wanted to share with you. A couple side / accent tables…


This one was created by a base coat of Annie Sloan Graphite followed by a wash of Annie Sloan Paris Grey. It’s a beautiful combination to show off details.


And this table was a simple redesign using General Finishes Snow White and retaining the original top and drawer front.


And finally, I painted the second dresser in my master bedroom. The first was this one…


And the other is a tall dresser that my husband uses. It finally got the makeover it needed. With a beautiful arrangement of images taken by my dear friend Kira, of Abigail Thomas Photography and framed in vintage frames I collected over time, this small wall in our bedroom is now complete.




Happy summer! See ya on Instagram and Facebook!

… Kristin


9 thoughts on “Summertime!

  1. I am attempting to paint my demilune table like yours. Yours turned out great! Did you add water to the Paris Grey paint to make it a wash? Also, didnyih apply a wax coat or clear topcoat?
    Thank you!

      • Hello! I really am trying to copy this effect, I tried doing it the other way round (following a different blogger) and it didn’t turn out great so going to try your way now! With graphite first! However didn’t the paper towells just shred and stick to your piece? Any recommendations? Kind regards Lucy

      • Hi Lucy! Paint the Graphite and allow to dry. Then do a WASH of the white – wiping back with a paper towel or rag. If you don’t allow the watered down paint to dry too long – then the wash will give you the effect you are looking for! Good luck this time! – Kristin

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