Tessie Fay

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I'm Tessie Fay. I'm a water color artist and surface pattern designer. My patterns and artwork are for color loving women who want to create joyful homes with a touch of modern femininity.

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One Room Challenge Week 4: Pretty Little Things

One Room Challenge Week 4: Pretty Little Things

Whew! It has been a crazy week with all the kids home for fall break. We had lots of fun going to the apple orchard and getting our family pictures taken but I did not make much progress on Emma's room.

After a fun filled long weekend I did finally get a chance to start painting Emma's mid century hutch.

painting a mid century hutch

I am using chalk paint by Renaissance in "snow". The paint is quite thick so I have been doing a bit of sanding between coats (to remove the brush lines). It also has been super useful using an angled brush with a stubby little handle. It makes it easier to fit into the tight corners.

Chalk Paint

I wanted the hutch to be a bright white but I am feeling like the "snow" color is a bit stark. It needs to be just a tad bit warmer.  I have some leftover Annie Sloan chalk paint in "old white" that is a nice creamy color. I am thinking of mixing a bit of it with the Renaissance to see if that warms it up a bit. I'll keep you posted :)

I'm still waiting for my pretty patterns to arrive. I will be covering the back of the hutch with wrapping paper that I designed myself and ordered from Spoonflower.


I am itching to get all the painting done so that I can start styling the shelves. I found the most beautiful books this week.

Pretty Books for little girls

Are they not the prettiest things? This classic book set from Puffin just makes my heart sing. You can find them here.

The covers are truly swoon worthy.

Pretty Puffin Book Peter Pan
Pretty Puffin Book The Secret Garden
Pretty Puffin Book The Wind in the Willows
Beautiful Books Puffin Hardcover Classics Box Set

I can't wait to see them all lined up on the hutch once it is finished!

I also wanted to show you this adorable little succulent. I found her at Ikea when I was picking up Emma's bed a few weeks back. I feel like every room should have a little something that's alive.

Pretty little plant from Ikea with a pink pot

Well, that's all I've got for you today! I am going to put the last coats of paint on the hutch and hopefully the patterns will come in the next couple of days!!

Remember to check out the progress of all the other room makeovers by clicking below!

Happy Fall!

One Room Challenge Week 5: Mid Century Hutch

One Room Challenge Week 5: Mid Century Hutch

One Room Challenge Week 3: Paint, Curtains and Bed

One Room Challenge Week 3: Paint, Curtains and Bed