Sometimes I wonder what possess me to pick up pieces like this..
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I haven’t posted in ions…not because I haven’t done any projects but more that life got in the way. I find if I don’t keep up on the posts, backtracking can be a humongous task. So I’ll start with the here and now and see if I can catch up.
Popped the tacks and stripped the vinyl. The foam underneath was pristine because the vinyl had protected it so I reused it and painted the frame.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
I’m not sure what this was originally meant to be. It looked like it had been a dresser with the top drawers chopped off and then the dresser top was attached to the bottom drawer. I’m not sure but I saw it as a coffee table.
A little love and a little paint works wonders!
Added a little toile wallpaper and protective glass top.
Now I just need to decide on the pulls…hmmmm… It’s a keeper….for now!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I love red! It’s one of, if not my very favorite color. So when I picked up this sad little beauty it just screamed red.
This is one of those very rare times when the piece was taken out of the car and was being attacked in the driveway before it made it into the garage. The translation of that would be that there were too many pieces in the garage so I better ‘ git er done!”.
Sanded, repaired and almost ready for paint.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Some people love it. Some people hate it. I usually like deco style.
I thought these were pretty so I took them home and gave them a little TLC.
Grey & white paint. A little white spray paint on the handles then highlighted with silver wax.
Good to go!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I use white paint A LOT! Not because it’s the only one that I like but because it can fit into so many color schemes. That’s important when you sell furniture…mass appeal’ish. I love doing Flow Blue and other gorgeous colors and I would like to do them more often but I always need white in my booth. They’re just more likely to sell.
So why is it that when I finally get a piece that is white I feel inclined to paint it something other than white?
Once I stripped the top, I just wasn’t ‘feeling’ it. So it sat in the garage over the winter until inspiration hit.
I thought Paris Grey & Louis Blue (ASCP) were in order.
Then Miss Mustard Seed’s White wax to tone it down. I was loving the look and even decided to keep the original wood knobs.
A little German Silver wax and it was good to go!