Sunday, October 18, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
I love lamps! I picked up a pair at a yard sale a few weeks ago. The finish was dated but the “bones” were good. They are nice and heavy but the finish was dated.
Nothing a little paint can’t fix.
Sprayed with grey paint.
Then for a little more interest, I did somewhat of a whitewash with gesso. It toned down the paint and added a little depth.
The original shades were definitely not a match for the lamps so I bought shades and added a beaded trim.
Installed in the shop!
Friday, October 2, 2015
I picked up this curio cabinet last Saturday at an estate sale on Cape Cod.
Nothing a little white paint (Chantilly Lace) and toile can’t cure.
The original applique was kind of blah…..so I changed that too. Something more in keeping with the with toile.
Already installed in the shop.
Gotta love a quick flip!
Friday, September 18, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
noun: armoire; plural noun: armoires
a wardrobe or movable cabinet, typically one that is ornate or antique.
That’s the definition of armoire. Sounds fancy right?
Antique = check! Movable = check! Fancy = possible!
With a toooooooooon of work! Peeling veneer might just be the bane of my existance! Sometimes I might just be my own worst enemy.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
I love the soft curves of Art Deco style furniture. When I saw this piece, I had to have it! For me! I thought it would be perfect a sideboard in my kitchen/dining area.
It could have been used ‘as is’ but there were veneer issues so I decided to deal with them and then repaint it.
It turned out it was too big for my kitchen and so off to the shop it went. Boohoo! Such a beauty.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Sometimes I wonder what possess me to pick up pieces like this..
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.