Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fabric Matters

Hello all,

Today I am sharing 2 different upholstery projects I completed last week.

These transformations make it plain to see how much the fabric you choose can make a difference.

Here is a chair I picked up.  It was in very good shape minus the cat scratches in wood and fabric.  Bad Kitty!

After filling in the scratches, I painted it black and went with a nice bold statement fabric.

It doesn't even look like the same chair.

This ottoman I picked up from goodwill with the intentions of recovering it for my living room.  A nice french country look.

It's so different just because of the fabric.  

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A little hiatus

Hi all,

Yes, I have been M.I.A.!

Oh, I have lots of reasons or excuses.  Whatever you want to call them.  The truth is I was being pulled in too many different directions and needed a break.

While I have been away from my blog, I have learned a new skill.  I can now arm knit, arm crochet and finger knit and finger crochet.  It's been fun and a great way to fill in some of my Christmas gifts.

I am prepping for a craft show this coming weekend, so the crafting, painting and building is still happening.

Let me share a few things I have done lately.

I made this out of some scrap wood and trim I received.  I added slivers of legs and a cool metal decorative piece.  Wouldn't it look lovely over a mantle?

This pair of pedestals was made from 3 different pieces.  The main piece was from a bed.

This used to be a brown metal piece with a butterfly and the word believe in it.  I painted it all white, distressed it and made some angel wings to adorn the piece.  Sorry, I am too lazy right now to fix the picture and turn it the correct way.  

Hope you are all well on your way to a deserved extended weekend coming up next weekend for Thanksgiving.  Enjoy it!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Trying something new

A lot of you know, I'm a big fan of white and light colors, and of course, white!

I decided to do a dark color...almost black.  I call it that because I mixed the color myself out of chalk paint I had on hand.  I didn't want to go out and buy when I could mix it.  Are you with me?

I have painted things black before, but follow along and see if you can see what I mean.

I found this steal of a deal this past weekend at a local garage sale.  Honestly, I've been looking for a good deal all summer.  The kind that gets you very excited.  This one was it. 

I wasn't sure what color.  I've done white, sugar cane, aqua, and maybe one other I can't think of the color.  I wanted to do something different.
So here's what I did.

This is how I did it...
1.There were a few repairs to tackle, but nothing major.
2.I painted it in my almost black mix.
3.The detail was painted with linen.
4.I clear waxed the whole thing.
5. I dark waxed the white details
6. I used white wax on the whole piece.
7. The inside was painted in linen
8. I used white rub and buff on the hardware.  The door handle I pulled out of my stash of handles since it was missing.

I've never used white wax on an entire piece, especially not an almost black one.  Do you like the look?

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Playing with leftover paint

If you like painting things like I do, there comes a time where you will have a few colors with just a little bit left.  This is where I was.  I decided to use those paints in a fun way.

I picked up this waterfall chifforobe and got to work with all my different little bits of color.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

When it won't sell...

We're going to discuss something we've all run across.  Whether it is something you make, re purpose, own...anything you've tried to sell that didn't.


That's a question I ask myself more often than I would like,

Thinking on things it can be simple or big.

Let's take this magazine table for example.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Decorating a vanity- with shower curtain hooks

Sounds crazy, doesn't it?  What do you mean decorate a vanity with shower curtain hooks?

I'll show you.

This vanity is a pretty ordinary waterfall vanity.  I wanted to make it a little more elegant and shabby.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

My Dream Closet

I was inspired by Compass to do a post on My Dream Closet.  You mean I get to dream?  I can pick anything I want in my closet?

If only that were reality.  I have a small closet.  No chair can even fit in let alone all the goodies I am going to show you.  My dream closet would have...

Are you ready?

Ok, I won't make you wait any longer...