Sunday, October 26, 2014

A nice black!

Hello all you chalk painters!  Have you been searching for a nice solid black like I have?  There are some pretty dark greys out there, but not really black.  At least not that I found until now!

Chalk country paint has a nice  black.  Check out this transformation below!


This is a piece I found at my local Goodwill.  It is bench sized and I just love all the drawers!

After using Chalk Country Paint in Santa's Coal, this is the result.

It is nice and dark.  By the way, the paint wet distresses beautifully!

Here is another photo of a project I used it on.

This photo shows the color much better.  Poor lighting in the  garage, if you know what I mean.






That DIY Party - autumn
Boogieboard Cottage
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Saving a radio cabinet

I love old radio cabinets!  Who wouldn't?  They have such great detail and they can be made into so many useful things. This radio cabinet was in need of a rescue.  It had some severe water damage, but it can be saved!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Some tips about upholstery fabric

I've been upholstering for a few years now.  It started with very basic seats and gradually I got up the courage to upholster difficult pieces like an antique couch.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Transform a corner cabinet by adding a door

This freebie came to be from a friend.  It just wasn't working for her so she decided to give it to me to see what I can do with it.  Well, Stephanie, I hope you are not disappointed!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Painting this and that

Painting furniture is one of those things that we re purposers do.  It's not something I post about often, but when I do I like to give you a few of them to look at.  It's amazing how paint can transform any piece.  Hope you find one you like!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Highboy gets boy stripes

I just couldn't pass up this dresser while out garage saling (how do you spell that???) last week.  It was in great condition despite the poor paint job.  This highboy dresser just needed a new dressing.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Headboard to storage coat rack

I was given this headboard from a friend.  I just love it when that happens!  Anyways, I wanted to make it into something different.  I decided to alter it slightly and came up with this coat rack.