Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Vanity Chair

Hello Everyone!  Since it’s been extremely cold here, I have been doing little projects inside the house instead of the garage.  Our garage is heated but the floors are cement and my feet get cold!  So needless to say,  I don’t stay out there very long.  One of the projects that I finished today was this vanity chair.   I can’t remember where I got it, but it’s dirty!    


Before I painted it, I removed the seat and cleaned it with TSP Substitute.  If you’ve never tried this cleaning solution…’s wonderful.  It’s a Klean Strip product.  It removes grease, grime, dirt and chalking paint.  It’s ideal for painted wood, brick, concrete and metal. 

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Anyway, after giving the chair a good scrub down, I painted it with Annie Sloan white chalk paint.  I distressed the edges and applied clear wax to it.  I replaced the seat covering with indoor/outdoor fabric that I purchased at Jo-Anne’s.  


Isn’t the fabric pretty?   


It has the prettiest shades of grey in it.

I took it outside this afternoon for a photo shoot.  I thought the snow that we got last night would make for a beautiful backdrop.   


I would love to keep this vanity chair but unfortunately it’s headed to my booth.   We’ll see how it does.   Maybe I’ll bring it back home if it doesn’t sell. 

As always, thanks for stopping by.  I hope you all stay safe and warm.   It’s suppose to be a little warmer this weekend with no snow in the forecast…..YAY! 


Monday, January 27, 2014

A True Love…..

Hello Everyone!  With Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away,  I thought I better get busy and make a few Valentine things for my booth.  This time last year, this canvas wall hanging was a big seller for me.   


So, I thought I would make some more. 


I personally love this verse and so does my hubby!  In fact, he asked if I was going to make one for us.  With that being said, I think I already have his Valentine’s Day gift!    


As always, thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all stay safe and warm from this winter chill and have a wonderful week.   


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Friday, January 24, 2014

Desk Make-over

Hello Everyone!  Today, I thought I would share with you a recent desk make-over that I did.  Back in the fall, I purchased this desk at a yard sale.  It was structurally sound but was in need of some work, as you can see.   


I painted it with Annie Sloan graphite chalk paint.  And here is the after. 


I left the top of the desk as it was but I lightly sanded it and and applied
three coats of Wipe-On Polyurethane, lightly sanding between each coat of Polyurethane.   


I also changed out the hardware. 


Whenever I’m in doubt about choosing a color for a piece of furniture, I tend to go with black.  And so far, it has done me well.  The desk and chair only lasted a day in my booth! 


Whenever I see a desk for sale (at a reasonable price) in my travels I will buy them.    Every desk I have had in my booth has sold rather quickly. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a safe and warm weekend.  It’s still bitter cold here and snow is still on the ground from Monday’s snow storm.  They are anticipating more snow for tomorrow….I say, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!   I could use another snow day just to chill with Charlie and maybe just maybe beat him at Yahtzee this time…..he beat my butt bad on Monday….LOL! 


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

French Enamel and Ironstone Milk Paint

It’s the calm before the storm….at least that’s what the weatherman is saying!   The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in our area with heavy snow today.   I’m okay with getting snowed in for a day or so.  I have a lot of furniture pieces that are in dire need of a makeover, that I can work on in the garage, like this piece that I recently finished.


This is what it looked like before. 


I painted it with Miss Mustard Seed (MMS) milk paint.   I used French enamel milk paint on the base and ironstone milk paint on the drawer and door front.   


I left the top stained and added chicken wire to the door fronts.


I have already taken it to my booth in hopes that it finds a new home. 


You know as I type this I’m thinking that maybe I won’t spend my day out in the garage working…..maybe I’ll spend my day with Charlie.  His office is closed today so he’ll be home!  Maybe we can spend the day watching movies and playing Yahtzee!

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful week. 


Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Little Red Table

Hello Everyone!  I can’t believe I never posted this.  I discovered it today still sitting in my “draft folder”.  Oh well, better late then never.   Several months ago I bought the little table (below) at the antique mall that I have a booth in.       


   When I bought it, it didn’t look like that.  I painted the base and the legs of the table with Miss Mustard Seed’s (MMS’s) Tricycle Milk Paint.  Then I stenciled the front and the sides.  Instead of waxing it, I used MMS’s Hemp Oil on the entire table. 


My first thought when I bought it, was that I was going to keep it for myself.  I tried several different places in my home and I just couldn’t find a place for it.  Sad to say, I took it to my booth and it did sell quickly!   It’s probably a good thing that it sold because I would have brought it back home and would still be trying to find a place for it!

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I’m still here!

Hello everyone!  It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve missed you all and looking forward to getting back on track with blog posting and visiting.

Over the past few months,  Charlie and I have been busy making new things and we have attended quite a few auctions.   


  So do check back as I have a lot of new projects to share.

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful day. 


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