Thursday, May 26, 2011
This dining table was old school and dying for a makeover. I purchased the whole bit, which was a table with leaf and six chairs for 135.00 on Craigslist. Again ALL REAL WOOD. That's all I can really work with. I was excited to get started on this project but then it sat in my garage for a week talking smack to me about how I wouldn't be able to sand the legs and chairs and that it was going to rule me..... So finally I scraped up the courage and went after it. I loved working on this cause I could feel the table starting to feel better about itself with every stroke of my brush!!!! Tell me if you feel the same!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
5$ garage sale
T.V. console I found this at a garage sale for 5 bucks. I knew I could do some magic, just wasn't sure what, but after bringing it home it came to me......
Thursday, May 19, 2011
This was a labor of love, I was excited to see the potential this piece of ca ca mamey dresser has in store. I knew I was going to do something bold with this, why not it was a major struggler??
I decided to leave the previous harware cause that would have been a waste of money when the style fit perfectly with the look I was going for, it's just the granny gold wasn't quite what I always hoped and dreamed of for this. My husband, who has no sense of style or of what matches, (he is constantly trying to wear stripes with plaid) actually picked out the white for the ornate legs, and oh how right he was!
Friday, May 13, 2011
These beauties were a steal at 5 bucks a piece. Though they look ravishing in their blue jeans and all I had to take them from the 90's and bring them to the future! I love the fabric I found at Walmart. It was a little pricey because it was outdoor fabric, but well worth it.
P.S. The next 2 pictures are backwards!
This butcher's block of a table didn't look like much when I found it at Deseret Industries... But for 25 bucks I figured what the hay, right? Well First I sanded, then painted it green, then tried to do crackle,then painted it black which worked, but not how I wanted it to, so I painted over the whole thing with black and sanded away some so the green could come through. Then we put a 2 part epoxy on the top of the table and shazam a whole new concept!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
These two were quite the pair.. they looked like somebody let some kids loose with markers, gum and a hammer! Plus the plain oak look kinda screamed for someone to do something to them, even if it was to a 3 year old. But now they are darling. I first painted these black then coated them with "crackle" then when that dried completely I painted the chairs green. It starts to crack and the green shows through. Loved the way they turned out.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
This beauty was purchased for exactly 10 smackaroo's at the same garage sale as my clutch hutch. It had these unique lines carved slightly into the wood. I sanded it down (always the funnest part) SIKE! Then taped off triangles. I mostly did this project for fun, not really thinking I would be able to sell it. I did it to practice and be crazy a little. My husband didn't think it was a very good looking table, but he supported my crazy hair nontheless. Is that one word? If not it should be... I was told that this table looked liked something from the movie "Alice in Wonderland " Well after my 2 year old got a hold of it and painted some purple all over it I went over it one more time and came out with something that's not quite "my style" but was super fun and eye catching. This table here sold for $45 forty five minutes after posting it on craigslist. Go figure!