Thursday, May 24, 2012
For the first time, I'm attempting to participate in one of the weekly 'parties' that I see on so many of the blogs I admire. This week, I'm posting the latest completion over at French Country Cottage. Hope you enjoy it, along with all the other beautiful work linked up over there for Feathered Nest Friday.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
"Before" pictures are on my phone so I'll have to pull them later to show a comparison but for now... just take my word for it. This desk was in a lot of pain when I picked it up. I think I had it for a week or two before figuring out what colors to use here. I'd considered just restaining the whole thing, then thought about white/stain combination. But when I saw this "Skylight" blue, I knew it was the One.Handles have been left alone, other than cleaning them up a bit. I think the pitting adds character and charm to the vintage look.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
This poor table couldn't decide what color to be. After priming with white, a coat of a vintage looking white was applied. That made the whole thing look TOO white so I did a coat of Pins and Needles blue on the surface. Still not right. I think there wasn't enough contrast. So I did a layer of Sequoia. It looked... more contrasted. Still didn't look finished. So after splattering the legs with the Sequoia, I slathered on a rough coat of the vintage white and then just sanded the areas where the paint went on kind of scantily. I think it looks much better now. Definitely better than the blase blond wood it started as.
|Showing some distress here. :)|
|Yup. Until this sweet table finds a home, it's going to be our new school table. I foresee it lending a hand at being a fort, too.|
|$45 makes this handsome chap all yours!|
My garage is looking a little emptier now but thankfully, I found a desk to work on. So that brings my un-finished total to...6 pieces. Better get to work!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
I know, this one looks awfully pink right now. It's not going to stay that way, tho. It may end up taking 3 coats to get it to be as dark as it's supposed to be, tho. I wish I'd have thought to get a dark primer. Doh. I think with enough coats of the Garnet on it and a black glaze, it'll look pretty handsome.This magazine table was a fun find at a local CCA ReSale shop. It's been collecting dust for a few weeks but now that it's primed, I'm hoping to find just the right color to make it shine. Thinking about the Bauhaus I used on the octagon table a while back. Maybe a small embellishment on the front would help dress it up a bit?
Anthropologie Bubbled Glass Handle