This was an old sewing table that had a bubbled up top that refused to be sanded down. So I put a new top on it and painted it a greeny blue to keep with the beachy theme.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
It seems these tables are a dime a dozen, but they never get old. Most of the time you find them and their laminate, in horrid condition, or already painted by some other person who quite frankly did a shotty job. Luckily, I found a solid wood one in great condition. A little shabby chic magic and ta da!
I decided to change out the hardware to add a little more character to it, and finally got around to staging it.
Now I just have to work on hiding all those cords!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
These end tables great potential so I sanded, primed, and painted them. Then once all was dry I got to sanding. What I look for on items that I am going to shabby chic is curvy lines and lots of detail. These were prime for both of those. so I sanded all the different lines on them and they turned out lovely.
Monday, August 27, 2012
This is a true antique, but there was a deep scratch that was never going to be sanded out. I had no choice but to paint it, darn! hehe. FOr this piece I antiqued it two ways: A light brown glaze, and sandpaper. I love the way the paint fades to white primer, then brown wood! This turned out so well!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
This is a Stradivaro sewing chair with storage under the seat. The cute little lady I bought it from used it in her garden to store dried herbs. I'm glad I saved it before the weather got the better of her. I painted this pink as it goes well with the pink youth desk I finished this week. The set together is a-MAZ-ing.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Just look at that patterning! Almost makes your heart skip a beat! Beautiful in dark walnut.
All finished it almost makes me not want to let it go! It used to be peachy in color, all over, icky icky. Got it from an exchange student in town, just needed some love!!
Chairs are fun, kept with country with the stripes!
The legs were the best part!
Who doesn't love hot pink?
This desk is about three inches shorter than your average desk. Therefore, I have listed it as a 'Youth Desk'. It would also be good as a statement piece, but I think a little girl is gonna LOVE it!
Refinished the top from a honey yellow to a deep walnut, aged with black glazing on the edges.
Came with good handles, just hit them with black spray paint. I was worried the black wouldn't work with the wood, but in the end I think it looks wonderful!!