Thursday, July 28, 2011

Antique Mantel Mirror


I loved the look of this mantle the first time I saw it.  It has a great look to it & the mirror part is perfectly antiqued!  I unfortunately don't have much of a before because I was too excited to see my vision for it come true.
Before: (You can see just a small corner of it behind this headboard on the right side.)

Here it is after with Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Paris Grey, lightly dry brushed in Old White & distressed.  I waxed it with a light wax.  I love it & wish I had somewhere I could put it.
Here is the after:

Measures 53"w X 23"h

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Garden Chair & few other pieces

I have been wanting to make a garden chair for a while now.  I knew when I picked up these chairs they would be perfect (since you would have fallen through if you sat on them!).  I messily painted one with Provence chalk paint.  Then I cut the hole with my new Dremel Multi Max (love!!!).  It was so easy!  I didn't think I would be able to do this chair without some help but with the Dremel, it was sooo easy!  Here is the before of the chair.

 Here it is after.

I really don't have a space for it so I would like to sell it but I have no idea what they normally sell for.  Any advice?  I think I want to finish the other one in a different color so I am on the look out for another great aged pot.
Here are a few more projects I finished today. 
I have made a few of these now but still don't have one for myself!

I have a tray very similar to this one so when I saw this frame I knew this would be perfect!

I am doing a craft sale with my mom in August so I will be taking all of these items (minus the garden chair).  I am supposed to be making doll beds for American girl dolls but I just can't seem to get motivated to make them!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Piece for Me!!

Finally! A piece just for me! I have been searching forever for a dresser to go in my study. I first purchased this huge gorgeous french dresser.

But is was HUGE!  Way HUGE!!  But I loved it!  So much that I cried when it left but it went to a very nice home! :)
Next I had this dresser. 

It wasn't my style when I picked it up but once I painted it, I really liked it.  Unfortunately it was too long, too.
I picked up this adorable little french cabinet.  

I loved it from the start, I love anything French style!  Those curvy legs get me every time! :)  But it wasn't quite tall enough next to my huge desk.  And it found a very loving home this past Monday.
I thought I was never going to find the right piece then I realized the perfect piece has been sitting under my nose since last summer!  I purchased an incredible deal last summer, I was looking for matching twin beds for my daughter's room.  (have you ever tried to find twin beds that actually match without buying them new?  Next to impossible.  Trust me!)  Anyway, I found a set that had 2 fantastic beds with headboards AND footboards!!  It also came with a gorgeous highboy, a chair, small table, dresser & mirror.  Right off I loved the highboy & wanted to keep it but just couldn't find a place for it.  I planned on selling the small table, chair & dresser with mirror.  I ended up refinishing the small table & use it every. single. day.  It is so cute with a little zebra print.  Guess I need to post photos of that!  The chair ended up in my daughters room & it is a perfect fit!  The mirror is over my mantle, it looks perfect there!  So that leaves the dresser, it has been sitting in the basement waiting to be refinished & find a new home.  Then it hit me that it is the perfect size for my space!  So this weekend I finally refinished a piece for me that I plan on keeping! (my husband says "yeah, right!")  Its not like I sell every piece of furniture in my house.  But if you are ever here & see something you like, make me an offer ;)
So anyway, I know your eyes are tired of reading all of this, unless you just skipped ahead to the pictures.  Here it is before.

And after without the knobs.  Still trying to decide if I want to keep the original or find some new ones.  This is the chippiest piece I have ever done & I am IN LOVE!!!  It if one of my favorite pieces ever & I am definitely keeping it!

  What is hanging out of that bottom drawer?  Looks like Easter grass & I can't imagine where that came from since its full of my ebay stuff!

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Monday, July 4, 2011

French Media Cabinet - Sold

I really liked the looks of this little cabinet.  I'm not sure what is was used for originally but I think it would make a great media cabinet.  Perfect for those large flat screen tvs.  I stripped the top & stained it in my favorite dark walnut.  The bottom is painted in Old White Chalk paint, distressed & glazed with an antique glaze.  (unfortunately there are no before pictures because my main computer crashed & the pictures are on it!)

Measures 51"w x 17"d x 24"h
Listing for $125