Showing posts with label French. Show all posts
Showing posts with label French. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

White French Suitcase Storage

Recently I found a suitcase at a garage sale,
the inside in perfect condition...


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Bringing Back an Antique Sideboard

I messed up... 
I have no before picture...
probably because this piece almost ended up back on the curb.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Hope Chest Worth the Trouble

Sometimes it is all about the challenge...


that's how it was with this hope chest I bought for $15.00...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

French Typography Box

Did you ever see something at the thrift 
store that you weren't quite sure what it was?

I found this wooden thing that I was pretty sure
was once someone's Jr. High shop project...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hanging Bistro Sign

This 2 sided hanging Bistro sign was 
made from pieces leftover from 
some of my favorite finds....

Friday, August 17, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Perfect Image Transfer & A New Friend

This is a funny story about a chair, 
a perfect image transfer,
and a new friend...

You may remember the wedding chair 
I made for my daughter's bridal shower...

Well, one afternoon I got an email from a woman 
that owned a shop in a neighboring town...

She said she had a woman in her store that was looking for me... 

The woman asked the shop owner if she had ever heard of a shop called Homeroad 
and did she know where could she find me...

Funny thing is... I don't have a shop.

The shop owner did located me through my blog, emailed me and gave me Joanne's number so I could reach her...and I did.

Joanne is lovely! 
She was very excited to have found me.

Turns out she lives not far, follows Homeroad, 
saw my post on the wedding chair, and wanted to know if she could purchase one for her daughter's upcoming shower...

How exciting! 
Well, I made the chair for her.
She also bought a sign from my Etsy Shop...
We were both happy.
(And I've since made my email address easier to locate)

While I was making her chair, the image came out so well and was so easy to make I thought I'd share it with you...

After painting the chair with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, 
I printed a crown image from the graphics fairy

I cut it out very close to the crown 
including in between the inside pieces...

I coated the printed side with Modge Podge,
flipped it over so the printed side was down,
used a roller to roll out any bubbles,
then let it dry overnight.

In the morning I wet the whole thing with this sponge. The sponge is a little abrasive but not much... I rubbed off the paper using the sponge and the image stayed on the chair.
I wasn't too gentle, I gave it a good rub.

All the paper came off and left behind
an absolutely perfect image. 
It is smooth as glass on the chair.

I gave the whole chair a light sanding to distress the corners, then a coat of furniture wax for protection...

Joanne's chair is finished. 

She came by and picked it up, she is as nice in person as she was on the phone!

I hope her daughter loves the chair as much as mine did!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Chalk Board Memo Board

A quickie memo board made from a vintage
green chalkboard and some twine...

green chalkboard

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cheese Cloche

Thrift store to fabulous!


The thrift store is loaded with these cheese dishes...

I'm on a mission to make the world a better place today...

Thanks to The Graphics Fairy for the great image to transfer...

I used Mod Podge to stick the image onto the painted surface, 
let it dry, then wet and rubbed off the paper... 

When it was dry I waxed the surface with clear wax.

I tied a key and key hole to the lid with jute...

Love the results and I gave it to my friend as a gift!

Today I successfully saved another cheese dish from the landfill!


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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Le Chocolat Basket

A unique little basket coated with 
Annie Sloane Old White...

A Graphics Fairy brown Chocolat design, 
print in reverse, coated with Modge Podge...

Flip the image over and smooth out all the bubbles...

Let dry, rub off the paper, distress, 
and wax with Annie Sloane clear wax...

An adorable rustic basket
for your Chocolat!

Available for sale at my Etsy Shop.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Shabby Drop Leaf Table

Lately, I'm a chalk painting fool...

My basement is full of small painted tables, 
a ladder, a couple of stools, and some folding chairs that 
are just waiting to be painted... I'm also driving around town with a bedside table in the back of my car...

Not only is my basement too full of stuff....

But my love for chalk paint has left 
everything covered in an inch of dust!

I'm looking forward to spring when I can work outside...

And hopefully find a place to sell some of my pieces...

Hello, I think I have a problem...


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Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style 
100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence 
Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic   

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Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello 
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors 
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Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table and Dreaming

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Refashioned Laundry Hamper

It started out life like this...
(and yes, it was leaning against someone's garbage can...) 

I thought at worst I could use the 
wooden frame for 

So I started out by taking off the fabric and staining the wooden frame with a vinegar and steel wool solution...

You can see it working the minute it 
touches the raw wood...

(wear rubber gloves... it also antiques your hands....)

It's looking better already! 
The antiqued color change is amazing!

 Much to my delight, the fabric under the baby design was this beautifully textured, off white fabric...

The possibilities at this point were endless...
but I had a piece leftover from my 
project, so I'm going with that...
I stamped on the #12 and attached it to the bag...

Monday, February 6, 2012

French Striped Jar

Ooh La La!

Found this great upholstery tape at a garage sale... 

I knew that someday I'd know what to do with it...
That day was today.... 
I taped off 2 stripes down the length of the fabric tape...

and began painting inside the lines with red craft paint...

I let it dry over night...
 and cut a length...

to fit snugly around this beautiful jar
 with the nicely distressed lid...

A cute little French inspired jar...

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