Showing posts with label Shabby Chic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shabby Chic. Show all posts

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Monday, September 30, 2013

Navy Blue Maple Side Table

I went to the best garage sale the other day...
you know the ones where there was an old lady 
living there for her whole life and her family
just wants to clear the house...

Almost every vintage thing in the driveway was 
$1.00

Friday, July 13, 2012

White on White Gallery Wall


On the way up the stairs...




Mirrors, empty frames, wreaths, and signs...


Created a white gallery wall and
filled the space quite nicely!

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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...

Susan

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Party Time @ It's So Very Cheri
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch 

Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle  

Trash 2 Treasure @ Sassy Sites 
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style 
100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence 
Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic   

Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring 

Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello 
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors 
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal 

Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table and Dreaming

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Painting a Hutch

This is a post by my friend Laura... 
I've worked with Laura for about 20 years....  
Laura's been a great listener to all of my "blog babble."
For a while there I thought I might have hooked her into writing her own 
cooking blog.... 
but alas, nothing yet...


This summer, Laura texted me and sent this picture... 
she bought this great piece at a yard sale and was excited to paint it and fix it up...


How cute I thought... 
maybe she could use my "expert" help!



Laura told me about an inspiration piece she had at home, she wanted to paint the hutch to match it...

Inspiration piece

Laura also bought a bookshelf and had just finished making it match the hutch too.... 

I really thought she just painted it green....

Until I went over to her house to help her and saw the book shelf!


Holy Moly!
Laura painted, stained, and distressed that bookshelf to look exactly like the inspiration piece!


I guess she doesn't need my help!

Apparently... I could take some lessons from Laura!

As long as I was there I helped her prime the hutch...




We ran into a slight problem... red stain kept coming through the white... after 2 unsuccessful coats, Laura went back to the store and got some really heavy duty stain kill primer.... 
and thank goodness, it worked! 
The red finally stopped coming through.







After I left, Laura continued to work on the hutch... 
(without my expert help) 



She painted different sections of the hutch different colors to match the inspiration piece...


When it was dry, she stained it with a dark glaze...
(she can glaze too!)



And now Laura's dining room is filled with furniture that all matches her inspiration piece...

Inspiration piece



Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Photo Frame

I found a really old large frame by the side of the road...
(yeah, by the side of the road again!)

It was old and chippy and beautiful!


I added a quote around the outer edge of the frame...
"a picture's worth a thousand words"

strung some jute wrapped wire back and forth across the back of the frame....


Clipped on some old photos with stained and 
distressed clothespins...


 and added some newspaper garland and my initial
for adornment.


This was also a great place to hang 
my Christmas cards and a few mini ornaments!
Susan
Linking to my favorite places:

Party Time @ It's So Very Cheri
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle 
Trash 2 Treasure @ Sassy Sites
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic
Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal
Sunday Showcase Party @
Under the Table and Dreaming
LaurieAnna's Vintage Home
Susan

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

#5 Lamp to Fancy Tassel

Lamp project #5
Fancy Tassel


 This is still not the last project I make from the old lamp that I found by the side of the road....


But I am almost completely out of parts....

I do however have this little cup leftover....


 I flipped it over and painted it bright green...


I found a great little package of ribbon at Michael's that had all the ribbon I needed for this project....



I tied a piece of decorative cord around 
the bundle of ribbons....


and pulled it through the green cup. I added some decorative fringe and made
a beautiful tassel....




It's hanging with my rusties but it would look great
on the Christmas tree!


That's Lamp Project #5
Hope you love it!

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Linking to my favorite places:

Party Time @ It's So Very Cheri
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle  
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Trash 2 Treasure @ Sassy Sites
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic
Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal
Sunday Showcase Party @
Under the Table and Dreaming
Susan


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