Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pretty Chic

I was given this pretty little table that was just waiting for a makeover 

As you can tell, she was in pretty bad shape but the bones of the table still had lots of life. 
What I did was sanded down the top as well as the legs gently, just to even out the finish. 

The vision of this table was to be pink. I was running low in the pink colour so I decided it could handle two tone. 

I decided that the top and skirting of the table could be pink and I'd add an off white to the legs. 
As you can tell, chalk paint can be quite flat. It isn't your typical paint that you buy at your local box store. It does such an amazing job on furniture though. To work on the antiquing, it's amazing stuff. 

Now to start working on the personality of the table I decided to take a small paint brush and detail it with the dark wax installed of sanding off spots on the chair 

The wax can dry pretty quickly so you have to work at one spot at a time.
After applying the wax, I used a paper towel to remove and rub off some of the wax to give it the antique look

One nice thing about chalk paint, is that it's pretty forgiving. If you slip up a little just use a small brush and apply you paint again. 

Once everything was dry, I applied the clear wax and now she's done. 

How pretty is that for a guest room or a little girls room. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Simply Strong

Trying to find just the right piece can sometimes be challenging. Looking at something blah and see its future can be difficult. 
I bought this cute pine table. At first I didn't know how I was going to finish it. 

 Do I stay with the standard white or do I add more life to it???
After sitting with it for a few hours I decided against white. My concern is that if people were to use it for a small drink table etc, then it might have greater potential to stain (red wine, my friends, will) 
So I decided to use Graphite for the top (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint) and for the base I used Provence. (Sounds sexy doesn't it) 
A little sandpaper to add some antiquing. 
This table is so cute. The splash of colour adds interest to any room. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Welcome Spring

How cute is this??? 

A custom footstool for anyone to enjoy. With some white chalk paint, new upholstery, I made this sweet stool. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Getting ready for Christmas

This weekend we worked around the house getting it all ready for Christmas. We have lots if evergreens around so what could be better than getting fresh bows from our own lot?
I trimmed our white pines and some of our blue spruces

I went antiquing in the summer and got myself a sap bucket. I stopped and picked up a string of clear mini lights

I have an old window frame (about 100 years old) from a church which helps frame the view walking to our door. I went to the dollar store and picked up some plastic red balls

A wonderful inviting way to decorate 'our welcome into our home'

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tis The Season

Have you started thinking about the Christmas holidays yet??? I have. It is one if my most favorite times of the year. Having a 8 year old son helps with the spirit as well
I have come up with these trendy stockings for this year 
I used coffee bean burlap bags, cut then the shape of the stocking I wanted
I really enjoyed the different stamps on the stocking. This makes each sock unique in its own way

I had some material from my quilting days. This scrap material allowed me to add the finishing touch on each stocking

Each family can have their own colour

Now is the fun in finding the right gifts to fill them ..........

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Stool Facelift

Do you have those wooden stools around an island or countertop and need to do something new to them? 
Why not get some fun fabric (I used burlap) and fashion them up?

I took some Annie Sloan chalk pain to the body of the chairs; got some foam for the seat.

It's an easy and fun Saturday morning project. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Awesome Burlap

Check out these wonderful burlap fabrics I found. How much fun will it be to get started on projects for these beauties!

I found this simple chair that needed some fun elements to it
Can we say boring??

If we take off the fabric (plus I like to have my behind sitting in something fresh),
paint out that wood (a punch of colour is always a great idea)

Now when placing material onto any surface you must make sure the part of the pattern you have chosen is centered

Measure the overall chair to find the centre point. Find the centre point of the fabric. I'd add 2" per edge to allow for folding over and stapling. 

Measure twice, cut once
(I've looked and there isn't any fabric stretchers out there. Lol)

Staple away. Screw the seat back in place