Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Few "Quickies"....

I never showed a proper "before and after" of this particular dresser...
It was a mess. Partially painted with white goop...
missing one drawer, no back...

Mark put a lot of effort into this one.
He built shelves, attached reclaimed backing, and sanded like mad...
Then I stained the top, and white washed the rest.
Finished with wax and new craftsman pulls...
I told Mark we make a really good team!
This is another dresser I took to
 the WildHare FleaMarket.
and "After"....
(phone shot, sorry for the blur.)
Painted in ASCP Aubusson Blue.
This was a fun one!
Have an awesome day!


Friday, April 19, 2013

Re-do of a re-do of a re-do...

Some of you might remember the makeover of this
SWEET buffet...
When I removed a bad paint job,
I found a worse paint job...
pink top drawer, red door, blue door, green drawer, etc.
It was a disaster.
I removed the rippling veneer from off the top,
but painted over all the other imperfections in the veneer...
and ended up with this...
Better... right? :)
I finally got tired of all the veneer coming off the front
of the doors and drawers so we removed it.
Wow! What a treasure hiding underneath!
The most beautiful wood with worm holes everywhere!
It's amazing to me that back in the day they went to such great lengths
to cover imperfections that we sometimes go to great lengths to imitate.
(Ever taken a shot gun to a piece of furniture to create a "worm hole" effect?)
( I haven't either... but there are those who will remain nameless...:) :)
I didn't stain the fronts, I just used a dark wax.
Rusty knobs and cup pulls work perfectly on this piece
which still has the original beveled mirror and wooden castors.
This piece just keeps getting better and better with age!
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Repurposed Stereo Console

What a fun makeover this was!
We started with an awesome non-functional mid-century modern stereo console....
Chase was happy to do most of the deconstruction of the stereo.
He was fascinated by this strange thing called a "record player..." :)

To make a long story short,
we gutted it, removed the speakers and backing, built a new top,
added awesome antique hinges, made a new back with reclaimed lumber planks,
painted, distressed a bit, waxed, buffed,
took it to the WildHare FleaMarket, sold it,
then remembered I had no "after" picture....:(
The new owner was kind enough to let me snap a photo later, thankfully.
So here it is...
The "after" photos are from my phone... not the greatest...
What fun, eh?
Have an awesome day!
Linking with Miss Mustard Seed's FFF 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

New Look for a Farm House Hutch

I have no "Before" photo... :(
But, there are a few of you who might remember it.
I bought this from a gal at last fall's WildHare FleaMarket.
It had a dark stain, glass in the upper doors,
 and lined grooves in all the doors and drawers.
I was stumped for the longest time trying to figure out what to do about those grooves...
Wood filler? Build new ones? Leave them?
Until last week, when I was attempting to clean out the garage,
I had a thought... Just turn them around!
Brilliant! So I had to finish it!
 I painted some places sparingly in Provence, then all over with Pure White.
Finished with clear and dark wax and generously distressed for that
old farm house feel.

 I found some rusty knobs and pulls in my stash and they worked PERFECTLY!
Now I'm not sure what to do with it. I kinda love it.
I'm tempted to put it in my laundry room...
What do you think?

Buffet in Provence...

Another WildHare FleaMarket is over and done.
It was SO fun!
Thank you to all who came and supported me and the other vendors!
One thing I did come home with... which I didn't go with,
is this awesome little buffet...

A custom order from a fun gal that bought some of my other pieces...
I've since fallen in love with it and wish it was mine. :)
Here is the finished product...
Painted in ASCP "Provence" and "Pure White" with clear and dark wax.

Our Easter tulips have about done had it... :)

I'm loving how it turned out, and hope that Renae is pleased as well.
Tell me what you think!