Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Grey With a French Twist

Hi Everyone!  I found this Dresser at one of my favorite thrift stores.  Small dressers are my favorite.  They can be used for so many things.  I think that this one would look so cute in a dining room used as a buffet!

Before


After

Some pieces I know what I want to do right away, this was not one of them.  Even as I was putting on the first coat, I still didn't know what direction to go, so i just went with it.  



I know that a lot of you are experts on transferring images.  I am not, so I just went with printing it out, penciling the back, and tracing the front.  


 I switched out the top drawer's hardware for these little flowers that I found at Hobby Lobby.





Sometimes, it's more fun when you don't know what the final outcome is going to be.  Just trust yourself and let your creative side take over!

XOXO
Wendy

Blue/Grey With a Little Shine

A couple of weeks ago, I was at one of my local thrift stores when I saw this adorable French end table.  From experience, I knew to look around the whole store to see if there was another one.  I ended up finding it's match clear across the store under a bunch of other stuff.  Score!  I love when that happens.


Before

After

I don't know about you, but I could not stand the ugly yellow finish on these.  I didn't want it showing through, so distressing these was not a option.  I gave them a coat of primer and then two coats of a blue/grey paint that I had in my stash.  They still needed a little bling, so I mixed up a silver glaze.  











XOXO
Wendy

Monday, July 14, 2014

Two of a Kind

Hi everyone!  I finally got some painting done!  I took a couple of weeks off for family time and a much needed vacation.  We went to Portland to visit my family.  It was so nice spending a week with them.  I did come home with my painting hand a little itchy.  I needed my fix, so I got to work on this little set of end tables.  I have been lucky lately finding sets of tables.  I have 2 more sets waiting to be painted!

Before

After

I gave these little tables a couple of coats of a grey that I had in my stash.  I'm still trying to be good and use what I have before I purchase anymore!

 I wanted the details to pop, so I distressed and glazed.







XOXO
Wendy

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Blue and Beautiful

Hi everyone!  I can't seem to find a before picture of this one, but you probably have seen this style many times before.  It was the usual cream and gold color.  This one stayed in my garage a while.  It was stuck behind some other projects I had going on.  I finally got it out and went to work!



I mixed up the color myself.  I just played with a bunch of leftovers until I was satisfied.  I LOVE this color!  I loved it so much that I actually went and had a gallon made of it.







I didn't do anything to the hardware but wash it.  I thought it looked pretty just the way it was:)





On a side note, I finally signed up for a show!  It's not until September, but I am super excited.  The only other show that I have done, was just a craft show.  This one will mostly be my furniture and decor! 

XOXO
Wendy

Friday, June 20, 2014

Music To My Eyes

I have had this little desk a while.  I found it at one of the thrift shop that I frequent.  It had some damage to the top, so the price was good.  I didn't exactly know what I wanted to do with it, so it sat while others got their makeovers.  Finally, while I was going through some stuff, I found a bunch of my vintage music sheets.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do:)

 Before

You can see that it is a leather top.  There was a couple of chunks taken out, so I filled it with a couple of layers of putty.  

 After

I painted it with Lincoln's Hat by American Paint Company.  I am really trying to use all of my paint,  I found a stockist who is stocking Vintage Market & Design Furniture Paint.  It is a less expensive chalk paint.  I think I need one of every color!

 Pictures are before the top coat was put on.  I was running out of day light!

I changed out the middle drawer's hardware.  





I wish I had room for it!

I remember not too long ago, I wasn't really into black furniture.  Now it's my go to color!



XOXO
Wendy

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Black Victrola Cabinet

I was in line at one of my favorite thrift shops the other day, when I noticed this awesome cabinet by the checkout.  I knew exactly what it was, I was just hoping the price tag was reasonable!  Even before the 50% off, it was a deal.  SCORE!!!!!



Before

The top had two layers of veneer that needed to come off.  Have I told you how much I hate taking off veneer??? I usually end up bloody by the end of it!



I used Lincoln's Hat by American Paint Company.  I love this paint.  The coverage is great.  I only needed one coat and then a few touch ups.



Love the hardware.  I got it at Hobby Lobby.





I think this would make a super cute liquor cabinet.  Don't you?


XOXO
Wendhy

Monday, June 9, 2014

Grey Dresser/Bookcase

Hello everyone!  I hope that you all had a fabulous weekend!  Mine was spent going to Disneyland and having a 6th birthday party for little guy!  Busy, but fun!

I found this bookcase/dresser on FB.  I must have been on right at the right time, because there was a lot people that wanted it.  I was so excited that I scored it!  Someone had spray painted it and didn't do such a good job, so there was a ton of sanding to be done.  I wasn't able to get all of the drip marks off on the spindles, but I just worked with it anyway.

Before

After

I mixed up some homemade chalk paint with a grey that I had.  I have a ridiculous amount of paint that needs to be used.  We just went through our garage, and I have about 3 full cabinets full.  I am going to try to use it before I buy anymore.  We will see how that goes:)

 

I have been holding onto this adorable contact paper that I found.  When I saw this piece, I knew it was perfect for it.





I hope you all have a great week.  We are having a huge community yard sale where I live, so hopefully, I will find some treasures!

XOXO
Wendy