Monday, March 19, 2012

A Good Day

Today was a good day! Here are some of the projects I got finished and will make their way to the Peddler's Market on Friday.

I found these antlers at a thrift store and just knew they would be a great wall hanging!

Add a door and some paint and they remind me of some I have seen on the web.

                           A little paint and a stencil and this lazy Susan is all set to handle all your organizing.

I don't have a before picture of this one. It was painted a dark red with moss stuck on the front.  Now painted Antique White with Black it has a new versatility to fit any decor.

These old enamel pans were so gross. They were rusty and dirty so I gave them a bath and scrubbed out the nasty.  I primed and painted them too.

I found some graphics from The Graphics Fairy and printed them out on paper.  I applied them with a little Citra Solve and then varnished them. 
I drilled a hole on each side and added a twisted rusty wire handle.  Now they are sweet little totes ready to hold treasures and good.

These two corbels I painted and crackled were sold as soon as I put them in my booth.  They will make wonderful shelves for their new owner.  Over all it was a good day!


Another project from the $5.00 room and I almost had to say it got the best of me.  The front of this table was missing the two drawers and the top was heavy marble that was very worn and dirty.  The marble top made this little table so heavy it almost toppled over every time I moved it.  The thing that made me know I couldn't give on this table was the sticker on the side. Even though I would eventually peel off yet it prodded me on and told me that this table still could be rescued. I rarely give up on a cast away project and it seem unthinkable that this table would be the first.

The Million Dollar Man sticker for some reason gave me the courage to keep going and before you know it I had a plan.  I removed the back panel and took off the heavy marble top and put the back piece back on.  Propped against my work table was an old door I tried to use on another project that didn't work. it was a perfect fit for my table dilemma. I attached it to the top and then started to think about the missing drawers.  Ispied a metal tray sitting in a box on the floor that was just the right size to take the place of one of the drawers.   I searched through my collection of miscellaneous boxes and found one that was close enough to work for the second drawer.  All I had to do was nail a drawer stop in the back it would work.  Next I primed and painted the whole thing and stenciled a message on the top. 

I know that if you keep on dreaming and believing you can get even the hardest job done.  Dream and Believe are such beautiful words!

Painting Pleasures

I must say it has been a few weeks since I have posted anything. I have been so busy at my day job that I couldn't get my projects finished and that makes for a anxious Cat.  Thank goodness I had a great day painting and enjoying the sun.  Here in Michigan it was 80 degrees today and I got to take my painting outside which is my favorite!  I love how the fresh air dries the paint and how good the breeze feels on my back as I am working. 

I started this project a week ago but just couldn't get it completed.  It was a cabinet from the $5.00 room at the Peddler's Market. 
This is just a nice old kitchen cabinet that the finish was totally gone, just perfect for painting.  I undercoated the cabinet with bonding primer and then decided to paint it multi-colored.
I had seen a design similar to the one I painted on Pinterest.  I love birds and sheet music just seemed to be right.  I found a drawer knob in my stash and it was actually painted black and had a metal Fleur-de-lis on it too, how happy that made me!

I sure felt good to finish this cabinet today.  I had several other pieces that I got done today as well and will be posting them asap! Blessings, its good to visit with you all again!