Thursday, October 18, 2012

More Painted Stuff

Do you remember the bathroom caddies from the 90's that you saw at every craft show you went to.  Usually they were just stained and had calico fabric curtains.   I gave this one a more updated look by painting is Grey and glazing it in dark brown.  I made the curtain lace to top off the new shabby chic look.

  These corbels were painted an awful yellowish tan and had a high sheen finish.  I painted them first in primer grey and then painted them white and glazed them.  They make super book ends or accent pieces on a  mantle.  They are hand made and full of character, I love the crown top on the one pair.

Vintage Catch All

I went to an estate sale and found these rounded sewing drawers. I immediately knew what I would do with them if I could buy them.  The sellers had some things that weren't for sale and of course those where the things I wanted so I took a deep breath and asked the seller if they were up for grabs.  Gladly she told me I could have all three for 5.00.  Joy!  I had an old door panel that I want to mount them to and then I had this wood cut out Etc. that I was to attach to the top.  I got to the point where the word etc. was to be attached and it broke in two pieces ......rats!  So I left the project over night and figured I would come up with something.  Light bulb!  I got it !  I had some coasters that were wood and cork and thought ....paint them so they sort of look like type writer keys and paint the letters on them!!!!!!!Yeah thank you God for my imagination!

I painted the piece white and glazed it with brown to get the worn and antiqued look. I can just picture it full of mail and miscellaneous stuff.


Telephone Table Make Over

I painted this phone table solid black several months ago. It didn't sell so I brought it home to give it a make over. I had noticed the fabric on the seat was going in the wrong direction.....what? I get going so fast working 2 jobs that sometimes I mess happens. I painted the whole thing white and glazed it in dark brown. 

It didn't have a design on the table part before so I thought I would add one and I am so glad I did, it adds so much and matches the fabric on the seat.

The seat opens to for storage which make this piece useful and pretty to look at! Is that bragging? Sorry, its just I am always delighted when something gets a make over and it comes out.

Red, White, and Blue

Only a few more days and America will be electing a new President or renewing the current President.
I have made a lot of patriotic things to sell and all of them are usually gone in a week.  Americans love their country as I do and love to display its colors in their homes.  I am not sure how I will vote, the important thing is to justget out and exercise that awesome right we have that so many Americans died to give us.  I am so proud of my sons who served proudly in Iraq to show others democracy still works.  The chair below is one of my very favorites. It reminds me of Old Glory and our beginning as One Nation Under God.

This bench or coffee table is a very versatile piece that would make a very nice center attraction in any room or porch once again remembering right from the beginning Liberty for All. 

                      As you go to the polls this November remember one thing whoever is elected..........