Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Reconstructed Furniture and Accent Pieces

This piece started out with the top portion that I bought at an estate sale.  It was made by a man I know when he was a lad in shop class. I just liked the design and knew it was meant for greatness.  I used some spindles for the legs and added a bottom shelf. It still needed more so I added the vintage wire basket to serve as a catch all for all the things that need stashing.

This piece started out with a shutter and then I found the bottom table and attached the two.  I added the door I found in my door collection that fit perfect without any adjustment.  I also added the design piece on the top that was from a broken vintage picture frame. 

 Here are some stools I found at a storage unit sale.  They are originally from Ikea and the fifty dollar price tag was still on them. They were really beat up and needed some love. I thought I would just clean them up and re-stain them but it just didn't work out so I painted them up instead.
I wanted to post some of the smaller accent pieces I have made.  I usually try to make several things to go with each piece of furniture that I make. I just makes a nice display and who doesn't like a little eye candy now and then?
Here is a wooden box I simply painted blue and stenciled on a design. It went from ugly stain to shabby loveliness in just minutes.
 This angel was gold and even though she was cute she needed a shabby make over so I spray painted her white and painted her with a brown glaze to make her look old.
I bought several of these plinth blocks at the flea market last summer...oh how I can't wait to go to a flea market again...don't get me started!  But anyway I got them and decided they would make nice picture holders.  I have three more I am still working on, this one is already sold! yeah!

 I found this pretty lady head and just had to have her. I wasn't in love with the way she was painted but I loved her expression. I gave her a coat of white spray paint and use a brown glaze on her to soften her appearance and there you have it! She is a beautiful shabby lady.
 This wonderful bowl was painted an awful blue and had some chips I had to repair.  I dare say you can't find the repair job it came out so good I was very happy with the outcome. I painted this bowl with primer by hand and then a coat of white with brown glaze. I wanted a more uneven finish so it would look worn with love.

 I bought this bird because I liked the shape, it was a very terrible brown color but I saw the potential for it to be wonderful. I primed it and then painted it black. When that dried I painted it sparingly with white. So when you see something you love don't let it get away because you don't like the color you can paint almost anything you set your mind to and give it new life.  I saw a magazine the other day at the grocery store that claimed that same thing, "How to Paint Anything!" Believe it it's true!

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