Saturday, August 27, 2011

A New Coffee Table

Wow I still feel in vacation mode, I've been back in body, but not in mind.  Well, I've had this coffee table sitting half finished for weeks and I finally focused and got her done. 

  The top needed some extra love so I sanded it down more than I would normally then I primed and then painted the whole thing white.

Now I don't know why I don't remember, but every time that I get to this stage in the makeover I always think....maybe I should leave it like this.....and then I always feel like I don't like it.  So then I glaze and I end up loving the piece.  So here is my note to self.  "Self.... just glaze it, don't question it."  Here is the table with GLAZE.
I also spray painted the hardware hammered black.

 I sanded the top edges so that the glaze would "stick" to it.
Another note to self, is be more careful when taking the hinges off so when you have to put them back on you'll remember how, and you won't waste spend time trying different ways to put the dumb beautiful doors back on.  You'd think it would have been easy, it WASN'T!! 
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Friday, August 19, 2011

New Dresses

  We had so much fun on our vacation.  While we were in Spokane we had to hit Joann's and we found a very cute turquoise plaid, a subtle brown plaid and a grey herring bone.  All of these plus a retro pattern and a mother in law who knows how to sew and you end up with these.

I love the bow/collar and the cute tuck on the sleeves.  
(I helped by cutting, ironing and hand stitching the hems.)
* See I wasn't totally lazy on holidays.*

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A New Frame

It's the weekend and you know what that means......Garage Sales!!!  Just wanted to show you some of my finds.

A new vase

I might just leave it because it has this lovely cracked effect all over it.

This is an old flip down desk....going to have to pinterest some ideas for this.

A VERY heavy coffee table

and this ornate frame

 which I sprayed with Rustoleum AQUA as soon as I got home

 I thought I might put these two together with a piece of coordinating paper, but then I remembered...

that I have this old wedding picture and that corner needed a hit of colour

(don't laugh at the puffy sleeves I swear they were in)

 I ended up lightly sanding the frame to give it some definition and because I didn't prime it, all that original goodness shone through.

Total cost for a new frame: 25 cents