Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Little Green Chest

This little chest of drawers has been sitting in the back of my workshop covered by other things for a long time and I finally got around to doing something with it.
The chest of drawers is very sturdy and well made, but needed a makeover so I pulled out Avocado by  The Urban Rooster  and started the transformation.  After 2 coats of paint, I sealed the little chest with tung oil/dark wax and it became a cheerful cutie.  

I think this cutie would make a great bedside table! 

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Transforming a vintage window into a Chalkboard Calendar/Planner

Lately I have had this thing for vintage windows and I have been falling in love with them and bringing them home.  I found this vintage window at the Flea Market and loved its vertical lines.  
 When I saw this frame I thought of a weekly calendar and got to work.  I bought a piece of thin mahogany at the local lumber store and then painted it with The Urban Rooster    chalkboard paint.  To season it, I rubbed chalk on the board and then wiped it off.  I nailed the wood on to the back of the frame with small nails.  My next step was to pull out my chalkboard pens and write on the chalkboard the days of the week and shopping list/to-do list.  

I love the old chippiness of the frame 

I think this would be a great planner for the week to keep the family/kids organized-and its cute! 

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Few things I am bringing to Mes Amis Vintage and Antique Show

Wooden Frame 
I am packing up my trailer today and heading up to Folsom, CA to my friends house and we will be selling at Mes Amis Vintage and Antiuqe Show   tomorrow and Saturday.  Here are a few of the things I am bringing to the show.  

If you follow me on Instagram ( dds_cottage_and_design) you can see projects as I finish them.  

Chalkboard Calendar I made from a vintage window 

Cement Garden Decorations 

Small green chest/side table 

Victrola Cabinet 

French Bistro Chairs 

Vintage Radios-they both work! 


Lamps, paint by numbers, birds and cutting boards 

Slip covered chair

Green Stool 


Aqua Bench 

Spindle legged table 


Chippy gold table 


Wooden artichoke decoration 




Coastal Bliss Desk 

Vintage Letters 

Chippy Window 

Pair of windows 

Robins Egg Blue dresser 

Lots of grain sacks 

Chippy Metal Sign 

Shoe Shine box 


Jaded Rooster Patio Set 

Attic Vent 

Aqua Platter

Many more treasures are headed to the show!
Come join me if you can! 

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