Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wordless Wednesday-My Instagram (my home and projects)

Happy Wednesday! 
My Instagram:  dds_cottage_and_design 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wordless Wednesday-My Instagram (My Home and Projects)

Happy Wednesday! 
My Instagram:  dds_cottage_and_design 

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Monday, June 6, 2016

From Dining Table to Desk: Farmhouse Style

When I have time, I like to look at the furniture for sale on Craigslist.  I spotted a drop leaf table for sale and was interested.  

I thought this table had potential as a desk or a console table, so I bought it.  

When I got it home, I sanded down the middle section of the table.  

I unscrewed the side leaves and was left with just the long narrow middle section which I sealed with AS dark wax/Linseed oil. 

I mixed up my own vintage green color and made it into chalk paint. 

After painting the base of the table and distressing the edges,  I sealed it too with AS dark wax and Linseed Oil. 

This table went from uneven dinning table to a great desk or console table with a lot more function and practicality.  

Hydrangea love 

Loving the legs! 

I love how this table turned out and my client bought it for her husband's home office. 
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Vintage Dresser in White

I have not been posting as much lately because I am having a hard time keeping up with everything that makes up my life, but I am going to try to be more consistent !   

I found a cute vintage dresser at the Flea Market and of course brought it home. 

It is hard to tell from this picture, but the top of this dresser was covered in paper that had been glued down and then underneath that the ENTIRE top was covered in clear plastic packaging tape!  I have never see the likes of this and it was extremely difficult to remove.  
After sanding, stripping and more sanding, the top was good to go.  I purposely left a bit of paint and imperfections on the wood (character).  

I sealed the top with AS dark wax/Linseed oil. 

I don't paint many pieces white, but this dresser just felt like staying light and bright to me.  I pulled out Marshmallow Cream by The Urban Rooster and painted the dresser with 2 coats of the chalk paint. 

After the paint dried, I distressed the edges and then sealed it with Clear Carnuba Wax by The Real Milk Paint Company.  

Love Peonies and Stock! 

I love the scalloped bottom! 

The turned legs with wooden castors make me smile! 

Gorgeous Hardware!