Saturday, August 30, 2014

August Furniture Transformations and Projects

 Here is a recap of my furniture transformations for August:

Pair of French Provincial Chairs:
After:

Before:

Chippy Dresser in MMS Kitchen Scale:
After:

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Fresh White Buffet:
After:

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 Kitchen Table Re-Do:
After:

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Frenchy Desk-Grunge to Gorgeous:
After:


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 Long Buffet for my Husband's New Office:
After:

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Projects of August:
Aging a statue-Artemis

Signs:






American Flag with a rustic Frame:


As usual I was busy during the month! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Pair of French Provincial Chairs


I bought a pair of French Provincial chairs on CL last week. 
Before:
I originally answered the CL add because they had 6 chairs and I needed 6 chairs for my husband's office conference room. However, when I got to the sellers house there were only 5 left and 2 of them had damage to the cane backs.  I only bought the two, but knew they could be great with some work. I thought the chairs needed a little something else so I added bow appliqu├ęs I had in my stash (from Doityourselfchic.com).   I mixed up some home made chalk paint in a grey and started to paint away.  Chairs are not my favorite thing to paint, but I got it done.  I hand painted the bow and side groove details and sealed the chairs with dark wax and hemp oil.  The last step in the transformation was to reupholster the seats in the grey chevron fabric.  
Looking good now! 
Bow applique 

Large boxwood wreath from DecorSteals.com



Gorgeous legs


I love the chevron print!







Now I have to figure out what to do with the chairs! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Aging a Statue-Artemis


Awhile back I bought a bust of Artemis and knew I wanted to age it.  
Before:
For me, the statue is too white and all the same and I wanted to make her look older and aged.  I got out some dark wax and hemp oil and started to paint her.  Since the bust is porous the oil helped the wax penetrate and give the statue an aged look.  I wiped off and excess and was done.  This transformation took about 5 minutes and she now looks great! 












This is the second Artemis statue I have aged in the past 6 months. (Post -HERE )

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Chippy Dresser painted in MMS Kitchen Scale


Last week at the Flea Market I found this beat up dresser and brought it home.  I am finding it harder to find dressers to buy lately, so I snatched this one up quickly. 
Before:
Missing knobs and scratched up


I wanted to use milk paint and so I grabbed Miss Mustard Seed's Kitchen Scale milk paint and mixed it up.  I painted 2 coats and then let the chippy magic happen!  I scraped away all the flakes of paint and sealed the dresser with hemp oil.




I love the variations in color from the pigments in the paint-I purposely paint with chunks of the milk paint to get the variations.  The bottom of my paint container is chunky with pigments when I run out of paint and I paint them on to get the variations in color.  I like this look, but it is not for everyone I suppose. 

Sign I made-in a sign mood lately! 

Love the crackle and chippiness!






Color variations!