Saturday, March 28, 2015

Finds of the Week #34


I still managed to go hunt for treasures in between choosing bath tile, hardwood flooring, faucets, showers and all the other fun things to decide when in a major remodel/addition.  Here are my treasures from the week: 
Chippy Aqua enamel colander 

Green Mason Jar

Shoe shine box-love the color! 


Tin sign 

Old window 

Desk/vanity 


Griansack Fabric 

Shabby Linens 

Green tray

Furniture with potential!

I think I was feeling the "GREEN" this week with all my buys! 
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gorgeous in Green


A few weeks ago I found this very UGLY dresser at the Flea Market and since it had such an awful paint job it was going for a very good price.
Before:
Someone had done a very poor job of spray painting the dresser and it had mismatch knobs.  The good thing about this dresser was that it was very well made by Dixie.  After a quick wipe down and a light sand I got out my chalky paint.  I had bought Avocado by   The Urban Rooster   and decided that this was the dresser to try it on.  After 2 coats of paint I sealed/aged it with dark wax and hemp oil.  I loved the original knobs, but 2 were missing.  The problem with the knobs and the wholes were that they were not a standard size.  Had I figured this out before I painted ( note to self to measure before I paint!) I would have filled in the holes and drilled new ones.  I knew that Derrick at   D. Lawless Hardware   could help me out.  I found some great wooden pulls that would fit and so I ordered them .  When they arrived I painted/waxed them and then drilled my holes and attached them to my dresser.  Thanks  D. Lawless Hardware !








New Pulls 


The tray was a project I did yesterday and will post about it soon






Aged with dark wax

Love my Ironstone soup tureen! 



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

How to add Patina to a vase


While all the LOUD construction was going in my house, I went to the Goodwill and found 4 vases that I thought could be pretty with a little help.  I liked the shape and the details on them. 
Before: 

 The finish on the vases were rough, so I knew that paint would stick well.  I painted 2 of them in AS pure white and the the other pair in a home made grey chalk paint.  I made sure the paint was a little thicker then usual so it would give the vases depth and character.  I dried the paint with a hair drier (trying to get some crackle) and then added the aging/patina by rubbing on AS dark wax.  




I added some fresh  flowers from TJ's and called it a day! 





I purposely made my paint strokes go all different ways so that the wax would have more grooves to settle into and add character. 









Sitting pretty on my dinning room table 


Monday, March 23, 2015

French Desk


Last week I found this great desk/vanity on Craigslist and brought it home. 
Before:



The desk was a beauty, but needed some TLC so it came to the right home.  I sanded down the top and sealed it with AS dark wax and hemp oil.  I love how this makes the wood buttery smooth and it dries fast without any shine.  

For the main part of the desk/vanity I painted it with AS pure white and then distressed the edges.  The last step in this transformation was to seal it with dark wax and hemp oil.  

I love the wooden detail 


Gorgeous legs in the front and the back 







Natural wood top