Monday, August 3, 2015

Finds of the Week #42

The last few weeks have been very busy with family time and fun, but I did manage to squeeze in some treasure hunting and here is what I found.  

Wooden cutter 

T for Tennenbaum

I love vintage hankies! 

I love the color and the storage of this cabinet! 

French Provincial Buffet/Dresser 

Vintage suitcase

Italian Florentine Tray
I am ready to do some more junkin'! 

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Long White Bench

I have a new King size bed in my bedroom and I needed something at the end of it to collect thinks.  I found this grungy old bench at the Flea Market and it seemed to fit the bill so it came home with me. 

The bench paint was peeling and flaking so I got out my hand sander and spent some time on the grungy bench making it smooth and ready for paint.  I first painted it in Barn Red by The Urban Rooster.

Before I painted the white on the bench I rubbed an old candle on the edges and other places that I wanted the red to show through.  The next 2 coats were painted in Marshmallow Cream by The Urban Rooster .  To get the red to show up I lightly sanded the edges and then I sealed the entire bench with AS clear wax. 
I couldn't get a picture of the bench at the end of the best so I moved it to the wall for pictures!  

Red and white

No more flaking paint! 

My Beach bag! 

I love the red peeping through! 

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Birds Eye Maple Dresser Rescue

I have been MIA this past week due to spending time at the Lake, but I am now back!  Before I left, I worked on this Birds Eye Maple dresser. 
It's hard hard to see from this picture, but the finish was in bad shape and their were some major dings and scratches.  As you know I like to paint things, but this wood is not very common and I knew I couldn't paint over it.  I got out my sander and went to work.  After giving the entire dresser a good sand, I was ready to make it look beautiful again.  I got out my AS dark wax and tung oil and combined them and painted the mixture on the dresser.  The next step was to wipe in/off the excess wax/oil with a cotton cloth.