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. 
Before:

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. 
Before:
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.