Saturday, October 31, 2015

French Provincial Vanity

A week of so back I found this great French Provincial Vanity at my local Flea Market and knew it could be a winner with a bit of help.  

I love the shape of this piece and the fact that the middle section opens up into a mirror.  I pulled out Coastal Bliss and Marshmallow from The Urban Rooster and mixed them together until I got a soft aqua.  After 2 coats of paint, I used a small artist brush to paint on Gilders Paste in gold.  I just felt like this piece needed a bit of gold!  I also added the gilders paste to the pulls and then sealed the vanity with tung oil/dark wax.  

Gold Gilders Paste

Pretty Legs 

I love the fancy hardware

Bougainvillea in a watering tin=LOVE! 

This piece is ready for a new home and I am off to find more Treasures! 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wordless Wednesday-My Instagram

Happy Wednesday!  
Sunday, October 25, 2015

How to make an old Cabinet have Farmhouse Style

I have been on the hunt for an old cabinet that is partially open to store fabric in my office and last week I found a great old piece with potential. 
This cabinet is old and very lightweight and the right size for me.  I forgot to take a picture of the real before, but the front wood panels were coming off and loose so I removed them and this is what I got.  I knew this piece would look great with a chippy milk paint finish.  I had ordered Layla's Mint from  Miss Mustard Seed  and decided to give it a a try on this piece.  After mixing the milk paint up, I painted the cabinet with 2 coats and waited for it to dry and the chippy magic to happen.  I painted the inside with white chalk paint while the outside was drying.  I scraped the the cabinet down with my sparkle knife and removed all the loose flakes of paint and then sealed the whole thing with Tung Oil. 

I wanted shelves in the cabinet so I asked my neighbor Tim to help me with this.  He put a metal shelving system in for me and I went to the lumber store and bought the wood for the shelves.  I gave the shelves a quick coat of white paint and put them inside.  
The last step was to measure and cut some chicken wire for the drawer fronts and then staple them in and VIOLA-Farmhouse Style Cabinet! 

Chippy Goodness

Milk paint and chicken wire=Love! 

I am so happy with how this turned out and I can't wait to move it into my office and fill it with fabric! 

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Finds of the Week #46 and #47

I have not posted for awhile about my junkin' finds and I thought it was about time I did.  Now that my new workshop is built I have a great place to store and work on projects.  
Here are some treasures from the last few weeks. 

Very old dresser with a hand-painted design on the front-I love the pictures, but the dresser needs some serious work. 

3 School Clocks 

Crystal and gold candlesticks

Very heavy wooden letters and hand carved spoons

French Provincial Vanity 


Vintage Linens 

Another bust 

Pair of shams 

Apron for BBQing or painting 

Vintage Mirror 


Birdcage and pair of lamps 

Oil Painting 

Vintage dresser with potential