Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lantern Re-Do

    I've always loved the look of repurposed lanterns.  I hate to repurpose them when they are still usable, though....so many people here still use them.  When I found that this one had some small holes in it, I sure wasn't sad, knowing that it could be made into a pretty decor item.  I cleaned and sanded it, then painted it with white dry brushing over blue.  I had this really pretty single drawer knob and it fit in the hole where someone had stuck a wine cork!  E-6000 glue has it held firmly in place.  This is not one of the more desirable brands of lanterns, so I am happy I could give it a new life.  This will be at the cabin tomorrow filled with silk flowers, I just have to decide what color....maybe red, white and blue???  I will try to update with a picture after I put the flowers in it.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Good Bones

    This little dresser had good bones.  Fairly sturdy, with its problems consisting mainly of chips, bumps and bruises
    I decided that staining the body and painting the drawers would look best.  I used the original hardware after being soaked in ketchup(yes, it works very well!).
    The top has been waxed and the drawers coated with poly.  The dimensions are 35/12 tall, 341/2 across the front, and 17 front to back.  It should be at the cabin tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Make overs

 A couple of cute make overs.  I got both of these items at the same sale.  A family was having a huge sale to earn money
for a child's trip to England for a martial arts competition.  I always enjoy spending money for a good cause!  After scrubbing,
and stripping the shelf unit I gave it a coat of red milk paint and then dry brushed it with white milk paint, giving it kind of
an old weathered, red barn type of look.  The dimensions are 29 1/2 inches across the front, 7 inches from front to back, and
32 inches tall.  It could be hung on a wall or placed on top of another piece.  The tray would be great to carry wine glasses,
and if you need some I have those too!  The graphic didn't turn out exactly as I wanted but I stained the tray and then brushed a
very small amount of paint over it to give it an even more aged look. The tray dimensions are 16 inches x 11 inches.
 These will be at the cabin tomorrow.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Blue and rust, does it get any better???

    I have the best job in the world!  I love what I do, from going picking, to painting furniture, to greeting visitors at my cabin at the Farmer's Market.  I am so lucky.  I have friends who know that when they see something old and chippy I will love it.  A friend gave me this vintage toy camper, isn't it great?
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