Friday, February 22, 2013

Table Revival

In January I came across this table with four chairs and 2 leaves.  I don't usually go out looking for projects that take up so much room and take such a long time to complete. It was a great deal and had such potential that I decided to go with it.  The top was in really bad shape.  I have to say that my husband was a real trooper on this one. The table was heavy and was hard to move.  I love the colors on this one. I think I will be using it on some things for my living room in the near future.  I wanted a spring green for the base.  I had a lot of green paint left over from another project, but it was too bright, so I toned it down with some white.  The top was painted with a creamy white that I use all the time. After it was all distressed and waxed I went back over it with a dark wax.  The table top has a couple of coats of poly on it since it will be used a lot.

The table was missing a cooper tip on the foot.  I was able to  find a piece of copper and shape another one.  I then aged it with a solution I had bought for another project.  

The  chairs were painted in the cream color with a small green detail in the center.  The fabric is a striped with a linen look to it.  It all went on sale Thursday at Lavon's in Henderson.  Thanks for checking it out.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Little Help From My Family

My family has always been a great encouragement to me in my artistic pursuits.  They are one of my greatest blessings.  My Father has brought me some of the best things in my shop to repurpose.  He has a great little shed behind his house that I love to go and look through.  On a trip about 6 months ago he picked up the base to this lamp and wanted to know if I wanted it.  Well, of course I did.  It wasn't much to look at then. I brought it home and decided to play around with it.  It has a mercury glass look to it, but some of the clear glass shows through.  Unfortunately I didn't take a before picture.  This was the best picture I had of it in the shop and since it sold last month it will have to do.  I enjoyed working on it and was sad to see it go, but very happy it found a home. 

Another great piece he brought me was this little writing desk someone had discarded.  I enjoyed working on it so much.  It is now at my booth at Lavon's.  

The top was in good enough shape to be stained a little darker and waxed.  I painted the base, waxed and distressed it a little.

I decided to do something a little different on this one and had this great paper with handwriting on it.  I decoupaged it to the drawer fronts.  Thankfully the original hardware was still with the desk and I was able to reuse it.  The whole desk was sealed with a coat of wax.  Looking forward to finding it a good home in the future.  Thanks Dad!  Hope you have a good day.  Thanks for checking it out.  

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