Wednesday, July 20, 2011

French Bistro Sign

I love this little $2 find....reminds me of an old tavern sign...complete w/ beer tabs as the hardware for hanging. I kid you not. Someone was quite resourceful.

I dry brushed on some white to give it a weathered look and painted the lettering in Wrought Iron then sanded it down to tone it down. I used a freebie font site and  my projector to enlarge the font. I had the stencil laying around and it seemed to go perfectly w/ the Frenchy Message.

Ohhh La la!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mirrors, Mirrors and Little Table

I have been busy, busy over here. The beginning of last week unpacking from our Boston trip then packing for our happy 2 week beach trip. As much as I LOVE it here, I miss painting and projects when I'm away. So, I scrounged around the garage for a couple of small items to change up while away.

In between the packing and unpacking, I've been working on a few things...a couple of mirrors and a little vintage table. Should have saved the mirrors for the trip.
Love the scrolls but the gawdy gold had to go.

A little turquoise paint and metallic silver followed by black glaze.

Another gold beauty.

Just a little peek because all the full mirror pics looked washed out.

I love these little demi lune tables.

Off to the bakery for some yummy crumb cake and buttered rolls then parking it on the beach! Buttered rolls are a must at the Jersey Shore. Snookie however, is not.
Have a great week and stay cool, it's going to be a hot one!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Drop Leaf Table

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. I spent mine in Boston for my son's college orientation. He will be going to Northeastern but studying his first semester in Ireland. I'm nervous about him being so far away but hear Ireland is a wonderful place. Has anyone ever been? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Now onto this cute drop leaf table. The guy selling them had 2 and I was an idiot and only grabbed one. If I told you what I paid for it, you would say I'm an idiot too.
I started sanding and then remembered to take a pic.

Restained in walnut and painted my favorite shade of blue then glazed in charcoal.

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