Monday, February 20, 2012

Damask and Turquoise

I just finished changing up my bathroom in this combo and love it. OK maybe went a touch bright on the walls....ugh. I mixed up some of the left over wall paint w/ some oops paint and came up w/ this color that I just love. So wish the walls were this color :(  Anyway, it inspired me to do up this French Provincial nightstand in the damask and turquoise combo.

I had a set similar to this growing up. It was huge in the late 60's early 70's when it was all about the Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, shiny orange and green floral wallpaper in the kitchen w/ avocado appliances and upholstered seats covered in thick plastic.....misty watered colored memories.

Who new the 70's could look so good. Neil Diamond~love him and Mike Wolfe too. Time for pickers!

Doesn't this pedestal table go perfectly w/ the nightstand? I love them together.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Turquoise and Glaze

Anyone else who feels the need to glaze? It just makes a huge difference from a flat finish to a fantastic finish especially when there are carved areas that should pop and not get lost. I found this beauty of a dresser on CL a while back. The carvings on it are amazing! The disaster of a garage in the background not so much.

There were a couple of carved pieces missing so I used this method to replace them.

Usually I glaze the entire piece but this one I decided just to highlight the carved areas and recessed trim with glaze.

Love what glazing does.

I really love this one. The wood top is so pretty and happily didn't take long to remove the old stain. I gave it a fresh coat of Minwax Dark Walnut. The paint color was a concoction of oops paints left over paint from my new bathroom color. I'll post about that soon....changin' up the bathroom on the cheap.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Sea Glass Aqua Vanity

HELP ME! OK, that said as I sit here fooling around on a Friday night w/ my blog layout. Yours all look so nice and mine is lacking. I finally figured out the collage thing but how do I make them smaller....not so in your face. They are so in your face, you know what I mean???

This was a  great CL find. I picked up this and a 1930's dresser w/ tiara mirror. Somehow we managed to squeeze all of the pieces into my Pilot. It wasn't easy but somehow we did it!

Placing the mirror into the vanity nearly killed me. I can't believe how heavy this thing is. I finally got wise and removed the hinges then placed the center piece in and reattached the sides.

I painted it a pretty shade of aqua that I mixed up from some oops paint then glazed it in charcoal to tone it down.

I listed it in my Etsy shop and hope it moves quickly unlike the buffet that you can see in the first pic that has long overstayed its welcome.

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