Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Vaseline Trick

I love the chippy look of furniture and couldn't wait to try out Kim's vaseline trick. If you aren't familiar w/ Kim, well she does some awesome furniture redo's over at A Brush of Whimsy

I found this awesome dresser at the flea market....$ finds are my favorite! Some of the casters were missing so I just yanked them all off.

Mixed up some blue paint....really wanted it to be a little grayer but that always seems to happen to me. Primed w/ Kilz spray primer 'cause I'm lazy and just want to get down to painting. I put down the vaseline before I primed and was careful around those areas when I painted. Won't get into a big long explanation of the vaseline trick 'cause Kim has already done that for you. Check her out! Sanded the top down and stained w/ Minwax Dark Walnut.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Plank Pine Table

Quick and easy....I needed a side table to go w/ my new beachy family room. This was a freebie....LOVE FREE.. who doesn't? Sanded off the top and restained w/ Minwax Dark Walnut. Painted w/ an oops white, distressed and lightly glazed w/ dark walnut.

Just love the rustic plank top furniture!
Happy Monday!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Shutter Upcycled

Shutters remind of quaint cottages in beach towns where someday I hope to find myself living. But for now, I am stuck in suburbia. I found a few at a garage sale and sprayed this one blue. Not the blue I was going for but it was the only one on the garage shelf. I dry brushed it w/ white to tone it down and sanded to give it a more weathered look. Painted the words, the sea, while watching the Republican debates last night. Yup, who would have figured me for a girl into politics... my soon to be poly sci major son can take credit for that.
A starfish was added 'cause I just love them!

One more time...I want a beach house....someday :)

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Boogieboard Cottage

Transformation Thursday

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Decorative Painting Not So Pretty

I found this when I scored the big haul at the flea market a few weeks back. It was loaded w/ white paint and embellished w/ a poor attempt at decorative painting. It got a good stripping w/ Citrastrip which BTW was a huge pain in the ass you know what.

The top had the same pretty floral motif as the shelf. The legs were adorned w/ this garland like thingie.
After the big boring somewhat therapeutic stripping....I stained the top w/ Minwax Dark Walnut, painted it w/ a pretty blue oops paint, distressed and used the stain again on the distressed areas. Ahhhh much better!

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Transformation Thursday

Boogieboard Cottage

Keeping It Simple

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Little Pink Nightstand

As usual in NJ, we went from no Spring to the humidity and heat of Summer. And my frizzy hair is the proof :) Makes for no fun painting in the garage :( So I brought this nightstand inside for a final coat of pink paint.

It was in great shape except for the heavy coat of black paint on the top.
My daughter, Michelle, has a paint stripping obsession, lucky me!

Sanded, primed, painted pink and now she is ready for a little girl's room.

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 Beyond The Picket Fence