Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Easy No Sew Place Mats

For the glue gunner and spray adhesive kinda girl...

A happy accident...I'm at Joanne's and have this "Idaho Potato" burlap and this other kinda elegant looking fabric in my hands. I drop 'em down at the register and they look like they were meant to be together. Elegant meets rustic just look awesome together.

I cut out the black fabric to standard place mat size...14" x 18"....googled that piece of info. Then cut the burlap 12" x 16". I used Loctite Spray Adhesive to put them together. It says it's water and heat resistant...hmmm we shall see when I run them through the washing machine. Added my favorite stencil to the center and done!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Turquoise Drop Leaf Table

This was a favorite flea market find from a few weeks back. Wish I could find the before pic but it is MIA. Love those cottage legs and the drop leaf. Painted turquoise w/ a Minwax Dark Walnut top.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

1930's Head and Footboard

Finally got to this. It's part of a 1930's bedroom set I've been slowly working on.

When I started to prep it, I realized the rails didn't match and were two different sizes in length. I lucked out huge when I found some "new" rails at the flea market for a whopping $5.00.

It was in some pretty rough shape.
But not anymore :)

Here are the other pieces from the set I finished in case ya missed them. I still have the chifferobe/armoire to has some leg issues that are not makin' happy.

This has found a new home in a salon in that!
Hoping someone will buy this and the headboard. I put it on CL and in my Etsy shop...keepin' my fingers crossed.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Spray Painting Mania

In my last post I told you how I was a spray painting new life to junk my wonderful finds. Here are a couple more....

Serious potential here....look at those legs.

Someone missed their reupholstering 101 class.
Love it now!

Plain shutter...
becomes a little shabby coat/towel  rack w/ glass knobs found at Michaels.

Oh and I made these chocolate chip cookie dough truffles that are all over Pinterest. They're for my daughter, Michelle, who will be 16 tomorrow. How very Martha of me!

Wishing you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving~Peace to you!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Spray Paint and Fabric

A quickie....I spent last night digging up neglected "stuff" lingering in my garage. I pulled out the spray paint and got many little things accomplished. I'll show you the rest another time. Love how this turned out though.
From el cheapo to...

El Chico!
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Friday, November 18, 2011

French Chair and a Little Gesso

Check out this chair...those carvings, the curvy legs. This was a must have and the woman selling wasn't movin' on the price.....this does not make happy. Negotiating is one of my favorite parts of shopping at the flea market and some simply suck the joy out of it.

Many of my bloggy friends have asked me what color blue gray I use. It's my go to color. I just love it. Love how it takes on a different color depending on the lighting.....dark room appears bluer, light room then grayer. I just mix up some oops paint. A little gray, some blue and white if ya want to lighten it up a bit. I added gesso to this white ala Villabarnes style. It gives the paint a kinda flat look. Oh and I was curious what gesso was made from and guess what??? Chalk...but ya didn't hear it from me, ha! So put away your plaster of paris and sodium carbonate my cheap friends Ladies and give this a try.

OK, back to the chair....gettin' a little chat happy over here...

Isn't she lovely, isn't she wonderful (insert Stevie Wonder voice) 'cause ya don't want to hear me singing it, trust me on this.

And now for a little photo overkill...

Happy weekend!

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