Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pink and My Baby Turns 15

 I have 2 more of these hangin' around and needed a break from blues and grays. This had some issues. Missing trim which I attempted to replicate with this method which was a big fail. So, I took a hammer and chisel and thought of my ex as I banged the head of the chisel and removed it. Shame but whatcha gonna do? The trim not the ex.

Sanded, primed and painted in an oops shade of pink and added a touch of orange to give it a more coral pink color. Glazed a little in the trim areas and changed out the top pulls to some fun polka dot ones I scored at Home Goods.

            Went to Joanne's and picked out fabric to the line the drawers while my daughter, Julia, her sister, Michelle, and friends celebrated Julia's 15th Birthday at the hibachi place across the street.

There they are pre-habachi and Joanne's. My girls have a great group of GF's . So nice they share the same friends.

Seems they are using my clock table to place the gifts, hmmmm.

I think I love the inside of this more than the outside.

Hope you all have a happy weekend. Gonna be a hot one in NJ!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It's 5:00 O'clock Somewhere!

This table started off a little wobbly. So I carefully pried the legs off, glued and clamped them.
Sturdy and good as new. I painted it in a light coastal turquoise and just wasn't feelin' it. So it sat in the reject pile in my basement.

I saw this very cool sign with a clock face on Pinterest and remembered I had the reject laying around. Happily found The Whimsical Wife who had a great tip on how to enlarge an image without Staples or a printer that has this feature. She also used The Graphics Fairy clock face.

Sanded down the turquoise paint to the bare wood and used graphite paper to trace the image. I used a #4 flat and #1 liner brush to paint on the numbers and clock hands. I traced the hand w/ my liner and then filled it in.

Water down your paint to an ink like consistency and don't freak if it's not perfect. After all, it's hand painting, not a stencil. Good brushes make all the difference.

After I painted the numbers and hands, I stained the top w/ Minwax English Chestnut and painted the table legs black.

Notice the hands are just about pushing 5:00. This was no accident :)

I really got into painting this. It's been a while since I did any kind of detailed painting and I really love how it turned out.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sugar and Spice

Nearly killed myself dragging this down some CL finds attic stairs. Lucky for me I was on false move on my part and I could have squashed him like a bug. I didn't :)

 I mixed up a bunch of oops paints and added a touch of gray to tone down the pink. Love pink but not the in your face kind.

Look at those pretty like dangling earrings.

Now it's ready for a girlie girl bedroom. Please don't linger too long, I need to make some space for my other finds. Available at my Etsy shop.....

Happy weekend and happy junking!

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Vanity and a Bit of Stalking

I just finished this for a woman who lives a couple of towns away from me. The blue she chose was a bit bright and she was concerned it might be from the get go. It was, so I toned it down by mixing in a little black.

This was a CL find, the price was right but the town where it was located has a pretty bad rep. With that in mind, I shoved my pepper spray in my pocket although I knew who I was meeting. You see, I plugged her name into Facebook and sized up the situation...18 year old girl who was in the process of moving. OK a little stalkerish I know.

I really like how it turned out....vintage eclectic. It was fun painting something completely different than I otherwise would have.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Trash Bound!

My "special" friend picked this up for me. Sometimes I ask him to check out stuff in his area for me. I forgot what it cost but I do recall thinkin'....honey, are you kidding me and that will be your last CL run for me. It's been sitting for a while...quite a while. It had three layers of paint...brown, yellow and  black, a weak patch job with some kind of wood putty and the eagle decal.
Hot mess with great bones.

Very nice!

If I have to strip, I use Citristrip. I am not a fan of stripping but had no choice. Thanks, Special Friend!
Stripped, sanded and painted in ASCP Paris Gray. I omitted primer cause ya don't have to with CP but found bleed through after 4 coats of paint.  At that point I primed w/ Zinzer and painted again. I know so many of you are big fans of this paint, I'm not. I think I'll stick with my 50 cent cans of oops paint and glaze from now on

I think I may be PMSing :) Forgive me for being so bitchy opinionated. Am I the only one not on the ASCP bandwagon???

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