Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Graphite and Old White

Isn't this the cutest little cabinet? Not sure what it was used for back in the day but it has great lines and carved appliques and a great price tag. It also had warped drawers that needed replacing, a missing beautiful handle and pulling veneer. Hence the price.

 I scrubbed it w/ TSP and painted it in Graphite and Old White. The lower drawer holes were patched up w/ Quik Wood and a new center hole drilled. The carvings on the sides were dry brushed in Old White and the original top drawer pulls got a silver gilding wax treatment. I made this by mixing AS clear wax and Martha Stewart's silver gilding paint. I'm cheap but we already established that.

  I have to tell you, I really love how she turned out. I could see this being used as an over sized nightstand in a Paris themed bedroom, as an entry table or even for a small flat screen tv.

                                                   Thanks for visiting, Sue

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Lazy Blogger

Wow...it has been a long time! Happy 2013 to all of you! More than anything I wish you peace in the new year. Peace is huge.

  So, I've been busy and blogging hasn't been very high on the priority list. I've been focusing on my Etsy shop. Sales were pretty slow in December and I'm hoping they'll pick up in the new year. 

 I'd like to share with you a few of my favorite latest furniture redos. I am obsessed and sometimes I think I'm letting other parts of my life get away from me. Does anyone else feel like that?

Here we go...

Dusty but super cute. Add a little ASCP in Old White...

This dresser is one of my favorites. It was a fantastic flea market find circa 1920's.

I refinished the top in dark walnut and painted the body in French Gray.

 I had this shapely coffee table laying around for a while. Coffee tables are hard to sell for me. They're pricey to ship so I usually put them on Craigslist.

 I listed it in my Etsy shop but then decided maybe I'll keep it for me. It's on reserve until I make up my mind. It's awfully cute and goes nice in my family room.

 Lastly a dated gold mirror that I dry brushed w/ Paris Gray and dark waxed. I like to add mineral spirits to dark wax so it goes on more like a glaze. That's just my personal preference and what I'm used to.

Peace to all of you in the new year! 

Thanks for popping in...... Sue 

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