Friday, January 31, 2014

Distressed Farmhouse Table with a Glaze

So I just finished up this gorgeous Farmhouse Table set and it's now at the shop waiting for a home!  

 I painted the table and bench and two chairs in a creamy white, and heavily distressed them.  Then after I sprayed one coat of lacquer over it all, I glazed it with the same brown I used on the table and bench top, making sure to leave it in all the nooks and crannies!  I rubbed off most of the rest.  The glaze is a little heavier than these pictures let on, but my camera has a hard time capturing that!! 

I wanted to include some color with this set, so I opted for a neat minty green for the two accent chairs.  I painted them in Martha Stewart's Sea Glass, and then distressed them.  Next I rubbed the same brown glaze that I used on the rest of the set, leaving on quite a bit.  By doing this step, I was able to give the chairs more or a minty green verses aqua blue.  I LOVE how they turned out and how they add some fun character to the table set! 


I also built this custom bench to provide some good seating.  I have been building a lot of custom benches for people that already have tables, and for mudrooms, etc.  This bench is called Vintage.  I never expected to have a custom bench business, but I'm loving the work and all the different looks I get to match!  It's pretty fun :)  

Thanks for looking!!  Have a wonderful day! xo

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Antique Vanity in Green with a White Glaze..

Hello everyone and happy Thursday!  Today is the first day in a couple weeks that the sun is shining!  And I am feeling so blessed to finally see it again!  I am definitely a sunny weather girl!  And the temp being in the 80's all year long, well, I could live with that.. pretty easily in fact.  But here in Idaho, this is not a realistic situation ;)  Let's just say, I'm counting the days to Spring and more sunshine!!

I recently purchased this old vanity, and came up with a fun revamp idea.  I went for something simple but with a little character {at least I hope that's what I accomplished!}.  I decided upon a green base and cream drawer fronts.  

I thinned down my cream paint with a little water, and then did a white wash glaze to the whole dresser, including the bare wood top.  


It was a really simple piece to work with, and wasn't too time consuming.. Don't you love an easy piece like that every once in awhile?  I DO!!  Have you had any fun and easy projects lately?  I'd love to see some of them.  Feel free to link to it in your comment.  I hope you all have a blessed day!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Secretary Hutch/Desk - Dated to Timeless!

Well happy new year everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely holiday season!  I took some time off from the blogging world and thought I would come back and start this new year off right with this lovely piece I just finished!  This old mahogany secretary was screaming out my name at a garage sale this past summer!  I honestly had the hardest time trying to decide which way I wanted to go with it, as far as colors go.  I had thought about that really pretty robins egg blue and cream or a darker teal and cream.. But I opted for this timeless combination of grey and cream.  And I'm so happy I did!  I think this piece is stunning and wish I had a place for it in my home!!  But I don't. ;)  So away to my shop it went!

It boasts ball and claw feet all the way around!  So gorgeous!

 As you saw in the above before picture, this secretary had glass in the doors, but I replaced it with chicken wire to give it a French Country appeal.  I coated the chicken wire using a combination of Rust-oleum Hammered in Copper and Brown.  I LOVE the way it turned out!  It looks so classy with the grey and cream.

I guess that sums up my old dated secretary transformation!  I hope you are inspired to create or transform something!!  Have a wonderful and blessed day, and thanks for stopping by!