Friday, March 30, 2012

painted accents

I was tired of some of my accent pieces. I still loved something about each piece BUT wanted to refresh them.

spray painted and then hand painted for a unique finish and texture

painted turquoise and then distressed and the side plaques are lightly brushed over with yellow ASCP in Arles

turquoise with sea blue and antiques (was a trio of mirrors that were gold, I removed the mirrors)

hand painted yellow ASCP in Arles and aged with some stain rubbed on and off (was a putty stone colored resin wall plaque)

turquoise and distressed (were black and brown)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

restoring a 100 year old buffet

For the life of me I cant find the before picture. SORRY. when it was delivered I had not seen it in person. It was much larger and much more beat up than I anticipated. An antique Jacobean buffet is 6' long and is circa 1912.

She had melted crayon  on her, stickers inside and a skyline high school late library's notice from 1952 in the main drawer. she was wobbly and overall drab. I scraped out the goo, tightened her up and then cleaned it with white vinegar and hot water. I then lightly sanded down some scraped up areas, broken or cracked places and rough places. I cleaned it again after.

Then I applied restore-a-finish. It goes on like an oily rub on stain. it soaks in and does not get gooey or sticky. I did two coats and rubbed it in like I was polishing it. over night I left it with a plastic tarp over it.

Better than new beautiful! She has a broken knob as her only flaw now.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

cedar chest

Many people have one laying around. Passed down from a grandmother or aunt. The antique cedar chest. Nothing screams dated like one of these babies. I refinished one of my two chests when I did my master furniture. I wanted the wood to peek through and wanted to make the chest amazingly beautiful.

I sanded it down, wiped it well and then painted it with Valspar enamel and a cheap brush. I worked fast with fast light strokes. I went right over the hardware and layered on the coats swiftly and lightly. It really is very pretty and 100% better than it was before. I put layer of satin poly on the tap where the dog likes to jump up to get on and off of the bed. I did nothing to the inside.

I have another one that is in terrible shape. Not sure what I will do with that one.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

horizontal trim-Tiffany Blue laundry room

AND....a pop of orange.

let's start with the perfect Tiffany Blue paint color shall we.

BEHR Ultra 8 oz. Gray Morning Interior/Exterior Paint Tester # 490F-4

Then lets get a big 5" MDF primed board and lay it horizontally to create a casual, finished look.

I had some challenges in the room that i identified and planned the project around from the beginning.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

ASCP dinette froom 1922

For forever I have wanted to refinish a dinette set. The set I found was from 1922. It had only 4 chairs with cane backs. It had two leaves.

Monday, March 19, 2012

hook bar towel rack

SO we had a problem. Our towel bars kept coming loose. One finally gave way and broke off.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

ASCP Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I have several pieces that I am working on currently for my home. Some are antiques I picked up and some are my own pieces that I want to change the look or color of. ALL are getting ASCP.

I also plan to do a vidoe tutorial on; how to layer with ASCP, apply thicker product, thin out the product, clear wax, dark wax and distress.

        I currently have several colors I am painting with.

French Linen

Primer Red

Old White