Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Painted Chair

My children really need to start their own blog!
It seems more and more often I post projects that they have created. This is another one of those posts.

My daughter, Carrie, wanted this chair for her room...
 Really?!!!
I asked her what in the world she was going to do with it. Of course, she's like her mother and can't leave anything alone!
She said she was going to paint it.
I'm not one to stifle creativity, so of course I bought it for her.

Here's the finished product...



It turned out fantastic!


She used acrylic paint and watered it down just a tiny bit.
I'm sure fabric paint would work also.
I shared this on Facebook and someone told me that you can wax over it to soften up the paint a little. It is a little stiff, but then again, so are wooden chairs, so it doesn't bother Carrie. And it's her chair after all!

So, if you have a chair and are afraid to try upholstery...
paint it!
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Friday, July 11, 2014

Home Decor Score At America's Mart

I was at the Atlanta Merchandise Mart a couple of weeks ago when I ran into a friend. She was working at one of the showrooms doing inventory in preparation for the Gift Show that started today. She told me to make sure I stopped by that showroom because they had a lot of items at 70% off of wholesale! Please, twist my arm!
I bought a lot of items from them, but my favorite was this pair of metal cloches. They were originally $25 wholesale for the set.
 Have you done the math?
70% off of wholesale means that I got them for $7.50 for the pair!!!

I decided to keep one and sell the other. Although I'll probably wish I had kept them both! Oh well, too late!

For the one that I kept, I added a nest that I found after some trees were cut down at Earth Mama's General Store. It was in great condition and was the perfect size to fit in the larger cloche.

I added 3 little faux eggs to the nest.

So for $3.25 I have a lovely new accessory!


Oh, and I sold the other one for $15! So, technically, I didn't even spend $3.25. That's my kind of shopping!!!
 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Estate Sales, Needlepoint, And Milk Paint



I have found some pretty great pieces of furniture at estate sales lately. I've already shared this estate sale chair that I painted and reupholstered...

I also shared this estate sale find... an antique chest of drawers that I painted with milk paint...

So, while I'm at it, I'd like to share this needlepoint chair from an estate sale...

 Back in my early teens, I loved to do needlepoint. But, I don't think I would have had the heart to let anyone sit on mine! There is so much time and patience that goes into needlepoint. It's a beautiful art form and I wish it would come back into popularity.
I have actually started filling up a small wall in my house from floor to ceiling with framed needlepoint. I hope to share that soon.

So, back to the chair.
 She was a perfectly lovely chair. 
The seat was in great shape. 
The wood was in good condition.
She just seemed tired!
She just needed a little something.
And the something I chose was milk paint.
The color...Bayberry...
It's no secret that I love the chippy finish of milk paint.
A little color was just what the paint doctor ordered!
She no longer looks tired, she looks...

HAPPY!




Here is another small table that I bought at an estate sale. I painted it with milk paint in one of my favorite colors, pumpkin.




Are you an estate sale shopper?
If so, what's you best purchase?



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  Someday Crafts, Sew Much A Do, Ginger Snap CraftsCreations By KaraRae Gun Ramblings, Ivy & Elephants,   Seven Thirty Three The Shabby Creek Cottage, Seven AliveBear Rabbit Bear Crafts, Made In A Day, Katherine's Corner, Redoux, Chic On a ShoestringSimply Sweet Home, The Shabby NestMomnivore's Dilema, Somewhat Simple,   Live Laugh Rowe, Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs Olson, Simply Designing, Truly LovelyThe Cottage Market,  Funky Junk Interiors, BowdabraTatertots & Jello,   Blissful & Domestic, A Vision To Remember, Boogieboard Cottage, Lovely Crafty Home, DIY Showoff, Craft-O-ManiacDIY Home Sweet Home, Under The Table and Dreaming, Keeping It Simple, Homemaker On A Dime, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, The Dedicated HouseLines Across, Coastal Charm, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Sugar Bee Crafts, Chef In Training, Nifty Thrifty Things, Cherished Bliss, A Bowl Full Of Lemons, Me & My Boys, Mad In Crafts, Flour Me With Love, Not Just A HousewifeToday's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie Homework, Kammy's KornerI Gotta CreateThrifty 101 Lamb Around Domestically SpeakingThe Kurtz Corner,     C.R.A.F.T.,  Finding Fabulous, The Answer Is Chocolate, Skip To My Lou, Sumos Sweet Stuff, The Thrifty Home, Or So She Says, Diana Rambles, Adorned From AboveCedar Hill Ranch, Classy Clutter, Flutter Buster, Crafty Texas Girls, Twelve O Eight, Nap Time Creations, The Shady Porch, JoJo And Eloise, Hope In Every Season, The Foley FamHouse Of HoffOur Home Away From Home, Living Well Spending Less, Remodelaholic, A Lived In Home, Flamingo ToesVMG206 Finding Silver Pennies, Mad Cap Frenzy Gingerly MadePink WhenMinnette's MazeMade To Be A Momma Start At HomeLil Mrs ToriHomecomingThe Vintage FarmhousePink Recipe BoxSweet HauteTable For SevenBe BetsyIt Happens In A BlinkOne Dog Woof, 4 You With Love, A Stroll Thru LifeA Bright And Beautiful LifeCrafty Goodies Live Love CreateThe Koenigs CreateBloom Designs,French Country Cottage, Daisy Cottage Designs, Orchard Girls, Elizabeth Joan Designs, The Scoop, Stone Gable, Knick Of Time, Lou Lou Girls


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Monday, June 30, 2014

Anique Chest Of Drawers Makeover With Milk Paint


I know a sweet lady named Brenda who recently lost her mother. When Brenda was preparing for an estate sale of her mother's belongings, she let me come look at what she had before the sale. I bought a lot of items from her including this antique chest of drawers that dates back to the late 1800's.



It was a beautiful and solid piece of furniture, but it had a few issues. The veneer was missing from the top and on a section of one of the doors...


I knew I wanted to paint her, and my paint of choice lately is milk paint. I chose Light Cream from The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company. I love milk paint because it does the distressing for you. I gave her 3 coats of paint and sat back and waited for the magic to happen...

Once the paint started to chip, I used a hotel room key card to gently scrape away the loose paint...



Once I finished this beauty, someone else fell in love with her and she sold in one day!

I'm sure that Brenda will be happy to know that her mother's chest of drawers is now being loved by a new family.





Linking To:
  Someday Crafts, Sew Much A Do, Ginger Snap CraftsCreations By KaraRae Gun Ramblings, Ivy & Elephants,   Seven Thirty Three The Shabby Creek Cottage, Seven AliveBear Rabbit Bear Crafts, Made In A Day, Katherine's Corner, Redoux, Chic On a ShoestringSimply Sweet Home, The Shabby NestMomnivore's Dilema, Somewhat Simple,   Live Laugh Rowe, Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs Olson, Simply Designing, Truly LovelyThe Cottage Market,  Funky Junk Interiors, BowdabraTatertots & Jello,   Blissful & Domestic, A Vision To Remember, Boogieboard Cottage, Lovely Crafty Home, DIY Showoff, Craft-O-ManiacDIY Home Sweet Home, Under The Table and Dreaming, Keeping It Simple, Homemaker On A Dime, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, The Dedicated HouseLines Across, Coastal Charm, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Sugar Bee Crafts, Chef In Training, Nifty Thrifty Things, Cherished Bliss, A Bowl Full Of Lemons, Me & My Boys, Mad In Crafts, Flour Me With Love, Not Just A HousewifeToday's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie Homework, Kammy's KornerI Gotta CreateThrifty 101 Lamb Around Domestically SpeakingThe Kurtz Corner,     C.R.A.F.T.,  Finding Fabulous, The Answer Is Chocolate, Skip To My Lou, Sumos Sweet Stuff, The Thrifty Home, Or So She Says, Diana Rambles, Adorned From AboveCedar Hill Ranch, Classy Clutter, Flutter Buster, Crafty Texas Girls, Twelve O Eight, Nap Time Creations, The Shady Porch, JoJo And Eloise, Hope In Every Season, The Foley FamHouse Of HoffOur Home Away From Home, Living Well Spending Less, Remodelaholic, A Lived In Home, Flamingo ToesVMG206 Finding Silver Pennies, Mad Cap Frenzy Gingerly MadePink WhenMinnette's MazeMade To Be A Momma Start At HomeLil Mrs ToriHomecomingThe Vintage FarmhousePink Recipe BoxSweet HauteTable For SevenBe BetsyIt Happens In A BlinkOne Dog Woof, 4 You With Love, A Stroll Thru LifeA Bright And Beautiful LifeCrafty Goodies Live Love CreateThe Koenigs CreateBloom Designs,French Country Cottage, Daisy Cottage Designs, Orchard Girls, Elizabeth Joan Designs, The Scoop, Stone Gable, Knick Of Time, Lou Lou Girls


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