Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New adventure...Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Part 1

Hello Crafty Friends!!!

Today I will be stepping out of my box and learning something new.  Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I am going to a free workshop at The Red Door Antiques & More  I am soooo excited!!! I already started working on my old bedroom furniture which will be the new guest bedroom furniture.  :)

I wanted to have a darker top, and tried using just the dark wax, but it wasn't exactly what I was looking for.  Then I remembered I had left over Rustoleum Furniture Transformations from my daughters tables project here.  That was the color I was looking for and since all I was doing is the tops I had plenty for this project.

So here I will share the before and then after the workshop today, I will come home with supplies and get started chalk painting and antiquing and will share when I am finished.  Did I mention how excited I am!?!?

I got this bedroom set at a consignment shop many many years ago.  They looked
a lot nicer back then.  LOL!

You can see the wear and tear on the front night stand.  The back
one looked pretty much the same before I tried just the
dark was alone.


Just using the dark wax.  Not the look I was going for, but
if I was just cleaning it up I think it would work
just fine.
My leftover Rustoleum

I followed the directions, and skipped the glazing
process which is optional before I
put on the final protection coat.
My daughters tables from last year still look great so
I am very happy with this product.  Kind of pricey but since
I see I can use it on more projects worth it. 
These are the pulls I got from Overstock.com
Hint-buy when you get the email coupon for 10% off after you set up
an account.  I only paid
$49.74 for 25 pulls.  That was the cheapest I found.
OK, well I better get...workshop starts in 30 minutes!!!!  I'm soooo exciiiiited!!  Oh yeah, I think I mentioned that.  ;) lol

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Happy First Birthday Card....

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today's birthday card share is one I made with the new The Stamps of Life stamp set candles4birthday.  I love, love, love this set.  Plus, it came in just in the nick of time for Hunter's first birthday!!  I thought the sentiment was very fitting.  :)

I am a Die Hard Member at The Stamps of Life, so my stamp set came with a matching die set.  Click on the link and check out how you can become a member too!

Here is the card...

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Re-purpose old patio chairs...

Hello Crafty Friends!

My daughter has been looking for some patio chairs, but she didn't want just any old patio chair, she wanted some with an old school vintage like look.  My mother in law has had these chairs outside on the side of her house for as long as I can remember (30+ years) and years ago I had asked her about them.  We never sat in them as I can recall and she said she didn't have any plans to use them, so I snagged them.

They are rusted through and through so I wasn't able to do too much to them, the metal tubing was literally flaking off in my hands if I pressed too hard and the bolts were so rusted on there that I was afraid of making a total mess of it.  They are sturdy enough to sit on though and the arms just have a few rusty holes in them so I just scrubbed them up and put on a few coats of paint. (Shabby chic right?!) They probably won't get much use anyways, more of an decorator item for her cute little patio.  :)

When my husband was young he had welded some braces on one of the chairs as they were showing some metal fatigue way back when.  So they had sentimental value for him.  :)  

So there you go Chels...a up cycled family heir loom.  :)  Enjoy!!

Now off to find a cute table.  :)

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