Saturday, February 21, 2009


This is an old ashtray that my mom had, I took the handle off, painted it black and distressed it. The candle I dipped for more of a old world look. The greenery is from a specialty shop. This made a great accessory for my desk.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Antique Frame And Picture

It is late, but I couldn't stand it!! I had to post this great find. I have been sitting at a auction for 4 hours and finally I bought this picture. Check out this frame no damage, the picture has a small place at the top. I wanted an antique oil painting of sheep in a pasture, but not in my budget.

Antique Table To French Desk

Well here is the desk, It is a antique table that I thought would make a wonderful desk. It took 3 men and myself to get it up the stairs,very heavy piece. When I got this it look like something that came from grandmother's house, but when I painted it black and distressed it, instant FRENCH. It also has a hidden leaf under it so I can make it bigger. Instead of a polyurethane I used a wax rub, love the results. Don't pass up those old tables, they make a wonderful desk.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Spin On A Grapevine Wreath

I thought I would show you a spin on a grapevine wreath. This was fun to make, you could add anything you like to the wreath, you also could use any type of container. I love to shop at a specialty shop in my area for all the flowers and greenery.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More Decorating

This is what I have so far on one side of the room. It looks better if you can see it all together. I had purchased these lamps when I had my store and I liked them so much I keep them. I like how the brown breaks up all the black. Next will be the desk, rug, corner cabinet and accessories.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Painted Mirror And Vintage SuitCase

The mirror is an antique I bought at an auction. I forgot to take a before picture, just imagine it gold. I distressed this mirror so some of the original gold would show. The suitcase is vintage, it was cream and I wanted it to look more like an old leather case. Don't know if it looks like leather, but it looks like the old travel look I was going after.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Office Chair

This is going to be my office chair. It is a antique chair, and I love the tufted look with the french legs. I had purchased this chair back a few months ago and now I have a purpose for it. Yes this is another thrifty find $15.00.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Before And After

Before and after pictures of the chair. I decided I liked the cover on the seat, but I might change it. The cover matches the distressed finish on the painted piece. I painted the chair and distressed it lightly, I like furniture with a little distress look. So far I have two pieces, next will be the mirror and for my desk, I have a antique table that will be painted.