Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
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.
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
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
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
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
Sunday, February 15, 2009
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.