Sunday, March 3, 2013

A couple of changes

I bought the very old lace panel at an estate sale a few years ago, finally got around to repairing it. Lots of sewing to put it back together but I can't even see where I repaired it.  A little skimpy for the bathroom window but I love the look when the sun shines through the window. 

I painted the background of the secretary with ASCP Primer Red. Still can't decide if it's too dark or not. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

No cost coffee filter wreath

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I have seen these coffee filter wreaths around blogland for a while and finally accumulated enough used coffee filters to make my own. Simple, simple, simple!!  A metal hanger twisted to a circle, which was the most difficult part of this project, staple the coffee filters on and added 3 music paper bird cut outs.

I have enough filters left to make another to give away.  Fun, easy project.

Frustrated with Annie Sloan Wax

Anyone else having difficulty with waxing on Graphite?  I painted this 25$ chest with Graphite and used only the clear wax on it, it shows smears when I rub my finger across the surface.  

I have used the wax on Duck Egg Blue and Versaille without any problem. I'm wondering if the different colors absorb the wax differently.  

Have you had trouble with the wax on Graphite?  I would love to know the waxing secrets but hate to pay so much for a lesson at an Annie Sloan workshop.  

I'm paying 35$ a quart, I think the least Annie Sloan can do is have reasonably priced classes.  

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Side of the road dresser find, painted with ASCP

I haven't been able to blog in ages, I finally diagnosed my problem, I wasn't using google chrome.  So, now that I have worked that out I can play catch up.

This is my first ASCP project, part of a bedroom suite that some fool threw out!  I also picked up the armoire,  dressing table and mirror and head and foot board.  Hopefully, I'll be getting to the head and footboard soon, it's the only piece I'm keeping for myself.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Craig's list bonnet top bookcase

I've been going through a drought on CL, nothing striking my fancy till I found this beauty.  She is in the process of being re-incarnated with ASCP...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Another side of the road find

I found this lovely lamp on the side of the road during bulk pickup days, it's seen better days but I knew I could make it shine again.

A few coats of Oil rubbed bronze paint, a new 20$ shade and I have a new lamp! 

Linking up with Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasures.

Monday, April 16, 2012

More bulk pickup side of the road finds.

Cute little table in great shape, the two sides lift up and it's in perfect working condition. Pretty embossed leather top that just needs cleaning.

Neat desk, the top folds down and lies flat, neat little cubbies too. Chair in perfect shape...

And I can't wait to use Annie Sloan chalk paint on this cement statue.

I drove around with my sister yesterday and we filled my truck twice...these are just some of the goodies I brought home!

Linking up to Rhoda's Southern Hospitality treasure party.