Thursday, April 28, 2011

Water and Walnut

I picked up this magazine rack for only $5 at Goodwill. It was a little dusty and beat up but I knew I could give it new life she just needed a little "PPS" primer-paint-stain and that is what I did! Oh the title to my post........I used Sherwin Williams Still Water and Minwax Dark Walnut hence water and walnut. I know it's corny :)

a little distressing

Until the next time!


Transformation Thursday

Fireplace Surround ReStyled

It's finished yeah and oh what a difference a $4.00 can of paint can make. Why in the heck didn't we do it sooner? It has a much more updated look, why not give it a lookie-look!
Here it is Before

The majic of primer and paint

And now the finished project thanks to my husband (he prefers not to be photographed but 'll give him his props).

Domestically Speaking

Monday, April 25, 2011

Table Gets ReStyled

I bought these two tables for $12.50 each I really liked the style and I could see the potential. So I threw them in my Honda Accord and drove away. Isn't it amazing what you can fit in a car when you become completely possessed by a piece of furniture? I'm willing to bet some of you have had the passing thought to leave your child behind in order to get the dresser in the car :) just kidding!  I used Sherwin Williams Still Water for the base coat and then I used Minwax Dark Walnut stain over the blue and I stripped the top back to it's natural wood and stained, poly and then waxed the entire table and there you have it.

I love the look of the wood and having some of it painted and just a titch of distressing.
Until the next time
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The Lettered Cottage

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Craig Delivers Again

 Well actually I had to go pick it up but you "Craiger's" out there no what I mean. I've restyled this table into something to look at :) I'm very pleased with the results. Of course there was a mishap but it's behind me now and I can share my masterpiece with all of you.

I love how it turned out, originally I was just going to paint the table blue but I thought it was just too much. I then decided to glaze the top and bottom shelf I think it's a nice contrast. I used Still Water by Sherwin Willaims.
Have a great day

Savvy Southern Style

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Trials of DIY

Oh what I now know and where do I begin let's start here..........
  • Take your time and pay attention to detail
  • When you think you're done sanding SAND AGAIN
  • Drying time is very important
  • Take lots of before pictures so that you don't repeat the same mistake twice
  • Clean as you go........I hate cleaning up afterwards (treat your workshop just as you treat your kitchen).
  • Read the labels on products being used..........hmmm that would have come in handy once or twice.
  • Tomorrow is another day, so don't sweat it if you're not thrilled with the results, that's why STRIP-EZE  was invented :)
Until next time..........

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Family Room Makeover

Do you remember this?

Now look at it! Tom has been very hard at work :)
The pictures are a little grainy (crappy camera) click on photo to enlarge.

I think it looks a lot better, what do you think? Did you notice the cute doggie in the last picture :) I'm linked to:

Things are in the Works!

It's Thursday and I'm ready for the weekend so that I can getdown to the nitty gritty. I'm working on two projects and they are both coming along quite nicely. I'm getting so much satisfaction from the process of refinishing and painting my pieces. My basement has become quite the disaster area, once the weather becomes warmer the garage will become the disaster area! I really, really want to have a signature color for my work. I'm leaning towards blue/green and then maybe just plain old black but who knows, much too soon to worry about it. It has only been four months since I've started all of this and let me tell you..........I'm amazed at what you can find at Goodwill and The Salavation Army why on earth would anyone buy a new side table, desk, chairs again? There are four dining chairs at The Salavation Army that I would love to have but I don't have a need for them. Have a great day!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Table Restyled

1,2,3 done! Well it isn't that easy. I have a crappy camera so the photos aren't the best. I did a base coat of Valspar Satin Black and then I dry brushed glaze on the entire table and then I used Wipe-On Poly.

All Done


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