Showing posts with label appliques. Show all posts
Showing posts with label appliques. Show all posts

Monday, June 30, 2014

Metallic end table makeovers!

Good morning everyone !

Last week we picked up ( or were given I should say ) these really pretty end tables when we purchased a
head and foot board.

I was overwhelmed with this girl's generosity - and we needed a couple of these badly for our bedroom!

They were in excellent shape - but the wood just wasn't for me

I primed them before painting them ( this is not like Chalk Paint - you really have to prime first )

 and got out my Modern Masters ( ME 150 Silver )  and went to town

end table makeover - metallic silver

Pretty lines but just a little boring, no?

I remembered I still had these from Michaels ( purchased these a long time ago to embellish a door
Door with Annie Sloan's signature
They're meant for scrapbooking I suppose but make really cute furniture appliques !

And the great thing is that they have adhesive on the back - so you can try them out before adding them permanently!

Yep, these will be staying permanently - just the right little touch don't you think?

DIY metallic furniture

I'll be putting a couple of coats of water based polyurethane on tomorrow because this paint definitely needs it - but I just love their metallic colors!

DIY end table makeover

Since the tables were free - and I had the paint and the appliques - this was a cost free project

Here you can see why I needed SMALL endtables for either side of the bed - and sorry but I can't make the bed today - it's too hot to even contemplate doing it lol
I have to pick up a couple of lamps - these look a little ridiculous - still trying to find the perfect wall sconce with swing arm lamps.

By the light....................of the silvery moon ( which reminds me - I went skinny dipping at midnight a couple of nights ago )  Probably won't ever do it again - but it was soooooooooo hot and really I just went out to sit and try to cool off a little - and there sat this glistening pool - and so I kind of slinked out of my nightie and quickly slinked into the pool.
And did a few laps - by the light.............of the silvery moon ( quite literally )

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone - and a very happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians

I'm extremely proud and very grateful to have been MADE IN CANADA !!!
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

A country vignette

I have my eyelids propped open with paint brushes ( Purdy ) trying to get this post out because I don't think I'll have the time tomorrow to actually sit for too long -

I don't think I ever posted the photo of this dresser - so here is the before ( it's the photo from Craigs list so not the best - as if mine are LOL ) 

it's a good solid antique piece but had none of the usual character these old pieces have - so had to add some on my own - and I'm not even sure it works - sometimes appliques can kind of look " forced " and not natural to the piece at all, right?

and I definitely posted the photo of this

The dresser did not come with a mirror - and none of the ones I had looked right - so I painted these 2 pieces as a set - using ASCP Pure white and Paris gray
Oh and I have such a great tip for you - for those of  you that use Pure white you know it does not cover in one coat like the other colors right? Sometimes it even takes 3 coats and this is expensive paint - so what I do now is I put 1 coat on first - and then I use a coat of Behr Ultra White Flat on top - and if it needs a 3 coat - at least I'm only using the ASCP twice.........................

The shelf has hooks to hang on the wall - but I kind of like it sitting on the dresser  - I've include the rocker because they're all painted the same colors and am going to try to sell it as a set.
Doesn't the applique look a little weird on the middle drawer?  I had to put it there though because there was an engraved design on that drawer and this covered it..................

It was already painted silver ( I literally took it off the wall in the dining room to put it on the dresser ) so I just dry brushed it with white...........
And once again I used my back plates to add a little pizazz - and glass knobs

this is how the back plates look by the way before I spray painted them

home depot in case you're interested - great value at 1.99 each - 

then I snuck into the bedroom to get a basket and tray to " stage " because I simply cannot wait until the morning - and very quietly began to sneak back out - and walked right into the door that had closed behind me when I went in ( ^&%&*$ crooked victorian flats - the doors never stay open!!! ) waking John up - 
and trust me, some conversations simply cannot be repeated.
But my nose feels like some damage was done - lol

Looks ridiculous actually doesn't it, lol - definitely was not worth waking him up for, poor guy.
But it does hide the fact that I didn't put the handles in the bottom drawer.  It's all smoke and mirrors with me.

Reve - ( dream ) probably what he was in the middle of doing

and definitely what I SHOULD be doing ......................since it's 2.30 in the morning

I have to finish this tomorrow morning - and get it listed for sell - the house is getting crowded again!

Oh and one last question - I'm really curious if this happens to anyone else - sometimes when I plug the camera in - the screen pops up and tells me there's nothing to download - when I've just taken photos!
Tonight it happened 4 times before they finally uploaded.
I wanted to take the camera and smash it into the wall - ( but that's not me talking - that's the menopausal seriously sleep deprived manic mama speaking ) 

I took a sleeping pill 2 hours ago - and it's definitely working now.  ( I know they aren't good for you - but they are definitely the lesser of 2 evils at this stage in my life ) 

Good night, sleep t...........................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


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