Showing posts with label modern masters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label modern masters. 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 !!!
Much love,

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A dresser for my bathroom Vanity !

Good morning everyone !!!

Hope the sun is shining in your neck of the's not as warm here as I'd like it to be :(

John says - Funny that the silver dresser never sold?
Suzan says - Well sometimes it happens
John says - I thought that one would fly out the door
Suzan says - So did I
( I never listed it..................couldn't do it )
Suzan says - Well since no one wants it I think I'll use it for the bathroom vanity downstairs
John gets a horrified look on his face - picture this with his British accent please
" A BATHROOM VANITY??????????????????"
" IT'S A DRESSER !!!!!!!! "

He's serious too..............dead serious...............thinks it's absolutely ridiculous.
Dressers are to put clothes in -
They can't be used as Islands or Buffets or VANITIES - they're meant for clothes.

John says - Why don't you ask your readers what they think of the idea - because you don't listen to me
Suzan says -Half the bloggers out there have dressers for vanities !!!
Suzan says - Sandy ( a friend of ours ) has one and you told them you loved it !!!
John says - Well theirs looks like a vanity

I can't win - I keep trying and I. JUST. CAN'T. WIN.


If everything goes according to plan ( but you know what they say about that right?  " all well laid plans
always often go awry " ) we should be renovating the downstairs bathroom in the fall.

As economically as I can.

And part of that plan will be using this dresser

Using a dresser as a bathroom vanity

 as a vanity.............

It already has a fitted glass top - so would just have to have it cut out for the drain

I'm thinking of going entirely white - floors - wall tiles - and perhaps have a chandelier instead of regular bathroom lighting - put some glam in there :) and a couple of wall sconces  to match
Love these ones from Thomasville -

And I could always add a little drama with shades

I'd love to up the ante and include a towel warmer while I'm at it -

And that's the way my brain works - we have 7 rooms still to finish - and I'm dreaming of bathrooms.

(If anyone is looking for instructions on how to turn a dresser into a vanity - this is a great site
 for it ! )

A lot of you will remember this dresser ( I did it over a year ago ) but for those of you that don't here's what it looked like when I picked it up............

and if you'd like to see the first 2 transformations you can see them HERE lol - because this one was
Once - Twice - Three times a lady.................finally painted with Modern Masters Pewter - just brushed on with 3 coats of water based polyurethane for protection

Have a wonderful day all -
I'm scurrying to finish a custom job - will try to post photos tomorrow :)

Love ya

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