Thursday, June 9, 2011

Past projects in the here and now!

 China cabinet before:
China cabinet after.
Hubby and I picked this jewel up at the Goodwill for $35 like, literally, New Year's Eve.  Unfortunately, you are missing a glimpse of the glamorous puke teal green that covered it's true glory.  It's a miracle I continued this "therapy"; this piece should have killed it for me, but it didn't.  We spent a day stripping it and then it sat for about a month til I decided it was time to tackle it.  Oh yeah, in the interim I kinda learned how to paint furniture.  On small cheap stuff (not cheap quality!)  Here are some more pics of the after.  Please forgive the setting.  We live in an apartment and I work on our little patio.  Maybe I'll post pics of the day that the "Hoarders" show could have showed up and we couldn't have said no.

Yes, it was missing the door.  The side glass is that concave (or convex?  don't want to be anal and go refresh my definition) glass that sounds hollow when you tap it.  It's cool.

This half table was a practice piece.  It came from the ReStore for like $3.  Was not pretty before, but I did not take before pics. Yea!  I have before and after for the coffee table.  This one was fun painting inside in January!

Once again, no before pic.  Yes, I'm learning.  Never been much of a camera person, so I just go to work!  This was a deep pinky toned dark red stain.  Sanded and sanded and sanded some more.  Made a great base color for distressing, though.  Used the wooden pulls-just sprayed them with ORB and bam!  Set it off!

Our first farm table and we don't have a pic to show off the top!  Grrrrr!  Painter's dropcloth covered seats (hubby's idea).
Thought I would share some of what we have done (what pics we actually have) and get caught up!  Still have more to share from items already sold and gone, then we can be current (like grown-up bloggers do!)  I will share our story and pictures of the CUTEST CAT IN THE WORLD later, but here is a preview pic of the CCITW.
Do not look in the background, please!
Like father, like daughter!

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1 comment:

  1. Hey Carol! What beautiful work you do! Those pieces look like something old and French - and just delicious! :) Thanks for becoming a new follower of my little blog. And yes, it was hard leaving the lake....but the peace and quiet we have here on the farm is soooo worth it! :)

    xoxo laurie