Monday, December 8, 2014

French Garden Sign

Well I know it's the holiday season but I live in Florida. We don't have snow and much cold weather maybe that's why this project came to mind over the weekend when it was still about 80 degrees in December. Don't be jealous we are expecting cooler weather the rest of the week- highs in the 60's which will be a welcome change.

On to my quick- but somewhat Spring time project.

Recently I have acquired a few sewing tables from flea markets and garage sales. For the repurpose of this one I used the flip top to make the sign. The rest of the table will be getting a new flat top to be turned into a desk/side table. Stay tuned for this project.

I painted the top with Farmhouse Paint in Willow Green. It was the last little bit left in my can. I love this paint. It is a chalk paint that requires no prep, sanding or waxing! Have you tried it yet??

Normally I would't use an expensive paint for signs but it was the bottom of the can which I added a little water to to stretch it to get a few completed.

After drying I sanded the sign then applied my stencil design in black.

When all was dry again I lightly sanded with a 220 grit paper to age the print.

I attached a bread pan to the bottom and some chain to the hinges for hanging.

I added wooden roses for now but you could always plant a few real flowers.

This is a perfect sign for your fence, garden or inside your home.

I hope to share the rest of the sewing cabinet makeover soon.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mrs. Norris Gets A Makeover

Last weekend at a neighborhood garage sale one of the items we bought was this cute little end/ night table.

She was the perfect size and in pretty good shape, except for the sticker on the front. But that did give her a name. I often see other bloggers naming their furniture pieces. Do you?? 

She got a good cleaning and the sticker came off easily using Citra-Solv which I purchased for another project that did not turn out so well. I originally got it to transfer graphics but just ended up with a black blob. The good part is it smells wonderful and it a great all purpose cleaner (My Opinion).

She was then painted Duck Egg by Annie Sloan, distressed and waxed.

By far this was the fastest makeover I have ever done.

The top and shelf area were just lightly sanded, re-stained and sealed with Poly.

I like the contrast with the painted and dark wood.

Her original knobs were used as well.

I love the distressed look and it was the perfect finishing touch for Mrs. Norris.

She is now in her new home at The Coop Antiques in Oviedo.

We are excited for the opportunity to have another booth location.

Please stop by in person and LIKE them on Facebook.

Mrs. Norris would love to go home with you.

Thank for stopping by, 

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