Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a very blessed Thanksgiving Day. I will be spending time with family and hope you are able to do the same. Looking forward to a few relaxing days and maybe even a quick trip to the beach!!

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Coastal Colored Curbside Chair

What do you do when you find only one boring brown chair curbside?? You paint it a few bright colors to bring it back to life.I forgot to take a picture before but just imagine this chair brown. You can see it where I rubbed off some paint on the leg.

The only thing wrong with the chair was that some of the wicker was pulled up from one side.
 I was all there so I just re- glued it all down and let it dry overnight. 
The seat did need to be brightened up as well so I painted it bright pink.

This chair was perfect for distressing. So I hand sanded all the wood with 100 grit sandpaper.
The seat was also sanded to remove most of the pink, this I did with my sander also with 100 grit paper.

This chair is perfect for a porch, guestroom or a corner in the house. 

Even though the calender says its fall and almost winter living in Florida it's always on Beach Time.

Maybe that's why I chose the colors I did.

The best part of this makeover it was completely FREE!!

The chair was found curbside and the paint I used was from Ace Hardware free paint day awhile back. 

Have a wonderful week.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Storage Trunk Bench Makeover

It's been awhile since I have a completed project to share. Lately I have been a little scatter-brained and have about 3 to 4 things started but just can't seem to get one done!

So this week I focused on a storage trunk that I got off Craig's List a little while back. It was in good shape, just needing a paint update.

My original plan was to paint it with blues and grays but when I started to sand it I quickly found out that it just wasn't going to happen. Whatever the top coat of white paint that was on this piece was not coming off easily. I applied stripper to help remove the white and underneath the white was an red/orange color of paint.

This is what it looked like after stripping most of the white and light sanding again.

When I worked on the top piece it had a yellow paint under the white.

I liked the old look that the stripping and sanding gave it so I decided to just go with the colors that were already there. So I added a coat of Min-Wax Provincial stain to the painted areas wiping off after about 5 minutes.

The stain darkened  the red/orange paint and gave the truck another layer of color where there was unpainted wood. The corners before and after stained.

The inside of the truck was unfinished wood so I just stained it.


I re-used the hinges but removing the paint and they will rust naturally over time.

I applied Poly- Acrylic to the top and painted areas to protect the finish.

Even though I didn't complete the trunk with the original colors I wanted, I love the finished piece.

The inside stayed a little rough with previous paint drips.

I did purchase a dresser along with this truck. It has the same white paint finish. I'll be working on it soon and can't wait to see the colors it has underneath. Hopefully there won't be to many layers to remove!

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Have a great weekend!!

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