Monday, May 6, 2013

What I've Been Working on Recently....And for sale now.

I thought I'd combine a little of what's been keeping me busy along with what I have for sale right now.  If anyone locally is interested in anything, just let me know.  Otherwise, I hope some of these pieces will inspire you to up-cycle something into a great,beautiful piece for your home.

     These cute chairs got a fun makeover to become these light, shapely pieces.  I love the bird fabric, neutral but fun.

     This chair's cute shape just jumped out at me.  It need some real tlc but I knew it could be charming.  I ripped off the old materials, scrubbed it down, gave it a great Annie Sloan distressed finish.  I upholstered it and made a charming, ruffled slipcover for it.  It really softened the look and will look so cute at a desk or as an accent chair.

     I found this great faux bamboo mirror that just needed some freshening up to make it pop.  This peacock-blue color is really fun.  I'm seeing it all over and it looks great with so many different colors.

     This shape was just too fun to pass up.  It was solid and well-made but had really seen better days.  The new color softens it's boxiness a bit and highlights the fun details (like those awesome legs!)

     Once again, the cute shape of these chairs drew me in.  I found three of these and knew they could be fun and unique. The "x-shape" or "curule style" chairs are unique and shapely.  I gave them a nice white finish and upholstered them in a great gray, french script fabric.  

     I found this GIGANTIC frame that was just begging to be turned into a large sign.  But what to paint on it?  I'm seeing a lot of people using this song lyric from the Beatles so I figured, "why no?!"  This really is huge (it's as wide as my couch!!) It's got a great distressed finish and fun arrangement of lettering. Hopefully someone out there has a nice big wall they need filling!

     I found two of these home pediments meant to be used on the exterior of a home.  They are huge, but needed a little dressing up to look like some piece of architectural salvage.  I painted them with about 4 or 5 colors to give some shading and distressing.  I wanted them to feel like something out of the Restoration Hardware or Pottery Barn catalogs.  I just found a wall to display one on, but I'm not keeping them (even though they are so fun and huge.)

     This gorgeous buffet cabinet had a really rough frame, but gorgeous wood drawers.  It seemed the perfect candidate for the two-toned look.  I painted the frame in ASCP's Coco color.  

     I've always seen those dresser sets from the 60's and 70's that had the two vertical mirrors over them.  People have kept the dressers and ditched the mirrors.  I found a solid wood pair that I could see painted to look like those expensive, antique turmeau mirrors.  Many colors later, they looked awesome and sold so fast!  I was sorely tempted to keept these for myself, but alas, our dishwasher broke and we HAD to have one!!

     This pair of chairs said "fun" to me.  That darling curve on the arm needed to stand out and the black and white striped fabric was the perfect fabric to accentuate it.  They're neutral, but fun.

     This pair of chairs were a fun find.  The bamboo frame was great, but the finish was really worn.  I gave them a fresh finish of black and new upholstered cushions.  

     I fell in love with this curvy bookcase.  It had such a fun design and I knew it could be a geat piece.  It's dark finish was refinished with a great white finish.

     The simple lines of the buffet cabinet along with a bland wood color made this piece just blahh.  When painted a great duck-egg blue and the handles given a fun, distressed white finish, it just woke up the whole piece to say "hello! Here I am!"

     This pair of end tables were so solid, a great shape and had fun handles.  I gave them a nice neutral finish and pow- lovely!

I'm really anxious for the summer and garage sale season to see what other treasures I can find and create.

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