Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
|This is a timeless furniture piece that will last for generations.|
I knew I would reupholster the seat. What I didn't know is that there were three layers to remove! Trust me when I say it was a lot of staples and upholstery tacks to remove. But in the end it was definitely worth the effort. The seat was reupholstered with all new materials including the seat pad, batting, and fabric.
|1st layer in background (black). 2nd layer 1950s or 60s?|
|3rd layer. The fabric was obviously dirty, but it was so old it would fall apart when touched.|
|I considered leaving the original finish. It looked OK, but I decided it needed paint to freshen it up.|
|Close up. I love the subtle carving in the wood.|
|Close up of fabric.|
It measures 27.5 length x 31 height x 17 width. It is available for sale at The Lebanon Peddler's Mall, ROW 5, BOOTH #139.
Friday, September 19, 2014
R & R - Repaired and Refurbished
|Before: Holes were drilled all the way through the front of the frame.|
|During: The holes were filled and then I added multiple layers of Graphite Black and Primer Red using a dry brush technique.|
|The finished product.|
Should they stay or should they go?
Please don't sell, please don't sell, please don't sell. . .
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
|A fun project to do outdoors on a beautiful Fall day.|
I've been recovering from some minor surgery, so this week I've been working on smaller projects which I will highlight in my next few posts.
This wooden tray was old and tired. But with a little time and effort it was transformed into a useful and decorative piece. It was such a fun little project and I think it now has a second chance.
(Graphic obtained from The Graphics Fairy's website The Graphics Fairy).
Friday, September 12, 2014
Elegant side table.
This was a fun piece to work on and the finished product is very elegant! I bought this side table at an old farm house in Ohio. It was stripped down to bare wood and painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) Old White and Duck Egg. There is light distressing to accentuate the details of the edges. The piece was hand waxed and buffed for a smooth durable finish. It is a versatile piece that can be used for a living room side table, entryway, bedside table, or in a home office. It is now available for sale at The Lebanon Peddler's Mall, ROW 5, Booth #139 in Lebanon, Ohio.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
|Small Vintage Table. |
See below for more pictures.
|Interior: After -- much better!|
|Interior Before. Ugh!|
Small spindle legs
|I love the hardware because it is unique.|
|The top with a hint of red peeking through.|
|Close up of top to show some of the wear.|