Friday, October 30, 2015

New Projects! Chifferobe and Antique Table

Today I'm sharing with you a couple of new projects that I will be working on. I'll be out and about this weekend on the hunt for some more projects, too. Hopefully I will only find treats and not any tricks, ha ha.

Depression Era Chifferobe

Thursday, October 29, 2015

French Provincial Style Dresser

I just love this style of dresser! The curves! It's a 6-drawer French provincial style dresser and my guess is it is vintage 1960's or 1970's. These are fairly common to find in thrift stores, but to me the brown wood doesn't do the style justice.  I think paint is a great way to freshen up the look.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Pine Cone Trees

Oh these are so darling! I got the inspiration for this project from a blogger, Karen, who posted on Hometalk. You can see the original post on Hometalk HERE or check out her blog at Somewhat Quirky Design. She has some great content and you won't be disappointed!

Rustic Work Table / Desk

I think this was a writing desk at one time. The previous owner spray painted it with a silvery-gray hammered finish paint and added a towel rack to the back. I'm not sure what it was re-purposed for, but I'm guessing it was perhaps used as a work table in a kitchen. But who knows? It looked like the veneer from the top was removed and there are a couple of splits in the wood. But otherwise the construction is sturdy. It has a center drawer for storage.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Vintage Rocking Chair

I'm getting caught up on blog posts for projects that I recently finished. So you might be hearing from me quite a bit this week. Today's post is for a vintage solid wood rocking chair that I found at a thrift store. This is one of my favorite styles of rocking chairs and I always pick them up if the chair is in fairly good condition. And if the price is right :-) It is very similar in style to the other rocking chairs that I refinished in the past year: the Colonial Style Rocking Chair and the chair that I refinished for my daughter.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Field Trip to the Lebanon Peddler's Mall

It's been busy and hectic the past few weeks. I sold out a few times (yeah!) and also ran out of inventory (boo!), so I've been out and about looking for "new" pieces of furniture to refinish. I've also been working on some craft projects while waiting for paint to dry. And enjoying some unusually warm late-October weather.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Farmhouse Style Coffee Table

My initial plan was to paint the entire coffee table in all white and give it a distressed finish. However, the center of the top had something spilled on it that was slightly tacky and despite my best efforts I was unable to remove it with cleaning. So I removed the finish with my orbital sander and that did the trick.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Vintage Chair with a Rope Seat Support

This darling vintage chair was on my project for almost a year. But I was determined to get it refinished before the year mark, and finish it I did. It feels great to get another project off my list!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Painting Particle Board Furniture with Chalk Paint

The project I'm sharing with you today is a 4-drawer chest. This 1990's "vintage" piece is mainly constructed of particle board. Ugh! I know! OK, so it's not swoon-worthy, but many people (including myself) already have these pieces in their homes.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Cabinet on Wheels

I don't really know what to call this piece, so I'm calling it a cabinet. On wheels (because it has wheels, but they are hidden underneath). Without eyes (I'll explain later). I think it's original purpose is to use in an office, but it could easily be used as a side table or night stand. In any event, I sort of messed this project up, but I did my best to save it, and think in the end it worked out OK. Not a home run, but good enough.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

How to Reupholster a Chair Seat

Changing upholstery on a chair seat is really quite simple and my initial intention wasn't to show a tutorial. But then I remembered there was a time when I didn't know how to do this, so I decided to go ahead and share just in case it might help someone else. I'd love to hear from you if you find this helpful or if you have other tips to share!