Sunday, January 29, 2017

Rustic Shaker Style Blanket Chest

Today's project is a Shaker style blanket chest. The finish was a little worse for wear, and the top was broken. Which means the price was right, so I snatched it up.

Shaker style blanket chest in damaged condition.
 Before. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Thrift Store Coffee Table


The thrift store table nobody would buy. Except me. I bought it!
The thrift store table nobody would buy.
Except me. I bought it!
I found this coffee table outside in the front of a thrift store. I asked the worker for the price, and he told me "99 cents". I told him that was too low, and asked again for the price. He told me it's 99¢ because no one will buy it. What? No one will buy it? Challenge accepted!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Something Old, Something New, Nothing Borrowed, Something Blue

So the table is old, and for something new I tried a new paint brush as well as a new brand of paint. I didn't borrow anything, but the paint is blue, hence the blog post title.

Vintage gate leg folding table.
Vintage gate leg folding table

I picked up this vintage gate leg folding table at a thrift store this summer while visiting in northern Ohio, It's exactly the same as another table that my daughter found for me. I've never seen this particular style of table before, and now they seem to be everywhere! The legs swing together so the table can be stored flat. A small project like this is great for practicing new techniques without the investment of a lot of time or money.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Rustic Footstool in Napoleonic Blue

Rustic footstool before

While I was on my way to the cash register at a thrift store, I spotted this little footstool and scooped it up to add to my purchases. I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story . . .

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Queen Anne Style Buffet

Antique Queen Anne Style Buffet Sideboard

I picked up this antique buffet at an auction. It's a very lovely piece and is constructed of solid wood, but it has sustained quite a bit of damage over the years. The most significant damage was to the applique and trim pieces. And unfortunately exact replacements are not available. So a little creativity was in order to put this piece back together again.