October 30, 2013

A Lovely Character

This dresser was a hot mess to say it nicely, but it was full of character and possibilities.
The drawer even needed to be rebuilt. Ugly knobs chipped up wood *sad*


 I used a combination of grays and greens both light and dark to accentuate all the great detail of the dresser. 

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Furniture Feature FridaysThe Shabby NestSavvy Southern Style

October 24, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!

For those of you that like a good horror movie - some macabre, creepy doll heads.   I love working with found objects to create new, interesting and slightly disturbing  things.  

 She's a candle holder!

flameless candle goes inside

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The 36th Avenue

A Rockin Redo

An old worn out rocking chair gets a cozy makeover, its now ready for a warm fireside this winter.



 Vintage flannel fabric

It's sooo comfy! 

Velvety fabric on back 

I used Stonewashed by Behr and antique glazed over that

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My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Harvest Consol Table

I acquired this metal stand that used to hold an aquarium, what else to do with it other than add some old weathered table leaves.  I used a spray varnish to help seal in the rust on the frame, I didn't want to loose the natural distressed look with paint.  I think it worked well and did however have to buy a metal drill bit to attach the boards other than that it was an easy-peasy project.

Touch of Grey

Feeling Grey?  Its the new white, no black ok its both but I can't get enough of it.  
My two new favorite grays are: Cordite and Mined coal both by Behr. 

Table and chair painted grey then I whitewashed just the top.

I used a metallic bronze paint (by martha stewart) in all the detail work to accentuate it.

 One plus one is two
 On this hutch I used an old dresser that was originally covered in fairies and a plain white cabinet and the two became one.

 Original old cabinet with nothing to go with it (sad)

Apothecary style chest of drawers



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