Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cannister Redo

These cannisters have been sitting in the shop since August. No one ever even looks at them. Hmmm...maybe they need a makeover.

I taped off a section of the cannisters to paint with chalkboard paint...
Painted the tops white

Then painted the tops wrought iron

I am going to find some small white ceramic knobs for the tops. (I'll add pictures when I find the perfect knobs).  Not today's snowing like it thinks it's Christmas ;-)

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Monday, January 25, 2010

End Table to Blackboard Table

Remember this type of end table?
Very sturdy but very outdated?

Slapped some chalkboard paint on top

Happy Paint on the rest :-)

I made a matching stool/bench out of the top of the table:

Sewing Cabinet and Bench

I got this sewing cabinet at a yard sale for $10.00~the bench (below) was included even though it doesn't match the cabinet. But that's ok with me :-) I will make it match something.
I'm thinking I'm going to make a hall table. We'll see what happens.

Inside - all needs to be gutted and a bottom put in.

Looks like this cabinet has lived with kids.

I know you're saying to yourself "If she removes that fabric, I'm going to ask if I can have it". Sorry. Fabric is nasty! I love bright colors and psychedelic patterns but this is too much for even me.

As an aside...look who is peeping their little green heads out. It's the thyme and oregano :-) Even though I grow these in the house/greenhouse it gives me hope that spring will return.
I also have tomatoes coming on the vine. I can't wait!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

High Chairs or Transformers?

One of our customers came by last week and saw the white hair chair (bottom). We had no idea this high chair was more than a high chair but Dot knew and showed us how to "tranistion" the chair. Then Dot told us about her high chair (below). Dot can trace this high chair back 90 years!
The chair has a tray that goes to it.

This is the chair in the "play table" position.

Our white high chair

In transition

High chair transformed in to a play table

I thought this was so cool. Who knew???

Friday, January 15, 2010

I'm still here! Sofa Table

I haven't abandoned my blog~just been very busy at the shop. I thought I better post  before I kicked out of blogland for not holding up my end of the blogging :-)

I was inspired by Miss Mustard Seed's artwork and decided to try it out on a sofa table that needed a makeover. Warning: This site is VERY addictive. I don't think there is one thing on Miss Mustard Seed's site that I don't like...and now Miss Mustard Seed has joined forces with Funky Junk Interiors  (another addictive site!) to create a wonderful Work Shop series. Check it out!

Oh-here are the pictures of my sofa table:

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

This just in-Sideboard from Perry & Clay

Perry from Two Guys Antiques called me Thursday and said he had a sideboard he thought I may be interested in.
Here it is:

Isn't she beautiful?

Here's some more of her:

The burl (sp?) on these doors is just to die for!

She has a few blemishes. I think most of that will cover with Orange Oil.

Those of you who know me know I paint just about everything that sits still. Not this piece. I love it just like it is.
Perry has such great taste AND knows his clients really well!