It has been awhile! I have been working on new projects around being sick...again! And then Carter got tubes in his ears, so its been busy! Im going to post a few now and then a few in the next couple days.
I have been wanting a sewing desk and have been looking for awhile. Come to find out this beauty came out of my parents basement storage room and got it for FREE!!!:) YAY! But I think I know why.....it was a HUGE PAIN! I sanded this ^%@JJD*(())* for 2 hours, first with my sanding block then I got to business with a power sander. It had the thickest coat of dark brown varnish you have ever seen. Also added 2 green glass knobs for the handles. Here is the before and after!
Also on the desk is a lamp redo! Before pictures I forgot to take....but the base was gold.
Next is a picture that I found at a thrift shop here in Belle Plaine for $8. I knew it would be a amazing chalk board because the frame on this picture was amazing! Sorry "farm girl" painting that is under the black paint! But what I did was paint the glass...this is the way to make a chalkboard if you can, by painting the glass. It makes the paint so smooth and look great!
And I guess I will tell you about that chair. Bought that at a flea market for $10. I wanted a sewing chair that had a pad that I could recover. BUT...finding the right paint color and fabric has been a pain! Still not happy with my combo, so they chair may not be staying yellow. Maybe if I wasnt OCD this wouldnt be a issue. I do love the "pop" of the yellow if I can find the right fabric. Here is what it looked like before!
This next mirror I love but it will be a drag down fight because my Sister says that it is hers. She might be right and that it did come from my Grandparents and she wanted it. BUT....I found it being unused in a closet at my parents. So who is right?? I say ME:) But I guess she can have it back.......tears........:( So what Im am asking you......If you know of where I can find one let me know! My Mom said that they got 3 of these as wedding gifts! BUT...sold them at a garage sale 15 years ago! Nooo!! So if your parents got married in the late 60's early 70's check closets!!! GO NOW!
Well....that is all that Carter is giving me time for today!! Yes, I am almost done with my "Mouse Pee" dresser. I am just looking for hardware that will work on curved drawers. Not an easy task! Also SORRY for being MIA! Hope you are all having a great Summer:) -Erica