Friday, August 22, 2014

Little Chair

Friday, August 22, 2014

Last project, complete!  I'm sailing away to my island summer vacation.... Sunday:) 

Who doesn't want to be there?!  Oh, I can't wait to be one with the hippies:)  And of course, rummage through the dump. lol

A week or two ago, I sold this pretty white and walnut waterfall desk, along with a mirror. 

The client sent me a lovely message a couple days later, along with a picture of it all prettied up in his daughter's room:)

They asked me to find them a chair to go with it, and I originally found this one. 

But, sadly, I was obviously not thorough with my inspection and there was a crack in the leg:(  Lesson to be learned...  

I tried to repair it, by gluing and clamping it but this attempt was not successful.  And that my friends, is money down the drain.

So, I called upon a neighbor who I just picked up a table from the other day, and had some odds and sods in her garage that I was eyeballing. 

She was nice enough to let me come shop at 930pm. lol. Sweet, especially since VV closes at 9pm, and by the time I had finished up my work for the day, and put the kidlets to bed and my husband made it home, it was 930pm!

Everything worked out in the end, minus a useless purchased chair.

And the transformation is complete.

I used a creamy white damask fabric I had on hand, that the client agreed would be a perfect fit. 

I think this "little chair" is going to be, just right.

And that's all for this week folks!

Enjoy the last week of summer!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mid Century to Modern Day

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I spent my last week working on these mid century pieces for a client, along with a few other custom pieces.

I've put in a few long days, had a few bumps in the road, but it's always satisfying once the project is finally done! 

Three trips to Home Depot in three days, and we finally decided on the hardware:)

I think the knobs compliment these once outdated pieces and give them a fresh new modern day look.

What do you think?  

Two down, one more to go.  I'll be finishing up a chair for a client this evening, and then I'm off for the rest of the month, on HOLIDAYS!!! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Custom Bathroom Vanity

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Remember that blue dresser I posted on facebook a couple weeks ago that I was working on? 

This is a custom piece for a dear friend of mine, who will actually be converting it into a bathroom vanity!  I've always wanted to do one of these pieces, but envisioned it for myself. lol.  

After nearly 2 hours of sanding and chipping away at this ancient blue paint, here's what I was left with.  

  I even broke out my big girl belt sander for this one and my "serious face mask."  TWO hours people!  Sometimes you get lucky, and sometimes paint on these old pieces can be stuck on like tar cement!

Great selfie right? 

I will admit, I was cursing in my mask.  (Don't worry D, I still love you:) She did not want the blue to show through the distressing, so I had to make sure I removed enough of it from at least the edges to prevent it from peaking through.  

Sounds easy enough right?  Nope. 

But, after all this prep work of sanding and patching, it is finally done and I have to say, it's yummy and I'm loving it.

Hope she does too! 

I stole all the items in our powder room downstairs to stage this one.  All vintage finds, minus the awesome soap dispenser I fell in love with at Home Sense a couple weeks ago. 

I also did some research on how to sealing the top of this, as I didn't think my go to wax would suffice. 

I ended up choosing this product, as another that was recommended was no longer available.

I was a little nervous trying out a new product, and also after having a few bad experiences with varnishes in the past, but I would definitely recommend this one. 

I used a foam brush, and did at least 6 coats.  It went on really easy, no streaking and didn't try too fast while applying it.  And best of all, it didn't leave that thick clear coat look! 

I'll make sure to post some more pics of this vanity once it is actually installed and the sink is in:)

And on a totally different side note, I tried changing my template the other day for my blog and I messed it all up and don't know how to fix it! lol.  I find this kind of thing completely frustrating and spent hours trying to fix it the other day, and then finally gave up.  Who has countless hours to waste in front of a computer?  Not me!  

I'll have to tackle that some day soon....  Until then, you will just have to put up with the weird spacing and such:) 


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