Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Before and After table top...

If you've been following my blog you know I have been redoing some furniture for my niece and her husband and thier new home. You can see that here. After my brother her father sanded the top I got to work and painted it to mimic a dark wood grain. The former reddish stain would just not work for her style.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A furniture redo for ME....

 I have finished all my furniture project. Well almost need to retrieve a piece from my mom and do that for her. Need to do that while my hubby is on vacation so he can do all the heavy lifting (hehe).
 Then on to something for ME.... I found this piece on Craigs list on the west coast of fl. I'm on the east coast. So some dear friends of mine who live there picked it up for me. Thank you thank you.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Before and after furniture redo.

All finished but the clear coat and it will be a satin poly finish.
 I think my niece will be pleased.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Furniture redo progress. I love to paint furniture.

  Moving right along. This is now the second layer its a lighter color. I really like the results. Next I will rub off some of the paint and darken those areas. I almost forgot how much I love to paint furniture. Its like curling up with a good book..
                                Click here for previous photos..

I'm also stripping a headboard that I painted and it started peeling. So had to redo it. Its for a dear friend and I want it perfect....

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Furniture Redo....Milk Paint

          Have any of you used Milk Paint before?
 I purchased some Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint to redo some furniture for my niece. Well after recieving the paint and not ever using it before I decided to go ahead and do the kind of redo I'm comfortable with and can get to her quickly. I think I should practice with the Milk Paint first and I just don't have time to experiment right now. I feel sure I can get a similar look.
                        So here is one of the pieces I recieved.
Here is another with the first layer of paint. The second layer will be a lighter blue.

 I'm looking forward to using the Milk Paint. I have wanted to for so long. I will practice with it and do another piece with it soon.
            I love every piece Miss Mustard Seed does.

                          This is the look I'm after....Wish me luck