Friday, January 21, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
And here is a pic of my grandma's pitcher and bowl, so delicate I keep on a higher shelf in the bathroom, and a replica of the pitcher I found at GW a few years ago. You gotta really look and be sure you aren't buying a replica when you wanted an original, just sayin'...
Ok guys, this is the best! I hoped someday I would have this antique secretary desk my grandma had and now I have it. She said she found it in 2 pieces on her soon to be mother in laws back porch. When she asked about it her mil said "that old thing? You can have it" so grandma took it home and cleaned it up and had it til her passing in 1997. It's still full of some old stuff which is where I found the clock.
I love the rustic elements mixed with traditional styles, I think it's just a way to keep those memories alive.
Friday, January 14, 2011
of people out there refinishing
their furniture in all different ways
some sand, some don't, some prime,
some use Duct Tape to lift off paint
for that distressed look! Ok well I'll just do what works
cuz obviously it's not a total science. Here's that table: 7 bucks at GW
I'm using Behr Swiss Coffee but I mixed in a darker beige to tone down
the white a bit. After sanding smooth I painted, no primer here, then painted
2 coats and sanded and distressed edges...Yikes! The orbital left round
sanding marks, crap, I dragged the sander too much, so I just sanded the
whole thing down again and repainted and here it is before the glazing......
and now here it is with the glazing...
I believe I like it!!!! Whatcha think? My house is
Spanish Colonial inside and out but I love the white
and I DO want to change things up a bit...my styles
are always changing HENCE the name
Posted by Lynda at 11:59 AM
Friday, January 7, 2011
This cute little bench was made by Julie my DIL she stenciled my house numbers on it
and I love it!
This wrought iron base had a bird bath
on it in another life
I hope it works out! Afters coming up soon!!
Posted by Lynda at 3:05 PM