Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ready for Take-off !!

This is the airplane shelf Melanie retrieved from her street! It is huge and we thought it would be great for Brennen. I gave it a coat of primer and then painted the colors. (Yellow paint does not cover) Took about 5 coats! 

Then I used my trusty Cricut to cut vinyl to use as stencils to put on the circles.This was a little tricky and I learned there are different grades of vinyls. The one that worked best was the Wall Pops from Lowe's. I guess it is thicker than the Cricut vinyl. 

I also added his initials.

Here it is! All finished! 

Last night I delivered it to Brennen!! He just loved it! This was such a fun project. Thanks Melanie for scavenging it for me!!
Thanks so much for reading my post. I love comments. 
We are headed to Gantt with a huge truck. There is no telling what painting projects will be next. I just hate to waste all that space in the truck for just a few items!
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Before and After projects!

I drug this workbench home from the workshop at mom's. It was sturdy so I thought it would make a great table to go out by the grill. I sanded and retouched the black paint, then sanded some more!

I added some odd knobs for the grilling tools and Voila!! Also painted the little orange chair. It came from Bob's mom's kindergarten. I love them on my patio!

Check out my Goodwill finds! This was a great lamp, seven bucks! I love the string holder and the other thingy! 

I painted it with ASCP in graphite. then gave it a little sanding to just let a hint of the brass shine through. Then finished with a coat of dark wax. I just love it now!

I have several other projects in the works. Namely this airplane shelf Melanie found on her street. Someone had put it our for the trash! Here is the before:

Thanks for reading my post! Leave a comment if you can!(Just click on the word "Comment" below) Watch for more projects soon!

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Friday, April 13, 2012

First Projects with Chalk Paint

My first experience with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I loved it!
This chest I painted with Provence and finished with clear wax. Added new knobs. I just love it. The lamp I also painted with Old white and clear wax. The lamp shade came from Lowe's.