Thursday, October 25, 2012

Upholstery......something new

I tried my hand at some upholstering. It was really just removing the old fabric, covering it with new batting and then stapling new fabric on. Found just the perfect fabric at JoAnn's and it was on sale.  The chair is sooo cute! It started out really ugly,  but now, WOW! This is Helen's chair that she rescued from being put out with the trash!

Here it is before. The vinyl was so bad. I figured out the back was just stapled on with about a million staples. Got those out and used some wood filler and a good sanding and some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in one of my favorite colors, Provence. Much, much better than new.

This vanity stool was my mom's. I just love it. She had covered it and painted it herself many times. Now it was my turn.
The paint here is ASCP in Paris Gray with clear wax. The fabric is the same pattern as the chair just in a different color scheme. I just love it. If Betsy has a spot for it, it's hers. If not I will find a place for it.   

We are having another paint day tomorrow. We found several great items this week to paint. We will also finish up some more of those we started last week.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Scenes from Paint Day

This is getting embarrassing. My back porch is a total mess. The more we paint, the more the items seem to multiply. After we painted on Friday, I decided that I would just have to give them an ultimatum.....NO MORE GOODWILL PURCHASES UNTIL ALL THIS IS PAINTED AND TAKEN HOME! 

I told Bob about it as we were sitting on the patio staring at all this stuff. He calmly said "I'll tell you what the lady at the Flea Market said when I told her about your painting, shopping and hoarding. She said, 'she could be sitting on the couch watching soap operas, drinking whiskey and eating bonbons. So don't complain, it could be much worse.'" So he didn't complain and my patio will just have to look this way.

On Friday we had a beautiful day to paint. We had so many things to paint that I did not get before and after shots of everything. Helen painting her find!
Pam painting with a new color Emile. Her kitchen stools are getting a make-over! Just wait til you see them finished.

These night stands needed a little sanding before putting on the chalk paint. 

Just some of our work in progress!

One of our finished projects...this little wine cabinet. We just repainted the frame and it made all the difference.

Helen's finished table. Her son needed something to put his alarm clock on, this should be fine.

Judy joined us and didn't have anything to paint except these peach baskets. She just loved the paint and I'm sure next time she'll find something else to paint. 
In fact the next day she was stopping off at our favorite spot,
 the Highway 49 Flea Market!

Someone is going to receive some delicious home-made goodies in these baskets ...come holiday time!
(hope it's me)

Scrappy working on a special project. Didn't want you to see until I could show you the total transformation :)

 I will be posting all the finished projects soon, I hope!!

Also, soon I am going to combine the General Scrappy Blog and the Jo's Painty Place blog. We seem to be doing more painting than scrapping these days, but I'm sure when cooler temps come we will be doing more scrapping. It is difficult to keep up with two blogs so one will hopefully get more posts and possibly more traffic. Anyway, I am trying to think of a great Blog title that would encompass both these creative ventures. So if anyone has any suggestions, Please Bring them ON!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Evelyn's Elegant Orange Table

Evelyn found this great coffee table at the Flowood Flea Market.  She had made some beautiful floral pillows for her daughter's dorm room and wanted to make the table to match.  Evelyn first gave it a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Barcelona Orange. To make it a little distressed she took a rag and rubbed off some of the orange to show the wood a little.
Then her daughter made photos of each flower on the pillow. We got them  printed 8 x 10 at Walgreen's. We then traced the images with tracing paper and then transferred them to the table with graphite paper. 

Then each flower was carefully painted with acrylic paints. 
 They were a little bright so Evelyn used an antique glaze to give just the right look. She then finished with a coat of clear. It just came out gorgeous! A lot of work but certainly worth the effort. A flea market find turned into a masterpiece!

Not a clear photo but you can see the pillow in back and how cute it looks in Madison's dorm room!!

Pam and Evelyn in this very classy dorm room at Ole Miss!
The table just makes it!!

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