Friday, May 31, 2013

Memorial day weekend........cabin updates!

Bob and I spent our Memorial day Weekend at the cabin.
 The weather was just wonderful, a cool breeze each morning . Wonderful.
I came with lots of projects in mind. Armed with my sewing machine, blower and lots of spray paint I set out to work.

These chairs on the patio were a nice yellow. had covered them in this brown vinyl. I understand why, but we needed something a little more colorful to cheer up this screened porch.

This was under the brown, more colorful, but worn.

So, I set up my sewing machine to begin the transformation.
 I can't imagine a better place to sew, can you?

My colorful fabric was by Waverly. I found a bolt of several yards at our Goodwill for $4. Can't beat that! Much, much better.

Made a couple of throw pillows and added some flowers
 to this grapevine wreath.

I also broke out the spray paint. I used this Krylon paint in Hunter Green to paint the outside table and chairs. It did a wonderful job.

I sprayed so much that my finger is  still sore!

These plastic adirondack chairs and table got an update. And I found the perfect spot for them!

At the end of working each day we had a relaxing spot to unwind.
I have several more projects to share with you. So stay tuned.Thanks for visiting!
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down........

All this rain and cold weather lately are getting to me. And we thought Spring was here! I think it is supposed to warm back up tomorrow.
 My friend  Sharon brought over several items for me to paint. A neat looking chair she plans to have upholstered, a picture frame and a mirror.

The chair was a really nice style ,was missing a cushion and someone had begun stripping the wood. 

The mirror was just an outdated style.

The frame was not in the best condition. I added some wood filler and
 did some sanding before painting.

She also brought this cute PINK child's table and chairs. One chair seat was broken. I repaired it and sanded it. Covering that pink was quite a fete!

These three pieces got Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I did lots of distressing and added clear and dark wax. Some gold gilding was added to the mirror and chair. I can't wait to see the finished chair!

This set was painted with ASCP in Versailles. It has been our go to neutral color lately. I stenciled some dragonflies in Coco. She just loved it! Now she has a great place for her grandson.... Jack.

The picture frame was given a piece of masonite (cut by DH Bob, thank you!) and painted with Chalkboard paint. I saw this on Pinterest
 and had to copy the quote.

Sharon brought over one other item which I have not quite finished. All this rain and cold weather lately has not helped my painting efforts.

The next items are ones Helen brought to paint. Two great tables.

I had to take pictures inside because it was raining.
Both were painted in Duck Egg and Old White ASCP paint. Cute!
  l plan to finish the other table today. I sure hope this weather warms up by Thursday for the bi-annual Canton Flea Market. Thanks for visiting!
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