Friday, September 9, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
I love vintage and antiques! The quality is awesome! Real wood...that's what I'm talking about. This new wood (MDF), once it gets wet, forget about it. My husband picked up a table and chair set a few months that he found out for trash. I was thinking about taking off the old fabric from the chairs and putting something bold on them. The table top itself was peeling. They put a wood laminated top on, and thru the years it was chipping. Everytime I brushed against it (my kitchen is small), I would catch the snags. Well one boring, raining day I decided to peel, strip, whatever it took to get that laminate off. A razor blade did a pretty good job. But once I got all that junk off, and sanded, I realized it was more mdf underneath. And some parts I sanded too long, so there was no way I was going to stain the top. So I was on the hunt for a new table top. Well, on craigslist I found an old set, table, 5 chairs and 2 leaves for $50. Yep $50 bucks! Posted my old set for free and sent hubby out for my new to me set.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Went to the Salvation army a few months ago and picked up this little side table for $4. So far I have sanded it and primed it white. My problem is, I have no decorating sense in my home. I need an interior designer to come in and move all my furniture so it has a nice flow. My living room walls are a deep red, and I love the color. I don't care if red is out and blue and green are in. My son has a blue room and it gives me a headache just walking in there. I have to take a picture of the rooms later, maybe someone out there can help me. here's the table that needs some color.
At the beginning of yard sale season, the kids and I went hunting. I found this sad dresser in someones yard. The had a sign for $20 on it, I got it for $15 since they didn't want to carry it back in the house. I love old, real wood furniture. Someone had painted or stained this black, and it could have been perfect for that primative look. but I really wanted to see what was under there. So I stripped it. And stripped it again. Boy in the hot sun, the stripper kept drying on me, so I had to apply another layer. But then I was seeing the beautiful wood underneath. So all I did was sand it, let it dry and applied wipe on poly in satin. The details on this dresser are awesome. i still haven't found the perfect place for it, so right now it's in my living room holding all our dvd's.
Thank goodness he has a pick up truck. I have a mini van and have packed it full. But I always have the kids with me so I have to be careful with items I get, so they don't get bonked on the head. So this summer we picked up a pile of wood bi-fold doors ans old wood shutters. I tried my hand at a plant stand with the shutters.