Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Suitcase Table

I have been wanting to make a suitcase table for sometime now. So..... here is my latest completed project, and I just have to say I LOVE IT!. I found the suitcase at a local thrift store, and the luggage rack at a yard sale. I painted the suitcase in ASCP in graphite and striped it in old white. I attached it to a luggage rack which is also painted in graphite.The inside of the suitcase has great storage also!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

White Hutch

I wanted to share with you this hutch. We bought this piece with the matching table and chairs from a lovely older couple. We added bead board to the inside of the hutch. I painted it in Old White and dry brushed with French Linen I then used Graphite to accentuate the curves on the legs and the details on the piece. I Then  stenciled on the raised ovals on each side of the hutch  and then distressed the piece. I finished with a light and dark wax. Here is a before:

Notice the gold casters. We changed those too.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

French Numbered Dresser

I finished this dresser today and I am excited to share with you the pictures. After the repair of the piece, I base coated it in Old White so  when I distressed the piece the white would show through it. I painted the dresser in a mixture of Paris Grey, Graphite, and French Linen. I mixed the three colors together because  I was looking for a  Smokey Grey in color. I really like the way the 3 colors turned out. I then painted  diamond shapes in Old White over the holes where the dresser knobs go. I choose glass knobs so you can see the painted diamond shapes through the clear knobs. I also painted French numbers on the drawer fronts.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Piece

This is my latest completed dresser, and  I really, really love the way it turned out. It is painted in the Martha Stewart collection in the color Moss Green. The stripes on the dresser are painted in Old White Chalk paint. I then sanded it to a smooth finish and waxed it in the AS light and dark wax. Lastly, I  buffed the heck out of it and then went over it again in the light wax. I was going to purchase new handles for the piece, but I ended up painting them in the same moss green color and then white washing them in AS Old White and again finishing by waxing in the light and dark wax.

This dresser actually has the original key that goes with it too. I hate to part with it but it is going down to my booth spot this Friday. I hope it ends up in a good home with someone who loves it has much as I do.

Friday, October 14, 2011

What's Up?

Looking over my past posts ( I need to get better about posting more often) it seems like I always type the phrase,  I have been so busy. It's true and I couldn't be any happier about it too. The last picture of the dresser I posted has sold and when I went down to my spot today to fluff the space for the weekend there was an empty spot which means another piece had sold too. I brought a new piece with me (good thing) and put it in the empty spot and hopefully it will go home with someone this weekend too. Here are a couple of random photos. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Finanlly some pictures

I have been so busy I have not had a chance to take pictures of the new items I have completed, and some pictures of my new booth set up, but mostly just because I have a crummy camera and the the person taking the photos (me)  is not so hot at it either. I really like my new space and hope it continues to be successful!

Painted dresser in Old White ASCP and lightly distressed.

Widow to my booth

Yes that is a sink in my booth. the back of my booth use to be a washroom.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Moving On Up!

That's right I'm moving on up! After a very successful week at my booth site, I have now moved up to a larger booth, and I really love the new spot. I  have a room all to myself it is a small room but once again it is progress. My son, Jordan, and I went down today and moved into the new site. I decorated for fall and it looks really nice. I will post the pictures later this week. As far as new projects go, hmmm... lets see...... I am currently working on a chest of drawers, media table and an end table. I will also post the  pictures of the finished projects later this week. Jack and I are planning on a weekend getaway and I am going to try and squeeze  in a trip to the out of town antique stores as well.

I am feeling really blessed to be able to do what my heart has longed to do. There is nothing better than being able to work for yourself, and the fact that people have come into the shop and have purchased stuff from my site to put in their homes really blows me away.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Booth Update

Well after little to no sleep Friday night. Jack and I loaded up the truck early Saturday morning with some of my inventory for my booth space. We arrived at 7am and started unloading the truck and moving furniture and accessories into my spot. I can't tell you how excited and nervous I was at the same time.
After about 2 1/2 hours later with everything in its place, staged and tagged, we left the shop and hoped for the best. I had bittersweet feelings about leaving the pieces I had worked so hard on. I grew attached to these pieces of furniture after the time I spent working on them. I hoped that someone would  see the beauty in them that I did.

While we were having a late  breakfast, I got a call from the shop owner that my large dresser had sold. I almost dropped my cell phone when he told me because we had just left the shop and  I could not believe that my stuff was going to sell that fast. He also told me that a few more of my items had sold as well. I can't tell you how happy I was that all my hard work was paying off. So we scarfed up our food and back to the shop we went to stock my spot with another large piece of furniture to replace the dresser that had sold.

So as far as a first day goes in my booth spot I think it went very well. My goal is to be able to rent a larger space in the future. I hope it continues this way because  I really  love what I am doing. No more high heels for this gal. I will take sawdust and paint any day!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Sorry for the absence, but I have been working on setting up a booth space. After much hard work, I now have  my tiny piece of pie to showcase some of my items, and when I say tiny I really do mean tiny, but what the heck it's a start and I am really excited about it too. Here are some of the pictures of my booth site.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sprucing Up

We painted our house this summer and did a little sprucing up. I have wanted some topiary trees for the front of the house for some time now, but the nursery we went to had the price at $164 a piece. Well we found some at one of the big box stores for $65 a piece so of course I grabbed two of them and now they have a new home on each side of my garage. I also painted some flower pots in a polka dot pattern and now they also have a home in a wire window box.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Working On

I love the look of the gallery walls on the net I have been viewing. So........I thought I would work on my own rendition of my very own wall. It is a work in progress, but here is what I have come up with so far.
I have more pictures to add, but it is a good start.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Garage Sale Find

I wanted to share the table I found at our neighborhood garage sale, we got it for $5. I decided to paint it to match the style of pillows on our  bench seat. We then drilled a hole in the middle of the table so we could insert our umbrella. Not bad for $5.
Domestically Speaking

Monday, August 22, 2011

Chalk Paint Is Here.

Well it looks like I will be delving into the world of ASCP. I have these two tables I have been waiting to try chalk paint on. I am going to do the top with a Old White dry brush method and for the bottom of the tables I will paint them in Paris Grey. I will then finish them up with a dark wax finish. I will post the pictures when they are done. Wish me luck!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Our 27th Anniversery

Today we celebrated our 27th anniversary. It really does seem just like yesterday when I was walking down the aisle of the church to become Mrs. Deniz. Jack is my biggest supporter in my adventures of furniture restoration and usually whatever venture I have. As my mom likes to say, "You Picked A Good One". I would have to agree with her!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Version Of A Vanity

I have been searching for quite awhile for a vanity for my bedroom. I finally found one at a local thrift store. She needed some sanding, a small piece needed to be reattached and then she was ready to be primed. I chose the color Pamela's Lace. Well of course because the color had my name in it.  For the top of the vanity I used an old book to cover the top. The book was titled,  "Alice Through The Looking Glass And What She Saw There". I finished the vanity with a light glaze in all the right places, and now here she is in all her glory. Once again I apologize for the bad pictures I have a crummy camera.(and the person taking the pictures......me... needs some more experience). A new camera is on my wish list. I found the mirror through Craig's List. I painted it and glazed it to match the vanity.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Time Table

I re-did this coffee table over 4-months ago, but since I am new to blogger it is the first time being seen. I used my Cricut to make stencils for the Roman Numerals. I painted the numbers on, glazed it, and did a little distressing. I love all the different clock tables out there!


Monday, August 15, 2011

On the Chalkboard Bandwagon

I really like the chalkboards that have been popping up on the blogs, so I decided I would make my version of one. I found this frame at the flea market. It was gold leafed, which I did not care for. I primed it, painted the base coat, and then glazed the detail sections on the frame. I love the definition of a grocery list, it is so true!

Flea Market Find

I found this bench seat the other day at the flea market. I did not get a before picture, (for now on I will get before pictures I promise) but it was in pretty good shape. I sanded it down, added some wood filler in some spots, sprayed it with primer,  painted the base coat and then glazed it. I also removed the cushion seat and reupholstered it. I really love how it turned out

Some Things I completed today

I don't know about your household, but at ours we get a lot of people who leave flyer's on our doorstep, on the door handle and anywhere else they can leave their business leaflets. Well, I decide I would take matters into my own hands and make something where all these flyer's could be contained instead of all over the place and here is what I came up with. As you can see by the picture it looks like it is being used. I have had this metal basket hanging around the house for awhile so I gave it a new paint job and applied our house numbers on the front.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Apple Pie Please

Well I made it outside and wrestled the darn squirrels for some apples off our trees. The aroma of an apple pie baking in the oven is pure heaven! Every time I make a pie it is bittersweet for me. You wonder why? Well because the rolling pin I use to make my pies came from Grandma Georgie, who is in heaven baking cookies for the angels. So I think that is why I have the best tasting pie crusts because I have grandma's rolling pin.

Friday, August 12, 2011


I have a lot to learn still about my blog page, so please forgive me for the sloppy page, but I am still in the learning process. I am really looking forward to getting past the newbie stage. Anyways today was another busy day for me, but I did manage to get the base coat on the two chairs I am working on. I promise I will post the pictures soon. I am looking forward to this hot weather being a thing of the past. It is so hard to do any type of painting in the heat. Well I hope you all have a nice weekend and back to fidgeting with this darn blog page.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Working It

I have been a very busy bee. I am trying to get a garage full (sorry Jack for the messy garage) of furniture projects completed. I am putting together an inventory of stuff so I can sale at a consignment store. I am hopeful and the end of the day that I will have some success. I love the search and rescue of a neglected piece of furniture. I could not do this without the help of my supportive family. I have a bucket list of  things I would like to buy. First buy would be a better camera, but for now baby steps,  we all have to start somewhere, right? For now I am working on a couple of chairs, a bench seat, and a dresser. I will try and post the pictures when they are completed and all prettied up. Well that is a good first start.