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.