Saturday, July 28, 2012


Remember this shelf/table from my last post??  

Click below for the AFTER as I promised in that post.

Friday, July 27, 2012


Yeah, I know.  I need to STAY AWAY from those auctions.  These are two pieces that I purchased at a recent auction.  The little shelf on the right gets a makeover in this post.  Click below to see this quick and easy project.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Yes, believe it or not, chalk paint EeeeVEN sticks to LEATHER.  
I recently purchased this neat old table at an auction, but didn't know how I'd paint it since the top surfaces were leather.  First I thought I'd tape it off and just paint the wooden areas, but I didn't like that look.  Sooooo, thought I'd just try painting it.  

These are the AFTER pics.

Click below to see the before.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


 This is how she sat on the floor at the auction.  Too cute.  I saw her with white paint and a green glass knob.
Sooooo, I bid on and won the lil table on the left.  Nope, didn't get the other one.  When buying to RESALE, ya have to remember, ya gotta get it low, and someone else decided they wanted it more than I did.  

Check out the next page for the quick and easy transformation.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Remember this photo from my last post???

Here's the way this lil table looked BEFORE I painted it with a couple coats of my homemade chalk paint. That recipe is found HERE.

Then the entire piece is lightly sanded, but sanding more on the edges and any area that would normally get more wear.

Now, I brush on Minwax Special Walnut stain................and then wipe it off using a soft cloth, leaving more in the nooks and crannies to accentuate the detail.

Put the hardware back on........loved it just as it was.
And, that's it.  She's done.  I love this little table.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012


This one is still on my work table.  Hopin' to finish it soon and get it into the shop.  Isn't the detail soooo pretty???

Check back to see her when she's allll finished.  8-)

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Friday, July 6, 2012


It's difficult to get good pictures in my dark garage, but you can see the before below.  Annnnnd, if you'd like to see where I found this piece, take a peek HERE.

With the door off, shelves removed and the side panels popped out, I started painting with Walmart's Color Place 'white' paint.  I mixed it with Plaster of Paris and water.  Look here for directions.

I brushed on two or three coats, let dry, then sanded with my lil Mouse sander by Black and Decker.

Next, the interior and shelves get 2 to 3 coats of chalk paint made with an OOPS paint in the prettiest shade of aqua.  I love it.....can't imagine why someone DIDN'T want it.

The panels painted and popped back in, AND the shelves are back inside.  Check the next page for HER NEW LOOK.

Monday, July 2, 2012


Yeah, I kindda liked the before on this one too.  But everyone comin into the shop wants TURQUOISE.
So, she was destined to become turquoise.

See the AFTER on the next page.