sorry I haven't blogged anything in a while... but I've got some real surprises coming soon I promise... I'll give you a little hint.. it has something to do with customizing your kitchen cabinets...talk to you soon.. Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend...
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I was inspired to create a sign by fellow blogger Donna at http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/
her farmers-market-story-and-sign was so creative in 2 ways. The story was touching and the sign was a wonderful memory creation. My story for my sign is 30 years of marriage to the same wonderful man who patiently puts up with my crazy ideals and still loves me even when I ask him to help. This sign commemorates our beginning in 1980. The board that I found looks to be about that old, Mr. T brought it home from a remodeling job that he was working on, I rescued it from the burn pile, thank goodness... it had the wonderful chippy paint that we all love. I used stencils for the name and date, after painting on the letters, I lightly sanded for the aged look on the letters. Following Donna's love of old hardware and such, I added a rusty hinge at one end and an old metal piece at the other end.. I have a wonderful collection of all doorknobs and just so happened this beautiful old black one just fit. Thank you Donna for the wonderful inspiration !!
I love my sign !!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Anyhow this one also started out as black, I sanded with the palm sander, then painted with a grayish/blue paint that I used in my kitchen. I left some of the details black for the contrast. After the paint dried I sanded again but just mainly on the edges, I didn't want too much of the gray to come off. I finished it off with a ebony stain. Also I used a hard paste wax on the top, just to add a little more durability since this is a table for eating on. I hope this one sells as fast as the other.. hope you enjoyed my table tale.. : )
This is a little something that I came up with the other day.. I called it a tray but it didn't have any handles.. but it did have feet.. so it was an elevated tray stand something I guess you could say.. Any how.. sorry I don't have a before picture.. really didn't plan on posting it, I just made it to put in my booth.. didn't really think anyone would want the little thing, but as it turned out it was only there a few days when someone fell in love with the little thing and took it home.. LOL.... it cost me nothing to make.. the top was from a stool that I found on the side of the road, the little feet came out of a box of wood pieces and parts that I got for .50 cents, had all the paint..The feet had the little screws already in them so I just drilled a pilot hole and then screwed them in. I sprayed painted it white then just did a free hand of the beachy words, then of course had to sand off some of that for the aged look, I slapped a little of the dark blue on the feet and that was it...