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Friday, May 27, 2011

Hey everyone....

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 to you soon.. Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A new sign...

I was inspired to create a sign by fellow blogger Donna at
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

A Tale of Two Tables

Two Tables Tale...this is a tale of two tables that I have refinished.  And as you can see they are very much alike but different.  The problem is I forgot to take a before picture of the after one. And I forgot to take an after picture of the before one. Does that make sense?  Let me try again..So the tale is the table in the before picture I bought from my Niece and refinished it in a very similar paint design, but I didn't get a picture of it, I put it down at the fleamarket and it was gone in 3 days.  So I found this one in the after picture at one of the local thrift shops, and as I said I forgot to take a picture of it...


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..  : )

A little something..

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...