May 31, 2011

Black Silhouette Picture Frames

I love going to auctions... you never know what you may find, and when you find it, you can usually get it at a great price!  Job lots can either be good or bad.  There may be only the one item that you end up keeping and the rest is junk.  But sometimes, they can yield unexpected surprises.  These frames were one of those pleasant surprises.  

There were two of these, both with similar pictures.  I knew that I could come up with something great for them.  I have been seeing a lot of silhouette images around, and thought that could be a good idea. I started by painting the frame black.  Then I used a stencil and painted this design on a piece of music.  
It was fairly simple to do... in fact the hardest part was cleaning years of gunk and white paint off the glass.  
For the second one, I used my printer and printed off this graphic directly onto the music.  I got the picture from the Graphic Fairy blog.

This one is for sale HERE in my Etsy shop. 

May 27, 2011

End Table With Book Rack

I just finished this table yesterday... and I really like how it turned out.  This table actually traveled with us to my parents house last weekend and I put it in their yard sale... No one wanted it... I can't imagine why not?
This is what it looked like after I gave it a sanding.  Believe me, it wasn't much prettier before I took the sandpaper to it. The original finish was actually so bad, that when I would pick up the table, it would flake off and stick to my hands.

So far, I have typically played it safe and painted things white.  But I have been getting a little bit bored of that and wanted to try something different.  I had some light robin's egg blue almost a light turquoise paint left from painting my dining room and I decided to try it on this table.  After two coats of paint and some distressing, this is how it turned out:

One of my favorite parts is the book rack on the bottom:

Thanks for looking!

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May 24, 2011

Vintage Desk Completed!

Well, I finished off this desk a few weeks ago, and I am finally getting around to adding it to this blog.  I really like how it turned out. In fact, I am wishing that I had a spot to keep it!
If you didn't catch the before pictures, they are here: (Or, check below for my previous post).

Here it is staged in my dining room.

I have been working on quite a few furniture projects lately, so stay tuned for more. Check out the gallery page at the top of the blog to see some of my previously completed projects. 
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