Sunday, July 20, 2014

Singer Sewing Machine Sofa Table

When I saw this image (if anyone knows the original source let me know) floating around I knew I had to make one!  I found an old sewing machine for $30 and kept the legs and drawers.  Everything else was in really bad shape and I didn't have any use for it.  I just cleaned up the legs with soap and water and sprayed them with a satin clear coat so they wouldn't rust anymore.  I bought 2 2x10s for the top shelf, 1 2x16 for the bottom shelf, and 1 2x2 for the ends of the top shelf.  My husband joined the two boards for the top shelf and I sanded them, beat them up some, stained with Minwax special walnut, and used Annie Sloan's clear wax to seal everything.  We found some rusty lag bolts for connecting the 2x2s to the top boards and the bottom shelf to the legs.  I applied spanish copper rub n buff on the galvanized carriage bolts that we used to connect the top boards to the legs.

Lots of pictures coming up:











Monday, June 16, 2014

Dresser / Chest in Old White

Cute wooden dresser painted in Annie Sloan's Old White, distressed, and sealed with clear wax.  Top has been refinished in dark walnut and drawers are lined in french script fabric. Would make a great changing table, small buffet, tv stand, accent piece...  Comes with mirror that can be attached to dresser or hung on the wall behind it.

(Sold)
 44W x 22D x 35 1/2H 








Friday, June 13, 2014

Frenchy Bed

Vintage bed painted in Annie Sloan's Paris Grey, Coco, and Old White on the details.  I just love these old beds with the curved and squared (how else do you say it??) foot boards!  Casters are always a plus for me.  :)

(Sold)
Headboard:  49"H
Foot board:  29 1/2"H






 Although the before looks like it was in perfect condition, it wasn't!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Maple Dresser in Grey

I've had this solid maple piece in my garage for a while now and finally got around to it. I had planned to paint it in Old White, but was looking through Restoration Hardware's Baby and Child catalog and love all the shades of grey so I ended up using French Linen and Paris Grey.  The top didn't get as dark as most of my tops do and had a little copper color to it so I mixed up spanish copper and antique gold rub n buff for the hardware.  This piece would look great just about anywhere!

(Sold)
57"W x 21"D x 34 1/2"H




 Before:

Friday, May 9, 2014

French Inspired Buffet

When I first saw this buffet at RPK Interiors I fell in love!  I ran right out and bought a stencil, but didn't have anything to put it on, so when this piece came along I knew it would be perfect.  It was another CL find that I was lucky enough to get to first.  I loved the long turned legs, but other than that it was fairly plain.  It had hepplewhite hardware that I removed and replaced with these really pretty glass knobs I found at Home Depot.  I think you can get them cheaper on ebay, but I didn't want to wait.  I used Paris Grey with clear, dark, and white wax to seal, Pure White on the details and stencil, and Graphite with poly and dark wax on the top.
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Sold
 60"W x 20"D x 37"H