Furniture Projects, Craft Projects, Thrift Store projects

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Vintage looking Stool

Finished this stool today and it is now back in my living room.

End Table

Finished the end table today.
This one is for sale.
I just added the stencil on the top, so some of the pictures show it before the stencil and at the end there are more pictures of it completely done. Once it stops raining I will take more pictures outside where I can get better pictures.

Vintage Nightstand

These are better pictures that represent the color more accurately than the other pictures

Vanity stool

This is the vanity stool from my bathroom. I have had it for at least 12 years and have always wanted to paint it, but just never got around to it, so I am very happy to see the change.

 I still need to recover it and add some fringe or something fun, but for now it is back in use.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Plain Jane Cabinet slowly turning into a Gem

 This is a cabinet that I picked up the other day and it is going to be extra storage in my basement play area. I was originally going to just paint it white and be done with it, but once I got it home the wheels in my head started turning and I couldn't just leave it a plain Jane. I am going to be adding trim to it and I may even plan to add stenciling to the front. I was even thinking of adding chalk board to the front for fun. This cabinet has so much potential that it is hard to make a final decision.

It does have adjustable shelves so this is going to be great storage.

 The priming has begun

Time for the trim! I would love to say I cut my own trim, but my dear hubby did all the cutting. We bought a new saw so I wanted to be the observer and be the tape measure holder.

The side trim

We almost finished, but ran out of trim, so I guess it is back to Home Depot tomorrow. I am anxious to get all the trim on so I can start painting.

Side of cabinet 

I am very proud of myself, I finished off the trim myself. It was the first time I have used our new powered miter saw. Actually my first time using one ever, and it was super easy. I am hoping to have this piece painted by this weekend! I ordered some stencils from Hobby Lobby and I am waiting for them to arrive, but I am thinking this big thing needs more bling.

More pictures to come as the project come along

Saturday, February 23, 2013

One project down and many more to go

One of my first projects  is done, but now I have to figure out how to actually take good pictures. The lighting in my house isn't so good, and I can't seem to get the true color of the piece to come through. I have a good camera, but this old girl needs to learn how to use it.
This piece is my favorite and I am going to have a hard time selling it. I might just have to keep this one.

This last picture is not so good, but it shows the true color of this nightstand the best.