Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spooky JS Release and some furniture

Carina Gardner has released some fabulous new Halloween goodies at Jessica Sprague this month! She has two sets of papers, some spooky borders, labels and even a darling mini-album, all called "The Raven". I created this bit of Halloween decor by simply printing out one of the scary labels on vintage music paper and placing it in a thrift store frame spray-painted with glossy black paint. It added a fun touch to my booth last weekend!

I am working hard to get everything ready for the next sale on the 4th of November. I felt so rushed last month and don't want to feel that way this time. I am really in love with some of the pieces I have found and can't wait to get started on the painting! The two larger pieces I am working on now have some seriously peeling veneer, which is making the sanding process take a LOT longer. Am hoping to get the hubs out there this evening to help!

This was a super-easy spray paint project and I love how the color turned out! I picked up two of these at Savers last week and painted them with Krylon's "Oxford Blue". I put the old hardware back on and adore the contrast between the old metal and the blue.

Here's another Savers rescue...with no "before" pic. Some days I bring something home and am so excited to get started that I just dive in without even thinking. The surface of the table underneath the glass top was in sad, sad shape. Lots of peeling and fading, so I just mod-podged some great linen fabric on and updated the light wood with some ASCP in Old White. Brightened it right up!

The lady in line with me at Savers called this table "simply splendid"...and I think she lives up to that description now!

Some of the works in progress:

I bought this spectacular piece from Craigslist, and I'm pretty sure I paid too much, but I could not resist the bowed front, the swirly detail on the drawer and the great double stand at the bottom. I am hoping I can get through all of the veneer on the top so I can stain it dark and then use ASCP in Old White on the body.

This beauty has a whole lotta peeling going on but I think it will be fabulous in the end. Not sure what color yet. Any recommendations?

Happy Happy Tuesday!

1 comment:

Gael said...

Wow, I love the bowed-front dresser! What a wonderful transformation on the side table, too. I really love the bright new trend in furniture colors; it adds so much to decorating possibilities! You seem like you are having so much fun. Isn't that the point of all of this?

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