Sunday, August 28, 2011

What an experience!

                         This piece is part of a set I picked up at CCA. It was a very dated yellow
                                                              (before pic below..yay!)
                            It has amazing detail and I just love the handles. I once again decided on
                                                graphite and old white as my scheme of choice.


                         I ran into quite the dilemma when I tried to paint the cabinet hinges...
                                                        yeah, I know, rookie mistake.                          
                      Since you can only get hinges like this by special order..mucho money.
             I had to find a way to make the ones I had work.  Sounds like an idea emergency!!
                (sorry..100 times ~ I will not quote Imagination Movers on my grown-up blog;).
                                      Brass Darkening Solution is the really it is!
          I am sure all of you amazing, veteran, do it with your eyes closed, mad skilled gals out there                      have known about this gem forever but for me it was the answer to my DIY prayer!

From boring brass to antique black after just a few hours.

The before

Learned quite a bit with this piece. How to be certain there is something in the back of the drawer to be sure it stops where it is suppose to. To NOT paint moveable parts. To wipe off excess wax immediately or you may have to resand and rewax..not fun! How to change the color of  brass if it doesn't match your piece and lastly, to never, ever get a piece over 7 ft long..per hubby's request.
Sorry Hon;)

First table project...

                                       Here is a picture of my first table and chairs endeavor!
                                          Old White in all its glory with Dark Walnut stain.     

Really, Really wish I had a sprayer. Took me FOREVER to paint these chairs. I love how they turned out but man way too much work. Must seriously consider this as a b-day present

Chippy, Chippy!!

Sorry...I am the worst..AGAIN forgot to take a before pic. I need to stop getting so excited when I have to paint and remember I would like to show the transformation. Trust me they look waaayyy better;)

Will be doing a set for myself very soon, just didn't want to be my own guinea pig.

Duck Egg Desk and Hutch...

           So I was given this desk/hutch combo and I thought it would be the perfect time to try out duck egg and old ochre. There was a little damage to the drawers so I put some pretty paisley paper on them. So fun to do.

 Before..without the hutch

Back to work...

I have not posted in quite awhile. School has started so now there are zero excuses!  I was waiting on my blog to get done but was decided to not get to far behind on posting my completed piece. Finished a small dresser in Graphite and Old White. First project in this color and really like how it turned out.

This one has alreayd sold but I have one about 3 times this size to get to.