Wednesday, June 24, 2009

One Stroke Painting

This was a plain yellow tray. I primed it and painted the base with Rust-Oleum Painter's Heirloom White paint. Then I used one stroke painting technique for the flowers. After the flowers dried I sealed it with a clear Polyurethane spray.


Monday, June 22, 2009

Free standing hutch

This was the top of a small hutch. There was no shelf. I got a 12x1 inch piece of wood and cut it to size. Adding the brackets below to complete the finished look. I also added molding around the shelf for a detailed finished look. I was unable to get both stains to match so I did a green paint wash on the shelf’s edge and the edges of the back splash, with decorative one stroke flower arrangement painting in the center.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

This was a dark wood stained drop leaf coffee table. It looked dirty and tired. I sanded, primed and painted with Heirloom white by Rust – Oleum. I painted the center roses with one stroke painting technique.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Serving tray fit for a lady

This serving tray was originally painted a gray color. I then painted it my favorite color white. Heirloom white by Rust Oleum. I used a one stroke painting technique for the roses.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A shabby Chest transformed into a wonderful decorative piece of furniture.

This was an antique chest with no drawers. I could not find matching drawers so I decided to make doors. I measured and cut the doors out of a ¾ inch oak. I then painted 1x1 strips of wood black, cut to size and screwed to the door giving them a finished edge.

To make the inside more functional I added a slide out drawer using kitchen drawer brackets and 3/4 inch oak piece of wood. The back is a piece of ¾ inch oak. I measured the width of the chest and cut the oak wood to fit nicely in back. I then used a Jig saw and cut the curves on top. I added molding around the edges to give it a finished look and it also makes the wood look very thick. To add more stability and a decorative look I added the side brackets. I connected them to the back piece and the chest. I measured out all the shelving and the wooden beams that I cut from a wooden crib. I painted the beams and the shelving black before attaching them to the back. I attached the back with 1x1 strips of wood going from the top all the way down to the bottom of the legs. Before attaching the shelves, I stained everything to make sure it all matched in color. The ending result.



Friday, June 5, 2009

A great way to showcase pictures

This is an old house window made out of wood. I wanted to prepare this window for a fresh new coat of paint. I started by scraping and sanding all to old flaky and chipped paint off. When I started to sand it, it reviled all these wonderful colors. It was the history of that window and how many times it has been painted over the past seventy-five years. I decided not to paint it, but to leave it showing all the history.

I then got some etching paint. I taped down a stencil to the class and applied the etching paint as directed on the jar. When I removed the paint and the stencil I had this great etching. I printed out some great summer photos and applied them to the glass I didn't etch.
This is defiantly a one of a kind window.

Antique Booth

Since my booth is in an Antique Mall I try to stick with original, vintage and antiques pieces. When I bring furniture home, I really try to think of a way I could make it an original piece. I want it to look like something you will not find anywhere else.