Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tables, Tables, Tables...

Where did the week go, let alone the Summer?
I have been painting like a fiend this week to make room for another custom piece I have coming in the next few days.

We were able to complete four tables, not bad for a five day week.  Once again I do not have before pictures of most of this work, I promise to slow down & do better on this.  I just get so excited to get started.  Here is the first table:

Available at Sassy Fabrics in Grand Blanc,  MI
My husband picked this coffee table up at a yard sale while he was working in Kentucky about a month ago.  It sat in our garage waiting for inspiration most of the Summer.  Finally he decided to paint it himself.  The body is painted black & the top is painted Pure white.  He has been talking about this "Subway" art style for at least 6 months, now was his opportunity to try it.  We found these basic card stock paper stencils at our local hardware store & they worked perfectly.  Then we added the Fleur de lis on both sides in Paris Grey. 

Here's a better picture of the top.

This would be perfect for the college apartment, don't you think?

The next set of end tables were in rough shape when I got them.  They had been left out in the rain & the tops had completely bowed & popped off the bases.  Luckily I had a couple of old table leafs that were the perfect width for replacements, so with the help of a friend, we cut one in half & screwed them on.

I painted them Graphite & once again used my favorite stencil on the tops, sides & drawer fronts. These pictures just don't do them justice.

Loving this stencil...

I sold these to a friend before the wax was even dry.  Love it when that happens :)

The last table I actually have the before picture.

Okay, I had already started sanding this piece but I did remember to take the picture before I painted it.

I'm using a new chalk paint called "La Ferme Millesime" or "The Vintage Farmhouse".  It's made in Texas & goes on like butter.  I love it so much that now I am a retailer for this chalk paint.

Here it is in my booth.  I love that they are packaged in the mason jars.  It really lets you see what the color looks like.

Back to the table,  I chose the color "Carriage House"

Available at Sassy Fabrics in Grand Blanc, MI

Then I put a Medallion stencil on the top in Pure White.

Just dresses it up.

So Shabbilicious .......  

So that is the tale of the Tables.  I will be sharing a tall tale about a unique table I found on the side of the road very soon.

Here's a peek :) Stay tuned, this one will knock your socks off..

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  Thanks for stopping by,  Dee

Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer Montage

It seems like forever since I've written a post.  I have been slammed with custom work recently which explains why I have been MIA for so long.

Instead of giving you the story behind each piece, I'll just do a Summer "Custom Piece Montage"... 
Some have before pictures & some don't






(I will do a post on this buffet after I have pictures of it with the knobs)


These were pieces for my booth & Sassy Fabrics:



Loving this new French script stencil.

 Refined my "Shadow Script" technique...

More windows
(Elvis had to be in the picture)

Antique Metal Bed
So you can see why I've been out of the loop for so many weeks.  Plus I am trying to enjoy this summer with my family a little before it's all gone.

I have some exciting news to announce next week, so please stay tuned.

Check us out on Facebook for updates on what we are up to.  Take the time to enjoy the Summer before it's over.  Thanks for stopping by,  Dee