Sunday, October 21, 2012

If I didn't have enough to do already!

Remember this a few post back?  I was looking for a small table for my kitchen and came across this one at a resale shop. It was dirty, dark brown and needing some tlc.

I picked up a Rust-Oleum Furniture Transformation Kit. I wasn't sure how this was going to look because the top has a laminated circle on it.

I decided that I would try to make it look like granite or something as close as possible. I picked up a Martha Stewart Craft Kit. It is great with all these
 different type paint tools.

The first thing I did was use the deglosser in the Rust-Oeleum kit. Then I lightly sanded the top of the table that was laminated. I had a base paint made up in exterior grade and proceeded to paint just the laminated circle. I then let that dry. I had 4 containers of Martha Stewart specialty paints and I begin to dab them separately with the sponge from the kit. I let that dry and then went on to put the bond coat on the rest of the table.

The direction are easy to follow in the kit. Once I went through all the steps, this is my outcome.
I had left over material in the kit so then I tackled two lamp tables I had picked up at a resale shop.
This is with the base coat.

And here it is finished with glaze and top coat.

 I am pleased with my outcomes and ready to tackled some more furniture. Say good bye to brand new and hello second hand. Works for me!

Friday, October 12, 2012

I found what I was looking for.

My kitchen is huge as cabinet space goes, but it lacks a lot of room for a kitchen table. It does have an island seating area. But I have been on the look out for a table that would work. There are a lot on the market for sale, but over expensive and I am frugal.

I went to a second hand store I had never been before and there it sat, all alone in the corner. It probably came out of a restaurant or pub, but it was perfect for me. I really like the pedestal. It needs some cleaning and re-paint, but it has character

I was so excited about my find then I looked at a distance and I saw something wicker. I just love wicker, so  began pulling things off, they had stuff stacked on top of each other way beyond staging. And I saw a wicker sewing box stand. Cool, I have seen those on ebay for well over a 100 dollars. They wanted 20. for it and I said I will take it.

A few days ago I was walking along the yard line and my thicket line and I saw glass sheet. I picked it up and wiped the dirt away and behold someone had thrown out a glass checkerboard. I was not going to leave the glass for me later to cut a tractor tire or worse yet, a wildlife cut and bleed to death for no purpose.

After getting home with my sewing basket stand and doing some research on glass checkerboards.  I am working on re-purpose of the stand: SHOT GLASS CHECKERS. I am painting it white as it was a pale yellow. but I could not wait to take a photo and show off my plans.
My sewing box will be my new game table in my living room along with my old rocker and a another wicker find.
This rocker is over 80 years old. It does need some repair, but I am so afraid to leave it with someone and it become lost or damage beyond repair. This rocker is so comfortable. It is better than a recliner.

Monday, October 8, 2012


 I have these mirrors-they were shiny silver. I am trying very hard to not have shiny. I am using bronze, or rusty rust wherever I can. I altered the mirrors. Now to fix those shades???

Yeah, the gas people finally got over here and hooked the stove up. Now, I am cooking for Thanks giving. My son is bringing his girlfriend. It will be our first meeting. I hope I don't burn the dinner!!!
I manage to rebuild the media center for a modern television set. I cut out the dry wall at the bottom and inserted an area to hold 2 foot stool storage pieces. When the television is attached the old open space will  not be visible and the only thing showing will be the wide boards.

Next week I start the floors.

Friday, October 5, 2012

A $20 Find!

I was looking for a case of some sort to hold the DVDs, Cd's and VHS'. I came across this little jewel at a second hand store. I thought, lightly sand it, and re-coat with stain poly and it will look fine.