Friday, October 29, 2010

Finished projects

Ok, so here is the finished project I was promising. And another. I didn't know how I would like this paint color, but I thought that it turned out really well with the glaze. I did have some "help" from the kids on this one.

Here is the finished product. It is in my bedroom.

You can see more of the detail than before. Before it was just a pewter color and wasn't painted at all.


Here is another project that I got for FREE!!! My neighbors were moving so I thought that I would go see what she had. She said if you want it take it. It is going into the dump or donated anyway. So I was REALLY excited to get this next piece. I grew up with these in my house and have been wanting to get one to redo. And what is better than finding one...finding one for free!

Before, not the prettiest piece in the world. Lots of cobwebs on it.

 

The inside has a hole in the back. My plan is to put fabric on the bottom to cover the hole and to make it look cute! Think it will work? 




 It took me just one day to get this done. It was sitting there for a few weeks, but once I had a chance to do it it went pretty fast. I primed it with Krylon white primer.
Then I painted it Blue Ocean Breeze. I saw some way cute stuff on All Things Thrifty and it was SO cute! So I had to get some and try it. It is the same color I used on the project above. 

I took the hardware off and spray painted it oil rubbed bronze. It has a little bit of a sparkle to it.

And then added glaze (which I got for 25 cents at a yard sale!) that I tinted black(the paint was also an oops paint I got at walmart). I love it!


And voila! It's done! I want to do another project so bad. I am trying to find a sitting chair that I can redo and put next to it in my bedroom for a reading nook. Here's hoping!

4 comments:

Brooke @ www.allthingsthrifty.com said...

Nice job!!! Love your projects!

Rene said...

It looks amazing! You could paint anything this color and I would love it.

-Rene

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Both of these pieces are lovely! I love the combination of the turqoise with black glaze! :)

Jenn said...

Ooooh, it looks fantastic! VERY nice! I started following you so I can see your future projects! :)

I found one of my pieces on craigslist, and the other two at a thrift store! I just got lucky, I guess!