Friday, October 26, 2007

Finished a couple things . . .

I thought I would share a few projects I finished. Here is a chair I saved for $5. A cat scratched up the front, and the woodwork on the back was broken.
Now this little chair is in my closet to help me put my shoes on.

I moved the curtains from my formal living room to my dining room. I saw these in my neighbor, Mary's house. Her house is sooooo beautiful! (And she is one of the nicest people I know!) I am such a bad neighbor for copying.
I painted an old serving tray with chalkboard paint. I love the stuff so much, I'm resisting the urge to turn everything into a chalkboard.
Here is an old, plastic mirror I painted. I forgot to take before pictures, but it was cheap, flaking off gold paint, had a crack, and the plastic frame showed. I just filled in the crack and white-washed it a little. Now it's in my hallway.

I needed a buffet table for my formal dining room, but there really isn't enough room for a big piece of furniture at the end of my table. So I thought this little table would handle overflow and storage quite nicely. Tell me what you think ... is it too short, or does it work? The little door slides back and forth. I would like to put chicken wire over it in place of the current metal. Is it hard to find chicken wire?


19 comments:

Christina said...

Do you have an eye or what?????
How did you do the distressed white???

Mrs. Jones said...

Thanks Christina! For the distressed white on the chair, I got lazy and spray painted it. I found this great spray paint color that is called something like "antique white", which I like because white is too stark for me and ivory is too tan for my taste. I sanded it a little, and that's it. For the distressed white on the mirror, I just took a damp rag, I painted white on the frame, and then wiped it away.

Mimi said...

Wow! You do a fabolous job! I am in awe.

Linda said...

Great stuff. My what paint and patience can do!!
Blessings

Ter said...

wow, I need to learn how to do that kind of thing. My problem is that I like everything to be wood. My furniture, my photo frames, mirrors, etc.

The Feathered Nest said...

Every little thing that you transformed is just wonderful!!! Isn't it so amazing how a little time and paint can give something forgotten and tossed aside a new life? I love it all....xxoo, Dawn

daisy cottage said...

Fantastic! I love each transformation! You did a beautiful job!

xo,
Kim

Jerusalem said...

Those are all great - I love the little chair the most b/c I have one just like it sitting on my back patio waiting to be transformed! Thanks for the inspiration, and thanks also for visiting my blog - seems like we loved a lot of the same blogs and music- I'll be back!!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

I love all your painted treasures! I don't think your new side table is too short. Chicken wire......?? Home Depot?

Jill said...

I love all the projects you've been finishing up - especially the little chair in your closet. So sweet!

Candace said...

Love all of your projects! The last piece is great. My husband said that you can find chicken wire at Home Depot. Thanks for sharing. I'm looking around my house to see what I can change :).

Penny said...

Fabulous work on those painted pieces. I don't think the table is too short! It will look wonderful once you have a it all decorated.

Those who said previously you can find chicken wire at Home Depot are correct. You should be able to find it easily at any home improvement, hardware, or farming type store near you.

Kathleen Grace said...

I just love what you did with all your good finds. Isnt making something pretty out of something worn just the greatest feeling? You should be able to find chicken wire at home depot or a hardware store. I especially love the little chaire with the toile in your closet:>)

Misha said...

I found you through I'm an Organizing Junkie and I am so glad I did. OH goodness you've got some great ideas and creativity! I love the chair (so pretty) and the table. I'm looking to redo my home and I'm eager to catch up on all your blogs!!

Aimee said...

Love, love, love all your projects, especially that chair. What a transformation! It is so much fun to take something that isn't worth anything, and make it useable and pretty!

I've been in "project mode" recently and your pictures are motivating me to do more! Great job!

Martha said...

You are amazing, Mrs. Jones!!!! I love EVERYTHHING!!!

xoxo,
martha

Korie B. said...

I stumbled over here from Creative Blogs (congrats, by the way!) and I'm just giddy with joy over your creativity. I wish I had seen your Halloween stuff earlier. I'm definitely going to try some of these projects next year!

Kim said...

Funny!! You do have the same mirror!!! haha . . . your blog is pretty awesome too!!! I'll be checking back more often!!

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