Posts Tagged ‘refinish’

About two weeks ago I made the transition into working from home.  To most people this sounds like a tiny slice of heaven but, it is a huge adjustment, and I don’t know how well I am actually coping.  The upswing, is that it really has highlighted how sparse my place really is and all those projects I have moved to the back burner.  With the option of frolicking outside slowly dying down, I am going to take this weekend to focus on some house projects I have left incomplete, or have simply just said I’ll do it later.

Finding a great antique settee to re-upholster, and possibly re-finish for my living room.


Stripping my kitchen table, painting it white and finding fun mis-matched antique chairs to create a great place to enjoy coffee, friends, and dinner.

Enhancing my persian chic bedroom with more: textures, patterns, and a perfect pink hue that screams soothing and not little girl

Finally, finishing the antique dresser I scored for $25 on Craigs List that has been sitting in my parents garage

Whether your weekend To do list be big or small, enjoy your weekend!



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A couple of friends have been calling my the Craigslist Super Sleuth my ability to comb through the furniture postings, and find great things to re-purpose or refinish things (cheap) seems to be impecable.  My find this week was a crate and barrel coffee table, the beauty cost me $50.  I found the wrought iron and glass top a little contemporary, but the bones of the piece (tiny scrolls, bow like detail in the middle) were just dainty enough.  With a coat of paint this gem was bound to work!  

I started by cleaning the table so the paint would adhere.  Although spray paint may have been the easier choice, getting a color to compliment my walls was to tough.  I decided to use the left over paint from my living room (benjamin moore haystack) I applied with an inch paint brush and the rest is history.  My tips for a seamless finish would be to use primer, and an angled inch wide brush for the thin frame.  I am just so excited to finally rest my cocktail while watching T.V.!

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