Friday, June 17, 2011

DYI Friday

Hello and Happy Friday.
I had a busy busy day, but I accomplished at least one of the benches, remember I'm doing three, so here is the reveal. I used my creamy white from SW, and a very light blue, mixed by BM guys just for me, I love this blue, is very soft.  I did the top white, and the bottom blue, I did not distress at all, I like the simplicity of the rustic bench.

summer breeze

love this shell its huge

Well, here is bench No. 1, show the other one tomorow, The little milk glass lamp is leaving my home, isn't it adorable, unfortunately I have to sell it, I just have too many lamps, but I love this one so much, it sits everynight in my little table in the kitchen, it adds a soft glow late at night. I have two other ones in the kitche (little lamps), the kitchen is big, so you really need all the lighting, the other two are one on the counter, the other one on the kitchen island on the size. Too many lamps, does anybody else have little lamps in their kitchen?? I don't like ceiling lights in the kitchen unless they are chandeliers. I like the ceiling light by the sink and the counter when I cook, but to eat I prefer candles or little lamps,  how about you?



Happy Thursday

Happy Thursday everybody, already the middle of June??  Time goes so fast, so many projects, so little time.

Today I painted, painted, and more painted. I'm burned out of painting.  I did three benches, one, picture frame, and continue on chair No.1 remember the secret, well here we go I am not an upholstered, when I saw these chairs, I didn't think it was so hard, I thought, oh well I remove the seat, you know with the screws and just staple the grain sack.  Oh well, I looked at Miss Mustard Seed tutorial on re-upholstery and, I don't know??
Oh well, a neighbor gave me an idea, I don't know if it will look good, but I'm going to try it.

Well, tomorow I will show you the pictures of my MEGA PAINTING DAY,

Here are some new items for the shop, I know we have a winner, I cann't wait. I put a lot of love and TIME into the tags and knobs. I truly enjoy making them.

A very old cute trunk, bakelite handle and brass hardware, so adorable

1950's skates old and shabby rusty

I love you in French tag with little heart

Vintage old map of Boston coasters

the puzzle, this is an old map of the main part of the city, very nostalgic, and a conversation piece for sure.

I live by the beach so, I am crazy about shells, I started making a collection of shell's tags,

another tag for the collection

Thank you in French, I'm sure you know this was a request so I made a few, not easy to make.

This is it for today, hope to see you tomorow, for the painting marathon pictures. This is what I call since I usually paint very little, but I got inspired by blogland and all the furniture painters out in blogland.