Thursday, July 28, 2011

Completed Projects For My Booth

A couple of posts ago I showed you my "pile o' stuff" that needed a little something before they were ready for my booth.  I finally completed a few of those.  I'll show you my favorite project first, an old basket that I painted with "belle fleurs 25 c." .

This is the before picture of my "stuff".

I love this wood box with the rope handles.  It got a grain sack inspired label.

The old step stool got white paint and numbers.

I made three more coat racks out of old molding.  These have proven to be good sellers in the past.

I painted one of the buckets with a little white paint and "fleurs".  Everything that I have painted with "fleurs"  has sold, including the basket and bucket I'm showing today.

And here is just a quick look at my booth after I added the new items.

I still have more projects in my pile to finish.  I hope you'll come back to see them.


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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

French Gray Coffee Table

I finally got to use my French Gray paint!

I found this frenchy style coffee table at Goodwill.  I haven't really painted any furniture since the chalkpaint-clear wax- dark wax craze started.  Since I don't paint that many pieces, I decided to use what I had to get a similar effect.

I used Behr Light French Gray paint, minwax clear wax, and Briwax dark brown wax.  I applied the clear wax with a cloth and the brown wax with a very large stencil brush I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I've heard negative comments about using  Briwax, but I just rubbed most of the wax off the brush before applying.  It gave a very light finish.

The hardware got some Rustoleum American Heirloom White spray paint and a little brown wax.

And I'm very happy with the results, all done on a budget.

Sadly, this is going to my booth. It really is hard to part some of these pieces.


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