Oh the sunshine, Blue skies, and warmer weather means I get to start stripping......
furniture that is! ;)
I love this time of year when I find the killer scores, drag them to my deck and have at it, sanding, peeling off all the layers and discovering the beauty below.
So this week I came home with a GORGEOUS old pie safe, and an old barrister's bookcase with the glass all intact!
I brought the bookcase down to my lower level basement/Man lair, and organized my c.d.'s and dvd's.....
The pie safe was in perfect condition too!....very old, but smelling of old pipe smoke which I adore. That sweet smell of tobacco reminds me of my Grandfather... his attic with cedar walls and his pipe collection displayed all around ... that sweet rustic scent, love it!
So I grabbed a cold beverage,
headed outside and began with removing the hardware and the front panels exposing the interior...I then gave it a nice sanding down with my orbital hand held sander by Dewalt.
I grew up in my Dad's workshop surrounded by tools, so I have a love for the good ones. if you do this stuff, this tool is a must have in my book, it's my FAVORITE!
I decided I wanted this piece to be blue, a gorgeous turquoise style blue, one of my favorite colors!
For this piece I wanted to do a kind of "wash" instead of a full paint job.
So I just dipped the tip of my paint brush in the paint and kind of do a Semi-dry brush treatment.
back and forth, not really covering all of the wood, letting some of it still show through.
The Majority of it done with the dry brush technique, except on the inside shelving. Because I am So A.D.D.about things, and want to get stuff DONE like Yesterday, I went the rag route and poured paint on the inside and rubbed it all over with a dry rag, covering all of the surface in double time ;)...but I will say it's kinda messy....but that doesn't bother me one bit.
a gorgeous new piece for my living room!
yes folks, I am keeping this one, it just won me over and I am in LOVE! :)
in fact I spent the past 3 days completely rearranging and cleaning, moving things all around because of it.
My husband was out of town on business, so when he's gone, I get BUSY and do stuff... completely purging and re-organizing, it's such a great feeling.
The great thing about it too, is that you really don't have to spend any money to make your house look different, just moving the couch or a table to a different place completely changes the whole look of things!
finally able to see ALL of my wonderful Art books that have been stored in a CLOSET....now available at my fingertips for inspiration!
dogs on my lap....
dealing with these clowns.....
So the past few days have been full with kids, cleaning, painting and moving furniture....but what a wild, fun little life, I think today I'll escape to the garden.....and dig in the dirt.....working in my mom's garden,
because it's the little things that make me happy :)