Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Faith and a Walmart Clock

Hey Guys.  Once again I feel that I must apologize for not posting anything in almost a month.  How does that happen???   Anyway... has my post title got you curious???  Well the faith part comes in because we have decided to take another leap of faith and do Roundtop again!!  YEA!!!  I am so excited!  We have reserved a booth at the Texas Rose Antique Show again.  We LOVE this place.  You guys have to come out and see how great it is!  I will give more information as it gets closer.  It is at the end of September.

And now the Walmart clock!  Doesn't sound very exciting does it?  Well, it is!!  My mom bought this clock from Walmart a couple of years back because it had such a cute shape and was extremely reasonable!  It came in a box and had to be put together.  Curious?  Okay, here is the before picture...

I, of course, didn't remember to take a "before" shot until after I had already started painting!  It had a door with a glass inset covering that opening.  It also had some cheesy gold clock parts hanging down.

It really does have a fantastic shape and the "wood" is a pretty color.  But my mom decided that it needed to be painted!  And who am I to disagree???  We decided to fill in the glass area with a piece of wood.  This made a HUGE difference!!  I painted it first with a soft cream color, then a pale blueish/green color.  I also painted the wood accent pieces in the cream color for some contrast.  I heavily distressed it and then waxed it to it more of an aged look.  We LOVE how it turned out!!!!  It almost looks like one of those gorgeous Swedish clocks that you see in the magazines.  I said almost.  But we are very happy with how it turned out.  So here you go...

Oh!!!  I forgot to mention that I gold leafed the rim around the face of the clock.  This was my first attempt at gold leafing and I think I am addicted!!  It was so much fun!!!  And it is so beautiful!!

I used this kit from Hobby Lobby for the gold leafing...

 Here is a closeup of the paint color and the white trim.

So what do you think?  Still look like a Walmart clock???  Okay, that's it for tonight.  I have a couple more pieces ready to show you.  I just have to edit the pics and get them uploaded!  So hopefully that means I will post again this month!!  Ha!

One more thing...  Go checkout this great giveaway over at Coastal Charm!!

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Industrial Chic Coffee Table

Hey everyone!!  I hope you had a great 4th of July weekend!  I know we did!  We went to my parents' lakehouse in Livingston, TX.  It is one of my favorite places in the world!  Here is a picture of the view from their porch...

What's not to love???  So anyway...I want to show you a coffee table makeover.  This is a table that my husband built years ago. We have had it in different houses and apartments along the way.  I was looking at it one day and decided that we needed to shabby it up.  So we painted it, distressed it, and then put it up on casters to give it that industrial feel.  I LOVE how it turned out!!!!  It has so much more character now!  I almost hate to sell it!  Almost...

So whatcha think???

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Louis Blue Bench

Hey again!  I have another great Chalk Paint makeover to show you!  We started with this cute, but plain bench.  A great couple that we met at Roundtop GAVE it to us!!  They are amazing people and were such a pleasure to get to know.  Anyway, here is the before picture... Sorry for the horrible picture, but this is the only one that I could find!!

It was a cute bench, but it desperately needed a paint job!  I decided to try the Louis Blue Chalk Paint.

We also decided to add some batting and burlap to give it a little more character.  Here she is now...

Have you tried Annie Sloan's chalk paint yet??  What colors have you tried?

Happy 4th of July!!!  I hope you are enjoying time with your family and friends!

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