Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Pretty Dresser Make-Over

Hey Guys!!  I wanted to show you a pretty dresser make over that we recently completed.  We found this old dresser at one of our favorite junk spots.  It needed A LOT of work!  This picture doesn't show the sides where the veneer was pretty much trashed.

Ben worked his magic on it and fixed it all up.  Then he painted it with a color that he created that is close to Annie Sloan's Chateau Gray.  Then painted over that with Paris Gray.  He added lots of texture to the front of the drawers to make it look older and then distressed and waxed it.  I love how the light greenish color comes through the gray.  He did a great job!!  It looks so cool!!!

This one is still available.  Look under the Available Furniture Tab for pricing.

And don't forget that we are taking pre-orders for Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.  If you would like to be put on the list, just email me at savinggracecreations@gmail.com.  We can ship it to you!!  You won't pay until it is shipped or picked up.  Have a great week!

We are linking up to....
Domestically Speaking
Restore Interiors
French Country Cottage

Friday, July 13, 2012

Repurposed Table Top

Hello!  Today I wanted to share one of my favorite projects so far!!!  I have always wanted to make one of those huge clock faces that you see in magazines.  Here is one from Pottery Barn...

I wanted mine to be BIG!  So I started thinking about what I could use.  We have a big pile of old barn wood out in our backyard, so I started thinking about putting pieces together, but I couldn't find enough pieces that would work.  So I scratched that idea.  Then my wonderful Mother and I were on one of our junking trips and we found an old table top for FREE!! It was just leaning up against a building with no legs.  Perfect!!  So I took it home and got started.

I started by taking off all the brackets on the back of the table top so that it was flat.  Then I painted it with a flat gray paint.

Then I covered the whole thing with a crackle finish and left it outside on the covered patio.  When I went out to check on it a couple of hours later, I was so surprised at the finish.  It had been raining, so it was SUPER humid outside.  It didn't crackle like I thought it would.  It left a very unique dimpled sort of finish.  But I LOVED it!  It was perfect!  So then I sort of dry brushed the whole thing with white paint to bring out those dimples.  Next, I used an overhead projector to blow up the clock face on to the table top.  This was NOT easy, but it worked.  I painted the clock face on and then heavily waxed it with light and dark wax.  The last step was to added a couple old metal pieces that I had in my stash.

I LOVE how it turned out!!!! It is currently available for sale.

I LOVE clock faces!  I am dying to make a few more out of different materials!  Have you made any?  Let me see them!!  Have a good one!

Oh - and don't forget that we will be selling Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.  Right now the plan is for it to launch some time in August.  We are taking pre-orders now!

I linked up to the following....

Miss Mustard Seed
French Country Cottage
The Dedicated House
Primitive and Proper
Restore Interiors
Savvy Southern Style
Domestically Speaking

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Few Recent Pieces and An Exciting Announcement!

Hey Guys!  I know it has been FOREVER since I posted anything!  We have been soooo busy!  I figured I would just show you some of our most recent pieces.  So here ya go....

And now for the exciting news.... We will be selling Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint!!!  Yea!!!!  We are so excited!  We don't have an exact date for the launch, but it will probably be in late July or early August!!  More info coming!!