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Sunday, July 22, 2012

PAINTING AND PAINTING AND PAINTING...with ANNIE SLOAN  CHALK PAINT and a little Behr flat...and some ASCP Dark Wax.....




So showing you what this piece looked like, before I started the task of  make me pretty and ready for a new home....starts with- get the paint croc's on...


So do your projects start out with getting out your paint croc's and a pair of capri's, that have seen better days....well this is how mine, all ways start out...


 Ok this has to get better.....I picked this up from a Craigs listing..what was I thinking.....well I can make it better ....I can I can I can...I kept telling myself
 all I can say is yuckyyyy...tear off all that old nasty material....so I did
 The table or course needed some work, a leg had broken and their repair was lacking in correctly fixing the problem. So out comes the tools...and the ever handy Hubby.What would we blog crazy girls do with out our hub's...
So like usual the Picnic table comes in handy,as a work bench...he rebuilt this whole sides framework, and  now it is correct. The only way things should be...






So do you like the material....brand new and so pretty in blue...only 6 chairs to paint, all in  Annie Sloan old White plus fix any loose screws and their we're a few. After all the chairs were painted white and fixed...I then painted over with a wash of flat paint in a pretty turq/blue tone...some clear wax and distress...then new feets on each of the chairs legs ...so will not scratch floors....again 6 chairs,all those rungs and legs over and over....what was I thinking...I can, i will ......I hope she will be pretty and will these chairs ever get done......so look ....






 So what do you think,I took these pictures at the shop where I set them up...lighting is tough....so as you can see....yeap all those legs,and rungs painted and now a pretty seat of a great tapestry look...with a little more padding tucked in...and the table I painted in two coats of old white,then on top I taped and created the center line...kinda grain sack style...I left a little of the white and then added a little of the blue, from the chairs...tying the look together.
I then did threes layers of dark wax and controlled the waxing to just the top and stained the edging...I had sanded down the whole top for a real smooth finish...I did a lil a very lil distressing on the table legs...The leave was painted on the edges to match the sides....a farm style that originally had a spanish look.....I hope she will find a new home and they will find her to be pretty and they will have lots of great family memories around her....she is sizable and the chairs have generous seats for lounging...she is not old  I would say late 80's... but with some I can effort ,and lots of hours  of painting....I think I did it....she is now ........Pretty in a cottage blue sorta way....what do you  think...worth what I priced her....270.00 for the whole set.....




Ok I thought I would show you a few other things around the shop,some new and some that I feel will be tough in today's market trend in antique land...







These items will sell...old wagon wheels -really two matching...and old ladders move well,grain sacks you bet they sell. Wire storage yes they sell...well,Trunks are suppose to be a trend this year in collectibles..and I set up this display with 5 various sizes...old bottle still move and a fun sock monkey in the chair...this is downstairs,  before you head up the steps....
 
This is a new vendor and she has a cool eye,this chair she updated with a vintage blanket,,,and the pillows she makes...lots of turq,red and yellow is her style with a lil black,love that groovy yellow ice bucket and you get a good shot of the wide plank floors upstairs...uneven and things can fall through...
 This is part of Pats booth too...love the lamp she made from a bird house..and the croquet balls in a bowl,so cool...love the mallots in the milk jug....
 Do you notice those cool nesting tables..in turq- formica so 50's cool...imagine a Mad Men martini sitting on one of those....and again love the colors 
 Ok now this is some of my stuff.This is one of a set,a cathedral alter set of candle sticks...a pair,they can be  arranged in a v shape,slant or the shape as shown...these are from ST Ambrose church of Deadwood So.Dak. they we're used  in my grandparents 5oth,my aunts 50th and my folks 40th..and my 30th...I don't know I have them priced at true value may be I want to keep them...some prettys in ruby red in this set up...rich and somewhat old world
 Yeap these Tobie's have been in our family for a long time,and the kerosene lamp has such detail,the tea set is Limogene...these are things that are tough sells in today's antique trend but the detail and effort to create such beauty has to be appreciated...so I hope you liked the little view of some of my other stuff...and come back to visit soon...when I create something new to oogle...



PS
I love your comments and thank you very much for the newest follower's this week,  I thought I would tell you my dresser- from my LAST POST already sold,one week and she has a new home. A trendy young lady moving in to  her first place.....perfect. So time to find another dresser to work on....hmmmm

5 comments:

uniquelyyoursormine said...

The table came out great! Love the table legs! I hate painting chairs too... And I paint in my crocs ;) - Susan

sweetvintageofmine said...

What a wonderful French Country Look! LOVE that Table! I actually had some chairs very similar. I've seen the Anne S. paint in blue and it's LOVELY. You took on a BIG project, but if you're selling..it won't last! Thanks for visiting my blog..enjoyed my visit to yours! Isn't this FUN? From one sweetie to another~~~~Roxie

karen@somewhatquirky said...

That fabric is beautiful! Nice job Kat! I love the legs on that table.

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Thanks for sharing this at the All Star Block Party. I'm loving how the chairs turned out - am a new used of ASCP and dont' know how I live without it!!

Candy said...

Your table and chairs are GORGEOUS, and YEAH, you've got the set underpriced. It should sell really quickly.
Enjoyed walking through the shop too. I enjoy staging and looking at how other people stage their things. THANKS for sharing.
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