Sunday, April 19, 2015

A worn down Pier One End Table gets refinished with chalk paint

Hello everyone!

THIS ITEM IS FOR SALE AT: 
Déjà Vu Thrift Boutique (Elgin, SC)

Today I am sharing with you this fantastic lil' end table that went from drab to fab! This worn down beauty had see better days for sure.

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Look at all that water damage on the legs!!!


But with some attention, love and the right kind of paints it is now a lovely piece suitable for any home.

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The top is done in Shabby Paint's Hazelnut Re-Vax on Raw wood. Giving it a beautiful color and a seal too.

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The base and legs are done in Shabby Paint's Alamo White with Hazelnut Re-Vax and Sheer Vax as a sealer and to add a beautiful tint of color and

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Isn't this a striking combination? Simple, rustic and elegant at the same time!


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Now that is "ALL GUSSIED UP"!

How do you care for a piece of furniture like this? Check out the Shabby Paints chalk paint manufacture page.
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Wooden Crow Gets a Chalk Paint Makeover - Henna Style

This Crow was found at a second hand store. Sweet and simple in his black slightly distressed paint he attracted my eye. No tag, no name, no home. Until now!



After his makeover I gave him the name Wolfrum. Don't you just adore him? He was painted with Alamo White, Shabby Paint's and sealed with Hazelnut Re-Vax. The designs are Henna patterns as I am a henna artist too.



His details cover him from tail feather to beak tip. Let me know what you think about this makeover of Wolfrum the Crow... leave a comment below!


Now that is "ALL GUSSIED UP"!

How do you care for a piece of furniture like this? Check out the Shabby Paints chalk paint manufacture page.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dr. Seuss Illustrations Inspired Night Stand and Table - Hand Painted Chalk Paint

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Been busy this week working on some pieces that are Dr. Seuss inspired! I am having so much fun being brought back to my childhood. Reading books over and over... for visual reference of course. LOL! These are some Seuss--ified pieces all right!

This first piece was done with Folk Art Chalk Paint - Imperial (red), Shabby Paints - So Serene and Licorice.


The Before & After shot...


This next piece with a before and after image of a thrifty table find I stumbled across years ago and I a just now getting around to redoing it.




Just to prove it's not clipart here is an image of my daughter sitting on top of the table.


Hope you enjoyed these projects. Keep any eye out for an online video class on how to do this technique.

Over on my Uniquely Grace Blog there is a bit more about the Truffula Trees and the Window Display at +Books on Broad  all these fun pieces went into.


Now that is ALL GUSSIED UP!
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Illustrated 3D Rocking Chair - Chalk Painted Furniture Flip! Looks like it came right out of a book!

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Hello Readers! I am excited to share with you yet another Illustrated Chalk Painted piece of furniture. Done up in a cheerful color of yellow (the hand made Sunflower Chalk Paint mixed with Alamo White by Shabby Paints) and shaded in a Sunflower color. The line work was done in Licorice from Shabby Paints also. NOTE: I tried the DIY Latex recipe... poor coverage, ruins brushes, costs more over all, and drips a whole lot, takes longer to dry between coats and over all I just didn't care for it like I care for my Shabby Paints Acrylic Chalk Paint. Adding Alamo White to the Sunflower helps on the lighter color but it still had a lot of issues and took me longer to finish this piece then I would have liked.


This chair would be so much fun in a Nursery or Child's bedroom.


Or perhaps a Library or Classroom with a reading rug and story time!


Maybe it was meant for that perfect photo shoot for a photographer prop to have for their clients.


Hope you enjoyed this piece. Please check out our other posts and find us on Facebook at All Gussied Up Southern Home Furnishings & More.

NOW THAT'S ALL GUSSIED UP!

Leave us a note in the comments below! Do you like this color? technique? Where would you put this chair?

~ L. Grace Lauer
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dr. Seuss' Lorax inspired Truffula Tree Seedlings DIY!

Hello everyone... today's post will be quick. I have to rush out to play practice for my daughter, son had youth group and I am on my own tonight to get them from here to there. LOL!


I put together some Truffula Tree Seedlings for the Dr. Seuss window display. I painted up some clay pots with +Shabby Paints Betsy Ross Red, Alamo White and Licorice. then created the tree trunks and the truffula tops with feathers.



Here is the full window display... with the night stand and the end table I repainted also. I am loving this chalk paint!


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