Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I came home with this drop leaf table the other day, in pieces. After I examining it I realized its days as a drop leaf table were no more. The leafs were warped and some dry rot had set in, so I had to chuck them. But, the rest of the table was salvageable. Just needed a bit of TLC.
Once I disassembled it and figured out what exactly I was going to do; I was able to reassemble it into this. Then it was time to start prepping it for some fancy restyling.
I decided to go orange on this piece, but I like it tempered with heavy distressing and some glaze. So, that is exactly what I did.
I love the color combo! So classy, with just a touch of edginess.
It even has 2 coats of wax to protect it.
All I can say is, "Orange it lovely?"
Posted by Jaime Shackford at 4:02 PM
Sunday, May 13, 2012
My very gracious Aunt Melissa asked me if I was ready for a new challenge. She had this drop leaf table in her garage and was wondering if I could do anything with it. I told her "Perhaps, but it may no longer be a drop leaf table." In it's hay day I know this piece was a beauty. Over the years though, it has gotten its share of bumps and bruises. Now, I am going to try to remake it into the gem I know it can be. The real question remains; what will it become?
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I first got into restyling furniture in an effort to make "nice furniture" out of junk because we couldn't afford "nice furniture," (and because I'm a cheapskate). But after a while when we could finally afford a little more I still preferred the furniture I was creating because it was uniquely me. No where in a store could someone exactly replicate a room in my home and I love that. Sometimes, however, my house gets a little tight and I have to down size. Either that, or I just find a cool piece of furniture and want to restyle it even if I don't have a place for it. I just can't seem to pass up anything unique and unusual.
Such was the case when I found this bed. It didn't look like this of coarse, when I bought it. But, what was unique about this piece was that there was 2 of them!!! Since I had 2 boys who shared a room- I thought, "Bingo!" Sometimes though, things change and not long after my "ah-ha" moment we split up the boys into their own rooms and the need for 2 matching twin beds went amiss.
|One is great...|
|I can't seem to get enough turquoise these days! I also LOVE how the glaze brings out the detail.|
|But, TWO are even better!!!|
|I also like how they are low to the ground. Great for little kiddos.|
|Will they be for sale? YES, and I suppose they wouldn't have to be sold as a set, but I certainly would love it if they were. Drop me a comment if your interested. Or, find my ad on the OKC Craigslist under furniture. |
Here is the low-down:
80"L X 40"W X 41"H (top of headboard)
|Did I mention I also have these matching shutters?|
|They would fit perfectly in a 36" window.|
|Great antique porcelain knobs.|
|Dimensions: As a pair they are 36" W X 28"H|
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
A few years ago I saw a DIY garden trellis in a magazine and thought someday I would give it a shot. Yesterday was finally that day. I looked at several different designs and based on:
2. Ease of building
3. Change-ability (in case I want to try something different next year.)
I went with a simple design that uses my fence as support.
As you can see I made 2 trellises. Each consist of 9 1x2x8' furring strips @ .75 a piece and some nails.
My total cost for this project was less than $20 and took one afternoon.
Can't wait to see how my garden grows now!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
We are FINALLY finished with our pool refresh!!!
Here is a recap of our weekend...
|They use a giant vacuum to suck the air out from behind the liner so that it stays in place as they begin to fill the pool.|
|One last shot before the water starts going in.|
|We have water! It actually took a couple of days to fill the pool entirely. We had to shut off the water a few times so that they could come out and cut out the stairs and gaskets and also to smooth out the liner.|
|There she is. Finally... seemed like this project dragged on forever!!! And YES, the boys have already been swimming. The 67 degree water hasn't deterred them a bit :)|
(notice the giant hole on the left corner.)