Tuesday, October 26, 2010

{shelves & bed post finials}

 This is a scrappie that is 12" wide and 10" deep painted black w/ brown undertones.  I love the skinnier shelves like this.. They are my favs..

 This is like a mini Mini....  I have 2 of these and they are around 7" wide.  They are so little and cute.. Perfect for small nicknack's.  This is painted black w/ brown undertones.

 This is 48" long, 10" deep, and looks soooo good in my kitchen..  Wish I got to keep it.  In my kitchen area is where I have my photo shoots of my shelves and this one goes perfect with all my things..  This is painted black w/ brown undertones.

{old bed post finials}
I posted about these a few years ago, just on another blog.  So I thought I would share them with you. 
My mom found 3 of these at a yard sale years ago and gave them to me because she knew I would find something creative to do with them..  As soon as I saw them I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. There were 2 long ones and 1 shorter one. 
I loved the natural weathered look of them, so I left them the way they were..

I cut each piece different lengths in half so they would be staggered like the pic above..  These are one end and the others have the ball like the pic below.  In my little house I only have room for one set of them and so these are the three that came..  The others are in storage {except the one below}..

I just love the chunkyness, and curvyness of them..  And the fact that they were salvaged from an old bed makes me love them even more..

Friday, October 22, 2010

{Weekend Projects}

K so I've had this little table since Clint and I have been married but it has been in storage for a few years.  When we moved into the house we are in now I needed it to feel a hole in between my couches..  I thought I would go crazy and paint it a fun color.. Orange...  I antiqued it as well.. That's what a call it when you glaze something :)
 I actually loved how it turned out until I put it with all my decor :(  I hated it... I even lived with for a while and switched up the decor on it and around it to try to make it work, but it just wasn't.. So I painted it cream just so I didn't have to look at it anymore...  It has been untouched for a few months now. 
 My husband is hunting this weekend and I got in one of my cleaning moods and decided to detail my living room..  Literally I wiped down all the walls, cleaned base boards, moved couches to find creepy dead bugs and heaven knows what to vacuum up dust, cleaned windows...  Anyways, since I had the couches pulled out I decided to antique my table. 

Since everyone else has given the glaze tut, I thought I would share my way too..  Really it is pretty much the same..

What I use: sponge brush, a crappy towel folded in half twice and rolled up tight like a sleeping bag (that is the only way I could think to explain it (: ), wet rag ringed out, and glaze.. 

I always buy the clear glaze and add my own color tenting..  I do this only because I use different colors on my shelves, and it saves me money.. My favorite is burnt umber though. 

1. start applying your glaze and get in all the nooks and crannies.  I only do small portions at a time, just because sometimes the glaze can dry pretty quickly.
 I like the sponge brush because it is so flexible and gets into little crevices easy.

2. with your rolled towel (griping each end so it stays rolled up tight) start wiping of the glaze.  I like the towel rolled up tight because its more flat and doesn't take the glaze out the crevices.  Then you don't have to go back over it with more glaze. 

3. If you feel you have to much on the outer surface or see a spot you don't like, lightly wipe over it with your wet rag.  I also roll the wet rag for the same reason. I just want to wipe the outer surfaces, not in the crevices.
And that's it.  Really is soooo easy... It dries supper fast too.

Putting my little corner back together and I love how my table turned out.  It looks so much better and goes with my room more. Ummmm I know the vintage blue suitcase is to big for my table.  But since it's stuck in a corner I thought it was ok :) It will do, until I can find me a thrift store octagon table to fit perfectly in the corner.

Looks so much better..

So stuck in my corner I had stashed all my decor items I had no place for.  I found this hidden behind everything.  This is one of my tin tiles I practice paint techniques on and I loved how this one turned out so I figured I would keep it in the house.  But i never found a spot for it so I stashed it..  Well I finally found a spot for it...... on this broken easel, now hung on the wall.. 

So I can keep it just the way it is or add a pic with a magnet for an instant picture frame.. I never thought of that before but I thought it was kind of cute.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

{New Shelves}

{New mini's}

Here is a before pic so you can see the detail of the tin better.  These were all ordered black with brown undertones, so you can barely see the detail of the tin in the pics. 

I'm usually rushing to get shelves delivered after I make them and never get the chance to take pics of them, so I thought I would take a little time today and have a photo shoot with these little guys.  Especially since they are my newest piece available.
This is 24" and we have four available..

Sometimes the height of the shelves in pics are very deceiving, so I thought I would show how tall these little guys are.

This is an 18"and we have three of these available.

Close up so you can see the color a little better.

This is 12", and we have five of these available. These would be super cute if you had a collage of them on a wall.

If you are interested in any of these pieces contact me at decorcreateur@gmail.com  . 
 I do ship!!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

{side table makeover}


Remember this ugly thrift store side table?? The front had fingernail polish on it and one of the sides was covered in red paint..  I guess I saw the potential in it and loved the style of the table, so for $3-5 {i can't remember what I paid for it} why not!!!
Isn't she beautyful!!! It's crazy what a good coat of primer, cream paint, and glaze can do... I didn't even refinish the handles.. They were in pretty good shape and the color of them against the cream looked good so I left them the way they were. 

So total cost of this project:
table $5
primer $3
paint $5
glaze- i already had a ton that I use for my shelves
and it took only a fraction to cover this table

$13 isn't to shabby

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