Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Re-purposed Fence Cabinet

This cabinet was made out of some old fencing I was able to pick up for free!  Basically I cut the wood into sized pieces with a circular saw and then screwed them together.  The frame is made from treated tree posts and then screwed together as well.

The front screen door is made from a wooden trellis and then painted with left over paint from Home Depot (mint green).  I stapled the screen onto the frame of the trellis. 

One of the slats of wood has a knot-hole that I made sure was placed in the back of the cabinet so you could plug in a light or string light to add character.




Sunday, July 28, 2013

Antique Dresser with Oval Mirror

Had fun with this project by mixing Annie Sloan Chalk Paints along with some other favorites of mine together for the final result... Here are the before and after pictures... This was one project that really sang to me on how it should be painted. It became quite a simple project to do which was exciting.  It now sits very pretty in my shop, "Country Charm" located in Battleground, WA...



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Monday, June 3, 2013

Topless Table

Ever wonder what to do with a topless table?  Discovered a coffee table at a garage sale for $5! I was excited at first, but then realized that the glass top was missing.  Stood there for a few seconds thinking ok, maybe I should bag it, then a spark flared up inside me and said, NO! don't leave this table, you will find a way to make it are the "before" pictures of the poor topless table.  If you look closely, you can see the sticker that has how much it is ($5).

Now, here are the "after" pictures of the no longer "topless" table...

ASC paint, Paris Gray, was used for the metal casings of the table, and my own chalk paint in black was used for the legs. The top of the table is made out of wood, which was cut with a miter saw, then painted with the Paris Gray.  Once dried, I then used a wet sea sponge and barely dipped it into the black paint.  I spread the sponge over the top in a horizontal direction.  Once dried, then I stenciled the lettering and flower onto the no longer "topless" table.

Once again, thanks for stopping by and don't be shy to leave a comment or question. Have a great day or evening depending upon what time you are reading this...

Au Revoir!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Pendant Lighting

A new addition to Seek & Find Designs is going to be an array of lighting.  Depending on what kind of different treasures I can find at garage sales will depend upon what the lighting will look like.  Here is a wire basket with really cute colored rhinestone flowers displayed that was turned into a "chandelier" light.  

It really is quite easy to make if your up for a fun project.  You just need a lamp socket with a pull string,  and then attach the plug cord into the top of the socket (the socket comes with instructions for the wiring)  Also, I decided to get a bit fancy with the pull cord by purchasing a vintage looking cord.  I simply cut the gold pull string near the inside of the socket and then hooked the fancy pull string with the clasp that is already attached. The wire basket had to have some of the wiring removed around the base of it in order for me to wire it securely and have it lined up in the center correctly.  You can attach any kind of low wattage bulb you desire.  For this project, I used a "Vintage" bulb that has 40 watts.  As you can see from the photo, it gives off that yellowish tint that so many of those antique and vintage lights do.  You pretty much could use anything you have laying around your house for a creative light just as long as it has a hole in it for the wiring.

Well, enjoy and have yourself a wonderful day!  Thanks again for stopping by.  

Friday, May 3, 2013

Window Table

I bought a ottoman at an estate sale last summer and it's been sitting in my "to do" pile up until this Spring.  I decided to take the cushion off, paint the frame and then place a window on top to create a little garden table.  

Before Picture of Ottoman

After with paint and added window

Tell me what you think?  It's a really easy project and was a lot of fun.  I almost did not place it in my shop because I really fell in love with it.  Well, off to more garage sales for treasures to create!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Yellow Vintage Desk

I discovered this cute little desk at the Human Habitat store about a month ago.  Because of my love for the color yellow, the decision was made to use ASC paint (Aries) along with her soft wax.  What do you think about the color used on this project?  Here are the before and after photos...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Beveled Dresser

Here is a dresser that I discovered at a garage sale last summer.  It was pushed up against the wall of their garage in the back and had a NFS sign on it.  I couldn't resist asking if they would sell it to me.  Their first answer was no, and then once the wife walked back into their home, her husband took my number so he could try and persuade her to sell it to me later.  Sure enough, the next day I received a phone call and they said I could go back and pick it up!  I was so excited!  As you can see the intricate details, could not wait to get my paint brush going on this baby... ASC paint was used along with her soft wax for protection.  Colors:  Aubusson Blue/Versailles (love these two together).  



Thanks for stopping by today!  If you have any questions about refinishing your favorite piece, please let me know.