Friday, February 10, 2012

OId frames, old furniture, old lamps, paint and stencils = busy weekend!

When I'm stressed I start creating things.  Obviously it's been a stressful week!
This is a frame I found at Goodwill.  I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and applied a dark wax finish.  I bought the handles at Lowe's for $2.50 and the fabric at Goodwill.  I stenciled the fabric chalk paint to match some other pieces.  

This is my favorite.  This was another Goodwill frame.  It was red and I painted it with Graphite chalk paint and distressed it slightly.  The handles cost less than $5.  The fabric is actually a napkin I had on hand.

I was on a roll!  I painted a lamp and lamp shade and stenciled it.  I also decided to make a vintage book bundle.  I simply walked through Goodwill's book section and looked for old yellowed paperback books with a tag with the half price color. 

And continuing the theme... I found this striped fabric at Goodwill.  I really like it on these pieces. 

I found this coffee table at a thrift store for $12.  

I painted it, distressed the finish a bit and added the stencils and finished it with an oil finish.

Another frame tray.  I didn't change the frame at all.  I simply added fabric behind the glass, added handles and added a back to support it.  Of course, I added the little rubber bumpers to protect furniture.

This is a ceramic plaque I found at Goodwill.  I tried chalk paint on it. It came out pretty well.

So that was last weekend's accomplishments.  It's Friday night at 7:20 and I've already got my bedroom paint trim cut in.  Tomorrow, we roll!  Can't wait to see the end result!!!   I'll share!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

2 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my gosh, Lori!! I certainly wish I handled stress like you!! A.m.a.z.i.n.g!! Simply amazing. I love every one of your stress projects! Look forward to seeing your paint project. As much as I love seeing all that you are doing, I hope the stress lets up for you. blessings ~ Tanna

Leslie said...

Lori!
You make the cutest things!
I especially love the trays...
You are the sweetest thing to come by a few days ago to my blog and leave me such a beautiful prayer and note of encouragement. How did you know I needed it?
I pray the same for you---hope, joy, peace, and love as you make your home.
You are precious.
Love, me