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!


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...

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