We painted the outdated upholstery on these antique chairs with a mixture of 50% Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey and 50% water. We misted the fabric with a spray bottle of water
with each coat of paint so that the fabric would absorb the paint and not be stiff. It took three coats of paint, with about 24 hours of drying time between each coat. We stenciled a french design on each chair using Annie Sloan Graphite. The blue stripe was stenciled with Aubusson Blue. We then distressed and glazed the arms and legs. You can see the full tutorial here: http://bella-tucker.com/2013/04/painting-fab... #repurpose#painted fabric #painted upholstery #Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
I have been wanting a photo prop for some time now and my stack of pallet wood had started to call me! I came up with this simple display and I can change out the words on the top board with some chalk. Lemonade, Shop, Kissing Booth, etc.
I wanted to find a unique way to display a few of my favorite ironstone pieces, and a super chippy piece salvaged from a farmhouse door ended up being the perfect thing. Once I removed
the panel from the old door, I just added hangers on the back. I affixed hangers to the back of the plates, rather than mounting them to the board, so I can switch them out if I feel like it. The piece above the display is salvage from an antique side table.
I also made a complimentary piece to display my favorite tarnished antique spoons, so I used some tongue and groove wood that was salvaged from a demolished Missouri courthouse as the backdrop for them.
My husband always has an abundance of empty cable spools. I like finding ways to re-purpose them and I've discovered they really make great wheels! Using old wood we have out back, we
made a simple crate and attached it to the spools.
Of course, it is a stationary cart, you can't roll it around the yard. And we still have to add the handle. Since it's still winter here, I've filled mine with house plants so I can enjoy it till it's time to set in the garden and fill with annuals.
What can you do with an old stack of wood? With my creative DIY hubby in charge you won't be able to believe the transformation from old fence boards to beach cottage feel with a totally unique backsplash.
For more details on the process come on over to the blog and check it out!
I've been dying to build this console ever since Ana White posted the plans. I used all reclaimed wood for this piece, it's composed entirely of stud-grade 2x4's and 2x6's. Even though
reclaimed wood is tough to work with (warped & splits easily) it was totally worth it! I sanded, stained (1 coat of Minwax's Golden Oak) then stenciled the top with grey paint in a paisley pattern. I topped it with wax and cannot be more pleased!