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Have you often searched in vain for the perfect fabric color and pattern for a project, and just wished you could create your own? Now you can and it's so simple, you'll be amazed.
Creating your own custom colors to coordinate with your decor is easy too! Just follow these simple steps to success. (After you try this easy project, I will feature a gorgeous, multi-color Moroccan pattern shower curtain idea soon).
But, I didn't. I drove right past the vintage shop and turned around and yes, I went in the shop. Lo and behold, this is what I walked out with. Never mind that I haven't even started on
the vintage chaise or the wonderful crate! But tell me, would you have left this in the store? Now comes the question.....do I leave it as is or shall I paint? I'm thinking I'll use in the lanai. It's a pretty sturdy piece and vintage for sure. I would say 40s or 50s. I think it looks good as is, but wanted to get some opinions. Thanks.
I'm an avid thrifter. I go out about 3 times a week in search of the gem among the rubble. I've been looking for a dresser for a while now and on my 3rd jaunt to one of my favorite Thrift
Stores last week I found this antique dresser, all wood, and dovetailed. The only flaws were the "dents" the employee said. If he only new......The roughness of the piece adds character. I took it home got immediate color inspiration from a flowered water color like print from a new throw pillow. I decided on doing two tones on the dresser and am thrilled how it all turned out.
1. Miniwax Water-Based Wood Stain in Green Tea
2. Pantone Paint in the color Nude with a Satin finish
3. Knobs- Hobby Lobby 50% off.
To see the process, my color inspiration and a funny little story about my missing knobs check out my blog http://quirkycool.blogspot.com/2013/05/thrif...
Easy Rocking chair makeover. Use Shabby Chalk Paint to update outdated fabric for a fresh new look. Strong but flexible!
Sorry this will be Short and Sweet guys.
Sprayed the fabric with a fine mist of water. (keeping the fabric slightly damp will help it stay softer than it would if you painted over it dry, just a mist or it will delay dry time!)
Painted with 1/2 water 1/2 peacock chalk-paint mixture. Only needed two coats...there is no reason to mist for the second coat because the first coat of Shabby Paints has already completely covered the fabric.
Sanded after the first and second coat lightly with a fine grit sandpaper to make it nice and smooth.
I used Shabby Shimmer in Pearl White for the stencil, stripe and as a glaze on the wood. That's it Easy Peasy!!!
Sooo comfortable! Not sure if this will be for Grandma's nursery or moms :)