Sunday, June 22, 2014

Silver plated tray chalkboard

Hey friends!
I love turning old vintage finds into new usable items. This silver tray was in desperate need of a polish. I don't have a before picture. My mom used some silver polish and elbow grease to shine this gorgeous tray up. I don't know about you, but I rarely have an occasion when I would use a silver tray. So I decided to make it a little more modern.
I taped the tray and painted it with chalkboard paint. Now it can be used as a tray or a decorative accent in a kitchen!

New message boards

I have made some more message boards for upcoming shows this summer and I wanted to share them with you!
This first one has chevron fabric on the magnetic side and chalkboard paint on the other. This would be a great addition to any office!
This message board turned out better than I expected! I bought an old quilt top at the Christie antique show this past may. I knew I wanted to use the fabric on one of my boards. I love the cottage feel it gives off.
This next board is made out of an old window frame I bought at the aberfoyle antique show. I loved the patina on this window frame. I added a floral fabric which gives off such a country feel!
This next frame is a custom piece for a friend. She wanted a chalkboard and magnetic board for her office.
This last piece is fun and traditional all at the same time. I love that the fabric is off center.
Let me know which one is your favourite?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Another mint garden chair!

Happy Father's Day! 
On this special day I am working on projects in the beautiful sun and reminiscing on how my dad would help me out or give me advice on how I should proceed with a project. 

Last year I painted a chair mint and loved it. I have a chair that is too rough to use. The seat is split. However it is perfect for a garden. I can see a beautiful flower pot on it. I gave it a coat if ASCP mint paint that I mixed myself. I don't have perfect recipe. I just eye ball it. I use Florence, Antibes green and old white. I didn't wax it as it hopefully will be a wonderful accent to someone's garden! Pieces of furniture don't need to be waxed if they are outside with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
 Here is the chair!