Saturday, December 7, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Light Glass and Trend at the Bijou Market.
Aren't those wood lamps killer? You can't tell in the pic, but that yellow bottle on the right has an image of Abraham Lincoln on it. Pretty funky, huh! I found it one summer in Illinois.
Being a vendor at the Bijou Market is such a great experience! Afterwards though, I wonder who purchased a certain item or how they look in the new space.
If you have bought one of my lovelies, I would love to see it!
Email me a picture and I will add it to a highlight post in the future.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Forever ago I posted about finding this great dresser for practically nothing. The consensus was to make it two-tone and I went for it.Here I posted about my paint decision.
The color is Poppyseed by Behr and I had it mixed in flat.
I love this navy because the tone pulls more towards a purple-gray hue of navy blue.
Note to all: not pulling a thread on a sweater correlates to not pulling on veneer to try to get a smooth edge. It started out bad and ended worse! It never would not turn up for a flat edge and I finally just pulled it all off and filled in any imperfection on the underneath layer with wood filler.
Anyway, do the first coat with a paint brush. Sand. Paint remaining coats with a roller brush and you will get a professional looking finish.
Ace Hardware and a little goes a long way.
There are a few different ways of applying it. I chose to put a ball of it in a piece of material and rub it on. For me, it worked great.
The drawers and feet I left as is and am still debating whether to sand them down and restain. For now, I think I like the more rustic look and am leaving them with their imperfections.
Recognize the framed mineral art?! I finally have the site put together and some posts up over at Mineral Luste.
Go purchase some Christmas gifts for you trendy friends…or yourself.