Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Coffee Table is done!

It's done and I'm happy with the way it's turned out. Lets see if anyone on craigs list will agree and buy it.





Monday, October 24, 2011

candycorn pumpkin

My Candycorn pumpkin looks good from a distance too. I bought another pumpkin to "candycorn" with a slightly different technique lets see if that one comes out like the Better Homes and garden. Of course when I shared the Candycorn blog from The Magic Brush with my husband because I was thrilled I had done mine the same way TMB did hers my husband said oh I know how they did it,  Stay tuned....

Friday, October 21, 2011

Time Piece

Two things, First I made an attempt at a candycorn pumpkin as seen in Better Homes and Garden. I paitned my candycorn shapped pumpkin as I was waiting for my stenciled numbers on my Coffee table to dry... I decided  tape the pumpkin to avoid overspray on the parts i did not want color on... I thought it would be best to paint it bottom first- upside down it went.
Then I flipped it and painted the top, I masked off the stem too. I noticed later on that Jennifer used foil... why didn't I think of that?
I did not like the quality of the craft spray paint but all was still ok. I removed the tape (time lapse went to Open house at the elementary school, came home ate dinner then changed out of the office cloths- yes i was painting the coffee table and the pumpkin in my dress) I did not like the tape lines so i "blended" the paint and it did not look like the BH&G pumpkins. Then the I got an update from the Magic Brush, Jennifer had blogged about painting her candycorn pumpkins and she's a professional, I was thirlled to read she too had chosen to paint the bottom first (her paint ran- mine did to a little) and then tapped off for the top to get a crisp line, she too was not happy with it. Hers came out ok and she's Jennifer, mine came out OK too and I'm just mearly me. My husband thinks he knows what the secret to the BH&G pumpkins is... I'm going to give that a try next.

Second: the Coffee table is almost finished I"m going to do one more treatment to the top then it will be what it is...
Pictures below.
Before



During





Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Coming next

Now all I have to do is get followers I have sold 2 pieces now ( i only had 3 to start) and I've benn offerd two antique dining room pieces a china cabinet, 1930's with the matching buffet. WOW   "I'm starting to get started"
it's similar to the one I have only it's in need of some TLC, good ! I'd feel guilty to paint a perfect piece...  so I'm going to  have fun with this one. Can't wait to get started.
Stay tuned.....

Monday, October 10, 2011

SOLD! wow that sounds good

Yea me, the black night stand sold! Yes I put it up again I know I said i was going to re paint it and give it to my son for his room. After the table went I thought I'd give it another try and it went today. Now I've officially sold two items I've refinisehd. That feels good. I'm ready to tackle more.
I have one project in the works, one for a Christmas gift after that and one more to start.
1) espresso brown bureu
2) christmas gift....
3) Coffee table
4) Big square desk

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I've made Google

AHH Happy day. My black night stand has made the Goolge Images search results. I may get traffic, viewers, people to read my blog. I feel like the cars in "cars" when they get noticed again and hope that the people will come.
I have sold my table and chairs and now my night stand is in google images.  I feel accomplished!
Now to get busy and get more stuff up!

thanks

Saturday, October 1, 2011

SOLD!!

Finally I've sold something I feel so accomplished. The re finished farm table sold yesterday a young family came and picked it up. I hope they enjoy it.