Monday, July 18, 2011

A dog and his boy

Clutch is our dog we found on CL about two years ago. The other day I found him laying in the center of a table top, I have been working on. He has learned to fit into this family just fine.

My 5 year old son, wanted to do a project very badly. So I gave him a chair.(I purchased yard saling) and some paint, and let him have at it. My favorite part was when he asked his daddy if he should  "shabby chic it". My husbands face was priceless. Here is the final product. I think it turned out quite nice.

He even brought his masterpiece in and added the through pillow.
I must say, he is quite good at "shabby-chicing"


Saturday, July 16, 2011

two of my favorite things

This is a hutch I found on CL , I  purchased from the original owner who said this hutch had been in a barn for over 50 years. It is surprisingly sturdy and in good shape. The first owner said it was cherry wood. I saw it and knew I had to have it.
 Now this is not just a hutch.
Wait for it!!!

 It has a pull out, ten foot Table. I love, love, love it.
 I can not wait to get started.

This guy just melts my heart.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

life is a bowl of cherries

This little guy off to the right was the before for this project. It arrived in pieces, because this poor fellow fell of the truck. He broke both legs, his book board and back the top flat piece.
I had some work to do.

With a bit of recovery and some cleaning up, he turned out quite

I also just finished up a baby grand. The owner just wanted a toned down white. The previous finish was a honey stain that had seen better days.
Well here it is.
 This is a kind of before. I had already sanded it down, (actually my husband did, but we are married and that makes us one, so it is like I sanded it.)

 There is actually a very minor distressing around the edges. I apologize once again for the beautiful scenery, it is hard moving a piano and being semi big pregnant, so please feel free to picture these where ever you see fit.
Have a great night.

I have a great hutch I found, never have I seen anything like this before. So hopefully I will have something other than pianos coming up.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Someone elses trash

I was out as usual doing my Saturday morning sale-ing, and thank goodness I only had one of the five with me. I was getting bummed, that all of the yard sales stunk. When I was turning around in one neighborhood, I saw this guy sitting on the corner looking for a ride.
There was a small sign that read free.
I could not stop the fast enough. My 7 year old looked at me and said, "that is not going to fit in the car"
I had just purchased two wing back chairs that I had already shoved in the back of the car. My response was "you want to bet?"
As was loading this beast in, I couldn't help but laugh, I feel like I am a circus sometimes. Prego and trying to figure out any way to get this guy in. After  a few tries we were set. It took me 20 mins to drive 5 miles, I was afraid he was going to try and make an escape out the back.
Well I kept him simple and was pleased with how well this piece was made.