Saturday, May 5, 2012

a little before & after

I've had this little side table put aside to refinish ...
(did I mention for quite sometime)

Just wasn't quite sure which way I wanted to go.
To strip with a natural hand rubbed finish
or maybe paint,
if paint then which version 
oil based, latex or chalk.

I'd been wanting to try the DIY version of chalk paint and 
this seemed liked the perfect project.
So chalk paint it was.

Simply a sample pot of paint & some plaster of paris.

has a great post on creating your own.

I added just enough water to make the mixture suitable for my sprayer

This is the results! 

It dries quickly, 
so it's quite easy to finish a project in a matter of a few hours!            
I'm pleased the way it turned out

What do you think?

Next I think I'm going to try DIY milk paint. 


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Have you seen this????

Recently I was browsing through Restoration Hardware online and what did  I see???

The Exposed Deconstructed Collection

As soon as I seen this it reminded of a blog post of Sweet Pea Home

while this collection is quite amazing
there truly is nothing like an authentic deconstructed chair

via Pinterest

via la Brocanteuse

via saint jude tumblr
What's your thoughts??