Monday, October 28, 2013

Painted End-table


The bedroom to people ratio in our home just went heavy on the people side leaving us wishing for one to two more extra rooms, or even just a den. As a result, our "office" shares space with the dining room. Not all the furniture matches, which is being remedied. I figure, if it can't be organized, at lease it can be color coordinated.




what is on the camera lens
 fogging up this photo?


reality 

Some neighbors moved out, tossing a bunch of "trash" on the curb, including this end-table. Very functional, very plain.

Miss Plain Jane

my FAVORITE brown spray paint color
seriously, I wish I had more things to spray this on! lol

in hindsight: the pieces unscrew....could have avoided this 

The legs were painted Almond by Rustoleum. I love how the lighter color on the legs highlights the decorative curves.

love those legs!
Sealed with 2 coats of Polycrylic in a Clear Satin finish, my new favorite sealant. Unlike Polyurethane, the Polycrylic doesn't yellow. 

outshining those
80's style banisters

riiiiiiiiiiiiiight, 
like its gonna stay this orderly
























Saturday, October 19, 2013

Candy Corn Wreath

This post could also be called: Crafting While Hungry.

Originally I was inspired to make a scrappy rag wreath like this one from the Rustic Pig. Somehow the search for scrap fabric led to the discovery of the felt scraps...which meshed with a candy craving...

And the result is: a scrappy-felt-coat-hanger-wreath, candy corn style.


Not sure I'm in love with the felt scraps compared to the way fabric scraps would have looked...but I am enjoying a newly opened bag of candy corn. De-lish! 


Bring on the trick-or-treaters!




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