|Showing herself off again. Love the box pleats that do not go to the floor. She's got on a short sexy skirt! (yes, I do speak to furniture)|
The chaise was the color inspiration.
|Desk Finished (no before pic, just picture an old white leather glove in the middle of the street)|
We are talking about priming, 2 coats of paint, stenciling and 2 coats of poly in THREE days on THREE pieces!
I do not have a studio/work room so everything gets done right in the kitchen/living room/dining area in the winter. What difference does it make to have a creative mess for a few days. I love the way that slim, inexpensive rolling cart from CS fits under the desk. Note: desk drawer is gone. I was told it "broke" when desk was being moved. (probably during some party...)
A touch of silver leaf on the applique. You got to not worry about leafing. Slap on some water based size (glue), let it tac up, slap on a piece of leaf and brush it off.
|2 Bookcases finished (no before pic, picture beat up bookcase at thrift store you would never buy)|
Here's a trick I use often. See the brown edges? That is "iron-on" bias tape from Joannes. I did not have time to put on new wood trim to conceal the gouged out front edges. And they needed a decent "edge" for the front view. So I glued on the tape/trim with Arlene's fabric glue. I use the "iron-on" rather then the regular b/c it is thicker and the glue does not show thru. I sometimes use grosgrain ribbon. The bias tape is very cheap.
|See, the front edges look fairly straight|
Yup, there were two of these bookcases and yup, it gets boring to do the same thing twice
The Pooh loved reptiles (probably still does) when she was little and I had these stencils left over. I had to use whatever was in the stencil drawer.