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Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Chalk Paint Giveaway at Screaming Meme!

I wanted to clue you good folks into a great Annie Sloan Chalk Paint giveaway over at Screaming Meme!  I’ve been absolutely frothing at the mouth to try the stuff, but still to cheap to bite the bullet, so I’m really excited about this giveaway!  ;)

Hop on over an enter for yourself.  Pretty please mention that you found her giveaway through Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely so I can pick up a few more entries as well!

Good luck to everyone!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Ornate Bombay Chest of Drawers

If you follow Twice Lovely on Facebook, you saw this gorgeous chest of drawers I picked up a couple of weeks ago.


I love the subtle bow-front drawers and all that detailing on the bottom.  It’s a very versatile size that could be used as a large bedside table, a small bedroom dresser, an entry piece, a dining buffet, really the possibilities are endless.

It had it’s kicks, scratches, and boo boos, but the shape was calling out to me! The biggest boo boo was that part of one foot had been broken off.  It didn’t effect the stability of the piece, but it certainly wasn’t helping it aesthetically.


For the repair, I used a product that I had been wanting to try out for a while now called Kwik Wood from JB Weld.  You can pick it up at Home Depot or Lowes for around $5 a tube.  I used a whole tube for this repair.  Once kneaded, you end up with a wad very much like an egg of silly putty.  Same consistency and everything.  :)


I just shaped the putty in the shape of the missing part, looking at the opposite foot for reference.


It sets up in about an hour, and you can sand it and paint it.  It worked so great!  It’s a great tool to have in your furniture refab arsenal!

Here’s how the finished foot looked once it was all painted.  You can’t even tell there was ever a problem.


Like always, my wild side and my side that needs to actually sell the furniture she paints were at war.  ;)  My first plan was to paint it a glazed metallic silver with a black top.  But, I decided on a little safer plan of attack and went with a creamy off white with a little bit of distressing and a heavy antiquing glaze.  I’m so glad I did, because I absolutely love how it turned out!  With all those details, it would have looked too Liberace in metallic.  :)  I finished off the old world look with a faux leather top, achieved with crumpled brown craft paper, Mod Podge, and some burnt umber craft paint.

Here she is all finished up!








You know that yummy plum paint I blogged about picking up at the oops counter last month?  I’ve been too scared to paint it on a piece of furniture yet, although I’m totally smitten with it.  Well, I snuck it in on this piece by painting the insides of the drawers the lovely plum. (It was difficult to capture this luscious color and do it justice.)


This piece is available for sale, so please contact me if you’d like more information.

Just wanted to remind you all, if you haven’t already done so, please stop by and check out Cara and my new Etsy shop, Garden Laundry, selling vintage bedding and linens.  These are a super duper source for upcycling vintage fabrics. 

Great for you sewers! (I’m jealous of sewing skilz, BTW.)

And remember when I used a vintage table cloth to upholster these chairs?


Check out the inventory.  We’re adding new things often.  (I have lots here that I need to get on top of listing.)  If you like us on FB, and email us on Etsy, we’ll send you a code for 20% off your purchase as a thank you for helping us get the word out!  :)

Hope you all have a super great weekend!


Linking to:

House of Grace, Primitive & Proper, Domestically Speaking, My Backyard Eden, The Shabby Nest, Chic on a Shoestring, My Repurposed Life, Finding Fabulous, Thrifty D├ęcor Chick

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Some Super Sales and A New Venture

It’s me!  Boy, as I’m entering into my third trimester, I really feel myself slowing down quite a bit.  As such, the furniture redos around these parts will be fewer and farther between.  I do have a great one that I should be able to share with you fine folks either today or tomorrow.  Here’s the before, just to wet your whistle!  ;)


I have a few lingering furniture pieces that I’d really like to move along to new, happy homes, so I’m offering them on crazy sale for folks who can pick up in the Prescott, AZ area.

The first is this fantastic white hutch with a dark walnut stained top and chicken wire doors.  It was originally listed for $395, but I’m knocking $100 off!  $295 or best offer on this one!


This one was a blogland favorite.  The Damask Dresser was originally listed for $300, but I’ll drop it down to $250 for (hopefully) a quick sale.  :)


Also, I’d like to point all you vintage lovers to Cara and my brand new Etsy shop of vintage bedding and linens called Garden Laundry.  There’s lots of soft and yummy treats loaded in the shop, with new items added (just about) every day.  Like Garden Laundry on Facebook, and you can email us at Etsy and get a code for 20% off your first order! 

Pop in and take a look around.  I think you’ll like it.  :)

I’ll be back in the next couple of days with that fantastic dresser redo!

‘Till then,