Remember these great bistro chairs I got a while back for $10. I painted them back in the fall, but never really liked the color all that much. So yesterday I got out some green paint I've had for awhile just to see if I'd like it better. And I did.
Here is what they looked like when I first got them
After the first paint job, the light green/blue wasn't doing it for me.
and now, perfectly green
This picnic basket was not being used, so I turned it into a planter.
Some of you may have noticed I haven't been posting nearly as much in the past few weeks. And it will probably continue to be like that for a while.
To put it simply, life is getting in the way.
My tummy is getting bigger, and there are less projects I feel like completing.
So I wanted you all to know that I thank you so much for you encouragement and support during this venture in my life.
But, as far as this blog goes, it has to take a back seat for a while. Not sure how long, but I will post when the mood strikes me. There are a few projects that I will be sharing in the upcoming months. But posts will continue to be few and far between.
Hopefully most of you will follow along, until I get back into the groove of furniture painting.
Sorry folks for my lack of furniture re-dos, but I have not been very lucky lately finding cool pieces.
I will be updating my old antique bed for my daughter soon, and I hope to share that with you in the next few weeks.
However, I have been itching to paint something. I've had this old, honey colored frame for years and thought I'd try a technique I use on my furniture.
First, I lightly sanded the wood. And then started painting it with a pale blue/gray I had on hand.
Once it dried I used the sand paper to lightly distress the edges.
Then I rubbed some dark stain into the sanded parts, and wipe it off with a clean cloth.
Took me less than 15 minutes (not including drying time).
I see these at thrift stores all the time, I may try it with a more ornate frame next time.
It seems the weather can't make up it's mind whether or not to be Spring or stay Winter. I'm so very eager to start planting pretty flowers in the yard. The weather in GA has always been like this, my mom says "If you don't like the weather in Georgia, wait 5 minutes."
So, on to another addition of Before and After Friday. I love to get your pics so if you'd like a chance to be featured here please send over any before/after shots.