Thursday, February 28, 2013

Before and after furniture for sale

Here is another round of furniture re-dos that I've completed that's for sale. Twenty percent of sales goes to Rehobeth UMC Family Life Center.

Hope you like them.

Side table with Duncan Phyfe legs. It's been done in an emerald green (a new hot color) with a wood grain technique on the top. It's 24"x15" and 25"tall.  It sells for $75.00.

This large piece (28x28) can be used as a coffee table, end table, or side table.  It has a hugh amount of storage inside. It's been painted red with black antiquing. It's 28"x28" and 22"tall.  It sells for $75.00.

This is a small end table or night stand with 2 drawers. It's been painted in an aqua with the light white antiquing. It's 231/2"x16" and 21"tall. Its cost is $50.00.
This item has been SOLD.

This adorable table with a drawer on the bottom is painted orange.  It's 22"square and 19"tall. It sells for $50.00.

This is a small corner shelf. It's been painted in an aqua. It's 231/2"tall.  It sells for $15.00.

I forgot to take a true before picture of these stools before I put the primer on them.  They were a very attractive brown (just kidding) pretty ugly. They've been painted in a pretty turquoise to pick up one of the colors in the fabric that I covered them in. They are 30"tall.  They sell for $20.00 each.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Spring is close

Aren't daffodils beautiful.

Another great creation from our wonderful, precious, Savior.  

Take the time to notice, smell and enjoy!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Before and after furniture for sale

This is a round coffee table done in a dark cobalt blue with a black and blue wood grain finish in the center. It's 36"round and 141/2"tall.  It sells for $90.00.

This is a nite stand or side table with one drawer painted in a dark cobalt blue. It's 16"x13" and 26"tall.It sells for $50.00. It had already been SOLD.

Here is a small side table painted a very light aqua with some white antiquing. It's 24"round and 22"tall.  It sells for $50.00.

 Here is a cute little table with a drawer. It's done in an orange with some white antiquing. It's 16"square and 26 1/2"tall.  It sells for $60.00.
This item has now been SOLD.

This is called a french end table. It's done in a black with a cobalt blue and black wood grain top. It's 25"x23" and 22"tall.  It sells for $55.00.

This is a small end table with a single drawer. It's painted in a pale green. It's 18 1/2"x13 1/2" and 26 1/2"tall.  It sells for $60.00.

 All the furniture is sealed with two coats of a clear poly.  The tops are usually done with three to four coats of poly.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Kitchen island made of piano parts and recycled items

If you remember back in January I told you about and old piano that I was taking apart to recycle and make into something useful and pretty.  Well i've finished the first item of that project.  A kitchen island.  Below are the parts that were used to construct the island.

The fancy front of the piano.

Some wood from the body of the piano.

These are old legs from a very old table that I've been saving.

And here is the design I came up with. The top of course is the decorative part of the piano. The apron and bottom shelf is made of other parts of the piano cabinet that were ripped down to smaller boards. I designed the style and my dad put it together for me.  This is the island before it was painted.

Another view upside down.

The finished island without the glass top.

A close up view of the decorative top.

And the final piece with the glass top. The glass top was also a recycled piece.  A friend gave it to me and I knew I'd use it sometime. It was the correct width but a little long.  So one of my son-in-laws that is in the glass business cut some off for me. Thanks Jason. And here it is in all its glory.  I LOVE it! 

Stay tuned for more things to come from that great piano.

You will seek me and find me
when you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Artwork Part 2

Here is part 2 of my artwork. Hope you enjoy.

As you can tell this is a colorful butterfly. It was suppose to be for sell but I decided I wanted to keep it.  I have a problem with that sometimes. I love the bright colors.

This is Spot at the red tree.

This is a family portrait,  if you will,  of my animals. On the couch is Cocoa and Tilly. On the floor is Honey, Morris, and Molly.  Since this has been painted, Honey who was almost 17 died.  Morris who was also just shy of 17 died.  They died within 2 months of each other. The pictures on the wall are of past animals that have died some time ago. Starting from the left is my cat, Christmas. When I left home for the first time she went with me. Next is Manteo. She was Perry's dog when we met and soon became my dog also. The next picture is Willie. What a delight he was. I still miss him. The last picture is of our family cat, Patches.  She was such a sweet cat. During her life she had 3 litters. All of them different. We had no problem giving the kittens away. She would have 4 in each litter and they were so beautiful. So that's the history of this picture. What a crew.

Here's the apple.

The center of this flower is covered in tiny colorful beads.

At the time I painted this I wanted something for fall.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cereus, a night blooming cactus

Ran across these pictures of this remarkable cactus.  It's called Cereus and it only blooms at night. It is very fragrant. It smells like a sweet lotion.

This is the pod which starts to slowly open before nightfall.

Slowly opening. Notice it's now dark.

A little more.

And finally this beautiful flower  is open.  It's around 11:00 p.m.

Isn't it gorgeous?

And it smells so sweet!

What a lovely specimen of God's creation.

God is so magnificent!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Before and after For Sale items

These are items that I recently repurposed.  Twenty percent of all sales will be donated to the Family Life Center at Rehobeth United Methodist Church.  I hope you like them.

Before and after of fancy table. It's been painted with turquoise and antiqued in black.  Covered with a clear varnish.  It's 29"x18" and 28"tall.  Selling for $75.00.

Before and after pedestal table. Can be used as plant stand or small side table. Painted green and antiqued in black. Covered with a clear varnish.  It's 9 1/2"square top and bottom and 26 1/2"tall.  Selling for $35.00.

Before and after coffee table. Painted a very light blue and antiqued in white. Top is painted with a wood grain design.  Covered in a clear varnish. It's 48"x22 1/2"and 15"tall.  Selling for $90.00.

The after of a small table. I forgot to take a before picture, but it was a plain dark brown. This table is painted black with a red top that's been antiqued in black. Covered in a clear varnish. It's 12"x17 1/2"and 22 1/2"tall.  It's selling for $40.00.

Here is the before and after of a fan mirror. It's been painted a very light blue and antiqued in white. Covered in a clear varnish.  The mirror is beveled. It's 46"x27". The price is $50.00.

This is the before and after of a latticed top mirror. It's been painted in red and antiqued in black. It's been covered in a clear varnish. It's 48"x20".  It's selling for $50.00
This has been SOLD.