Monday, October 20, 2014

Big City Trunk Revival

'The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page'
-Saint Augustine

This trunk takes on a whole new feel with the black licorice glaze and fabric featuring a collage of global cities.

What started as a simple pine trunk makeover, now stands for a beautiful reminder to travel more and travel often! Time to read another page in the book don't you think!

Short post this week, I'm busy getting my craft on and the clocks ticking as we count down to holiday craft show season!
 Enjoy the week everyone!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oversized Pair of Captain Chairs

 A gorgeous autumn day in Minnesota today, so nice that the mister worked outside all day making some display walls for some upcoming holiday shows. Totally digging how they turned out, I used them for a backdrop for my captain chairs.

Before I got started on the project I draped the fabric on the chair and stood back and contemplated what color the chairs needed. I figured I could have gone duck egg, cream or even burgandy but I just couldn't decide. So I did what anyone else would do...I called my mom for a second opinion and she said without a doubt they should be Old Ochre...I agreed!

Just to be safe, I put the new fabric on the cushions and took one last look before I broke out the paint brush. I can't tell you how much I adore this fabric. I think I need to go back to the store and buy more!

Painted in Annie Sloan Old Ochre and updated and really versatile striped fabric, these twins are ready for some extra seating at your holiday gatherings!

The chairs are really large captain chairs, seriously, they're BIG and comfortable!

 Here's a pic of my 'model' and fabricator hubby with our new craft boutique back walls!

Thanks for stopping by UP today!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Vanity + Dresser Set

I rarely get a sweet set like this dresser and vanity to it made perfect sense to push some other projects to the back burner and work these two over pronto!

I opted for a more mature and classic color pallet for this set. French Linen. It's a warm, cozy, creamy grey. I'm smitten by how well the detailing pops with the light distressing and dark wax.

After sanding the tops, I stained them with Provincial stain and sealed them with wipe on satin poly. {I love the old world look you get from the wipe on poly, it's not too heavy just enough to offer protection} Finally, I lined the drawers with a coordinating patterned fabric. {I love the little surprise that you get when you open the drawers and see the love birds}





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