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Friday, July 10, 2015


We all need empty hours
in our lives
or we will have no time
to create or dream. 

I managed to find a  few hours
of playtime,
and my oh my was it ever fun.
Showing off two make overs...

Before Pic
Vintage side chair with nice lines, tapestry seat
and carved floral inset.
After Pic
Sanding to take off the glossy finish,
continued with 2 coats whitewash technique
then dry brushed on the third coat
using a latex flat white paint. 
Seat cushion covered with cotton fabric.
Since this fabric was cotton I went right over the
tapestry fabric, easy...

Before Pic
Vintage 6 leg side table.
After Pic
After sanding I painted
two coats of latex flat white paint,
sanding after each coat.
I liked the results of the whitewash technique
 much better, "no sanding after painting".
  The table top was left in it's natural finish
adding only a coat of minwax paste wax.


 This is a redo in progress, 
updating my guest bedroom.  
15 years ago I added the wallpaper and
floral border to grey paneled walls.
 I like the grey walls and decided to
work around the wallpaper
( I was not going to tackle stripping the paper)

"Vintage Farmhouse Country Guest Room"
As you know I like to decorate with  items
as true to the time period as possible.
The room is almost completed and will
continue to update you on it's progress.
I am still working on getting Mr B to remove
the carpeting. I know there are wood floors
or maybe board floors just waiting to be
exposed and painted a pale shade of grey. 
"One can only hope"

This is my first project since back surgery
last February.  I have to take it slow,
the ole back lets me know when it is time to stop.

I will end this post with this thought...
My childhood may be over,
but that doesn't mean 
playtime is!




  1. Love all of it Connie!!!!
    Happy Saturday!

  2. Hi Connie, loving the before and afters, all look great.Hugs Francine.