Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Day 3 Brunswick Stereo

I am happy with the way the paint is taking to this piece. I had to do a few minor fill jobs in the wood. Everything is holding very nicely.
I still have to cut the new piece of wood for the the middle shelf.
Then I have to cut the back piece and get it painted and installed.
But I am very pleased with the way it is turning out.
How in the world am I going to be able to sell this? It is quite charming don't you think?
This is not the color it will be in the end. I will put my creamy white paint over top of this taupe color. When I sand the white down, you will see a little of this taupe color through. It will give my new paint a natural worn look. The carved details will remain a little darker as if they are stained from years of handling. It will be quite stunning.
I would love to hear your comments on this.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Day 2 for the Brunswick Stereo

Ok, Kilz oil based primer/sealer Odorless is my best friend. Although to me it kind of smells like "stinky feet cheese" as my grand daughters call it. But seriously ladies, it is the best. I use throw away brushes and please do cover the floor. Because it tends to splatter :) You can pick up Kilz Oil Based primer almost anywhere! It is a little more than the others but by far more worth it.The only reason the middle shelf is not primered yet is because it has to be replaced.

Without primer, this poor piece would take 18 coats of paint. The details are going to be beautiful with all the paint I put on it.

Just look at the details of this beauty. Several shoppers commented on it today. I have heard anything from, "add a glass door". Or Hang fabric in the opening. I even heard one man say, "Can you put the radio back in once you have it painted?" What!!!! OMG. This thing is definitely going to be either my creamy white or even taupe. What is your take on it? Want to give me an idea of what color you would do it if you were Shabby Chic?? I do have plans to put a back in it, and I am just leaving the front open. It will be a beautiful cabinet for the bathroom to put towels in. It is a darling shape and the size is perfect for a bathroom and towels will fit so nicely inside.

I have 2 coats of this sealer on it. It will paint so nicely. I am going to let it dry for a complete 24 hours.

I look forward to hearing your ideas on color for this piece. And what would you use it for?

Tootle loo for now. It is almost quitting time.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

$5 Brunswick radio 5 day project

This old radio was found at a Stockade sale in Schenectady NY. Weighing 75 pounds worth of tubes, wires and tons of other stuff that did not work I just knew what I had in mind for it.

So carefully removing all the screws inside that will allow me to take out the front center piece.

I had to remove a little bit of the front piece so that I could slide it out. I was a little nervous about this but it all went back together just like new.

Now you can kind of see where I am going with this. I do need to replace the inside middle shelf. It got a little too beat up. Boy they sure did make things well back in the day! :) Oh I can't wait to get through another portion of this project to show you progress on it. But my other work is calling my name. Be sure to come back often to see if I have posted the blogs that are hosting my giveaways!!! That is sure to be lots of fun. Happy Father's Day!! Tootle loo for now.
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Vintage Home lifestyle: It's time for another Fabulous BARN SALE...

I sure wish I had a barn so I could have barn sales. They look like a ton of fun. I just have to settle for my shop at vintagehomeinteriors.com
Vintage Home lifestyle: It's time for another Fabulous BARN SALE...

For now I will add this - if you are within reasonable driving distance and have a project for me, I would love to work it out for you. I have built things from a glance at a magazine article. This table I built from scratch just by looking at the page in Romantic Homes Magazine.

People bring me their furniture often and allow me to paint for them.
And I am starting a new page on my website to allow people to do things themselves with a little help from me. If they have a door and a screw driver but not the other parts for their own hall tree. They can buy all the "fixings" for it from me and do it themselves.
Check out my site or give me a call and find out if I can help you with your project.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Virtual Yard Sale

I have posted some new items on my virtual yard sale page. Please visit http://www.vintagehomeinteriors.com/virtual%20yard%20sale.htm.

You can see I have made it a "Name Your Price" sale. Please visit the page and if you see something there you want, please don't hesitate to name your price. What can it hurt!!?? Maybe we can agree on a price.

Here is a little earring hanger I made from an old window. Isn't it sweet? It took about 4 yards of satin ribbon. After painting the window a light pale yellow I epoxy glued on the satin ribbon and then some satin bows over a few of the rows. I think it finished it off nicely.

Then I added a couple clear crystal knobs to the bottom to hang a robe or purse or whatever. It just gave it some added beauty.

Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by! Oh, btw, be watching Miss Sweet Tea Diaries. She will be hosting a giveaway for one of my earring frames!!!! Check her out and watch often!!! http://sweetteadiaries.blogspot.com/