Perfect for the room, for my feet, for my glass of vino, for TV remote! What else would you be doing in these days, aye?!
While it's still fresh I shall share some DIY happenings in our house.
I have these spontaneous ideas of how to style our home.As it is very difficult to get samples of paints, floors, timber even tools to do the job in these pandemic times, I have ideas in my head and I try to visualise how it might look.
Well, I know, modern day problems!!
We have nice glass coffee table but when I got opportunity to get an old tired leather ottoman, I knew it will be perfect fit for sitting room. After some TLC of course.
It was brown leather and now it is mustard yellow. It is unbelievably easy to achieve good result these days because most paints are good quality as long as you pick the right type of paint.
Lockdown DIY challenges
and I am loosing battle of organizing it all. I have purchased extra space on Drive, uploaded rake of stuff on Hard drive. I don't have skill and patience to think it through and organise my stuff. You know what, creative people often are chaotic and messy!
That's me all over!
Chat to you soon... hopefully
Next might be post about my leather puff painting..
pfuu, I have forgotten that yellow is difficult colour to work with. it requires many layers of paint to cover nice and smooth.
anyways, that's done now! i'm delighted I did it and now just have to wait for perfect place to have it!
for now it will emit light in our bathroom! it is indeed shining yellow light.
As a result from Upholstery workshop I attended a week ago I would like to present my made from scratch footstool! Thah daa!
That was a wonderful Sunday! Full of craic and learning new skills. It was organized by Aileen from Shabby.ie and Annette one true professional in this area. Follow this link and you can find out Workshop Tour 2019 and many many more ....
Want to say it again. It was a wonderful experience! Thank you Aileen and Annette! Your enthusiasm and knowledge are priceless!
Modest makeover of 80's side table
When I got it I didn't want to change it a lot. I really didn't know what's going to happened with this piece, just new - don't destroy the good woodwork of the masters from 80's.
How do I know it's 80's. Because it is written on the bottom of the shelf - CROWN PRODUCT January 1981.
And I didn't know what to do with this kinda glass kinda ceramic top with marks of knife cuts and dents.
Well, at the end it worked out lovely and quirky.
It's some time I have been quite curious about General Finishes products what Aileen from Sew Darn Pretty Vintage Home stocks in her online store www.shabby.ie
So I ordered a tin of Java Gel Stain as that seems to be most popular. Sanded the little table and off I go.
As I said on my previous post there was a little struggle of what the stain is going to do and if I will like that.
I applied it with sponge and wiped it down with kitchen towel almost immediately but then I saw that streaks of stain in some way suits the table better. An old but contemporary look. I applied and wiped it down few times till I liked what I see.
The recommended drying time needs to be adhered.
I purchased few lovely mouldings for this project and for few future ones from Shabby.ie and as a real crafter/hoarder I have a good stash of drawer pulls and millions other "useful" things in my storage boxes.
Moulding and metal drawer pull was painted and dipped in black paint. Left to dry and attached to little drawer at the end. I brushed antic gold acrylic paint over the moulding to highlight it a bit more.
And I think I am done with this lovely piece of furniture.
The purpose of it, you ask?
It is perfect as a sewing machine table.
All the best
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