Saturday, October 22, 2016

PAINTING A 1930'S TELEPHONE TABLE TO A FRENCH COUNTRY CREAMY CRACKLED DISTRESSED FINISH

PAINTING A 1930'S TELEPHONE TABLE TO A FRENCH COUNTRY CREAMY CRACKLED DISTRESSED FINISH

Recently I painted kitchen cabinets to a french country crackled distressed finish.
The colors were so creamy and soft.  
I wanted to paint a piece of furniture with similar colors and technique.
A while back I found this 1930's telephone table and decided it would be perfect!
In case you weren't around back then, that open space was for a telephone book.  The phone sat on top of the table and had a permanent wire coming from the wall.
  You couldn't move the phone around the house like you can today.
I stenciled the top with a soft glaze and painted parts of the legs in the same glaze.
When I found this table, the handle was missing.  In my studio stash I found this knob with a backplate and it was just the perfect size to cover the original holes. 
 I drilled a new hole in the middle for the new knob.
It would have been nice to have the original handle, but really like this one.
I am very happy with the way this antique table looks now.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

PAINTING A WHITE DISTRESSED FINISH ON NIGHT STANDS FOR KATIE & TRENTON'S NEW HOME

PAINTING A WHITE DISTRESSED FINISH ON NIGHT STANDS FOR KATIE & TRENTON'S NEW HOME

Katie's mom had these really nice Drexel Heritage night stands.  
They had a nice finish on them, 
but Katie wanted them to be white distressed to match other furniture I've painted for her.
I always paint a base coat. 
The darker base coat will show through when I distress the furniture.
Remember the farmhouse table I painted a while back?
It was for Katie & Trenton's new home.
They wanted the very same colors painted on these two night stands.
(BEFORE)
Katie & Trenton are about to have a new baby.  Their very first one.
We're happy for you and looking forward to meeting that sweet baby!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

MY NEW DESK ~1938 WEDDING GIFT

This is my new desk.
It was given to a couple as a wedding gift in 1938.
I love, love, love this desk.
The finish was a little scratched, especially on the top,
so I decided to paint it to match the armoire in my study.
I painted and distressed these two pieces.  
The colors are gray and white with an antiquing glaze to age the finish.
If ever I want it to be the original stained finish again, I can do that.
Look at these claw feet!
This is the original hardware.  I painted and distressed each of the handles, also.
It fits perfectly on this wall in my study.
I'm so happy with all of the drawers for organizing things I usually stack on the top.
Really, really, really love my new desk!!