Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Little Blue Cafe Set

Just finished this neat little set . . .

I've had these chairs for a while and debated whether I wanted to do anything with them (they were white with not-so-pretty pink floral cushions).  When I found the little table at a garage sale last Friday, I knew it would make this work.  Ben and I spray painted them a royal blue.  Then (inspired by the expensive cafe chairs from Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs) I decided to go with wooden seats.  I was on my way to the lumberyard to buy some 1 x 4's, but had to stop at the thrift store and wouldn't you know--found a bunch of boards that were part of an old quilting frame!  Perfect!  The boards add a lot of character--you can't see it in the photos, but they have little "dents" where the c-clamps held the quilting frame together.  Ben gets all the credit for this project--couldn't have done it without him!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

White "Beachy" Chest of Drawers

I bought this chest of drawers from a nice couple at a recent garage sale.  Ben did some repairs and then I painted it lightly with AS Old White.  I wanted it to have a "beachy" shabby chic look, so ended up doing a lot of sanding, especially on the top.  The original hardware was great, so that went back on and I called it done!  I was happy to see it go to some neighbors for their daughter before I even got it off the driveway--Ben was even happier.

The "Before":