Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The table that goes with the chairs...

This is a shot of the table that goes with the lovely chairs from my last post. The lighting is not great but the color actually matches the fabric I (my mom and I, I should say. Thanks Mom!) covered the chairs with.

Before and After: Chairs.

 These pictures are really not the true before.  Picture caked with nasty old food, cream colored nasty seat cover with ripped plastic cover, and stain on the top that looked like it was dripping...but it wasn't-it was hard.  I think someone attempted, momentarily to strip the stain.  I had a better idea: sand them down, paint them, recover the seats, and make them  amazing!  With out further ado:

Oh wait!  I found a before the sanding and degunking but it is actually a flattering picture because you can't see the grossness.  I should of gotten some up close shots...

During: wait here is a sneak peek of the gorgeousness, then back to the proper order...


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Side table: Before and After...

I love ugly furniture...I really do because I can see the vision.  Can you see the vision for this ugly piece?


During (first coat):
FINALLY my business partner is available to help!  Jake is getting good at this...and he is adorable don't you think?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Craft Show Prep...

Okay...the truth is I love the chaos of painting a million projects at once. It is a fun mess and I had to document it. :) Thanks for helping mom!

Mirror: Before and After...

Another before and after of a  mirror!...Which you know means trying to figure out how to take a picture of a mirror.  I am not great at this (if you need proof of that statement just check out this post), so I am hoping you will use your imagination on this one.  I am in the middle of getting ready for a show (in Cowpens SC, on Oct. 20th...I know I am a broken record...) so I didn't have time to hang it up and make the picture look pretty.  But if you are here than chances are good that you are a creative person and that you will not judge me for the background and lack of staging. :)

 It was painted brown...Not stained...painted. Ugly.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Vintage On Main in Cowpens South Carolina

Not far from Spartanburg SC, there is a quaint little town called Cowpens.  It is known for 2 things: The battle of Cowpens (they do re-enactments of the famous battle) and a their antique/craft stores down Main Street.  I am lucky enough to have some of my pieces in the best of the best store in town: Vintage On Main
Before you even get in the door you are surrounded but a mix of vintage and new, fun home decor items.

This is what you see when you walk in the door...Do you see my mirror on the wall?

Urns...not quite "after" but close...

While Jake was sick in bed I took advantage and painted. I found these urns for a steal and thought I could make them even prettier than they already were.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Aqua dresser: The almost after...I have a lot of these...

Remember this ugly dresser?  I did this post on it and gave a sneak peek of the after...I thought by now I would have the pulls for the bottom drawers on it, but I don't and I figured from the pictures you could get the gist of what it will look like....

The ugly before (again):
It looks like this now...

Friday, October 5, 2012

Don't get around much anymore...Frames before and afters...

We haven't been getting out much lately because we are getting ready  for the Craft and Antique show in Cowpen's on Oct. 20th...and because Jake has been sick.  So while he was hanging out in bed, I was getting my paint on!
 I scored big time when I was at Target a couple of weeks ago.  They had a bajillion frames on sale-70% off!  I bought a buggy full and had big plans to paint and distress every last one of them.  So, here is the boring, plain black before: (I actually really like black frames but not as much as I like the after...)

(can't get this big space to go away so we will just pretend it is here for dramatic effect!)

The after:  (that is a picture of Jake last year when he turned 10...I need to take his 11 yr. pic's)