I seem to be obsessed with gaudy vintage picture frames lately. I've been searching desperately for some at the local thrift shops and nothing has caught my eye. When I find some to repaint I'll post a tutorial on it.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
One project that I've been wanting to do for a long time is to revamp old furniture. I needed a new desk so I found a old used desk on craigslist for $30 and a cute storage shelf furniture piece for $25 at a thrift store. The latches actually matched perfectly so I was excited because I wouldn't have to buy all new ones. The desk that I bought had one broken handle(which I'm hoping my grandfather can fix) and the top of it had a few big stains as you can see below. I went ahead and sanded it, prime painted it and painted it white. I then used mod podge to make a unique top of the desk. I simply painted a coat of mod podge onto the desk top, laid my fabric down and then painted a few coats of mod podge on top to seal it. I made sure to sand each layer a bit before puting the next coat on because it helps keep a smooth and shiny surface. I've been obsessed with mod podge furniture and this was the perfect time to try it out. With my other piece of furniture I just sanded and painted it. I really like how they turned out and it didn't cost me much to make this old furniture brand new.
|After the paint and before the mod podge fabric detail work.|
The other pictures are coming soon!
One word...wow! I can't believe how long it has been since I wrote on my blog. School has completely taken over my life. Now that I am nearing the end of my summer classes I want to give an update on all of my projects that I have been working on for the past...I don't know...6 months. It will take me a few days to at least gather all of the pictures but I wanted to start up again and do what I intended when I began this blog.
As for me...in the past few months I moved into a new apartment with a new wonderful roommate, adopted a kitten that I named Winston, turned 21, and I am finishing up my rotation in the labor and delivery unit in nursing school. That is just the new "exciting" information I guess.
|My mom bought me this cute little flag for Easter. It now welcomes everyone into my new apartment|