Refurbished Shelf Cabinet

BLOGRefurbished shelf cabinet

I found this online the other day on the polka dot closet blog and just had to share it with you all. See how pretty you can make something with just a little elbow grease, paint and wallpaper?
SO pretty!

What a major difference!!!I think it is so pretty!Taking an unlikely,old,plain cabinet and turning it into something beautiful…

I hope to get some new items up very soon in my Etsy shop. If you would like to be emailed when new items appear, just send me an email with your email address included and title it “email list”. I won’t give out your email address to anyone,and only plan on sending an email when I get new items on my webshop.I promise not to bombard you with unwanted emails!!Just send to: creekwater01@hotmail.com.

WEBSITE:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

Thanks for looking! now GO CREATE SOMETHING…:)
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Have fun!
Peggy

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Faux painted Ash tray stand

Refurbished Ash Tray Stand

I FINALLY GOT AROUND TO REDOING THIS ASH TRAY STAND. AT THE SUGGESTION OF A FRIEND, I AM GOING TO PUT IN A BIRDS NEST WITH EGG AND BIRDIE ON TOP!YOU CAN DO THIS FAUX PAINTING, IT KIND OF LOOKS LIKE  MARBLE. YOU CAN ALWAYS PRACTICE ON A PIECE OF CARDBOARD UNTIL YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THE SIMPLE PROCESS.

SAND OFF ANY RUST, CLEAN WELL, PRIMER AND  GET SPRAY PAINT COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE. I CHOSE A NEUTRAL MEDIUM TAN COLOR. LET DRY. MAKE SURE TO GET IN ALL THE CRACKS,UNDERSIDE,ETC.

LET DRY COMPLETLY.

A SEA SPONGE WORKS BEST FOR THIS, AS IT GIVES/MAKES A NICE TEXTURE. DIP SPONGE IN WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT, DAB OFF EXCESS ON RAG OR PAPER. GENTLY DAB RANDOMLY ALL OVER, EVEN INTENTIONALLY SMUDGING SOME LIGHTLY.

A FEATHER IS THEN NEEDED. SLIDE sides of FEATHER ACROSS SAME WHITE PAINT, THEN SLIDE ACROSS RAG OR PAPER TO REMOVE EXCESS. RANDOMLY STROKE ACROSS IN DIFFERENT PLACES UNTIL YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THE LOOK.

LET DRY COMPLETELY. USE CLEAR COAT SPRAY ACRYLIC TO PROTECT PAINT PROJECT.  

DON’T BE AFRAID TO TRY IT. IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE LOOK, SPRAY PAINT OVER, LET DRY, AND START AGAIN.PRACTICE ON SCRAP CARDBOARD,ETC. AND BE LOOSE WITH IT, NOT CONFINED. YOU WANT A RANDOM LOOK, NOT A PLANNED ONE. IT REALLY IS VERY EASY TO DO.

THIS HANDPAINTED STAND IS FOR SALE IN MY SHOP . IT IS VINTAGE, AND HAS A NICE ART DECO STYLE. IT IS PRICED AT $49.95. (this price does not include shipping).