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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rain rain go away

The continuous downfall outside makes it hard to think about anything other than curling up in bed with a good book. ::YAWN:: Anyway, in my screen print 2 class I am designing and printing our own fabric. With this fabric I am reupholstering a chaise lounger and a rocking chair (I am super excited about doing the rocking chair, not so much the chaise...seems like it is going to be a pain in the butt). I got the rocking chair at a thrift store for $2 ( I almost wet my pants I was so excited!) The rocking chair has these fantastic curvy art deco arms I absolutely love! I purchased the chaise from a nice woman off craigslist for a bit more ($30, I believe). It's a bit larger than I thought it was going to be but I still think it is going to be beautiful. Here they are and all their glory:



The chaise before it was stripped


Down to the bare bones


The pieces won't be done for a few weeks but they will be well worth the wait :) Get excited!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Good morning readers

I bought this armoire at a garage sale for 5 DOLLARS! Great deal, but as you can see it needed some serious love. Most of the wood needed to be glue back on, one of the legs was missing half of the decorative feature, and the warped door needed some glass!

After fixing the troubled wood areas and sanding the piece down I painted it a glossy black. I then used the crackle glaze from Valspar (bought @ Lowes). After letting the glaze dry (I was very antsy. I kept checking the time to see if it had been an hour yet!) I add that blue color (Olympic- Blue Blood). I was ehh about the results. I didn't see much crackle, I was a bit disappointed.  Then had a brilliant idea to get my sander out and give this baby some age spots myself! I worked wonders for this piece! I then applied a black glaze all over the armoire to give it that washed out feel. The end result was just what I envisioned!

This piece has been sold and I am sure it's making someone as happy as it made me!


Ohhh yes the hardware is original. I just used a little elbow grease to remove the rust and clear coated them.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

First time blogger!

I am constantly looking at blogs about furniture, design, and DIY ideas-- so I figured "why not start one for myself?" Well, not just for myself, but I wanted to include my mom as well (though as of right now she has no idea I'm doing this).

We have started a little venture called Rescued and Rehabbed. What we do it take used and disgarded items (mostly furniture and fabric) and make something new and desirable out of it. We are fairly new to this DIY craze, but so far we are loving it!

Here are some pictures of our booth from the French Market in Daytona Beach, Fl.