Friday, August 22, 2014

Second Calling of a Chair

I was at Goodwill one day and came across this sad looking, orange colored, fur covered chair.

I stopped and stared at it and talked myself into walking away from such mess.  I was back at Goodwill couple days later and there she was, waiting for me. It was destiny really.  I accepted the second calling(so to speak) and brought her home.

It really was a mess.

Really, not kidding.

And here it is now:

Wasn't the easiest project I've done , but it felt good to finish it.
First off , if you find yourself doing a project like this, first thing you have to do is get your tetanus shot pronto LOL. Tons of nails and staples and tacks to remove. Somehow I always end up with a scratch or two, or more .
Second, take lots of pictures, LOTS AND LOTS.
I used this pictures to get the project back together , it's easy to strip everything in a hurry and guess how it went together. I don't have professional upholstery training(one day for sure) so I found those pictures very helpful when I was ready to put the chair back together.
I took and tossed everything from this chair because it was very dirty and yucky. After that I put everything back together. One step at a time.
This is when the panic hit, when I was left just with this:
   First I painted the frame white and attached the fabric on the back like this:

After that I had to cover all the buttons with the new fabric, one by one by hand. Sloooooow work :
Reupholstered the back part and the front.

And put the whole chair together.

Now , onto all the chair I have brought home to save. One at a time.
Until next time my friends,
Enjoy your junktiques,



Thursday, August 21, 2014

'Lil Table

I go to auctions.
 I find treasures.
 I find books and forgotten furniture.
 I find memories.
I find history not written in a book.
 I find past for the future.
 No wonder it's addictive.
This time I found a little table and gave it a new life and was lucky enough to sell it to a friend to be enjoyed for a long time from now.

I used my favorite color of soft blue, Persian Blue by General Finishes, milk paint, and distressed the details on the body to show some of the wood tones and white primer. Tasteful and pretty.

The detail under the drawers are hand painted with Antique Gold , Rub-n-buff product.

Now that's worth  cup of coffee with a smile.

The before just for fun
Until next time my friends,
Enjoy your junktiques.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Emerald Green Tables with Gold Detail

Emerald and gold are such a classic combination. Jewelry or furniture.

I came across two same tables with very clean simple lines and details on them. Emerald green they are now with just a touch of gold.
I used Emerald Green milk paint by General Finishes and Antique Gold rub and buff product for the gold detail. Sealed with wipe on poly for durability and protection.

Available on my Etsy shop .
Until next time my friends,
Enjoy your junktiques.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"The Gentleman"

And there's that one piece of furniture.
The one you are the most proud of just because you gave it a chance.
I call it "The Gentleman". It's a beautiful empire style dresser with age-defined honor and tradition which makes it timeless.

I found it at an auction. The body is solid, all wood, all the knobs are original glass ones. The veneer on the top was all bubbled up and had to be removed. I've been wanting to get my hands on one of these dressers for a long time so I took on the challenge and bought it. Removing the veneer was time consuming and dreadful, almost as much as putting up laundry if you ask me.  But it was so worth it.  

I used milk paint in Soldier Blue to paint the whole body except the drawers, sealed it with wood stain and poly in one, in dark walnut.  The drawers and knobs only needed cleaning up. It looks beautiful.

Available on my Etsy Shop
Here is the before just for fun

Until next project,
Enjoy your junktiques my friends.