Thursday, July 9, 2015

Weathered Gray Coffee Table

Hey friends.
 
Thanks to my love, I'm becoming more and more comfortable with sanding and staining furniture. It's really taking Number Fifty-Three in a new direction, furniture wise, as I am now able to take on way more diversified projects.
 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Vintage Painting Turned Rustic Wood Tray & Contributor Post

Hey everyone! This project was originally posted over at Jennifer Rizzo's blog where I write as a monthly contributor.

I have to say, I truly love this project! I was easy to make and is completely versatile. For the original post I had it styled on my coffee table, but it's since moved to the dining room. We have a whole farmhouse vibe going on in there and it just meshes perfectly (P.S. I have one more project I want to do and then I will share how our dining room has been completely changed, for like practically no money at all!)
 
The transformation of this vintage painting into a rustic wood tray is just remarkable and was so easy to create.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rustic Wood Bunting

Morning everyone!
 
Today is my Mom's birthday and, since she is in love with Americana, plus tonight is our city's fireworks (which you can see from our backyard), plus we are just a couple of days away from the 4th, I whipped up this rustic wood bunting yesterday.
 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rustic Tuquoise Bench

Hey there! Ever have fifty million things you need to do, but then set it all aside because you feel the inspiration to work on one specific project.
 
Welcome to my world.
 
Yesterday, I picked up this vintage bench. It looks homemade, which is why I loved it. It was the perfect shape and size for our living room. I had been searching forever for something like this.
 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Summer Pictures from our Home

Happy Monday everyone!
 
Our house feels like it's in a constant state of disarray lately.  We still have plans to move in the future, but that is moving slowly. And, I was really struggling with not making changes to our current home.
 
Lately, though, we have picked up some awesome new pieces (including a free farmhouse table for the dining room).  I've also painted some thrift store finds and moved things from room to room.
 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Custom Farmhouse Coffee Table & My Sanding Frustration

Hey everyone! I have to tell you that I am so excited with how this custom farmhouse coffee table came out.
 
I picked it up at a tag sale with a particular customer in mind, and I have to be honest, it was in rough, rough shape.
 
In addition to the severe water marks...it looks like it was used for plants, one of the boards on the top had separated.
 
It was a lot of prep work to get it to the point of being able to stain and paint, and I definitely could not have done it without the serious woodworking skills of my boyfriend. He makes the best partner in this whole furniture business I have!
 
 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Rustic Wood & Metal Plant Stand

Probably a year or more ago I bought this little metal plant stand at an estate sale. I had actually bought a big piece of furniture and just kind of saw this little table on the way out and had it thrown in.
 
I was in love with the perfectly aged white metal base. It has just the right amount of chipping, rust and patina that you can really only get with time and age.
 
The top really was lacking, however. The best way I can describe it is as a piece of thin metal covered in contact paper. Nasty.