All within the framework :)

Driving toward home (yes, again), I found this empty frame by the roadside. It was painted in a glossy white paint that had yellowed and was looking quite sad… Although it was already the colour I wanted, I didn’t like the gloss or the drab “white”…. the paint would have to come off (it looked…

Bedfordshire:)

When the time came for a big girl bed for my daughter, I was rather excited. A “new” bed of course, means new possibilities….. for decorating, recycling and refinishing! (What’s not to be excited about??) After a bit of hunting, this is the bed I found on an on-line garage sale. My plan was to…

Keep saving that furniture!

As a sequel to a post I made earlier this spring, here, now, is my refinished patio table. As you can see above, the table (only a few years old), was looking quite unattractive, dry and ratty. With the same product (same colour, same amount of transparency) I used on my little stools this spring,…

Save your patio furniture !

When you live in a cold climate, people get especially excited when the nice weather comes back. There are always a few hard core runners out there, bareback or in shorts even if it’s a only a few degrees out, their bare skin reddened by the cold air… people whip out their sandals and sun…

Loving hand me downs :)

A friend of mine offered me a little stool for my daughter. I was happy as I LOVE reusing things but I didn’t quite like the finish on the stool…. The things with hand-me downs is that your home starts looking cluttered if they are not tied in to the rest of your colour scheme…

In the end… it all just worked out :)

With my new plan in mind, I began sanding each chair to the bare wood. It was a little tedious… but I did it! Then, I diluted the same paint I used for the table, equal parts of paint and water. I painted each chair, being mindful to apply the same thickness (whatever looked good,…

To match or not to match?

Once the table complete, I needed to refinish my chairs. I proceeded to sand, prime and paint two coats of paint in the same colour as the table (In the picture, you can see the primer that looks kinda grey on one chair). I got as far as four out of the six chairs, to…

To sand or not to sand…

When it came to removing the finish on my table, I had two options. I could use paint remover, or I could sand the finish off. With remover, there would be chemicals to deal with and I have found that when scraping off the remover and paint once it has done it’s work, the wood…

Recycled Diningroom set

When we moved into our house, our little round kitchen table wasn’t quite cutting it… so this is the table I inherited, passed down from a family member. I loved it for it’s shape, with it’s simple curves. What I did not like however, was the traditional vibe stemming from the colour and finish, which…