Sunday, March 4, 2012

Repurposing - A Work in Progress

Ha -ha, I just came back to work on this post and realized the title is a metaphor for my life.  I digress, the purpose of this post is to show you all what I've been working on for the past few months.  I seem to get going and then life interrupts and I have a repose from my crafty work and then I come back to it.  

This is an antique frame I picked up and redid as a wedding shower gift for my seester.

I guess it fits with something old, something new, something ... blue?

I used an interior latex semi gloss for the finish.  It took a couple of coats of paint and then I sanded off the edges to age it again.

I really have to ask my seester for a photo of the finished product.  I had a mirror hand cut and mounted in the frame. I think it came out really well!  

And this is the antique mahogany secretary desk I picked up for $30.00!  It's is in great shape structurally.  I have all the pieces to fit it back together.  It was refinished in a stain by someone previously and  the stain is in bad shape so I can't strip it to refinish in natural wood.  I've elected to finish it out in blue too.

I cleaned it well and then primed it white. 

Using a cabinet roller I'm applying the paint.

This is where I'm at so far.  The drawers need some work still and I've got to get going on the wood glue and piece together the interior drawers and one of the claws on the feet.

It's a start.  Check back and I'll show you the final products!


ToDoListMom aka Ashley said...

ohh!! love the greeny blue? what is is called?

Earth To Mother Ship said...

Hey Ashley,

I'm kinda obsessed with this colour too! Valspar Reflection Pool C1 19 in an interior semi gloss.

Thanks for popping in & commenting.

Mother Ship

lucky said...

looks amazing shipper!!!!