Sunday, October 21, 2007

A very crafty weekend!

Not much in the way of garage sales this weekend, but I did happen to score a sewing cabinet and two lamps at an estate sale. I decided to refurbish them and here's what I did.
Lamps before:
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Lamp after:
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I used an awesome faux suede that I just put over the old shade with a little spray adhesive. The trims are attached with hot glue. The lamp itself just needed a good cleaning and a spray of clear coat!
I also went down to the local paint store and got some crackle medium and a couple of buckets of paint. I have to give a product rave to Sherwin Williams Illusions crackle medium. Very easy to work with and it allows you to pick you own colors to match your decor! Here's a close-up, I used "Toasty" as my base coat and "Antique White" as the top coat:
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Here is the refurbished sewing cabinet along with my "new" lamp!
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I had plenty of paint and medium left over, so I painted my dresser and an old bookcase:
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I literally spent ALL afternoon sanding and painting (thank goodness it was such a nice day outside!) When I was done I called Doug out to see my handiwork. He looked at the finish and said, "You painted? Looks like you NEED to paint this stuff!"
UGH! Men!!!

2 comments:

Genny said...

That lamp is gorgeous!

Lilder said...

That's all SOOO awesome JoAnn! I am sooo impressed