Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Another Frenchy Chair Makeover with Linen, Ticking and Buttons!!!!

I love chairs like this....
I found this one at RVA Antiques in Lakeside....
Dated upholstery, though,
and ugly wood finish...
But wonderful caned sides!!!!
 Here we go.................
I'll let the pictures tell the story this time!

 Finished and for sale in 
SheShe's booth at Vignettes Westhampton.
Goes perfectly with this little painted table, 
just reduced to $99.

SheShe, The Home Magician
Sheila Fox

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

French Commode....(It's really a vanity cabinet!)

Here's a piece I'm preparing to paint.
And although it looks like a sweet little 
french commode,
it's actually a vanity cabinet.
Wonderful details.
I can't wait to put some paint on this baby!
 Step one:  I base paint the cabinet 
in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey.
Look at those cute little feet!!!!!! 
I'm already liking it better!
 Everything gets a coat...

Looks pretty flat right now,
but just watch:
 After the basecoat dries, 
I "hit" all the details - the trim and decorative pieces -
with Old White.
See how it comes to life?
 After that dried, I distress sanded,
and then waxed with clear and dark waxes.

 I decided to add old white to the interior panels as well.
How lovely is this!!!!

Yes, the top has holes in it.....
so it can still be used as a vanity cabinet....
 Or camouflage the top with a scarf or lamp, etc,
for a nightstand, end table, etc.
No one will ever know!
Inside, I lined the back with fabric,
which can be removed to return it to a
functioning vanity cabinet.
 And here it is in my booth at Vignettes Westhampton.
Frenchy and fabulous.
For sale at $219.

Take a peek around at some of my other inventory.
Indonesian carved corner chair with
Schumacher "Shanghai Peacock" fabric seat.
Fun chest of drawers. $168
Set of four newly reupholstered parsons chairs.
Lots of fun art, too!

SheShe, The Home Magician
Sheila Fox

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Oh, Life Can be a Carnival! Colorful "Carnival" Furniture Painting!

Yesterday I blogged about redoing this space...
I had this basic little flat chest of drawers left over...
which I painted years ago,
but I decided it needed some new energy!
So last night, 
I removed the knobs, cleaned the piece,
and pulled out my paints!!!!!!!
Each drawer got a different color.
Fuscia, orange, lime, yellow, forest green, 
periwinkle, turquoise, navy & red.
I painted the base cabinet in
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey.  
Then I dry brushed the Paris Grey 
over the drawer fronts as well.
This morning, 
 I moved everything outside for the messy part:
After distress sanding, 
I just started adding stains.......
First I used a weathered grey wood stain, 
which I rubbed in.
 Over that, 
I dry brushed some darker Jacobean stain - 
very lightly - to simulate woodgrain.
I just continued layering the stains until I liked the patina
I had built.
(Then I went inside and drank about a gallon of water.
It is T H I C K out here today!)
I went to my hardware stash and found nine of these
old bronze ring pulls.
I think they are just perfect~
Now, I have to decide which of these two
pastels to put with it in my booth display.
This one....(A)
or this one? (B)
Which is your favorite?
Here's a closer shot of the top....
My last step was cutting out shelf paper to line the drawers.
It's all in the details, folks...
It's loaded up in the car...
I think it's name will be "Happy-Go-Round."
That's my story, anyway.
For sale: $168
Have a piece that needs a new look?
Let me take a whack at it!

SheShe, The Home Magician
Sheila Fox