I love this time of year and enjoy decorating my front porch with the changing seasons. I am just about finished for the Summer season and thought I would share some of my favorites.
I have always loved this image from Graphics Fairy and thought it would fit perfectly on this wood tray. I gave it a wash of old white and used the modge podge method to transfer the graphic. I love how it looks next to my statue that I picked up in Cape Cod. I am linking to www.graphicsfairy.blogspot.com Brag Monday. Have a good day!
I am loving all the old trunks that you see everywhere in all the home decorating catalogs. I was lucky enough to have one in my basement but neglected to take a before pic. It was in decent shape but needed a pick me up. It was black and pretty chipped. I gave it a coat of heirloom white and went to my favorite blog www.graphicsfairy.blogspot.com and printed out a graphic then transferred it using the modge podge method. I was then lucky enough to find an old table bottom (free from my neighbor) that fit perfectly as a stand. The inside of the trunk is perfect for storing extra blankets or off season clothes. This will now be my nightstand. Linking to Graphics Fairy Brag Monday.
I’ve had a few days off from my day job and have been working on several projects. Unfortunately, I neglected to take a before shot of this roadside find, but it was light maple covered and I do mean covered from top to bottom in stickers! It made me laugh because my daughter Amanda did the same thing to her bookcase when she was little, only instead of Hannah Montana stickers, she had My Little Pony and Blues Clues! I decided to paint this Black, taking a break from Old White and I used one of my favorite graphics from the Graphic Fairy. I tried a new transfer this time using graphite paper & I am super stoked with how it came out. I didn’t even have to paint over it. I then used Annie Sloan clear and dark wax.
I am starting to get a little addicted to Craigslist and I totally blame my dad for this as he sells rabbits and chickens, which I list for him and of course I have to peruse the furniture section at the same time! I found this teacart for a steal! Of course it was in need of an update and I immediately knew I would stencil it. With the sides that go down I thought it was a perfect piece for that. Here is the before:
Unfortunately I forgot to take a before picture but this breadbox was outdated. It was in good shape though, nothing a little Annie Sloan and graphic from my favorite Graphic Fairy couldn’t fix. I used a blender pen to transfer the graphic and was surprised at how easy it was. Of course I aged it with dark wax and sanded it. I am linking it to Graphics Fairy blog Monday.
This was my first Annie Sloan piece and I have to say I understand what all the fuss is about! It really is that good. This piece was originally painted pink for my daughters room when she was a baby. It took two coats and went on like butter! I then sanded lightly and used clear and dark wax. It now sits in my living room and I love it!