February 15, 2012

This little chest of mine

do you have things in your home that you don't really know what do with, or even what its intended purpose is?  But because it once belonged to someone dear to your heart --- you have carried it around with you from place to place --- until one day - you finally get the nerve to make it yours. 
 I did it.  
I painted this little chest of mine.

looking at the before picture probably makes you think why did you wait?
It really didn't look this bad to me, but maybe because this was my grandmothers little chest that sat between her chair and my granddaddy's chair, I thought it was pretty special. 

I've decided that if I have a little ASCP around the house, next to nothing is too sacred for a paint job. 

I used Paris Grey and Old White 
little bit of distressing
clear wax and dark wax
these are the original porcelain knobs

I won the Owl at Bunco
I think I won the Traveling Prize

my grandmothers' name was Murty Mae
her friends and family called her Murt or Murty
me and my brothers called her Baby

I think Baby would be just fine with this little chest of mine

Linking up to Kim's WOW party
check it out - - you won't believe it - - I was featured last week!


February 6, 2012

we did it again...

a lamp shade, guts or light works from a brassy pendent light, spray paint, and my personal electrican = this DandyShandy Pendant light

I love it.  And you can get it here

Linking up to  Nita's Mod Mix Monday
 Debbiedoo's Newbie Party
Kim's WOW us Wednesday

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