Tuesday, April 05, 2011

TWO FUN PROJECTS IN RED

Cori and I have been working fools the last couple of days, especially since the big Farm Chicks Show in Spokane is less than 2 months away.  We know it is going to sneak up on us, and we want to be as prepared as possible for this huge undertaking.  We have our "to do" lists tacked up in the garage, and believe it or not, I dare say there is more floor space in the garage than there was a couple of weeks ago, as we are trying to complete as many projects as we can.
First up is this coffee table we got for a steal for only $5.00.  It is so solid, and when we saw it, knew that all we would have to do is redo the table top.  But then, as always, we got to thinking.  Looking at the wrought iron framing around the bottom of the table, we knew it needed a shelf, but how could we make it functional, but yet fun too?
We decided to do a dry brushing of a great red that Cori had used in the past, which let the wood grain show through after I had sanded it down to bare wood.  Then remember those yardsticks I mentioned in my last blog entry?  We cut a piece of plywood and covered it with all the old yardsticks we have purchased over the past few months.  After attaching the shelf with brackets to the framing, we sat back and admired a great looking coffee table.
But we didn't stop there.  A few weeks ago, we snagged three old oars at an estate sale.  I sanded them down to bare wood and then Cori and I dry brushed a coat of white paint on them.

Taking a bit of inspiration from one of the numerous catalogs that Cori receives daily, we taped off areas on the oars to paint red.  Once dry, they were distressed and then a bit of espresso bean glaze was used to give them an aged look.  I would love to have the room at my own home to hang a couple of these on the wall!

1 comment:

Cori said...

Both of these projects turned out AWESOME. Love me some red, that's for sure.

Here's to creativity
, teamwork, and "getter done attitude and friendship.

Now for a good night's sleep :

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