Monday, July 16, 2012

Antique Sewing Machine Base Table- $150

I am LOVING this little table!!  I found an old antique sewing machine base at a garage sale this weekend and knew immediately it needed to become a table of some sort!  I already had what I think to be an old hospital bed headboard in the garage and it fit the top of this base perfectly! 

The base is a White brand and I decided to leave it as is instead of painting it because it has that old rusty feel that I love.  I painted the headboard top white but then added a dark glaze so now its kind of a cream or tan color with all the streaky goodness that the glaze leaves.  It is on my front porch in this pic with a plant and an old pitcher but it could be so cute as a nightstand or end table by a couch.  There are so many possibilities!!!  It is 33" wide and 16" deep.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Lovely Little Girl's Room

I have been wanting to blog about this project for a while now, but am just now getting to it.  This was a custom project for a friend's daughter's room.  Her mommy brought me a chest of drawers that had been in their family for years (I think it was Rylie's daddy's from when he was a kid). It was very cute but was definitely well loved over the years.  As you can see in the bottom left corner of the pic above, some of the veneer was chipping off and the white paint needed to be refreshed.  So I came up with this custom color based on a picture we found on Pinterest, and I cut some thin wood to place over the chipped areas.  I painted it and then lightly sanded to give the finish an extremely smooth finish.  Then I waxed it and it came out so cute!  Then I got to do her bed:)

She found this cute headboard and footboard on Craigslist. It was a very shiny white that had some stickers stuck on it.  I cleaned it really good, primed, and painted it to match the chest of drawers.  And her mommy was sweet enough to send me a pic of her room finished. I think she did an amazing job and I'm so glad I got to be apart of it! :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Antique Cavalier Cedar Stow Away Chest- $195

Ok let me just start by saying the pictures do not do this piece justice!  I could not for the life of me get the true color to show up!  It looks very white or off white with a hint of gray in these pics, but its got a lot more depth to it in person.  The color is actually called Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams (which just also happens to be the color of the walls in my living room), but I also glazed over it so the color changed a bit.  There are hints of green and blue depending on the light, but the color remains extremely neutral.  And with the glaze, it also gives it very subtle brown highlights.  I know that all sounds weird and pretty ugly, but trust me....It is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! 

 I added a bit of whimsy with the stencils behind the knobs too.  It gives an overall masculine piece a little feminine touch.  Oh and did I mention this is a CEDAR dresser!?!  Let's take a look inside shall we:)
 I did some research and this was actually made in the 1940s by a company called The Cavalier Corporation out of Chatanooga TN.  These were considered very fine quality and very desirable back then and has definitely stood the test of time!  It is still in almost new condition! 

The marking inside says "Complete Cedar Chest Protection, Aroma-flow Constructed Drawers".  There is also a mechanism that locks all 3 drawers with one key.  Unfortunately this chest did not have the key included, so it won't work as intended unless you were to have it re-keyed.  I have no idea if that's even possible. 

Here is one of the original ads!  Prices started at $39.50 back in the 1940s :) 
The dimensions are 3 feet wide by 19 inches deep by 30 inches tall.