Friday, September 30, 2011

Welcome to my office!

I found this "beauty" on craigslist.  I bought it because it was sooooo comfy, and it cost me next to nothing!!  I figure one of these days I will get around to reupholstering it, but until then, I will continue to drag it out of my garage, have a seat and update my calendar, to-do list and drink my coffee in the mornings!

Until next time.....

Bizzi B

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I've been featured!

Do you remember the table my friend found on the side of the road that I turned into an island in my kitchen?  If not, you can refresh your memory here

 Beckie Farrant, creator of  Roadkill Rescue, was kind enough to feature me on her awesome blog. 
Yes, you heard me.....I have been featured on someone elses blog!!! 
You can check it out here
If you are a blogger, you know what a big deal this is for me.

Love, love, LOVE the name!!  Love, even more, the concept of her blog. 
 You need to check out Roadkill Rescue, because you will be amazed at all of the "trash" that people have turned into "treasures"!  Amazing, but most of all.....INSPIRING!

Bizzi B

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Trash to Treasure Thursday ~~ Take a Seat

This chair was a STEAL!  Well, not really a steal...but a really, really good deal. This blue velvet chair was a remnant from an estate sale.  I inquired as to how much the chair was and he gave me an offer I couldn't refuse.  I loaded it up and we were off!

There are just a few scratches on the wood, but I plan on painting it so scratches won't matter.

The right side of the chair is in mint condition.  The left side.....

Well, let's just say.....ummmm NOT so good!

No brads... No problem!

Not too sure about this hand stitchin' job either!

I can't wait to see how this project turns out!  I'm off to get my hammer, screwdriver, and any other tool I might need.  Until next time!

Bizzi B  

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Newbie Party over at Debbiedoo's

I just posted my link over at Debbiedoo's Newbie Party. 

 Check it out here. 

Bizzi B

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Trash to Treasure Thursday ~~ This Little Light of Mine......

My oldest blessing, "M" and I were thrift store shopping when we ran across this lamp. I knew that with a little bit of paint and some distressing that this thing could be beautiful. 
 Trust me...I swooped it up in a hurry.  
A couple of dollars later we were out the door...Literally! 

 The base of the lamp was in perfect condition.  However, the shade had a few creases in it, 
but I'm saving that for another post. 

Look at this Beauty!  

I mean.....Look at those curves!

I pulled out my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP).  This paint is Ahh-mazing!  No primer needed.  No sanding needed.  Dries super-de-duper fast!  It was almost time to pick up "lil b" from school, so I quickly slapped the paint on the entire base.I used the color Duck Egg Blue.  My new favorite color!

You can see that the paint has a little bit of texture to it.  
You can also tell that I "slapped" it on, but that is the look I wanted.

By the time I returned home, the paint was dry so it was time to begin the distressing process.  
It is my favorite part of any project I do!!

I was so excited about the way it was turning out!  
It looked sooo stinkin' good!

The next step is sealing the paint with wax.  I prefer to use Annie Sloan Soft Wax.  I covered the entire piece with clear wax, and then quickly brushed on some dark wax.  
You hardly need any dark wax on your brush.  A little goes a long me!  
Occasionally, I would need to wipe off some of the excess dark wax in order to get the desired look.

From start to finish, the painting, distressing and waxing took me less than 3 hours.  That includes waiting for the paint to dry.  It took about 24 hours for the wax to fully dry or "cure" as I call it.  
Once cured, I took a soft cloth and buffed it all over.  
Oh! My! Gosh!  This lamp turned out to be so much more than I thought it could be!!!

See that cream colored armoire behind the lamp base?  
I will be painting it Duck Egg Blue using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the near future.  
No sanding.  No priming.  No problem.  

Bizzi B