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Pretty in Pink

imageI found this lovely shabby pink file cabinet at a local estate sale. It screamed “take me home”, so I did. Feeling like some pink needed to be added to my booth for spring, this piece fit the bill. I wanted to add some shiney gold to give it a little something special.

So I got out some basic gold metallic paint and some butterfly stencils and got to work. I did prep the metal cabinet with a bit of light sanding, then laid my stencil in a fun pattern all over. Got out the sponge brush and got busy with it.

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I applied the stencil on top, the sides and the front.  Once the paint was dry. I sealed the cabinet with clear acrylic spray sealer.

TADA!! I think the cabinet turned out pretty good. A fun piece that would look great in any room of the home.

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Rusty Love

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imageimageimageThere is something about rustic, industrial home decor, I just can’t seem to get enough of. This blue storage cabinet, which was recently added to our Gypsy Chicks booth, is the perfect example of organization in any room of the home. I can see kitchen plates and saucers, flatware, coffee mugs, and cookbooks  for the kitchen.

I actually wanted to keep this piece for my hobby room. Also known as the “everything crafty goes in this room”.  Can you imagine all the goodies, paper, fabric, and who knows what else I can get my hands on to fit in this cubby.

In the photo above, I stocked the cabinet with burlap, architectural wood pieces, coffee mugs, and acrylic letters. Loving the whole look.

Needless to say, everything rustic and industrial has caught my eye lately.  As you can see from the above party pics how the rustic industrial look is showing up through out our booth.  From the rusty coiled bed springs, to repurposed lamps, and metal tins, this look is starting to catch on.   Until next time…

 

Perfect Match

 

Ok! Hello everyone. This is officially my first blog post ever. Yikes! Thanks to my friend Trish for getting this going and encouraging me to jump right in.

So last summer I was out and about pickin for furniture  in OKC and I  found this lovely old iron Singer sewing base. But it lacked something special. A top. I wanted the new piece to be functional, unique, and have a top.  Four months later, on a rainy winter day, I found the lucky winner. An old round, wood table top, without a base.  A match made in heaven.  Hopefully.

With a little help and maneuvering, the top fit perfectly with the base.  Still, the top needed to be cleaned and a new paint job.  At our Gypsy Chicks booth, located at the Rink Gallery,  we sell Country Chic Paint. This is an amazing chalk based paint, vibrant colors, dries quickly and smoothly. I ended up painting the top with the color, Cheesecake.  Followed by a coat of Tough Coat, which is a polyurethane finish.

I have to so say, with a little bit of patience and imagination, the bistro table turned out to be rather Marvy. The Perfect Match.

Diamond in the rough…..

Every now & again, as me & my partner in crime are going “saling” – our lingo for going to garage sales – or checking out one of bazillion local thrift stores I find a piece of furniture that I’m pretty sure I can do something with ……….. this dresser was just that……….

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One drawer needed a new drawer front – glad I have a guy for that kind of repair

After the repair, I got on the end of my electric sander & made a huge mess

Once I had a smooth surface, I had my guy spray the dresser with white enamel paint ……..why enamel paint you might ask?  The truth is he was spraying some cabinets for another job so why not!

The base coat provided a good foundation for me to use some nifty stencils…………..

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I sanded the knobs and sealed them – the natural wood pops against the green (along with the stickers on the chair I used to compare size….lol)

Thanks for stopping by to look at our projects!

 

 

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