Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Few Cute Little Pieces

I've been working on a few small pieces recently that I've had hanging around the garage. This little aqua cutie I picked up at a garage sale for $5. It was in pretty rough shape. I sanded and sanded then painted, distressed and glazed and I think it turned out pretty cute.

This little piece ( I have no ideas what to call it...maybe a plant stand?) I've had laying around trying to decided what to do with it. I finally decided on a olive green color. My favorite part is the top. The stain really brought a funky grain pattern in the wood. Instead of using a glaze like I usually do I just wiped this piece with dark walnut stain all over and then wiped off the excess. I had to work pretty fast but I love how it changed the color and settled into all the little imperfections.

Last piece I finished up was this vanity or desk painted my favorite blue gray color with lots of distressing and glazing. The top on this has the same cool grain pattern as my little green stand thingy.


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this blue piece! The material on the bench is simply Fantastic!!!Great job! Deidre~

  2. Any chance you can share the colour and brand of paint used on the desk and bench here? I think its the same as the Cinderella/Tiffany colour on another piece. Thanks. By the way, I have always wanted to paint my piano and you have inspired me to do it! ;)

    Annie Vee

  3. I would love to but I mixed it. I am the worst paint picker and usually have to mix them to get my desired color. This was a light blue gray that I mixed from some Valspar paints. It is my favorite and I used it on several pieces but now I'm out of my mix! Thanks, for your comments:)