Monday, July 26, 2010

Two quick furniture paintings this week

I decided I needed some projects to work on this week! My first project was a salvaged find in Galveston and the other my dad and I built together.

Project #1:
I picked up two of these chairs off the side of the rode and thought I could use one as a chair in my guest room. I don't know what I'm going to do with the other one. So I made my hubby drag the chairs along with our already loaded down truck back to Houston so I could begin my project. The project was real fast and simple. I picked up a can of Rustoleum White Gloss spray paint and spray painted the entire chair. It took two bottles and some patience on the drying - since it was metal in some areas. This is what it looked like -

and here is the room that this chair is going into -

Then I decided it was too white - so I hand-painted the handles black to add some interest


Project #2: I started off going to one of my most favorite websites -
KNOCK-OFF WOOD and found the plans to a ladder night stand table for Connor's room. At Pottery Barn it resales for $69 and just buying the wood it cost us $13

Here is the Pottery Barn Night Stand Table -
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Here is the one my dad and I made -

With a little bit of primer and blue spray paint (two cans) - here is my awesome side table for Connor's room

Yay for projects! And now I'm back to painting some canvas art for my friend's baby shower.


Ashley said...

Both the chair and ladder turned out great! I have yet to build anything from Knock Off Wood's blog, but it's on my list. Great job!

Katie said...

My son has that same bedspread! I love the end table, great job. Visiting from the "Just Paint It" challenge!

Holly_Palermo said...

Hi April! I am so glad I found your blog (through StrollerFit!) Yay! Good job on the projects -- I expect no less little miss art! See you & Conner soon! ~Holly & Drew