Friday, August 17, 2012

A Room for Jackson James



Before we moved in, we ripped out the nasty carpet, stripped the wallpaper, changed the light fixtures, changed the window treatments, added new baseboard, re-sprayed the ceiling, and had all of the wood flooring re-finished.  All we have left to do is to replace the trim/casing & install the new doors.

I just bought Jack's little desk for $2.00.  The old chair was a gift from a friend.  I'm setting up his little desk area now, it's a work in progress. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Rough & Ready Dining Chair

I tried the same technique I used on my belt buckle display for this simple chair I bought for $3.  This was just your average wood chair, found at most thrift stores & garage sales. 

The technique was simple:
I wiped down the chair {so it was free of dust & dirt.}
I sprayed it with red paint, covering it completely.
I let the paint dry & harden overnight.
Then sanded it with a rough sand paper until I achieved this look.
I finished it by lightly sanding the transitions where the wood & paint meet -with a super fine sand paper
& coating it entirely with a spray polyurethane {I almost always use a satin finish.} 

The plan is to eventually collect & "rough-up" enough of these to surround my dining room table!