Saturday, October 2, 2010

Weekend Projects

Old Door

I can't get enough of the lovely colors on this old door I just acquired from a friend. I know the paint is old & is lead based. So I plan on clear coating it this weekend. Once I seal it, the lead will no longer be an issue. Don't want to lose all those beautiful details that only years of weathering can produce. It will eventually go in Sloans room. I plan on using it as the back of a daybed for her. I'm trying to make her room kid friendly but something that will grow with her over the next few years. She will be a teenager very soon so I'm trying to give her a timeless look that will hopefully make her happy up until she leaves the nest.

My first reupholstering project???

I found this little beauty at the Goodwill Bargain Bin last night. I paid a whopping $5 for it. Can you believe it! I've been looking for something like this for a couple of years now. It has the shape & lines that I love. I plan on recovering it in an oilcloth, adding a few more buttons, & painting the wood. This will end up right where you see it. On our back deck. I've never reupholstered anything before so I'm looking forward to this project. 


After weeks of little paper samples speckling my walls, I finally made the leap & bought a gallon of this beautiful paint. I will be painting my hallway and one wall along the front part of our living room this weekend. Before & after pictures to come.

Birds in costumes series

& last but not least I accomplished my goal of sketching 4 new paintings out. It started out as a Halloween series but I have too many fun ideas swimming in my head & changed the name. All but one will be for sale in my shop. The Little Red Riding Hoot is going to a friend.

What are you working on this weekend?