For the upstairs art loft I found a decent garage sale
buffet to use as my sink
find your inspiration in both color and feel
I love this fabric..the colors and the light-hearted garden feel
I had it made into a duvet cover for the old day bed
I removed all the drawers, doors and hardware to give it a base coat
I used the the flat latex paint I used on the wall
my new favorite tool is this small roller
did you know you can make any color of paint with just three?
Red, yellow and blue...and of course white and black always help
for depth and light
I had considered "plaid-ing" the top of the sideboard, but changed my mind
for this you need several different size brushes, a few colors and
then just relax...the lines look so much better when they aren't perfect!
Red bold line
other size brushes for smaller colors
this works on anything...even walls! For large spaces like walls I use a wall paint roller
blue and yellow make green!
grass cloth is so expensive, I never throw any of it away
I really like to use it on furniture for texture
you can even fold little pieces of it for cool tags!
The veneer was coming loose on the side...so some kind of cover up was a good idea here
Also here would be a good place for any kind of wallpaper or wrapping paper
I just happened to have the grass cloth on hand today
Let the furniture lines dictate your style
I just painted all the places a different color that were already different
I don't always seal my furniture
sometimes I like a glossy look
sometimes I don't
I haven't found the perfect sink to go here yet..that's why I left the top very plain
a cheerful little room with lots of light for my ferns
I kind of got bored with the project because I have so many to do...but in general
this is how it will look
I think this could be a cute baby changing table too
while digging around...I found Mr. P.V.'s
id bracelet...it's tiny...he probably gave it some 3rd grader when they started going steady
I have been saving lots and lots of wine bottles this winter
I'm much too embarrassed to throw them in the trash...so I have to find something useful to do with them
whew...they sure seem to be stacking up!
Don't you love this color of glass?
We have barely had a winter this year...to all my friends digging out of the snow
I hope you had some fun artistic projects to help you make it through!