Saturday, November 17, 2012

I have been a busy upcycler bee

I have been busy busy, do not think I have ever had so many completed projects and so many on the go projects as I have now.
The weather has been mild the last week, plus 6 and 7 so I was able to get out in the garage and finish some bigger projects that I could not do in the house.
Remember the Antique Vanity that was so cute but was not selling

Antique Vanity now
Vanity before pic
I gave it a new look with some ASCP pure white
This is my attempt at staging in my garage (don't laugh)
But seriously I can not carry this stuff into the house by myself
And I have no room in the house to put it to take a pic
If you know what a bunky is that is how small our house is here
I promise when we get to Ontario I will have an area to stage photos of completed projects
But for now large pieces will have to be garage pics
please don't leave my blog please please
I try, I really do
I know I know more driveway pics
but how many people have a vintage truck in their backgrounds huh
probably none
and snow lol
here is the top of the mirror
I love the distressing on this vanity, it looks so good
Isn't it gorgeous painted in pure white and distressed a little
I kept the original hardware because it suits it and it was in great shape
It is going to be hard to part with this vanity, I love how it turned out
It is hard to part with beautiful pieces that are in my colour scheme
But I keep hearing my hubby in my head
Downsize Downsize
yes dear yes dear I hear ya
And this vanity and stool is now sold
And do you remember this tall dresser that I bought the same time I
bought the union jack dresser
well it is getting a makeover too
(look at my little side kick, sound asleep, poor lil girl, watching Mommy is hard work)
I painted the dresser in ASCP Provenance blue
and dry brushed it with ASCP french linen grey
I told hubby is was finished
And he was like really, hmmm well I guess it looks nice lol
Its not finished but I like to tease him
he is such an easy mark
And here it is finished, I painted ASCP pure white over the blue and grey
And after waxing and distressing it a bit, I added round glass knobs
I think it looks beautiful and apparently the buyer did too
because this cutie already has a new home
Again don't laugh at my staging attempts in the garage
My hubby works underground in a mine 12 to 13 hours a day
Getting him to help with a rusted screw is a major chore
So if I told him I need to him to haul furniture into the house so I can take cute pictures for my blog
Well , I think he would look at me like I had two heads
Or he would stop trading vehicles with me so I can haul stuff home in his truck
And we don't want that shit happening
so garage pics will have to do for now
but just for the big stuff, I promise
I wanted to also mention that my union jack dresser has sold woohoo
I seriously felt like an artist that had just sold their first painting
I was sad to see it go, but glad someone liked it enough to want to take it home
It was for sale at the store Iron Orchid Designs
A friend of mine was in the store when it sold
She said she was so excited for me she rushed to my place to tell me
The same woman bought two of my pieces
double woohoo
Sold Sold Sold
Doing a little happy dance lalalalalalala
I plan on painting all weekend if the rain holds off and hope to have some more large furniture pieces to show you
Hope everyone is having a great weekend
stay safe
and Maggie May aka Sidekick
This is Maggie and Ricky the duck in the yard
She never chases the ducks or geese or barks at them, so they feel safe to walk around
She just watches them
They were kind of playing peekaboo around the bush just before I took this pic


  1. Congratulations on selling a couple of piece TOBEY - and you ARE an artist ( it's hard to consider outselves that I know - but you definitely are )
    I love that vanity - and know exactly what you mean - I have a piece here that's just killing me to let go of )

  2. Thanks Suzy, its funny I sell things all the time, but the union jack dresser was special to me I guess. So knowing that someone else loved my first attempt at painting the union jack, made me feel artistic. And these two pieces were the first time I have put items in a store for sale, usually I just sell out of home.People are starting to know my work and like it and recognize my name, it is really flattering.