This coffee table was pretty beaten, rusted and burnt but nothing a little sanding, paint and fabric couldn't fix.
|wet tin foil and some baking soda= no more rust|
|The base of this coffee table is awesome and will definitely be re-purposed later. It is solid stainless steal. So worth it's $25!!|
We were recently in Colorado and I found this super cool vintage tray at an antique store. Love it!!
My family room is slowly coming together one Craig's lists and Goodwill purchase at a time.
While we were in Colorado I saw this totally awesome hand made African bowl. My very kind mother-in-law thought I needed to have it ;). So glad she did because I LOVE it and it's going to look great on our new cabinets in the family room...once those are finally finished.
|West elm $200|
|Gold leafed I imagine?|
|An end table...exactly what I needed.|
|Can you tell it's silver? Hmmm, I'm liking it!|
A bit too plain for my taste.
So I silver leafed it. I have never silver leafed in my life but turns out it is really simple. I sprayed it with some spray adhesive then layed the silver leaf on it and lightly went over it with a soft paint brush and presto...a silver leaf wooden stump/ end table!
|I love that the wood still peaks thru|
|So it's not the most level end table, as my father in law pointed out lol. He already offered to make it level but I don't think it will stay an end table forever so I am thinking I will keep it the way it is. As you can see it still works.|
Some of you may have seen those orange Mid- Century chairs I had gotten on Craigs list a while ago. They have been sitting in the corner begging me to finish them. $50 for both of them!!! I have seen these exact chairs in mid-century design pictures and they sell for $500+ depending on the shape. I can't tell you how excited I was to find these!!!!
I did attemp to take a chair apart and it took me alllllll morning to do so! At least 3 hours. And my hands KILLED afterwards. I think that is when I secrectly decided this was a job for someone else... and so they sat and sat and sat until I finally decided to swollow my pride and pay someone to finish them.
Anyway, they are finally finished and I still spent wayyyyyy way under what they cost normally.
I really am still in awe that I found these on craigs list for the amount that I found them. I know this sounds silly, or maybe it dosen't, but everytime I find a really great deal on a piece of furniture I thank the Lord up and down!! I have ask the Lord to help me find bargins. I really love re-finishing things and working with my hands not to mention save big time while decorating my house in a style I love.
Enough about funiture.
|Rupunzel, let down your haaairrr.|