Monday, August 2, 2010

Just an after again…

So I absolutely LOVE before and after pictures… even if the afters disappoint it is fun to take a guess if it will turn out good or not whether it’s your before and after or someone elses!  But once again I have failed to take a before.  I know, I know- whyyyyy?  So enjoy the after… it’s hard to I know.

Cute little bench that was originally wood and covered in a different fabric and has been sitting in my garage for a year little while collecting a lot of dust. 

So I decided it was time to bring it in.  Gram gave this to us along with some other things that I will post about later!  So what does this mean- FREE!  And the paint, fabric, and sander- all on hand!

I deglossed it, which I am really starting to believe in this stuff… you just wipe it on everywhere really good.  I still went ahead and sanded it a little though.  Then primed it with a good tinted primer, spray of course.  Then came the red paint… then I covered the seat and screwed it on and because I was so excited I didn’t wait till the paint was dry, but no harm done!  After it was all done I thought it looked off a little so I sanded down the sides and loved it!  It was my first successful attempt at sanding edges where it actually looked good. 

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Another great thing about this stool/bench/etc is it opens and has a little place for storage! Clay saw it and loved it and asked for it to go in his office, hence the LPs in the background.  I like it and made the fabric match his doors.

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Clay has wooden french doors that are really cozy leading into his office and they are off the living room so I put these up so he could feel like he had a real room!  I used cheap rods and hung the bottom rods upside down and the tension of the curtain makes them stay in place.  Haha… I bought the wrong kind of rods for this type of window covering, but it all worked out.  And this might just be one of my favorite fabrics.  I knew I would know the fabric for this job when I saw it and it was in deed love at first sight… I guess like Ali and Roberto… poor Chris. 

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Check these out for some amazing before and afters!

Ginni has great before and afters of her house her and Charlie redid themselves!  It’s amazing!!!

http://charlieandginni.blogspot.com/2009_10_01_archive.html

This one blows my socks off to see something so not pretty go to super nice!

http://sweetsomethingdesign.blogspot.com/2009/06/met-monday_28.html

The rest of these are pretty impressive.  I like the new decorating style and love, love, love the old school fixtures!

http://theoldpaintedcottage.blogspot.com/2009/08/cottage8-before-after-reveal.html

http://burlapandblueblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/burlap-and-rufflesan-ottoman-tutorial.html

http://www.howdoesshe.com/4-steps-bring-new-life-to-old-furniture

1 comment:

Jillian Knutson said...

Like Ali and Roberto, too funny! You are so creative~beautiful job :0)