Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Before and After…And Some Lonesome After's

My mom is going to be mad at me for this post. I am missing some before pictures. They were projects I started before my blog, so I wasn't very disciplined on taking those shots. So I'm sorry, and I promise to take "before's" for everything

On to the pretties! 

When I saw this bench I had.to.have.it. It had gorgeous lines and was in great shape! I knew a little paint and fabric would totally make it "me".  

So I removed the fabric and check out what was underneath!

I don't care if it is genuine or just for decor, I like it! But the fabric itself was very thin and I wanted this piece to be functional seating. So I did what any blog following, makeover stalking, Miss Mustard Seed super-fan would do. I covered it in a grain sack of course! 

For the record, I do rent, so my funky floors are out of my control. I do my best to keep pretty things everywhere to distract you! 

I painted this piece with Annie Sloan Old White and finished it with some clear wax and light sanding. I love it and I feel like it is an original, even though it was inspired by this:

Found here at Miss Mustard Seed's blog.

Next up are the lonesome after's. I do not have before pictures, so just picture them super ugly so I look like I did a great job!

This little footstool was pretty funky. I painted it with Annie Sloan Provence, clear and dark waxed, covered it in dropcloth and painted some lines on it to mimic a grain sack. It is even cuter in person! Now it is for sale at Old Glory in Riverside. 

Next, is a cute little bookshelf. Someone had painted it with stain. Yeah, funk-tacular! I covered it with one coat of Annie Sloan Duck Egg and left it matte. I love it! I secretly hoping it doesn't sell. Shhh…

Well that's it for the makeovers! Hope you enjoyed! The other day, I teased you with this picture.

I went to a unfinished furniture store and asked if they had any scraps I could buy to use when I teach workshops and such. Not only did he have a GIANT warehouse FULL of scraps, he filled my car up with them and didn't charge me a dime!! 

Look at all those legs!!

This picture doesn't do my score any justice. I just called it a "score," I think I'm an addict. And yes, that is a gorgeous footboard and a super chunk-a-licious mini-pillar.

Hope you enjoyed! Until next time folks! 


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  1. Hi Andrea, love the bench and all the projects you have been working on! I stopped by Old Glory in Riverside yesterday and bought some of your chalk paint and wax! Can't wait to try it!

  2. Hi Andrea, just found you from the Primp Party, love your yummy makeovers. the settees are fabulous, come for a visit when you can, xo Debra

  3. ps, I have a link party on Fridays that I'd love for you to join in!

  4. Ok, Andrea....you totally had me at "grainsack", girl! LUV your sweet bench!!!!! Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!!! And your floors? I luv'em! Much better than the ugly tile floors I have in my kitchen that I wish would turn in to wood! lol! Great job! :)

    xoxo laurie

  5. Love it! The signature under the fabric is pretty cool! You did a fabulous job!

  6. Nice job on the settee, and nice score on the scraps.

  7. I LOVE your settee... I even loved the pillows you had on it!

  8. So beautiful! Great job on the settee. Miss Mustard Seed would be proud! Thanks for linking up to my party this week.

  9. Love the settee and the pillow on it.

  10. What a great find! I love what you did with it!

  11. Great job on the settee and the footstool. You scored big with the craps! Well done. Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  12. great job!! love the grain sack covered bench! killer!

  13. Looks fantastic! The shape alone is divine! Great job!

  14. Looks absolutely stunning! Head on over my way for a chance to ask Annie Sloan a question!

  15. Hi Andrea!! LOVE YOUR SETTEE!! Absolutely beautiful!! And from one addict to another, your score is AMAZING, LOL!!
    If you have any tips, tricks, or tutorials you would like to share, I've just started a new party called Show Me How!! I would love to have you as a guest and link up this Friday :)) Hope to see you there!! Have a wonderful day!!

  16. Hello! I'm actually not sure how I got here..but glad I did! I love your projects! And your score! How awesome was that! I would be in scrap heaven!!!
    I'm a new follower!

  17. From the linky party at {Primp} wanted to stop by and tell you this is just so beautiful, you did such a fabulous job!!


  18. Hi Andrea,
    Your little settee looks amazingly beautiful!!! I recently re-upholstered a vintage French chair with vintage grain sacks thanks to the ever inspiring Miss Mustard Seed too. She is wonderful!
    Love your blog, so glad I found you through "My Romantic Home".
    Have a wonderful day.

  19. I'm so eager to score a good bench like that!! I love it! YOu did a fabulous job of making it over! Thanks for sharing and linking on Hueology

  20. Simply beautiful and beautifully simple. What great jobs on all the pieces!