Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thrifted Wood and Stenciled Signs Repurposed 8

Finished three stencilled projects this past week, Laundry, Cottage Home and Le Petit Gateau.

After painting and stencilling,  the Laundry sign was sanded and clear waxed. 

The Cottage Home has clear/dark/clear wax as the finish, after sanding.

Lazy Susan painted, stencilled with finish.

Three signs before sanding and adding a finish (below).

I painted a Lazy Susan and added a stencil.

Sequence - painted the Lazy Susan with 2 coats of ASCP White. Added a stencil using CeCe Caldwell Beckley Coal.

After sanding and waxing the Laundry and Cottage Home signs I tried something different with the Le Petit Gateau Lazy Susan. 

I lightly sanded the painted edge before applying 2 coats of Fusion Tough Coat Matt Sealer Clear, drying for 4 hours between each coat. It does not change the colour of the white paint and has a semi-gloss hard finish, good for surfaces like tables and floors.

Fall rains have started so I picked roses to share.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Little Stool That Could Repurposed 7

Last Thursday at the thrift store it was 75% off summer clothing - and what could be better than a stool dressed in a skirt and it was - FREE. 

After cleaning, painting, waxing and adding a stencil

Before the stool began its transformation

Removed the tacks and the skirt and sticky carpet from legs.

The little stool, made from 3/4" plywood, had a nice mid century fabric under that skirt.

The yellow needed to be washed then sanded especially near the bottom of the legs (lots of splinter edges).

The colour was refreshed with FAT Paint, a chalk-like paint - Tuscan Sun (blue tape to protect the fabric)

 then hand sanded and waxed.

It just wanted to be a cottage piece.

Stencilled Cottage then added ASCP clear and dark wax and polished. See the sequence of a stencilled Cottage sign here.

Added a few dahlia for a touch of fall.

 A small piece rescued and made useful and pretty again.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hemp Oil Finish

Vintage washboard and Hemp Oil

After - evening under the porch light. 

Unusual to find an old and well used washboard as well as a vintage wire soap holder in the same week at different thrift sales. The apron is from my collection, bib style with poppies.

I like to add protection to old wood and Hemp Oil is my choice. It does change the tone of the wood and as it dries in it adds a good finish.

Before and After wiping with Hemp Oil

I buy my hemp oil from retailers for Miss Mustard Seed Paint and from Fusion Paint. I am guessing that ASCP retailers would sell it too. 

Another evening view with the porch light turned off.

I do use Hemp Oil to protect leather as well as wood and metal surfaces as well as chalk-type painted surfaces.

Here I used hemp oil on a leather purse 
below (before) above (after).

Another post here - using Hemp Oil to finish Coffee signs

Here is a post on using hemp oil on metal.

September Roses

The fires and hurricanes are foremost in our minds.
Here is a brief respite - a late summer rose. 

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