Thursday, September 3, 2015

Painted Smalls Vintage Green and Yellow

Sunday afternoon was breezy and cloudy/sunny. 

Just right to begin painting a few small pieces that have been w-a-i-t-i-n-g.

  Two children's chairs - one green and one yellow

and a small stool painted green.

2 coats of paint on the green chair and stool, 3 plus touch ups on the yellow chair. Wax finish on green stool and chair.

Low Stool (the kind that does in front of a sink for a toddler I think).

Stool before/after - seems to be made from 2 x 10 lumber. Very sturdy.

Painting progress (in reverse order) 2 coats finished, 2nd coat going on and green over purple first coat.

Yellow Chair

Chair before/after (yellow).

 A daytime grouping with the yellow (more accurate color ) chair.

Green Chair

I wiped the spider webs and dust off the chair and started painting (same for yellow chair).

Two coats of paint, dried overnight, waxed, polished and finished.

Before and After

Night and daylight lighting are quite different. Chair color is the color seen below in the paint jar rather than the somewhat lime color above. More post photo planning needed.

Paints and Finish

Gypsy Green Debi's Design Diary DIY Paint by Heirloom Traditions (bought at Spruce Collective in Abbotsford BC). First try with this paint. Smooth as cream to use. This is a chalk type paint.

Waxed with ASCP Clear Wax and a short handled wax brush (my favourite handle length of getting into small spaces). 

I wax the chalk-clay type paint because it dries flat (not satin) and the wax seals the paint after polishing. More than one coat can be applied and polished.

The yellow latex covered differently than the chalk-clay type paint and took 3 coats and a few touch ups. It dries satin.

I am pleased with the paint/finish on the three small pieces. They are going into my booth.

Teaser - child size table to be painted, soon. There were 3 chairs with this table (I painted one turquoise, one yellow and one green and the table will be white, maybe).

I painted the first chair turquoise (CeCe Santa Fe), put it in my booth and it sold.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Garden Update

Sunset the evening before the really big wind storm. 12 hours with no power Saturday certainly is a practical reminder of how much we rely on electricity. Trees down, stores closed. Rain (which was very welcome). Couldn't grind coffee beans. Post not written. Some areas still without power. News Media saying worst storm in a decade, perhaps up to 300,000 people affected. More power is coming back on today as more grids are repaired (trees on lines seemed to be the big problem).

Rain finally. Virtually no rain since May. Some areas on coastal BC are classified level 4 (no use of water outside of the home (see my sister's posts here and here). Our area is  level 3 - hand watering plants only. No other use of water outside. Brown lawns. Fines for any other type of water use.

Brief update of my garden area. Peas, beans and tomatoes.

Time to pick up the routines and carry on. Rain forecast for the rest of the week.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

What I Found (Last) Week

Some different finds this week. A good mixture of shopping venues too; local thrift stores, garage sales, out of town thrift stores and a complete surprise to me, a Community Garage Sale mixed with many vendor's open tents of an almost 'pop-up' sale of vintage. Win-win.

Footed Avocado Green Fruit Dish, Sadler Poppy and Daisy cream and sugar and Italy metal framed picture.

Sadler Poppy and Daisy teapot found weeks ago is now matched up with the cream and sugar found this past week.

Great patina on the cow cookie cutter, a metal wine holder for rolling pins and an Avocado Fondue set plus Fire King oval casseroles

Vintage, Repro 1980 Ice Cream vendor tin litho, the little boy has a rubber face.

Herb Angel found at a once-a-year (4th Saturday in August) Community Garage Sale at the Local Farmer's Market. I have already marked the date on next years calendar. The Garage Sale included (for the FIRST time) open tents with resellers of vintage. Great painted furniture, vintage kitchenware and a wonderful range of vintage home decoration items. If I had known this venue was happening I would have taken my wheeled shopping basket. I picked up more chalk type paint and wax, the herb angel, the Fire King casseroles (above) and the vintage cow cookie cutter (above).

The Sadler King Arthur's Court At Camelot Teapot and Copper Tray were picked up at a favorite out of town thrift store (a day trip).

The amber glass deco fruit bowl was a local garage sale find.

The Helmet Drinks Case was sold the day I put it the mall. I forgot to take a picture before I put it in my booth. Local garage sale find.

The Brass Jester Doorstop (about 12 inches tall) has good balance and is very heavy. The Brass Dolphins are on a round wooden base. Both were local garage sale finds.

This double faced scale was the most 'different' local find this week. I didn't take a photo before I put it in my booth. Very heavy. The makers name is in a language I can't read. Kilogram scale.

Brass Candle Holder for 5 candles along with two vintage tins, 2 copper demi cups and saucers and a small copper sugar with an attached plate, a mix of out of town and local thrift store finds.

I love visiting other blogs that share thrifted finds. Judy of 20 North Ora is one of the bloggers who give us peeks into what she finds each week along with Denise of Second Time Around Finds, Donna of Distressed Donna Down Home, Eddie of Eddie-torial Comments, Linda of A La Carte, Cathy of My 1929 Charmer and Sherry of Back 2 Vintage (and more another post).

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