Thursday, June 4, 2015

Painting Before and After

My birthday (Tuesday). Flowers from DS and DGS. Went out for supper with DH after cake with the guys. Divided the large bouquet between 2 vases. Kept this one on my white bookshelf.

Back to painting, my friend Judy came over to help me paint and we cleaned and painted a stool, a chair and a small round table.

Stool - OK

Before and After
(need to clean my lense)

I added the stencil in the evening, waxed (ASCP clear wax), polished, finished. 

Chair - OK

Chair before and after

Judy scraped and sanded and then painted 2 coats of CeCe Caldwell Simply White. DH glued one rung and side back of chair.

I added faux grain stripes in the evening.

Small round table - not OK

This table surprised me with a stain that showed through the paint. I first painted it with CeCe Caldwell Santa Fe. Saw bleed through. Painted with Zinsser Cover Stain. When dried, painted with Santa Fe again. Still seeing a bit of bleed through. Painted with Zissser 123. It was THICK and was past its time to be used, should not have used it - had to scrape, wipe and scrub the 'white' off. Fail.

Small round table may appear another day if I can get it to look like my vision. 

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  1. First - Happy Belated Birthday dear friend! Second - wish it was this Judy that had come over to help you paint and prepare. What fun we would have!!


  2. Happy BIRTHDAY, dear Joy!!! Love your flowers!
    All yor projects turn out great - even your 'fail' one appealed to me!!
    That's actually the look I hope to get on a dresser in the guest room - whenever I get around to doing it! Probably fall, now.......

  3. Your a painting diva! Belated happy birthday to you! Your so creative!

  4. I love this tutorial! I am in the middle of home remodel and can't wait to start adding my furnishings. I loved the stool and the print! Thanks for sharing Home Matters Linky Party. Rhonda

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Celebrate all month! Nice job on the stool and chair.

  6. That stool is especially cute! And I hope you had a fabulous birthday! Keep on celebrating!!!

  7. Happy belated birtday! I love the little stool and I always enjoy these grainsack stripe creations of yours :)

  8. You are so amazing, dear Joy! I love, love, LOVE seeing the transformations from old to new - you do such a fabulous job :) Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

  9. Great makeover! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  10. Happy belated birthday. 2 out of three ain't bad!

  11. You've done a marvelous job with the pieces. My favorite is the chair, that stripe is perfect!
    Happiest of birthday wishes to you!

  12. Lovely transformations!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  13. Thanks Joy as your post today brightened me in knowing something old can be something new and useful again!
    Thanks for supporting the Say G'day Party! Pinned! Look forward to seeing you next week!

  14. Love it Joy! the grain striped chair has to be my favorite. I have a chair and a stool that I want to do this to. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. Thanks for sharing this painting project, at my last Fabulous Friday Party, I have been in Italy and just got back and ready to Party again, hope to see you at my party this weekend, starts tonight and goes until next week! Hugs Maria


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