Thursday, January 28, 2016

Nightstand Mirrors

Last year I scored a dresser for $40 at a thrift store. I brought it home but my husband didn't have time to unload that night, so he tied a tarp on it since a storm was coming in. The tarp didn't hold and the dresser got ruined. Grrrr. It came with two tall skinny mirrors that attached. They were the ugly brown plastic flecked with brown paint like so many pieces that you remember from your grandmother's house... Or is that just me?

Well, inspired action finally came for repurposing them!  I painted them a light grey, custom mix (read: leftover samples from new house). Then I whitewashed them and worked some white paint into the wax and waxed them. Their new home is in our new bedroom! I still haven't picked out anything for over the bed yet. 

See!  Proof that you can actually repurpose nasty plastic pieces!  Sometimes...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Refinishing the Refinished...

     A TON has happened in the year-and-a-half I've gone without posting on my business blog! Let me sum it up for you: We abruptly moved to East Texas in August 2014 for my husband's job.  I lost almost all my customer base because for some crazy reason people don't want to drive 6+ hours to get stuff refinished!  We rented a house with a tiny workshop.  I did some pieces and put them in a shop.  The shop closed.  I kinda gave up and just concentrated on making a new life here.  Then this December, we bought a house with a GINORMOUS workshop for me.  Whoop!  And now I know people here!  And I'm on a waiting list for a space in a cute store, but very tired of waiting.  So, I'm getiing up and running again and am going to try to sell on facebook.  I also have a couple of custom jobs lined up.
    Since the move, I have been repainting several pieces I already owned to go with the new house.  Here is the original piece:

Remember this piece?  It was left in the cabin and I decided to paint her pink because I never have anything in pink:
Turns out I'm still not crazy about pink.  So, I painted her white and dark waxed her:

I love how you can still see bits of pink coming through, though. It says, "I have a history!  A cool one in a cute little cabin!!"