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Monday, June 13, 2016

Chicken Wire Message Center

Today  I am going to share how to up-cycle a old door. This door started out attached to a huge top part of a china cabinet, it was missing glass and shelves and was given to me for free! So I decided to take the whole thing apart and salvage parts of it I could use.

It was a good stain color but the bottom part was not even stained at all  So I tried out the new All in one decor paint for this project in color ocean breeze.

It only took two thin coats and dried super quickly,  After that I lightly distressed it around all the edges to give it a more shabby feel and farmhouse look.

Then used my nail/stable  gun to add the chicken wire to the back and added hooks to the bottom. I did not use any finishing stuff on this as the all in one decor paint does not need wax or anything unless you wanted extra durability 

This piece would be great  in a entry way! What do y'all think?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Elegance Bench

Today I am going share a makeover of a little bench or maybe its a coffee table but to me it looks like a bench! It just started out brown and bland and needed a update. 

I decided to use Country Chic Paint in color called elegance! its beautiful light blue color also if you haven't tried their paint i would defiantly give it a try!

I only used one coat of paint on this as I knew I wanted it heavily distressed. so after it was all painted I distressed with a little sanding block.

After all of that I used Miss Mustard Seeds hemp oil for a topcoat! I love it on pieces like this.
I think this bench/coffee table is probably from the 70's but I love the style of it and it works great for a farmhouse style.

To help give it a farmhouse look  I staged it with a galvanized bucket with flowers and vintage blue mason jar! who don't love those!