A few weeks ago I told you about doing a few pieces to donate for Emma’s Hugs, a charity that helps families of children and critically ill adults with parking at the Houston medical center. I am still looking for a few pieces to remake, if you have something in your garage you just don’t know what to do with I want it, but I am almost finished with my first project.
On a recent resale shopping adventure I found 2 1970’s mirrors. I am not sure what my facination is with early1970’s furniture. It was so over the top. It could be my age…I had a friend who had parents that had the coolest bedroom set. My own parents bought their furniture in 1958 and still have it today- some awesome Danish midcentury teak furniture that has sat in the same spot my entire life- but when I was 10 or 11, Gayle Odom’s parents had the coolest bedroom furniture I had ever seen. It had curves:
and color. I was jealous.
My beauties were outside a resale shop, and were filthy. I thought they looked like what the evil stepmother in Snow White would talk to by their shape. They were dark brown, scratched and in general just nasty. I cleaned them, used liquid sand, and primed them.
Sweet Amanda and one of her buddies, Beth were up at Star Hill the weekend that the loot arrived so I had input from them on the color. Beth wanted me to add some metallic sparkle. I started by painted them my new favorite off white color- Behr Cinnamon Cake. It has just enough brown in it that it is a warm white color. I finished them Sunday afternoon.
I had to leave for work at this point so the frames sat on the floor of the Garagemahal all week waiting to be finished. If you read about my craft table you know that all did not go well this weekend but I could bring the frames in to the AIR CONDITIONED house and work on them, so I did.
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Karen,Awesome Job!!!! Those look wonderful!!! I