Hello friends! I’m sure you’re all super busy with holiday prep and shopping but I couldn’t let 2015 slip by without sharing one more SI Reader ReDo’s Feature! It’s been a good few months since our last one and many of you (from around the globe…which always gets me so frigg’n excited!!!) have emailed me with amazing DIY painting projects along with some inspiring stories!
A big thank you to all of you SI Readers who email and share your creativity!
Let’s start with Catherine’s work-of-art in this stunning bold color!
“Here is my “work of art ” after so much time ! I was really scared, I knew the color I wanted but mixing it from a white base was challenging! Thank you so much for all the help you give, and for helping me decide what to do. It’s all the same color looking different with different lighting, my green pigment just stayed mostly on the cloth”
~ Sincerely Catherine
Louisa in California wrote in with this “sorry little dresser” before and after… I love the story behind this one!
“I just wanted to share with you one of my projects that I am so happy about. A few years ago, after going through a heartbreaking divorce, I had to start my life over. I decided that as part of my starting over, I was going to buy a cute little home and it was going to be decorated with all salvage items.
I got this little dresser from a garage sale that these friends of mine were having, this was going to be my first repurpose piece. Anyways, life got in the way, between new jobs, trying to date again and figuring out life, it was put aside.
Now I am happily remarried, moved from Canada to California (dragging this sorry little dresser with me, along with other pieces I had since accumulated, I am happy to say that five years later, I am still on the path of filling my home with repurpose furniture…I have finally completed the very first piece that started it all.
Back then, before I knew of or heard of Chalk painted, I started stripping the dresser, then left it. when I went back to work on it a few weeks ago, , I noticed that the paint was starting to bubble, plus there was what looked like a million coats of paint on it, so I decided to carry on with the stripping in order to get a very clean and neat finish. The dresser is painted with Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg Blue and Old white….. I am so proud of the process, Just thought I would share!”
How adorable is this refreshed quilt rack from Gail in Australia!?!
“I’m actually just starting out. I have a long way to go but I feel that this is my passion – this is what I am meant to be doing – outside of being a mother (of three) – I love re-purposing furniture. Sanding it down, seeing it’s potential and what I can transform it into. I’m currently working out of my garage and have about 5 pieces waiting for me to transform. I’ve completed my first two sets to sell and have them on Craigslist and FB. I’ve done this for a long time, just never to profit. And my vision and goals are to have an on-line store, a physical store and a blog.”
Have a great weekend.