Showing posts with label metallic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label metallic. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Antique Settee Refinish

When a friend found this antique settee sitting outside on the curb and sent a picture over I had to have it!  Once it arrived I realized that it had been rained on, well loved and a cat had definitely snuggled up on it a few times, but the shape and style were right up my alley.


Once all of the fabric, padding and wood veneer was removed and I could get a good look at this well made piece of furniture I was glad it ended up in my collection.  
A lot of repairs needed to be made to the woodwork (i.e. arms held together by duct tape) and the under webbing/straps had to all be removed and replaced.  But, the biggest part of the transformation would be choosing a paint color and fabric that would really make this piece pop.


A beautiful gray patterned fabric was chosen and custom piping was added to the piece.  While a rich gold metallic finish really helped to accentuate the beautiful lines and detail.

This antique settee is a perfect example of something that was once considered trash and with a little love was able to Bloom.  

Interested in purchasing this piece? This and many other furniture pieces that we have refinished are available for sale locally, contact us for more details.

P.S. Please let us know what you think in the comments section below :)

Monday, July 6, 2015

How to: Scalloped Feature Wall

WOW, what a difference this simple, inexpensive project has made!  
We have painted almost every wall in every room of our house, except this small hallway.  I was really looking to make a statement somewhere in the house, and I have played it safe with most of the rooms, this small space seemed perfect for a feature!

I was planning to do a more elaborate design, but after finding Classy Clutter's great tutorial my mind was changed and the project began.  

Supplies Needed:
Sharpie Oil Based Paint Pen - Gold Metallic
12in diameter template

I took a 12in diameter lid that I had in the cupboard and at the halfway mark, used a black sharpie to indicate on both edges the sides of the scallop.  I used painters tape to adhere a small level to the lid.  The level was only needed for the top row on each wall, but it also doubled as a handle for the rest of the project!  I also took a piece of 12"x12" craft paper and made another template for areas that couldn't accommodate the plastic lid (I had to make a few as the marker would wet the paper and on some areas transferred onto the wall).  My walls are 8ft+, the entire project took me 2 1/2 - 3 hours.

I LOVE this transformation!

xoxo - Danielle

Thursday, July 2, 2015

How to: Spray Painting Curtain Rods

I did it, I FINALLY did it!!  
When we moved into our home over 2 years ago, we were "given" our curtain rods by the previous home owner.  While they were in great shape, simple, and usable I still wanted something else.  I've had my eye on a few different gold curtain rods for a while, but to be honest they were just not in the budget.  So, DIY it is!

Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray Paint in Gold is by far the BEST gold spray paint.  It provides that perfect finish you're looking for, promise.  Also, I used the gun handle with the spray paint can, it is the most amazing tool, and will change your spray painting experience forever!

I started out by sanding the rods with 320 grit sand paper, to give the paint something to grab on to.  I then took each rod and sprayed a fine mist in long even strokes. 
Three coats really did the trick.  

I had initially planned to do a glossy finish on top of the gold metallic paint to really make it pop, but in the end I decided against it and I LOVE the final finish.  

This is such a small change, but the gold accent really helps bring the room together.

xoxo - Danielle

It's important when using spray paint, that you apply your coats thin.  If you don't you'll notice your paint running, then you have to wait until it dries, sand it down and reapply a new coat. 

Apply a finishing coat to the rods, I used a matte finish on mine.  If you don't use something to seal the metallic paint you will end up scratching the paint off when you join the two ends of the rods together, and each time you run the curtains along the bar.

I also sprayed the mounting fixtures, using the same steps