Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dark wood stand transformed with CeCe Caldwell's Simply White

This is a project I actually worked on in the summer of 2012.
I'm just getting around to posting about it.
Never heard of it.

I bought this cute little stand at a garage sale.

I thought it was really interesting because it could do this...
Ya I know. 
Cool huh!

Now just so you know, I worked on this project long before I became a retailer for CeCe Caldwell's Paints. I was just a beginner and was doing a lot of things the hard way.
Like sanding.

Moving on...
After sanding, I dry brushed CeCe Caldwell's Simply White on the legs and around the base that holds the box top.

The top was also painted with Simply White and then "sanded" back. 
Then I worked in some CeCe Caldwell's Dark Aging Wax over the whole piece.

I wasn't sure I would like it with the two different techniques but it came out very interesting.

Not bad for a beginner.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

People, places, pets, and Pictures that make you go ... Huh?

I spent a little while today looking through some of the pictures that I've used over the past few years in my blog posts.  

I've posted about family

My vintage kids.

My mom and her rat.

Daughter #4 with an attitude.

Grandkid #6 just being cute.

Grandkid #5 looking all innocent.
 My husband and his dad talking shop.

Son in law doing things the hard way as usual.

Daughter #3 and Grandkid #2 at the races.

My grandparents. Miss them very much.

My grandmother. Miss her too :(

Daughter #2 and her son, Grandkid #2, trying to save the cat from killer wolves.

Daughter #1 the t-ball pro.

Daughter #3, Daughter #4, Me, Daughter #1, Daughter #2, My husband
Everyone smiling at the same time.

Grandkid #1 and Grandkid #4 looking for something.
Grandkid #3 and her victim of the day.

Grandkid #2 future firetruck thief.

I've posted about pets

Bad dog #1 trying to bite foolish cat #1.

Daughter #2 with her chicken.

The rooster from hell.

and Bad Dog #2 on lookout.

Foolish Cat #2 thinking chicken would be good for dinner.

Billy Goats Ruff #1 and #2 playing king of the rock.

Baddest Dog... Just kidding... maybe.

I've posted about 




and churches,




and snow,

pretty bugs,

scary birds,

and terrifying beasts.

But ....
I've run across a few photos that I'm wondering just ...
"What was I thinking"?

Raspberry hair?


Cows on drugs?

My broken shoe?
Seriously. I wrote about my broken shoe.
I loved those shoes.
Moving on now.

Teddy down?

And last...
 but not the least bit flattering...
My arm fat.

There is something seriously wrong with me.
But you probably already knew that.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Painting a Leather Top Stand with CeCe Caldwell's Stain + Finish

Third post in a row about painting.
I must have fallen and hit my head or something.

So this post is about this table.
As you can see there were some issues with stained leather and scratches.

I reached way, way back in my stash of paint and came up with CeCe Caldwell's Mississippi Mud.
I slapped a few coats on the wooden parts of the stand.

Remember that abused leather top?

Check it out now.
Shiny and soft after 4 coats of CeCe Caldwell's Kukui Stain + Finish.

How's this for a smooth and creamy finish too?

I pretty much thought I was going to have to strip that leather top off of there.
But it turned out great.