Hey y’all – it’s been a hot week here in the big city of Fargo but that doesn’t mean the outside work has stopped. The garage – or what I like to call the “open air workshop” – has been getting lots of use with painting, repairing and fixin’ up.
I thought I would show you some of the projects. The project pictured above was put together by using reclaimed wood from an old planter box (that’s its original color), stencils with spray paint, and a lot of patience. This cute reminder about life will easily hang on the wall of your office or lake cabin.
Here’s what else has been put together…
This beauty of a dresser is a custom piece for my brother and my sister-in-law. They are redoing their bedroom and this will give them much needed extra storage. A second, lower, nine-drawer dresser will be styled the exact same way.
I think it looks worn and loved. The hardware is painted with black spray paint and then sprayed with polyurethane.
If you like the color it’s from Ace Hardware’s paint deck, it’s called Fountain Head. We used Clark and Kensington brand paint in a semi-gloss with a little Plaster of Paris and a splash of water. This lightened the color by just a hint but it made the paint dry very fast. Once that was done we sanded away some of the paint to expose previous paint colors, we then polished it up with some furniture wax.
Finally this little beauty was 1980s gold and white. Now she’s shined up with a fresh coat of bright paint – we used spray paint on this one – and a new cushion cover. Thanks to Grandma Faye’s fabulous personal shopping eye, this vanity stool was given new life!
What projects have you been working on?