Thursday, January 8, 2009

Not too "Shabby"

Let me first start by apologizing for NO before pictures! I didn’t even think about it! I bought the desk and chair at Goodwill for $20.95 it was painted a yellow color, the chair had broken caning, I took it to my Papa and he made a whole new seat! I spent several days {sneaking in work time when I could} sanded and painted it white, followed by more sanding and then Ralph Lauren Tea Stain. End result a desk and chair I LOVE!

The following month I picked up these empty frames they were a lovely 70’s gold tone, nothing a can of white spray paint couldn’t cure. Followed by Ralph Lauren Tea Stain. I then cut cardboard to fit the back and covered it with my favorite toile fabric! Instant inspiration boards the cost $2.00 a frame… End result Inspiration that really inspires ME!




Then the jackpot of all jackpots! My husband, Spike went to work and came home with a already “shabbied” hutch he found on craigslist…. The cost $30.00! He called on his drive home and said how bad the traffic was and that he was late getting out of work {all normal things mind you}, so I never thought anything of it…. Turns out that sweet hunk of a man was picking up a hutch {which by the way I never asked for, this is something he saw and thought I would like}… He was RIGHT! What a guy! I was thrilled when he got home and said, “hey come give me a hand with something”….. End result…. a VERY HAPPY wife!


11 comments:

Empty Nest Full Life said...

They are all great, and definitely not too Shabby at all. Jackie

kellie said...

What great finds!! I think I need to invest in this tea stain stuff that you use for everything!! Makes for a great finish. Love your ideas.

Rachel said...

Those are awesome!! I am jealous... I need to make my house a little more shabby. :)

Rhonda in OK said...

All 3 are GREAT!

who needs those expensive furniture stores when you just have a little creativity?

thanks for the tip on the RL tea stain, I never heard of it but will look for it when I go to Lowes

jenjen said...

What a nice husband you have! Your projects all turned out great.

You are very creative! Have a great day!

Jen

Loren said...

Toile frames are fabulous! Did you run ribbon throught the fabric too?

Elise said...

Love it, you know!! Gotta love the thrift store!! I know someone was saying something to me one day about not having a matching bedroom suite yet. I was thinking "I hope I never have a matching set."
Elise

Wendy said...

What a lucky lady you are! I love it all...what a thoughtful hubby!

Bobbi Jo said...

WOW! They are all beautiful. Great job. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Rambling Girl said...

you go to be kidding...all this stuff is great...you must live in teh big city...I live in a very small town and well I know I couldn't find items like this...for that price. Geat deals and hubby for the last one...

Ruth said...

Wow! These are gorgeous!!!
I love it all!!
I had never heard of Ralph Lauren Tea Stain. I will definitely be looking into that.
Ruth