JACKS BACK - flag dresser




Here are some close ups for you.

UPDATE: Jack's found a lady friend
read about it here

Showing Jack off at:
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ASS OVER TEA KETTLE - union jack

We are well known for our rain here on the west coast. It usually
 rains for a long time but it's relatively light compared to other
 places. Last night was a different story. All of a sudden it poured
 like a mid summer Florida storm. I in the mean time was worried
 about some items outside so I went to the top of the deck stairs and
 started down. Well I made it to the bottom however I was no
 longer on my feet. Yes I took a fall the moment my shoe stepped
 on the wet stair. My hip landed on the ground, but my rib and wrist
 hit the concrete.
Well he came and got me back in the house and I was banished to
 the bed for the rest of the night with ice.
My hip is bruised, thank god for that extra padding I have,
 my rib feels fine but my wrist is sore.
So today I had to come up with light duty work.

I also couldn't do my other job because my PC has gone to the repair shop to be scolded and straightened out, so here I sit getting to know George's computer.

I decided to sit still, let my wrist heal and be a creative painter.

It's a beautiful serpentine dresser call *JACK*.
He's not done but I am for the night.

I also manage to finish a pair of wooden pillar candle holders made in India.
I got them at a yard sale recently to paint and distressed. The
plan is to take them to the community show next week but you'll
 have to wait and see if I can give them up.

Here are the close ups of the accents I promised the other day
on the lingerie chest I finished. Let me know what you think.

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MOMMA AND PAPPA - white upholstered balloon back chairs

Just a short update .....

The momma and pappa chair got new upholstery today.

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GEORGE TOLD ME I WAS HOT LAST NIGHT - slipper chair n ottoman

I started writing this post several days ago
just as something was hitting me and hitting me hard,
which I'll explain at the end.

I completed this slipper chair with the help of
my sister awhile back, that post can be seen here.

The purchasers of this chair also requested a matching ottoman.
Taya and Matt are a lovely young couple and repeat customers.
I had the matching fabric and a couple of useful pieces waiting for redo.
The question would be ... would one of them work?

Attempt one, was too small,

Attempt two, was too tall,

Attempt three, was just right.

If you look closely you might realize this ottoman was made from
the only salvageable part of another arm chair, with great legs.

I've been MIA for the last few days due to a case of severe strep
 throat. If you have ever been afflicted with this condition I now
 understand and sympathize. I couldn't talk, eat, swallow, and the
 worst part for me was not thinking straight due to a high fever for
 36hrs straight. After a midnight visit to the hospital and high doses
 of medication, the doc says it will take a few more days till I
 started to feel normal again and I'm still having trouble eating and
 drinking but I'm definitely back, with a funny sounding voice.

Sharing my fever with:
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These are some great examples of the statement
the right hardware can make.


Look at the selection of hardware I found at the Hobby Lobby.
If I stamp my feet long enough do you think we could get one here in BC?

Here are just 2 drawers of furniture knobs
and handles I've hoarded over time.

This photo was taken at a Flea market in Florida.
All this lady sold was vintage hardware ..... bestill my heart.

The rustic appeal these large handles added to
this red dresser couldn't be imagined any other way.

This yellow dresser wouldn't be so happy with out
the brilliant punch the french white hardware adds. 

The correct vintage feel was found when these
pulls were added to this aqua wash stand.

A reminder of heavy brass fittings on grand ocean liners
of the past made the travel theme of this dresser complete.

What are they called? 
Bail Pull
Bin Pull
Bow Handle
Drop Pull
Oval Plate Pull
Ring Pull

A great place to find reproduction hardware here in BC is
You can shop on line or in store.

*** Interested in finding sources for the inspiration photos used in this post,
right click the photo and in google image search use the file name listed under properties to search each pic.

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TURQUOISE - painted mirror tutorial

I found this beautiful mirror at an estate sale.
I've been wanting to paint it but time and
a lack of nerve stalled me.





Using only the artist's brushes
  1.  one coat of the turquoise color
  2. one coat of clear
  3. lightly dry brush with white paint

For another *how to* you can see slightly different techniques at
 MASION DECOR when Amy did her mirror pink:

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