01/31/13

Hallway chest

Hallway after pics 001

after

 

chest in hallway

before

 After 1/2 can paint, 1/4 can of paste wax and several coats of  polycrylic protective finish, the hallway chest has a brighter, happier look. What better project to do on a rainy day.  I know the drying time  is longer on a rainy day, but I didn’t mind.  I will enjoy the new look for a long time.

The coastal theme accessories look at home sitting atop the chest.   

hallway chest 003

hallway after 2 008

hallway after 2 008

Like this look too.

chest and coffee 003

 

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01/27/13

Furniture painting projects

 The chest in the hallway needs an update. I purchased this three  drawer chest roughly 12 years ago. I liked the hand painted look, but it is now looking a little dated. It also is too dark for my taste these days.  I hope to post the after pictures soon of a chest with a timeless look. . Wish me luck.

chest in hallway

chest in hallway

before pictures for blog of chests 004

 

The other chest that will get a new look is a small lingerie chest.before pictures for blog of chests 007.

before pictures for blog of chests 008

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01/27/13

Romancing the clock

Grandfather clocks, Mantel clocks,wall clocks, big clocks, small clocks, even travel alarm clocks in a flip top case make my heart smile.

I don’t really know why. It’s not that I enjoy keeping track of time, of that I am sure. And I don’t have any interest in the workings or all the little mechanisms coming together to make them work. Nor were my ancestors Swiss clock makers.. or were they?

Some of my clocks no longer keep time. It doesn’t bother me in the least. I don’t care if they ever work again. My clocks are in harmony with my decorated home. My clocks speak to me, even if they don’t chime or tick,

Anyone else a clock lover? No matter what the decorating style, there is always a place for a clock or two …..  maybe more.

Some of my favorites around the house.

31 day chime clock

31 day chime clock

 

travel alarm clock

travel alarm clock

Bathroom wall clock

Bathroom wall clock

 

 

valentine's day and project's 005

 

Mr. Finely Done's desk clock

Mr. Finely Done’s desk clock

Kitchen clock

Kitchen clock

small clock, but big on style.

small clock, but big on style.

 
this one has a small drawer for hiding tiny treasures.

this one has a small drawer for hiding tiny treasures.

 

clock with it's own style

clock with it’s own style

 

Mel bd and clocks for blog 009