A Lacy Look for a Everyday Household Item

Hello everyone!  I hope you have all been having a good week and are ready for another blog post that will blow your minds!

Okay…maybe not, but you never know.

So, I was looking around for free stuff/cheap stuff on Craiglist.  I was looking for some furniture that I wanted to redo.  And, I found these beautiful bar stools for $30 for the 4 of them.

Barstools 1

They were really nice, but they did have some damage done to them.  They had some chew marks from a dog and some paint on them as well.  But it wasn’t anything that couldn’t be fixed.

So, I had a great idea on what I wanted to with these bar stools.  So, I started with painting the seats white.  I used Waverly chalk paint and absolutely fell in love with how it covered the bar stool.  Here is how it turned out!

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I like how the white paint covered the seat and how well it worked.  I can officially say that I am a believer in chalk paint!

But, moving on.  I really wanted to paint a design on the seat and had a great idea to put a doily on the top and paint over it.  So, here is the doily that I used.

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Isn’t it pretty?!  I love it!  I love that it isn’t just a plain white doily and love all the circles and the design.

So, I wanted to paint over the doily with black so that the white would show through.  I used American Decor black chalk paint and love how it covered, the same as the white.  So, I used a small circle sponge to cover the doily in the black paint to finish off the seat.

Unfortunately, my first attempt failed miserably.

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Yeah…I put too much paint on it.  Oops.

So, I had to sand off the paint and repaint it white.  Thankfully, I only did this to one of the seats.  But, this is how all the seats turned out.

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I am so happy I finally figured out how much paint to put on the doily.  Because honestly, this looks so much better than the first one.  Hooray!

the final step in my bar stools was painting the legs black.  I used the American Decor chalk paint that I had used previously and covered the legs, bars, and underside of the seat.  It took about 2 coats of paint with some touch ups, but it wasn’t too bad!

And finally, here are what they looked like when they were done!

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I absolutely love how they turned out.  They look so much better than I was expecting and I am happy!  I hope that I can work on more furniture and show you what I did!

I hope you all enjoyed my blog post.  The stools are awesome and I can’t wait to do more fun projects for you to see!

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Thrift Store Metal Medallion Makeover

It’s November! The weather is finally cooler here, at least in the mornings and evenings. And we have finally had some much needed rain! It’s been wonderful! This type of weather brings back memories of the sound of the chainsaw as my dad trimmed the trees in the back yard. My sister and I would use the cut branches to make forts over the swing-set. Of course, it only lasted a day. My dad would take the branches, cut them up and cart them away.

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I found these metal medallions at the local Goodwill a couple of week ago. I knew right away what I wanted to make (for once!). I had found some chalk paint at Walmart made by Waverly and wanted to try it out.

Metal Medallion Makeover

I bought the white chalk paint and painted two coats on each medallion.

Metal Meddalion Makeover Waverly Chalk Paint

Metal Medalion Makeover Paint

After the paint had dried, I used the Waverly Antique wax to spread on the raised areas.

Metal Medallion Antique Wax

I put a little on a rag, wiped some off on the paper I was using to protect the floor and then went over each piece, lightly.

Metal Medallion Waverly Antique wax

I went over the edges too. After is was covered, I kept rubbing to buff it out a little bit.

Metal Medallion Antique Waxing

Here are all three! I like how each one is a little different and I really like how they turned out.

metal medallion decor

I had never used an antiquing wax before, but I really like it. It gives it a little bit of a farmhouse look.

metal medallions mantel decor

Here you get a little peek of my faux fireplace. It’s almost done! I will be showing it off next week!

metal medallion fall decor

Hope you all have a wonderful week! See you next time with my fireplace!

Sunshine and Blessings

Thrift Store Metal Medallion Makeover

We made it to November! Already! The air is finally cooler around here, especially in the mornings and evenings and we have finally been getting some rain. It has been so wonderful! Fall also brings back memories of the sound of the chainsaw as my dad trimmed the trees in the yard. My sister and I would build a fort with the cut branches. Of course, it only lasted a day. My dad would cut the branches up and cart them off!

I found these metal medallions a few weeks ago at the local Goodwill and snatched them up. I knew (for once) just what I wanted to try. I had found some chalk paint at Walmart made by Waverly and wanted to see how well it worked.

Metal Medallion Makeover

I painted each one with the white chalk paint and painted two coats.

Metal Meddalion Makeover Waverly Chalk Paint

Metal Medalion Makeover Paint

Once the paint was dry, I used Waverly Antique Wax.

Metal Medallion Antique Wax

I put just a little on a rag, wiping some off on the paper I had down to protect the floor

Metal Medallion Waverly Antique wax

Then I lightly rubbed it all over the raised surfaces of the metal medallion. I also went around the edges.

Metal Medallion Antique Waxing

Here are all three!

metal medallion decor

I like how each one is a little different and I really like how they turned out! I had never used the antiquing method before, but it looks great.

metal medallions mantel decor

I am giving you a little sneak peek at my faux fireplace! It should be done this week and then I will be able to show it off!

metal medallion fall decor

I hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween! I will be back next time with the faux fireplace reveal!!

Sunshine and Blessings