Thursday, September 29, 2011

Banker Chair Makeover

I finally finished this chair.  Actually, it's been done for some time but I just haven't been able to take very good shots of it.  My home office just doesn't offer very good light. 
Here it is after I took it apart but before I started stripping it.

I used the orange stripper but had to go to the stripping gel to get the job done.

My husband cleaned the joint of the arm and re-glued it.

I've done a lot of furniture stripping, sanding, staining etc. but I'm still not a fan of it. 
It's a lot of work, period.

I boiled all the metal parts in water and baking soda, scrubbed with a wire brush and steel wool, then primed and painted glossy black.
At the end of the day, it was worth it.

Love it.

Sorry about the shadowy/blurry pictures...........

I used my favorite go-to fabric......a drop-cloth from Home Depot and hot glued some the trim on.
I cut the drop-cloth to size then sprayed it with 2 coats of scotch guard.  I did the same to the trim. 

I also stained it with a Cabot mahogany stain that had been custom mixed but found it's way onto the oops paint shelf at Lowe's.  I then applied Min-Wax clear wax and buffed it to a nice shine.

I love it.

What have you been working on; I'd love to know?


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Winner......................

And the winner is.........................

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Lucky #13 was Melissa from DISNEY DREAMER DESIGNS and she said:

Melissa said...

Do you have ours packaged up and ready to go? We can be over in 5 minutes to pick them up! :)


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Disney/Pixar Blog Hop and a Giveaway - 3rd Edition

Today I'm participating in this blog hop and I'm so excited.  You should be arriving from Jamie's blog over at Jamie Lane Designs but if you just happen to be stopping by and want to follow this from the beginning then you'll want to go to Shawn's blog over at Crafty Chic's Blog.

For my project I baked sugar cookies in the shape of Mickey Mouse's head.  These cookies are super delicious and I'll give you the recipe. 

I frosted them with royal icing and added food coloring to jazz them up.  I wanted to stick with the primary colors of Mickey Mouse while keeping the frosting job simple and kid-like.

I want to give Melissa over at DISNEY DREAMER DESIGNS a shout out for loaning me her cookie cutter. 

Thank you Melissa. 

This recipe can be found here and I must warn you, this recipe makes A LOT of cookies. 

Now onto the give away:

Today my blog candy give away is a brand new Cricut Cartridge of Pooh and Friends.  To be entered you must become a follower and leave a comment on this post.  If you're already a follower just leave me a comment letting me know.

You will have until Wednesday morning September 28, 2011 at 9 AM EST to enter for my blog candy. The winner will be announced that same day and I will use Random Org to draw the winner.  The winner will have one week to contact me and claim their prize.

Now go see Susan at the next stop on the blog hop over at Cricut for Beginners.  I can't wait to see what she has to show us.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you'll be back soon.....I'll be revealing another furniture make-over this week and I'd love for you to check it out.