Google+ Nine Red: November 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Spotlight: Buffet Table

One of my readers saw the post about the Minwax Stain selection, and decided to try her hand at it.  She was nice enough to send the photos in, and let me share with you! Check this out, she scored a nice buffet off craigslist, and then vamped it up in Minwax's "Spice" color. I love it! Thanks Lorena!

Nice, right?? It looks great in her house too, all those colors are going together well. Great job Lorena!

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Jade Standing Mirror

Joel had brought me a standing mirror that his friend was getting rid of, and I am kicking myself now for not taking a before picture! How can I describe it... it was in pieces, missing hardware, and it looked like someone fell asleep while they were priming it.  All in all though, it was a solid wood mirror in great shape, with plenty of potential.  I mulled over it for a while, and finally came to terms with the fact that I have, and will, always love the color teal and all it's siblings in the turquoise department.  So, thinking back to this chandelier project, I wanted to re-use that wonderful Jade color paint! It was hard to find, but amazon brought it home to me.  Here's the best picture I could scrounge up for a "before" of the mirror:
However, the paint was not in such nice condition! So in I started on the jade, and after seeing that all the wonderful wood grains were showing through the paint, I went with a black glaze.  I wanted to utilize the back of the mirror too, which was just wood.  So I made it into a magnetic chalkboard. Here are the pictures, I hope you like it! It's for sale in my etsy shop

 I painted the hardware black and distressed it a bit, to match the rest of the mirror.
The holes for the hardware were completely open, so some wooden plug in black make a nice accent. So there you have it, the Jade Standing Mirror. I'm so happy about the magnetic paint! I hadn't used it before and it has really surprised me. I tested it out and it works great!
Have a wonderful weekend.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Featured! on Young House Lovins....

Wow, what an honor! I was so surprised yesterday to find out I'd been chosen to be on the blog Young House Love.  I have been a follower of their blog for a while now, watching their many adventures in DIY home repair.  They have a section called "Reader Redesign" and they chose the Hexagon French Provincial for their spotlight this week.  Head over to their blog and check it out, and explore their many many wonderful posts.  This comes at PERFECT timing because I've started on another french provincial, and I was thinking about doing a similar wood vs. paint design. This encourages me to do it! Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Spotlight: Farmhouse Table Tutorial

I just saw this post from Miss Mustard Seed, and I love it! The table looks like a project that is easily tackle-able, and the materials are pretty easy to come by.  Check out some of the pictures:
 So that's the finished product, here are some pictures of the during:

There you have it, not too bad at all! Check out the full tutorial here.  Have a great one!

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