Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bridal Shower

I recently hosted a bridal shower with my mom and sister
for a very good friend of ours!  I had so much fun with the decor.
A little rustic and shabby chic all in one!

~Here are a few pictures of the dessert/drink table~

Silverware wrapped in bandanas and placed
in small mason jars.

~More decor~

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sanding, staining and painting!

I recently refinished some chairs for a client and friend of mine.  She had the paint and fabric
already picked out, so all I had to do was the dirty work!!

She had six chairs - four of them she wanted painted and two of them restained. 
The two that needed stained were her husband's grandmothers, and he wanted
to keep them as close to the original as possible.

I had so much fun taking the old fabric off! 
I found many different layers underneath!!

This one was probably my favorite!  Pretty vintage!

So, I started off doing some stripping of the old stain and sanding.  The old stain
did not come off very well because it had been on there for so many years. 
It all worked out for the better though, because I found some dark stain
and my client loved how they turned out.

Next it was time to paint and distress (my favorite part)!

And, finally, the finished product!
(There were actually 4 chairs that were painted blue, but you get the idea!)