It is been a year of planning! What color scheme should we go with? What color should we paint our cabinets? What color are we painting our furniture? Do we buy a wood stove? Where do we put it in our small home?
This whole time planning, I’ve been working with half of a countertop, the other half is ripped up, and A French door that’s about ready to just fall apart! Here’s a picture of my half countertop.
The last two nights my husband and I have been spray painting furniture. Try doing that in the wind and rain! Probably not the best idea. Especially, after finding out that this week is going to be partly cloudy and sunny. Sometimes, you just have to see something finished to get motivated….and the easiest way to get something finished, is the spray paint it! Here is what my old singer looked like before.
Here’s what it looks like now. It’s still unfinished because I plan on doing some Decoupage on the wood, but it turned out fabulous! The spray paint I used was, “Rust- olium painters touch ultra cover paint and primer 2X”. And the color was, “satin heirloom white”.
My other singer we painted is the one we use for our laptop. Here’s the before:
And here is the after. We used rust-oleum ultra cover paint and primer 2X. The color is,” Gloss Seaside”
I plan on stenciling the top with some white using Martha Stewart Decoupage stencils. I found these at Michael’s.
After doing these first pieces of furniture. We realize that we really like the teal with the heirloom white, so we went with it. We decided that we needed just a little more teal in the house just to kind accent and tie it all in. The fun part of this whole project is using everything that we already own. Is amazing to see things that you own transformed into something totally new!
We even painted our wine rack…and yes, it’s heirloom white.
Now, here’s a a great idea that I found on Pinterest! Thank God for Pinterest! Yes, I am a Pinterest junkie, but so is my husband! He loves building all the industrial stuff. This idea allows you to use old reclaimed windows and turn them into whiteboards! The great thing about this idea is that the color choices for the background or infinite! Here is ours after: “see bottom of the page for the before picture”
It’s not on the wall yet, but it when it’s all done, I’ll retake the picture and update it for you all!
What’s next on the agenda? Another Pinterest project we plan on taking on, and it involves chickenwire. Lots of chicken wire! But for this week it’s more painting. Here is some of the things that we still have to paint. My faux Sunjel fireplace.
Our old reclaimed wood door, our entertainment rack, and an old wicker chest. Until the next blog, I hope you’re all getting some sewing in…I did When my neighbor came over because their comforter exploded in the dryer and It needed to be sewn up for them! “Sew Reclaimed” to the rescue!!
What reclaimed projects are you working on? I’d love to see pictures! Check out my Facebook page and share a picture, or just say, “hi”. And as always Happy Reclaiming!!
PS, for some reason mobile editing doesn’t allow me to insert a picture in the middle of the paragraph, so here is the before picture of the reclaimed windows.