Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Love for Baskets

Traditional wall pocket basket, embellished with antique laces; I have them for many years...and silk Hortensia flowers...

Mini Old Basket decorated with little apples and embellished with fresh Lavender and tulle... My niece's favorite!!

Delightful Roses basket, so romantic!! decorated with tulle, dry branches and flowers and some fresh Lavender too... Love Love Love

A closer look of  the jewels!

Picking Basket embellished with yellow and hearts ribbons, a matching fabric with a bunch of  Lavender and sticks...

I love you are there to share my love for baskets....
Thankful! Jacqueline

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I got this old barrel for less than $5! the conditions very dirty and dark!
I was not sure what to do with it..... After haven it for few days.....

The idea to convert this old barrel on a little stool just make me feel more confident to find its destiny.....

Many coats of white paint and also three coats of white gesso, look the transformation!!
I chose a wonderful embroidered fabric with gold and burgundy accents, very unique design

This old Barrel is now a sitting piece and storage! love the traditional look after all! You can have it as a masculine accent and traditional piece near your fire place, or in a corner at your bedroom....

You can have it at home to compliment your style and to have an extra sitting stool.
Is available to sell, please contact to me if is any interest to enjoy this piece!

Thankful! Jacqueline

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I said GOOD BYE!

Today Mrs. J. found the character she was looking since March, after renovating her Bedroom! She told me was looking on many stores for two night tables not wood color, something on white and with the personality my tables have! OMG after she mention that I almost blow away!!

You can find on my second post the story of this twins......
Mrs. J. hope you enjoy them very much as I did painting and embellishing them!
                                                                    Thankful! Jacqueline

Last August, my friend rescued this stylish side table. She was in need of love and care! I was very exciting to work on it! Look at the poor one....

 Did you see the horrible tiles falling down? The first thing I did was take those to the trash!! And my brain started to work on it... what can  I do on the top of the table??

Here are some clues before you start to telling me......

After my last Craft Show during the time the crafters need to pack back home and load the truck, put everything in place and wrapped.... I picked a picture was placed next to the trash dump, the paint had a damage on one side, but the frame was impeccable! What a find!!

Well .... yes I did it!
After sanded and painted I applied part of the paint on the top of the table!
I used Valspar Mountain Smoke -I love this color! And here we go!

The drawer has a pad on the bottom for a finishing touch with matching cotton fabric.

Keep the top frame in wood color was my hubby's idea! I applied Colonial Maple Minwax Finish, that gave the wood a caramel tone. After the top were in place, painted two coats of  Polyurethane natural semi-gloss to protect the art and seal it.
For cleaning purposes just need to use a light wet cloth.
New chrome hardware brings a bright splash to the table.
At the end, two coats of Minwax finishing Wax to protect the furniture.
This table is ready to sell! ready to find a corner plenty of art, culture and sophistication!
Please contact to me if you are interested.

*Special Thanks!! to Jose Luis and Aldrin
P.S.  I still have the frame available.....thinking on it...