Tuesday, August 24, 2010

kiddie furniture

Here’s some other pieces of little furniture that I’ve finally gotten around to working on.  006 

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Table and chair before and after….

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When my kids are too big for a little table and chair I’ll be sad.  It’s perfect for a little rainy day fun with Richard Scarry.  A cut and paste activity book I highly recommend, if you can find it.  For ages 4-8ish.

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For a couple months the stool has sat on the porch, Henry has asked me about using it many times. Like every time he walked by it.  His Mom is a procrastinator!

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I decoupaged the letters from craft paper, using a font from the computer as a template.  The sailboat is four pieces of craft paper.  

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When you come for sun and fun

please do wash for number one.

With soap!

Recently I found (at Home Depot) Martha Stewarts new line of paints in small tester jars.  You can have them mixed in any color in three different finishes (semi gloss, eggshell, and flat).  They’re under three dollars and perfect for small projects.  There are some premixed colors with the paint chips, at our local Home Depot the mixable bases are with the techs behind the mixing counter.

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premixed on the left and tinted base on the right.

PS they also sell Glidden paints this way, but they stink as in they don’t paint well as in you shouldn’t buy them, as in I did and went back later to buy the Martha stuff.

11 comments:

Jemm said...

I wish you could come look at some junk I've got and tell me what to do with it. I have painting anxiety I think. I want to paint, but I'm scared I'm going to ruin something.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Love the colors! When your kids are grown, you can use these to decorate with and put plants on!
Brenda

Briana said...

Very cute projects. I really need to find a little table!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You are so smart! What a beautiful little table and chair! And the little stool is perfect! My son told me M. S. paints had some pretty blues I should look at! I will need to buy a small can first....to be sure I want my bathroom slate blue! Enjoy your week! ♥

It's Just Dottie said...

I like your bright colors . Thanks for the tip about the small cans of paint and where to find them . I love your blog. I ordered the Lee
Bailey book from Amazon . I paid
99 cents plus shipping !
Smiles
Dottie

Prairie Rose said...

What darling little furniture!
What a nice Mama you are to fix them up for your youngun's.
I hear you on the Glidden paint.
Yucky stuff.
Just pay a little more and get it done right the first time(plus all of her colors are SO pretty!)

Leila said...

Be still my heart. The stool is awesome and the table and chair-- just so cute!!

Travis Erwin said...

Nice work. love the transformations.

Dawn said...

Those are very cute! I wouldn't worry about the kids outgrowing them--They'll be cute in your house always!

Leslie said...

GREAT projects!!!
I love Richard Scary.

happy weekend.

Jacqueline said...

I use the Martha Stewart paints too...her touch is all over my home!

Your hands are never idle my dear. You've given all the pieces new life and saved money too. Cute and the primary colors are perfect and inspiring for the kids.