Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Before and After

A gorgeous weekend it was.  Our first real spring weather and I was out and happy as the daffodils that are the only things blooming in my yard these days.  I finally got around to doing the chalk paint upcycle to the found Bombay table.  This sweet little piece of furniture is structurally sound but it heavily scratched.  I have wanting to chalk paint it a pale shade of pink and then finish it with a tinted wax.  I wanted to try the faux plaster technique on the table top.    

The before photo.

Ta daaaaaa!  The after photo.

And a closeup of the faux plasterwork.  This is created by laying a stencil on surface and "frosting" a layer of quick dry, wall spackle. It takes about 20 minutes to completely dry through and then using a sanding brick (120), smooth it down a bit and then finish the entire surface with the stained wax.

I love the look of the finished piece and am now looking to start a vintage coffee table next.  Now for a few weekend finds.

Crazy about this Art Deco, hand hammered gravy boat and a marvelous Wade, (English) copper luster creamer.

If this doesn't sell by the end of April, I'm taking it home.  I adore heavy, vintage candlesticks and this English Poole piece is gorgeous.

A thrift store find, this sweet and small "chandy" would be adorable in a little girls room, a bathroom or a tiny nook in your home.

It's that time of the year when cabbage roses are all the rage.  They always have such an elegant look to them.

Last and certainly not least, this magnificent Duncan-Miller compote called three faces.  This is the real deal and not the MMA reproduction and it fluoresces yellow under a black light which confirms its legitimacy. 

Produced in 1878 through 1886, the EAPG piece is in marvelous condition with the exception of one face that has a small flake on the nose.  That doesn't bother me at all and this is a gorgeous piece for my EAPG collection.

Wishing everyone a delightful week and blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch

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