Unfortunately I didn't take a "before" photo of this vintage phone stand, but it wasn't much different except it had a shabby looking cherry wood finish on it. I painted it the same color as my plank-topped sewing table to make it a little more fun.
These antique chairs were from an ice cream shop in downtown Modesto. The chairs themselves were in pretty good shape, but they needed an update.
I spray painted them in Heirloom White then got to work on the seat cushions. A couple of them were missing their seats, so after cutting new plywood circles I recovered them all with simple but sturdy drop cloth fabric.
Still too plain, though. They need numbers! Numbers are always cool, right? Again using contact paper I cut out the numbers in the style that I liked and rubbed them onto the fabric. (I did this step after upholstering the seats because I knew that trying to center each number perfectly on the seat and then attaching the fabric would be really tricky.)
Using a stencil brush I dabbed on some craft paint to fill in each number.
I was going for an imperfect look, so I didn't fill them in completely.
Why I didn't take a picture of all 5 I can't figure out. But I think you can get an idea of what they ended up looking like.
Finally, I painted this little nightstand to match my daughter's dresser. No distressing, no glazing, just a good paint job. (Sorry, no "before" for this one either.)
Unfortunately the dresser sold without the nightstand (yes, I sold my girl's dresser- poor thing has had her clothes in laundry baskets for weeks). But hopefully somebody likes the nightstand enough to buy it on its own!
Well, that pretty much does it. I have a couple more projects that I'm finishing up now, but I don't know when I'll get a chance to share them. In the meantime, wish us luck! This is a BIG move and I'm more than a little nervous about it. But I hear Ann Arbor is nice, however far away it may be from our loved ones. I'll check back in as soon as I can. Please don't give up on this little blog of mine! I'll be back!