Thursday, December 12, 2013
I used Pittsburgh Ultra paint~'Knight's Armour'.
1 1/2 C. paint, 1/4 C. Plaster Paris, 1/4 C. hot water
mix good, then paint, it covers great.
so in this process I completely waxed on a layer
of Johnson's paste wax, let it dry and buffed,
then lightly sanded edges to distress...
then I put on another coat of wax adding
a dab of silver latex paint to my wax brush
and painted it on all over the surface,
then buff when dry.
metallic sheen sorta like zinc.
marvelously, with an awesome satin finish.
Always work with small batches,
as the paint becomes grainy in a day or so,
but this one batch I made covered all this stuff!
my cheapo version of the expensive
stipple brush...$2.00 on the cheap...lol!
of the shop...
I love to play with paint
and it doesn't have to cost you an
arm and a leg to do it...
JUST BE BRAVE...
AND CRAZY(it helps)
Sunday, November 24, 2013
here in Iowa, but I'm gonna make it a whole
lot warmer...I made me a quicky fireplace...
would be a great fireplace surround...
I also had two leaves from an old table in storage...
so I just stuck them behind the mantel, then
washed them with a tan paint wash to match the mantel.
the mantel to connect the buffet top to the table leaves.
I also had this old wood stove out in my shop
that I've been wanting to turn into a candle stand...
a bit of heat out of the flew hole,
plus gives that glow of a fire that we all love
in the winter...using repurposed junk and
a bit of ingenuity, I got me some ambiance...
Friday, November 15, 2013
My friend Lorie has opened a new shop
in Davenport, Ia.
an historic, newly renovated building
right in the downtown, where multimillion dollar
renovations are being fulfilled.
with soaps and candles(made by my daughter)
and of course...FURNITURE!
Company 38 Antiques on Facebook...K
STAY TUNED FOR PHASE TWO...
Monday, October 21, 2013
brrrrr, it's cold today!
only the shades of grey...
but a hard freeze will end the struggle.
not too many days left for laundry on the line.
and my country...gone, America...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Still painting furniture for the store...
of the fields across from my house,
it's killing my trees...
check us out on Facebook,
Candle Shed effect...
it's a very busy life
and I love it!!!
Sharon Richardson Wilson on Facebook,
it's how I roll...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
again at Sister's Garden and Bloom...
the smells of Autumn...
visit us soon for the open house,
OF THE EARTH...we love it!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
is the constant moving of stuff around.
If something has been in the shop for too long,
I either take it to another location
or I bring it home...
I'm speaking of the old buffet topper
and the oak chest.
But I never worry about it,
I just fit it in until it's time to move it out
or paint it, but some pieces I
just haven't the heart to paint.
These both have been stripped and
no finish applied...raw wood,
I especially love that in my home!
AND I can always use another surface
to set more crap on...
to put it bluntly..............
it sucks to be me...lol!