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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Chef Piggy's New Clothes

This was a quick and easy makeover for this adorable piggy I found at a flea market a few months ago.  His clothes were burgundy, gold and green and he looked more like Chef Luigi.  Nothing wrong with that, mind you, but he didn't sell at three different locations so I decided to give him a French flare.  I simply repainted his jacket, pants, scarf and buttons.  I left everything else the same.  I wish I could show you a side by side of the before and after, but I wasn't thinking ahead.  
His chef coat has great detail which I accented with a little blue paint on the buttons and scarf.
His pants got a coat of grey and his jacket was painted with antique white.  In the end I gave him a color wash with some raw umber, then I wiped it away just leaving enough in the folds and crevices to give some definition.  I do hope now someone finds him worthy of adoption.  Bon appetit!
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Paris Apartment Table

I found this little mahogany accent table at a local sale.  It was in very sad shape with a badly scuffed leather top.  There was no way to bring it to a perfect state so I stuck with the very weathered and worn look the table already had.
I'm not sure where I found this image.  It was probably on Pinterest, but I fell in love with it the moment I saw it.  I painted the entire piece with Old White and applied my image as I always do in the reverse mod podge style.  I know I keep showing you my pieces that I use this technique on, but if you love hand painted pieces and are not a true artist, this is the next best thing.
I went around the edges and the legs with a deep gray paint and then topped it with Modern Master's gold paint.  This gave me the layered worn look I was going for when I heavily sanded everything in the end.
While I was removing the original hardware, I dropped one of the little pieces that went with one of the drawer pulls.  I'll be looking for that little piece for the next five years.  I used these little inexpensive wooden knobs just to stay with the funkiness of the makeover this little table was receiving.
Next I used an inexpensive stencil and gave the table a little more detail to add to the old world Frenchy style I was trying to give this very traditional table.

It took me a while to get this project finished because I was participating in my third flea market in five months.  Yikes!  I survived, but I don't think I will be doing that again.  In the meantime, this little cutie visited us over Memorial Day weekend.  My little grandson will be a year old this month.  Time flies when you're totally smitten.  He's a true California boy.
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to show you some more new projects very soon.

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