The Interior Frugalista: November 2015

November 30, 2015

Christmas Ideas Tour and Samaritan's Purse VW Auction & Giveaway

What a busy and exciting week here in the blogging world!

A few months ago my friend Larissa from Prodigal Pieces gave a waterfall dresser a Volkswagen Bus makeover and named it BEEP.  It was such a success that she's done it again by introducing BEEP II.  What makes this makeover extra special is that it is being auctioned off on eBay and the proceeds are being donated to Samaritan's Purse!


We are keeping our finger's and toes crossed that the Samaritan's Purse VW Auction brings top dollar for Samaritan's Purse before it ends on Sunday, December 6th.  If you would love to see BEEP II sitting in your home and want to support a wonderful organization this holiday season, please PRESS HERE for a link to the auction.

If that's not enough, Larissa is also offering a $350.00 Prize Package Giveaway to one lucky winner! The winner will be announced on Friday, December 4th.  You can enter the giveaway by pressing HERE.

Both the auction and giveaway are open to U.S. residents only and BEEP II will be shipped to the winning bidder for FREE.

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The second exciting thing happening in the blogging world this week is the Christmas Ideas Tour. Starting today and running until Thursday, 28 bloggers have come together to bring you holiday decorating inspiration!  


Today's theme is Holiday Mantels.  Press the links at the bottom of this post to see how each talented blogger decorated their mantel for the holidays.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for Holiday Tablescapes, Wednesday for Holiday Wreaths, and Thursday for Thrifty Crafts.  I'll be joining the Thrifty Crafts leg of the tour so I hope you come back for a visit on Thursday to see what idea I came up with.

Told you it was a busy day in Blogland!  

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November 28, 2015

DIY Sunday Showcase Party and Features {November 28, 2015}

I hope all our friends to the south had a very Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends.  Now we can officially Let The Holidays Begin!

Bloggers this is a great link up to showcase your work because not only will it appear on this blog but on the blogs of our five co-hosts. That's six opportunities to have your work featured!

Join us and share your favorite DIY Projects, Crafts, or Recipes.

The party goes Live every Saturday at 5:00 pm CST and runs until the following Wednesday.

MEET THE HOSTS

              

Jennifer at Pink When


Erin at My Crafty Spot

Wendi at H20 Bungalow

Alli at An Alli Event
Marie (moi) at The Interior Frugalista

♥♥♥ Our Features From The Last Party ♥♥♥

If you are not one of the six featured here today you may have been featured at our DIY SUNDAY SHOWCASE TALENT BOARD on Pinterest so be sure to hop over there as well!

MY PICK:

Vintage Hinge & Jewelry Christmas Ornament
VINTAGE HINGE & JEWELRY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS by The Painted Hinge
Oh my gosh, how gorgeous are these rusty hinge ornaments!  Michelle gave them the perfect combination of rust & glam.  These would look amazing on my tree.

JEN'S PICK:

Lemon Orzo Shrimp Bake | Cooking on the Front Burner
LEMON ORZO SHRIMP BAKE by Cooking On The Front Burner

KATIE'S PICK:

DIY Rustic Wooden Stocking with attached tin can to display a festive floral arrangement! Perfect addition to your rustic holiday decor. livelaughrowe.com:
RUSTIC WOODEN STOCKING by Live Laugh Rowe

ERIN'S PICK:

reindeer grahams vertical
GRAHAM CRACKER REINDEER TREATS by This Mama Loves

WENDI'S PICK:

DIY Birch Branch Christmas Tree | View From The Fridge
BIRCH BRANCH CHRISTMAS TREE by our co-host Katie from View From The Fridge

ALLI'S PICK:

Easy DIY Paper Covered Letters | The Everyday Home | www.everydayhomeblog.com
PAPER COVERED WOOD LETTERS by The Everyday Home

If you've been featured here today copy our Feature Button!


PARTY RULES:

  1. Follow your party hosts.
  2. Post a maximum of 3 of your newest DIY's.
  3. Linking to the party allows the hosts to possibly PIN your project to our DIY Showcase Pinterest Board, use your project in a round-up post (with direct links to your post), as well as Feature your project in the next DIY Sunday Showcase!
  4. Please Do Not Pin from the party, instead go to the original blog post.
  5. In order to be featured you need to grab the button or link and copy it onto your post or in your link party page!
NEWDIYBUTTON So let's get this DIY Sunday Showcase Party started!




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November 24, 2015

A Clock Table with an Identity Crisis

Hi friends, I'm baaaaaaaaaack!!!

I hope you've enjoyed meeting my talented blogging friends over the last five weeks and were inspired by their awesome projects.  I cannot thank them enough for helping me out while my workshop door remained closed.

I can't believe how quickly the time flew by. I had visions of spending days snuggled in my bed with several good books. My man slave nurse running at every beckoning tinkle of my sick bed bell, and long luxurious afternoon naps.  Whack Whack...wake up Marie!

Not a book was opened.

There were a few sedative-induced naps during the first week.

And that beckoning bell lasted about one week.

So here I am back to reality, a little slower and with a slight limp while I bring you my Clock Table with an Identity Crisis.

Three makeovers on One table

I should have aptly named this table Guinea Pig because since my Furniture Fairy, a.k.a. Neighbor left it curbside, it's had three different makeovers.

The first makeover was when I started refinishing furniture in early 2013.  My preferred choice of finish was milk paint and so it was painted in a combination of Luckett's Green, Boxwood, and Ironstone.  To get a better look at that makeover, you can find it HERE.

It sat in our living room for several months before I decided it reminded me too much of a frog.  For the second makeover, I used chalk paint in the colors Versailles and Old White.  I gave it some French personality using the Clouterie Vintage French Image from the Graphics Fairy with the intention of putting it in our guest bedroom.

When we had to make the difficult decision to move my Mom into a secured dementia unit I decided her otherwise institutional looking room needed some personality.  To have a better look at that makeover, you can find it HERE.

Unfortunately, the table was getting ruined and so I took it home and gave it one FINAL makeover.

Vintage Clock Face with French Typography table makeover

The glass knob I added during the first makeover mysteriously went missing so I replaced it with this pretty one.

Black and white floral knob on Clock Face table

I painted the table using Annie Sloan Chalk paint in the colors Graphite and Old White.

Graphite and Old White Chalk Painted clock face side table

I went back to the Graphics Fairy and found the perfect Vintage Clock Face image and French Cafe & Paris Typography. Using my preferred image transfer method of tracing the graphic onto the wood using graphite paper, I painted the details using a script liner art brush. With sandpaper, I heavily distressed the graphics and then applied dark wax to give the clock face an aged appearance.

Vintage Clock Face and French Graphics distressed on round side table

I'm quite pleased with the makeover and out of all three looks, I like this one the best.

A vintage clock face with French typography on a round side table

While typing this post, my thoughts go to the recent tragedy in Paris.  My heart is deeply saddened and my prayers go out to those mourning the loss of their loved ones.

I'm sharing this project at the following fabulous Link Parties PRESS HERE

A great big Thank You to the following for featuring this table:

                                   The Dedicated House     Photobucket

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November 21, 2015

DIY Sunday Showcase Party and Features {November 21, 2015}

You guys are killing me! I had so much trouble narrowing down just one to feature this week and with almost 600 links to choose from, made the task even more challenging. You never cease to amaze me with your talent and I always walk away from this party each week with my head spinning with inspiration. Wishing my American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Bloggers this is a great link up to showcase your work because not only will it appear on this blog but on the blogs of our five co-hosts. That's six opportunities to have your work featured!

Join us and share your favorite DIY Projects, Crafts, or Recipes.

The party goes Live every Saturday at 5:00 pm CST and runs until the following Wednesday.

MEET THE HOSTS

              

Jennifer at Pink When


Erin at My Crafty Spot

Wendi at H20 Bungalow

Alli at An Alli Event
Marie (moi) at The Interior Frugalista

♥♥♥ Our Features From The Last Party ♥♥♥

If you are not one of the six featured here today you may have been featured at our DIY SUNDAY SHOWCASE TALENT BOARD on Pinterest so be sure to hop over there as well!

MY PICK:

Flower table paint makeover
TABLE MAKEOVER - PAINT & SCRAPBOOK PAPER by What Treasures Await
I love everything about this gorgeous makeover.  Crystal did such a beautiful job on this piece!

JEN'S PICK:

IMG_1355
THANKSGIVING TURKEY PLATES by Bloom Designs

KATIE'S PICK:

Make your own Christmas Hoop Art- Easy to follow tutorial included
CHRISTMAS HOOP ART by 24 Cottonwood Lane

ERIN'S PICK:

Thanksgiving Mantle edited
BE THANKFUL VINTAGE WINDOW DECOR by Giggles Galore

WENDI'S PICK:

After Repurposed Art  by SnazzyLittleThings.com
MAKING OLD ART BEAUTIFUL AGAIN by Snazzy Little Things

ALLI'S PICK:

cracked patina nightstand
CRACKED PATINA NIGHT STAND by How To Nest For Less

If you've been featured here today copy our Feature Button!


PARTY RULES:

  1. Follow your party hosts.
  2. Post a maximum of 3 of your newest DIY's.
  3. Linking to the party allows the hosts to possibly PIN your project to our DIY Showcase Pinterest Board, use your project in a round-up post (with direct links to your post), as well as Feature your project in the next DIY Sunday Showcase!
  4. Please Do Not Pin from the party, instead go to the original blog post.
  5. In order to be featured you need to grab the button or link and copy it onto your post or in your link party page!
NEWDIYBUTTON So let's get this DIY Sunday Showcase Party started!



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November 19, 2015

Antique Waterfall Hutch

I'm so excited because today is Themed Furniture Makeover Day and this month's theme is Storage & Organization

This is the third month I've participated with this talented group of bloggers who come together each month to give a piece of furniture a makeover based on a different theme. When I saw the theme for this month I knew the Antique Waterfall Hutch I picked up at a local online auction this summer would fit the bill perfectly!

Black chalk painted waterfall hutch makeover

This poor thing had seen it's better days. The veneer was peeling and/or missing along the bottom and someone slapped a few coats of red tinted shellac over the entire piece, yuck.  You can see in the photo that the glass doors are also missing.

Here is what it looked like before...

Antique Waterfall Hutch for Themed Furniture Makeover Day Before Makeover

See the red tint in the shellac? Regluing the peeling veneer was an easy fix and the missing veneer was repaired with wood filler. The tinted shellac, on the other hand, was a HUGE labor intensive challenge to remove.

Furniture stripper used to remove shellac from an Antique Waterfall Hutch

I used my go to Heirloom Furniture Stripper and it took several coats to remove the layers of shellac enough that I could get rid of the leftover bits with a mouse sander.

I contemplated replacing the glass doors and then for a hot minute I thought about building chicken wire sliders.  In the end, I decided the open shelving looked better.

To dress up the back of the hutch I applied curvy paintable wallpaper.

Curvy Paintable Wallpaper applied to the back of the Antique Waterfall Hutch

The interior was chalk painted in the color Vanilla Frosting from Country Chic Paint.  Because it was hard to get into the nooks and crannies I spray painted it using my handy dandy HomeRight Finish Max Pro Paint Sprayer.  I thought about painting it a vibrant pop of color but decided clean white would play better with the dark black exterior and make everything on display pop.

Interior of Antique Waterfall Hutch chalk painted in Vanilla Frosting using a Homeright Paint Sprayer

The exterior was brushed with chalk paint in the color Liquorice also from Country Chic Paint.  It's the same paint color I used on the Black Old World Map Table shared in last month's challenge.  I was really liking how the light wood complimented the black so I lightly distressed this piece to reveal more of the wood underneath.

Antique Waterfall Hutch painted with Liquorice Chalk Paint and stained with Provincial Walnut Milk Paint

The grain of the wood on the drawer front and side panels was too pretty to cover with paint so I decided to keep them natural. I applied one coat of Milk Stain by Homestead House Paint Co. in the color Provincial Walnut.  I think it compliments the black beautifully!

I also stained the bottom door, but it made the hutch look too checkerboardish (new word) and then a light bulb went off in the old noggin.  What about creating a stained pattern on a black painted door?

Sure Marie, what a great idea and how are you going to do that without a Silhouette machine to make a reverse stencil?  So I decided at that moment to use what I had on hand.

Using a stencil, a stencil brush, melted beeswax for a reverse stencil on furniture

This isn't a technique I'll repeat anytime soon, but it did the trick!  Santa if you're reading this, please pretty please with a cherry on top put a Silhouette Machine under my Christmas Tree this year - I promise I've made your Nice List!

With the door removed from the hutch, I taped a stencil onto the front.  In a mini crockpot lined with foil, I melted beeswax.  Using a stencil brush, I essentially stenciled with wax rather than paint.

Once the wax cooled I brushed two coats of black chalk paint over the entire door.  Once the paint dried overnight I removed the wax on the lowest setting of my heat gun, dabbing it off with a lint-free cloth.  A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to get er done!

Milk Paint Stain, Black Chalk Paint, Reverse Transfer on distressed Antique Waterfall Hutch

To remove the wax from the stencil and stencil brush, I used mineral spirits and then washed both with warm soapy water.  It worked but I'm not going to lie, it was a little time consuming.

Mineral spirits removes wax from a stencil and stencil brush

I lined the drawer with some pretty contact paper that I had in my stash.

Contact paper lined drawer on Antique Waterfall Hutch

I found the original hardware looked lost against the black so I added some pretty glass jewelry to glam the hutch up a bit.

Glass knobs add glam to the Antique Waterfall Hutch

Again using the HomeRight Finish Max Pro Paint Sprayer the entire piece was sprayed with two coats of Minwax Polycrylic in a matte finish.

The fun part was displaying and storing our antique silver and china on the hutch.  Even though it's a small hutch it has loads of storage!  It could also be used in a bedroom to store beautiful quilts and bed linens.

China or Bed Linen Storage in Antique Waterfall Hutch for Themed Furniture Makeover Day

I'm quite pleased with the transformation, despite it being VERY labor intensive.

Antique Waterfall Hutch After Makeover for Themed Furniture Makeover Day

Black chalk painted Antique Waterfall Hutch

I can't wait to see what my talented friends in the Themed Furniture Makeover Day Challenge created for their Storage & Organization piece.


Press the links below to see their makeovers but please pin directly from their blog rather than the links.

A big Thank You to the following for featuring this project:
     Friday's Furniture Fix     Photobucket

I'm sharing this project at the following LINK PARTIES

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