Queen Anne End Table Makeover

This little guy was tucked away in the corner of a thrift store when I spotted it. Nothing fancy, just one of those mass produced Queen Anne red stained mahogany tables in dire need of a makeover. Here he is after I got my hands on him.

Queen Anne end table After makeover with stripes

This is what he looked like when I brought him home.

Queen Anne end table before

After some Pure White and Graphite chalk paint goodness and some fun with frog tape he is now a fun little striped table with some personality.

Queen Anne table makeover After in graphite & pure white chalk paint

I forgot I had this cute little knob tucked away in my stash.

Queen Anne end table makeover After with cute striped knob

Now he needs a new home.

Queen Anne end table After painted with Graphite & Pure White chalk paint

See the little pine table below it, he's currently on the workshop table getting some personality. Should be ready for the reveal next week.

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Wall Sconces {thrift store finds}

Hello everyone, hope your week is going good so far! Here I go again about my thrift store finds but heck, I've been having loads of fun transforming them one-by-one. I just thought these Wall Sconces were so pretty when I saw them on the shelf. I know gold is back on trend but they weren't doing a thing for me As Is.
Before picture of gold ceramic wall scones

So into the workshop they went for a little transformation.

Gold ceramic wall sconces AFTER a makeover-Picture 1

I painted them with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Old White followed by some clear soft wax and dark wax in the crevices. 

Gold ceramic wall sconces AFTER a makeover - picture 2

Then I distressed them a little with sandpaper to give them a shabby chic vibe.

Gold ceramic wall sconces AFTER a makeover - Picture 3

I like them so much better now!

Gold ceramic wall sconces AFTER a makeover - Picture 4

Now they need a home so I'll be posting them in our Etsy Shop.
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Thrift Store Jewelry Box Makeover

During my recent thrift store treasure dive I couldn't resist buying this cute little jewelry box.

Thrift store jewelry box Before

She was just too adorable to leave behind because I knew, like Cinderella, she had the potential of being the belle of the ball!

Thrift store jewelry box AFTER

...and worthy of a crown.

Thrift store jewelry box Before Photo2

Look at those gorgeous legs just waiting to be shown off.

Thrift store jewelry box AFTER Photo 2

Perfect for the crown jewels.

Thrift store jewelry box BEFORE photo 3

All it took was a little chalk paint in Old White and Provençe, some cute scrapbook paper, pretty silver ribbon, some new knobs (I now that doesn't sound so good but what else am I going to call them) and silver metal polish and she's all ready to be scooped up by Prince Charming.

Thrift store jewelry box AFTER Photo 3

Thrift store jewelry box makeover AFTER close up

Cinderella will soon be on Etsy but if there's a Prince Charming or Princess out there who wants her, press the Contact Me Button up top.

     Prodigal Pieces

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How To Turn Clear Glass Into Faux Mercury Glass

Most of us have that one cupboard filled with clear glass florist vases from delivered arrangements long since forgotten. What about candle holders of all shapes and sizes. I had a collection of hurricane ones collecting dust in a cupboard. Did you know you can turn them into beautiful Faux Mercury Glass?

How To Turn Clear Glass Into Faux Mercury Glass

It's easier than you think and in just minutes, you can have beautiful mercury glass. Here is a before picture of one of mine...

Clear Glass Before Turned Into Mercury Glass

And this is that very same vase after...

Clear Glass After Turned Into Mercury Glass

The magic in a can to transform them is this...

Looking Glass Spray Paint

You can read the saga on how I finally managed to get a can of this spray paint in my post How To Turn Ordinary Glass Into A Looking Glass Mirror.

10 Easy Steps To Turn Ordinary Glass Into Faux Mercury Glass

Trio of glass hurricanes transformed into mercury glass
  1. Wash the glass with soap and water and dry it well.
  2. Give a light spray of Looking Glass Paint on the inside of the vessel.
  3. Let it dry for around 2 minutes (you can actually watch it dry).
  4. Give it another light coat and wait 2 minutes.
  5. With a spray bottle filled with a 50:50 ratio of white vinegar and water, lightly spray it over the looking glass paint and wait approximately 20 seconds.
  6. With a scrunched paper towel, lightly sprayed with the vinegar/water solution, remove some of the looking glass paint in random spots with a dabbing motion.
  7. Once completely dry, repeat with a light spray of looking glass paint and let it dry for 2 minutes.
  8. Repeat the vinegar and dabbing process on other spots to give it a layered look.
  9. Once satisfied give it another light coat (or two) of looking glass spray paint to cover where the paint had been removed.
  10. Spray 1-2 coats of clear coat to protect the finish and you're done. It's that easy!
The looking glass spray paint comes in the color Gold as well. Had it not been so difficult to get the silver can, I would have sprayed the second layer with gold, much like you see with real mercury glass.

I paired mine with two real mercury glass finials in gold during the holidays.

DIY Faux Mercury Glass In Holiday Vignette

I also used Krylon Mercury Glass Paint to transform an inexpensive mirror from Wal Mart here in my post How To Make An Ordinary Mirror Look Antique.

Have you ever used Looking Glass Spray Paint? Have you ever turned ordinary glass into faux mercury glass? If so, I'd love to hear about it in the comment section below.

You will find this project linked to these fabulous PARTIES.

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