Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Vintage cake tin mould light fixture.

Every time I am at the thrift store I have wanted to purchase one of these Cake mould tin's I think they are so pretty! I never did because I did not know how I would use it since I do not bake very much. Tonight I caved and got one and told myself I would figure out how to use it in a cool way! Here is what I came up with!!!! The mould already had a hole in the bottom of it which was pretty much the exact size of the bottom part of a light bulb.  All I did was put the the fixture through the hole and screwed the bulb in which holds it in place, I love it!  Now go get your Cake tin mould ;).

Sunday, December 1, 2013

How to remove wood veneer.

I love this beautiful vintage desk but she needed a major face lift.  When I was given the desk my sister in law had successfully removed most of the veneer but could not get the rest to budge so she decided to pass the desk to me, THANK YOU sister!! 
veneer has glue on one side and to apply it you use heat.  So to remove it you use the same method by heating up the glue again.  I used my iron and a thin metal spatula from the dollar store.  Took some effort so don't give up also try prying at it from different angles.  Next I am going to sand it down and use wood filler to even out the desk top.

I love her curves and look at those legs complete with wooden wheels!

Friday, November 29, 2013


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French provencial side table

Chalk paint is amazing stuff, however the waxing part is tough work if you don't have the proper tools.  That being said it's not enough of a deterrent to make me want to stop using chalk paint!  I love how quickly you can paint a project and get to the visual part that much quicker!  Here is a french provincial night stand that I picked up for $5.99 at the local thrift shop.
You can get many projects out of one can of ASCP so this is another one done in Old Ochre with the inside done in Duck Egg then finished with clear and dark wax.


Oval coffee table redo in Annie Sloan Old Ochre and a custom mixed mint green.

This curvy girl was picked up through my local FB sales group.  She is solid wood!   
Here is my redo using ASCP in Old Ochre and a custom mixed mint green for the top.  To mix the green I used my craft acrylics and ASCP Old Ochre and vuala!! 
I wet sanded this one with baby wipes also and then waxed with clear and dark wax's after that.  At first I went to heavy with the dark wax and it took some elbow grease to clean it back up to match the vision I had in my head.  To clean off the dark wax you use your clear wax and it rubs off. 

Annie Sloan chalk paint Old Ochre coffee table redo.

I purchased this coffee table at a local pickers warehouse that is full of all kinds of fun! 
She is solid wood and sturdy with a cute little drawer in front.  I was told the top was leather but I could not tell it looked and felt like wood to me.  I chose ASCP in Old Ochre for the redo!  Here she is completed!!!  I love how she turned out! 
I wet sanded it using baby wipes and then finished with a clear wax!  I did not wax before wet sanding.  Wet sanding is my new favorite thing to do with chalk paint!
I just love this coffee table and want to keep her, however she will be for sale first through my FB page https://www.facebook.com/#!/JosiesAttic and will also be at the shop Coastal Muse in Bandon, OR https://www.facebook.com/CoastalMuseart?ref=hl.  Thanks for looking I would love to hear about your projects!!  Comments are welcome!