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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Look What All I Did Today!

I found this little childs rocking chair at the thrift store.
It was in great condition and I just spruced it up a little.
Check out that cane bottom seat!

I bought this old end table at Salvation Army for $8.00 about a year ago. It has been in the garage. I forgot to take a picture before I started priming it.

Primed and ready to paint

The "little" red table on the left is what I am trying to match this up to.
When I painted the "little" table a while back, I just wasn't happy with it. I wanted it to look more primitive. Then I discovered Briwax through Janene's Blog! Once I got the little one like I wanted, I started on the big one. Look how red it looks compared to the little one. I had to put 3 coats of the red on it. Then after it dried I put the Briwax on it. I love this stuff. Thanks Janene!

This is the finished table.
It matches perfectly.
I love it.

This is the rocking chair that my mother rocked her babies in.
It was so dried out and faded so what do you think I did today?
I used the Briwax on it and then I buffed it with steel wool.

This is the rocker when I finished it.

Who in the world could be bored at home? There is always something to do. I evidently was in the painting mood today. It amazes me how you can just do a little painting or staining and it is just like you have a new piece of furniture. I am so proud of what I got done today. I also touched up some paint in my bedroom. I have been meaning to do that for a long time. Now I am looking around at everything to see what I can spruce up. The rocking chair that my mother gave me is my favorite. I don't know if you can tell but it is almost a walnut color now. It is so pretty. I had a ball doing all of this!

10 comments:

Amelia said...

The make overs on the furniture is outstanding. I keep reading about this Bri-Wax...just may have to check it out and use it.

Have a great weekend.

Lori said...

Just so you know, I am coveting your red table. I've never heard of Bri-wax but may have to try it.

Connie W said...

I like the red table that you just painted. And I liked it in white with the primer coat. The rocker turned to new looing after you used the Bri-Wax. Amazing.
I don't get bored either being at home, I always have plenty to keep me busy. Now sometimes I get lazy...but never bored ;D

Janene said...

Wow! You were right! What a difference the wax makes.
I am so glad that you like it! I am hooked on it too! I think I use it on every single thing I redo!
What does you family think? Can they tell a difference?
And thank you for the shout out...link up anytime!

Needled Mom said...

That red table looks fabulous and I love the rocker. Guess I will need to check out Briwax.

Darla said...

Okay, what is Briwax? Your funtiture pieces look wonderful!

Pam said...

Hi Valerie
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes spring is almost here. Don't forget to set your clocks forward this weekend. An extra hour outside. I love your furniture that you re did...

Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings Pam

Alice Grace said...

Good job, honey! I would not have recognized that rocker! Many hours of rocking my 3 babies in it makes it special. I am glad you appreciate it.
Love MOM

Scottie and Patty said...

They all look great! I love to redo furniture. I love anything red. I agree there is always something to do,if we just look around. Thanks for sharing all your hard work.

Carol said...

Beautiful finds....and beautiful chairs!