Friday, 27 May 2011

A Round Tuit

I have a big list of things to do. Every one one them seemed like a good idea at the time that I hauled these things into the house, however I am rethinking some of my decisions.

I need to reupholster this chair but feel I should take a course in upholstery first

and this one, I think I can do it without the upholstery lesson

The cover on this chair and stool is nasty - it is patio furniture fabric. Add this to the list.

I need to paint these chairs and make cushions for them

This plant stand needs help.

and these dining room chairs - not sure what to do here - there are 10 of them.

and I thought I could make a clock from this 100 year old Chinese egg jar lid

This door needs painting and I am thinking about doing the Martha Stewart chalkboard paint treatment

This is what Martha did....

Custom Colors How-To

Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. For small areas, such as a door panel, mix 1 cup at a time.
1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.

2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.

3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.

4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge.

On Sunday evening I did finish one project - I recovered the bench seat in our boat. I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself even though it did take me two years to get to that project. Oh well, better late than never. And I do have a dress to make for a wedding next weekend, and there are weeds I should get to before they take over the garden.  I'll get around to it later - the clay in my pottery room is calling me....


Gary's third pottery blog said...

good lord, busy girl are ya?

Mark said...

That looks like too much work for me. Good luck! m.

Joyful Things said...

Please don't confuse this post with "she's working her fingers to the bone!" This is, unfortuunately, procrastination at its finest.