It was a red-letter day, er, a red painting day a couple of weeks ago. I have posted several projects completed then and here are two more.
I was so busy I totally forgot to take before pics.
The strange story behind this window will not surprise those who do resell.
It once was a blue stable window.
How do I know? Well, I bought it at a barn sale. It was half-hanging on the back of a three-stall stable. The man took it off for me to buy. I cleaned it up and resold it several years ago. Then at a garage sale I saw it again. This time the panes had been removed and replaced with mirror. It had been sanded to a really distressed finish. I bought it and resold it again.
Last month one of the dealers at the antique mall where I am had this window without the mirrors and in dusty shape for sale in her booth. Of course, I could not leave it behind. I bought it again. This time I sanded and washed it. Then it was sprayed with Rust-Oleum Colonial Red.
Using baker's twine in red and white I tied vintage Christmas postcards to the frame.
If the window sells and I happen upon it again somewhere in the future, I think I will keep it. Maybe the fact that the window keeps showing up is a sign of something.
Maybe it was just meant to be mine!
BUT first I am trying to sell it - AGAIN!
NOTE: I know it is the same window because of the mismatched hinges that have managed to stay with it all these years.
This was a big transformation in a tiny amount of time. I had this huge handmade coffee table in my living room since last January. Unfortunately it sat where the Christmas tree stands so it had to go. It had a dark stain on it and was super sturdy. I had imagined it a lot of different ways, but tis the season to go red so it did.
I felt it needed wheels, so on went the casters. I did not paint the bottom of the table. If it does not sell It will be refinished and go back in the living room until next Christmas.
Do I treat all my furniture this way? No, but some pieces have been in and out a few times and they do not seem to mind. I do miss them if they sell though.
Here the table is in glorious red with the ability to roll on over to the mall for a Christmas display.
I just sanded a little around the edges. I also swiped some furniture polish over him before spray painting to create a little crackling action. A clear wax finish was rubbed on.
I do not know about the rest of you, but I am so far behind decorating that it will be time to take it all down before I finish. Our family has already finished one Christmas gathering - only three more to go. One at my house on Christmas Eve. Good Golly Miss Molly, where in the world am I going to put everyone?