Sunday, July 26, 2015


makeovers, Americana Decor paint, Valspar paint, Furniture pieces
I have decided to make "Quickies" 
a weekly post as I finish projects lingering about the house.

These four projects took about two hours to complete.

Of course the sanding and the cleaning had been completed.

The antique spinet desk is still yielding pieces to work on. 

These two corbels - one with the base still attached - needed painting.

Valspar in Bermuda Sand.

Light distressing.

The next three pieces were hauled from Horror Monster's entry closet.

Read What Horror Monster Coughed Up! 

Love the carvings on this piece.

A pair of old cupboard doors with the hinges and catch still in fair condition.

A back piece to a dresser, maybe?

I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Lace to paint the door frames.

Added hardware cloth (the wire).

Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Serene.


A creamy white.

I dry-brushed the doors and the two furniture pieces so no extra distressing was needed.

Found a large bag of small grapevine wreaths I had made years ago.

Tied on a torn cotton ribbon in turquoise.

Wired a wreath to each door panel.

Everything received a coat or two of satin varnish.

All are now at Riverfront Antique Mall in Booth W-10.

I hope to complete more quickies for next Sunday.

See y'all!

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  1. I won't even tell you what the hubster had to say about the title of your post...LOL Love all those architectural pieces...those corbels would be gorgeous with a shelf on top!

  2. I don't know where you find the time to do everything you do, Donna. You must have the energy of a 10-year-old. I've GOT to learn from you!

  3. Beautiful re loves as always. You give new meaning to the phrase "Quickie" lol! Everything looks awesome.

  4. Love it all, but especially those door panels. The hardware cloth looks fabulous in them.

  5. Love your "quickies" post ... maybe that will inspire me to do the same. Just never seem to get things finished. Love everything you did ... and they will be fast sellers.

  6. fun to create something new out of old!

  7. Wow, you always find the best your quickies and I need a few of those projects instead of the long hard ones!

  8. "Quickies" makes me think of a very old inappropriate joke. LOL Nice work. I love the way the piece with the flowers turned out. It's probably a psychological boost to get a bunch of short projects done in a short time. Keeps you from getting bogged down.

  9. I like the idea of quickies being a regular post for you, it's inspiring to see what you get done!


  10. Love all your "quicky" projects. I have so many of these that deserve some attention. Thanks Donna for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  11. Love your quickie projects. I especially like the old doors.

  12. Love the corbels Donna! The paint really made the detail stand out on a lot of the pieces. Great 'quickies'! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.


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