Saturday, September 7, 2013

More old furniture for Birdsong Cottage...

Happy Saturday friends! You must be glad the weekend is here.

Yesterday I spent the day working on painting some of that furniture I told you about, so I thought I would share a few pictures of some of the pieces that we have accumulated. They are in various stages of completion.

We bought this chair at an antiques shop
that we discovered just this week
(more to follow later on this great shop).
It has already been painted and covered
in this beautiful burlap and painted fabric,
so I don't need to do anything to it!
It will be used with the desk in the
guest room...

At the same shop, Mr. Perch chose
this lovely apple green side table.
Well, maybe not so lovely now,
but it will be after it is painted...

Here is the garage in its present state.
It looks like a furniture restoration joint.
The little white table that you see in the back,
between the chair and the green table,
is another purchased this week for $29,
and needs little done to it...

In the front of the following photo is the
little wood coffee table that we bought
in the mountains last week.
Mr. Perch did some repair work on it
to steady it. He also removed the wheels
that were on it.
Who puts wheels on a coffee table anyway? 
 Behind it on the left is that hutch that I
showed you in yesterday's post.
I have completed painting it,
but am leaving the painter's tape on it
since I think I will wax it with something.
This was painted with regular latex wall
paint. Since it had been previously painted,
there was no need wasting Annie Sloan
paint on it...

And here is that old bureau that I am working on.
I showed you a photo of it in my post of yesterday.
You see it here painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
The color is French Linen.
What a beautiful paint to work with.
The next step for this one is to wax it with Annie's
waxing product, so I'll let you know how it turns out,
as this will be a first for me.
In the back you see Mr. Perch with his hand over his face,
no doubt covering the tears that he has shed over the mess
that I have made in his man cave!...

Mixed media art? No time. Fabric collage? No time. Gardening? No time. Cleaning house? No time. Cooking? No time. Painting up old furniture for the future? Timeless. I must say, I am absolutely loving working on this is rewarding, theraputic, and cheaper than a shrink. Well, maybe...

Have a relaxing weekend!


  1. LOVE that chair!!! And the progress you are making on all the pieces you've purchased is fabulous. Poor Mr. Perch...the tears! lol!! I think he's just "shy"!! ;)

    1. Thanks! Actually, he is shy. That is, when he worries that his photo will appear all over Blogland! XO


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