Saturdays are usually my junking days, but last Saturday I couldn’t bring myself to do it. My barn is already stuffed with my accumulation of yard sale, thrift store and auction finds. Yes, I do things with my junk treasures, but in reality, I bring home more junk treasures than I can keep up with. Older stuff gets pushed to the back of the barn and forgotten. So…
…last Saturday I decided to shop my barn. These are the pieces I pulled out. They were filthy, so I got the hose out to knock off the thick layer of dust. Once that was accomplished, I was able to get down to really cleaning them and sanding them. At one time I had four of the chairs. The other three have long since been restyled and sold. It was time this baby got a makeover. My shop doesn’t have too many little kid things right now, so I thought the rocking horse would be a good addition. I picked up the sewing table several years ago at a church sale. It doesn’t have a sewing machine in it, but I thought it would make a great end table. The little table…or maybe it’s a desk…was a discard from my brother from eons ago.
I was on a roll, so I didn’t take pics during any of the transformations. What ya see is what ya get. Sorry about that. There wasn’t a lot to see anyway. Thankfully everything was pretty straight forward with no drama.
The finished rocking horse. A couple coats of pink chalk paint and some sanding to distress. I was thinking about dry brushing on some white, but my very tall, redneck son said he liked it with just the pink. (giggles) Now it’s ready for a little cowgirl to giddy up.
The table (desk?) and chair were done in the same color. Not sure if you can tell in the photos, but they were both painted a pale green.
They would look good alone…
or go well together as a set.
I added a pearl finish and stamped pearl white roses on them. I tried to take a pic of the roses, but they are very faint. Can you see them?
Is this pic better?
Lastly, the sewing table. I really, really, really want to keep it, but I have no room. It was painted eggshell and distressed with sanding. Oh, I also removed the curved thing that enclosed the sewing machine from underneath. It wouldn’t stay up and I didn’t want to mess with it.
All in all, I’m pretty happy with my frugal shopping. I may have to do it again this weekend. Eventually I should get close enough to an old stereo cabinet I have been wanting to restyle. It’s about halfway back in the barn so it may be awhile still, but I’m getting there. It was the one my parents had when I was a kid. It was pretty bad when I brought it home, and it had a pack rat living in it. Who knows what’s living in it now.
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