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About Ms. B

A working girl with a passion for giving a second chance to all things home, and making them “Twice Nice”.

Meet Clarabelle

Welcome to the creation of Clarabelle.

Using Metal Effects Paint by Modern Masters, this is how she came to be …

First, I primed with Metal Effects Primer and let completely dry, then primed again (per the directions).

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Although I liked her this way, I wanted to continue with the entire patina process, so I painted a mix of both Copper and Bronze Reactive Metalic Paint and let dry.

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Then another coat.

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Before the second coat had completely dried, I sprayed with both Green and Blue Patina Aging Solution, and watched the magic begin.

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Before she was completely dry, I took a wet sponge and blotted certain areas that I didn’t want completely patinaed. And more magic occured during the final drying stage.

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And a finally dried Clarabelle.

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Clarabelle without her necklace I made a little later.

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And with …

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Clarabelle

I barely had her finished before she sold to a good home.

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B

By |February 27th, 2015|Tutorial|0 Comments

Updated Harp Chair

If you didn’t read about my harp chair project, click here to get caught up.

After a few weeks, I decided that the chair really needed a new seat.  I liked the gray, but boy was it hard on the hinny.  So I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased new batting, foam padding, and material (used a 40% off phone coupon).

I didn’t take any pictures of the upholstery job … mainly because I was doing it at night and the lighting was poor.  But the couple I did take are below.

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Updated Harp Chair

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B

 

By |February 25th, 2015|Furniture|0 Comments

Harp Chair

I’ve had this sweet little Harp chair for 58 years.  I love it, but it needed a serious update.

I only have one picture of some of the original chair.  I got so excited I forgot to take a few before shots.  Its a learning curve folks, what can I say?

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I used on this project, Annie Sloan’s Antebes Green

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Then a little distressing and dark wax

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I even used Annie Sloan to paint the chair seat

Here’s the before

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and the after

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and the finished project

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Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B.

 

 

By |February 20th, 2015|Furniture|1 Comment

The Little Pot Project

This little pot project is short and sweet.

I took a clean plant pot …

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I used Annie Sloan’s Old White to paint it, and then came back over with a wet rag until I was happy with the finish.

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I then dry brushed another coat of Old White, let it dry (15 minutes tops), and then stuffed it with shredded newspaper.

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I then took some left over moss, and using Aleene’s Fast Grab Sticky Spray secured them to the shredded paper, along with burlap ribbon and a button.  For the others, I used newspaper and twine as well as lace tied in a bow.

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Pots in various stages of completion, before I added the finishing touch.

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Here is one of the finished pots with the wooden sphere in it.

Hope you like it.

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B

 

By |February 16th, 2015|Crafts|0 Comments

The Sofa Table

Thought I’d share a sofa table I updated a little earlier in the year.

Unfortunately I don’t have a before picture, because I was just too excited to get started painting.  I used Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg Blue, Old White, Old Ochre, and Dark Wax on this piece.  I’ll say little and let the pictures speak for themselves.

First coats of Duck Egg Blue & Old White on the embellishments and feet (toe nails).

 

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Stripped Top.  I had wanted to stain it, but found the trim to be plastic of all things.

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Painted top first with Old White

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And then back over with Old Ochre and eventually with Dark Wax.

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Painted feet

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Distressed and Dark Waxed Embellishment

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Finished table

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Sofa Table

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B.

 

 

 

 

By |February 13th, 2015|Furniture|0 Comments

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