Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall Leaves and Apple Pie

Now I know this isn’t a cooking site, but I am a HUUUGE fan of Fall and  I’m into all kinds of things right now.  What else says FALL more than beautiful leaves and apple pie?  Autumn Apple Pie.
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Corduroy Cane Chairs

I was lucky enough to come across these chairs at my local Goodwill.  Aren’t they gorgeous? 
The cane was in great shape.  The frames are strong and sturdy, but they were on rollers for some reason.
2037-11-21 Square Cane Back CHairs 003


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

1000 Followers Giveaway !


1000 giveaway
It’s hard to believe that so many amazing people have accepted my blog into their lives.  I’m truly honoured to have reached so many people.   I am thoroughly enjoying my time in Blogland.
To show gratitude and love for my readers I’ve got a few goodies up for grabs:
1 lb bag of Milk Paint
1 Bottle of Milk Paint Bond
2 Purdy Paint Brushes
If you’ve been reading the last few posts here you’ll see Milk Paint in full swing.  I love using it so much, I want YOU to try it!
The wonderful people at Homestead House Paint Company have graciously agreed to donate their product for the giveaway… so a great big ‘Thank You’ to Homestead House.
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A 1 lb bag of paint will mix to 2 quarts of paint and will cover about 150 sq. feet. That should last through a few projects! The Milk Paint Bond will allow the milk paint to adhere to any previously finished piece and because you can never have too many paint brushes, I’m throwing in a couple of those too.
The paint comes in the most fabulous colors.  There’s sure to be something you’ll fall in love with.  I used Acadia Pear for my Armoire Makeover, seen HERE and Steel Blue for the Beachy Entry Tables seen HERE.
If you haven’t tried Milk Paint here is your chance.
how to enter
There are lots of ways to enter..  You can do one or all of the entries below.
The more you do, you more chances you have.
ONE Entry for Each of these below..
Visit Homestead House Paint Co.,  pick your color and leave a comment with the name of the color you’d like.
  • Like this post on Facebook, leave a comment telling me you did for one entry
  • Tweet this giveaway and leave a comment for another entry
  • Like Homestead on Facebook, leave another comment for one more entry
  • Please make sure you are a follower of Recaptured Charm
Pick one or do them all for more chances.  It’s that easy !
Thanks to all of you who drop by each week to see what’s new.
Good luck to all … and a THOUSAND Thank You’s !
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Giveaway Deadline:  September 30, 2011
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

DIY Dollar Store Illuminated Pumpkin


Gotta love a project that comes entirely from the Dollar Store.
This DIY illuminated pumpkin  is just that.
2037-12-04 Illuminated String Pumpkin 041a
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Here is how to do it...



Thursday, September 8, 2011

How to Use a Wood Graining Tool

I love using this tool.  It just makes painting more fun.  There are a few different types out there, but this is the one I use.  It actually looks like this with a handle, but I found the handle … well … hard to handle. So I use mine without.
wood grainer
What you’ll need:

Wood Graining Tool

Base color
    Glaze mixed with color
      Brush for painting on glaze
        Dry brush
          Damp cloth and a dry cloth


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          Saturday, September 3, 2011

          Beachy Entry Tables

          I bought this table at a garage sale from a former antique dealer.  The table came in pieces with no screws or hardware to hold it together. The finish had natural cracks in it that I didn’t want to lose.  I cleaned off the dirt with a wet cloth so I had a clean starting point.
          Table_Pieces_013
          I started with a Steel Blue color in Milk Paint.  For instructions on how to use Milk Paint go HERE. I wasn’t sure if just distressing it would give the look I wanted, so I decided to go a bit further.
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