Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A lot of new sea glass jewelry has been added to the shop! Several types of lockets and also hand stamped initial jewelry with sea glass and charms! http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeachCoveJewelry

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Items! Hand Stamped Personalized Jewelry

Now available in the shop, customizable initial jewelry. Sterling silver and copper. More options to come!


Friday, July 29, 2011

Mid Summer Sale 15% Off

Now through the end of July, take 15% off with coupon code MIDSUMMER at checkout


lots of new items in the store! :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Special Dresser

This dresser belonged to my dad, and I'm not sure how long he had it but I remember it being in the house as long as I can remember. I always loved the flowers that were carved in the top. I remember he used to keep his handkerchiefs in one of the little drawers in the top, and his watches in another.

When my dad passed away in 2006 I knew I would eventually want to use this dresser. However, I was sad to see it was falling apart. The back was falling off and the insides of the drawers were coming out as well as some of the wood on the outside of one of the drawers. The top of the dresser was also a bit damaged.

I sanded the entire thing with my orbital sander, and repaired all the drawers and the back. I then coated it in Kilz primer. I painted the entire dresser in Martha Stewart Sharkey Gray and then distressed all the carved edges to bring out the detail of the flowers. I used a gray indoor wood stain that I found in the oops paint section over the entire thing, it give it a beach driftwood look I thought. Completing it was the glass knobs.

I now use it for my jewelry supplies and shipping supplies. It works perfect for that! Sometimes the drawers don't work the best, but I think that has been the drastic change in temperatures here.....

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

With all the Snow around here, I wanted to post this beautiful white treasury I was included in!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Outdoor Wooden Rocking Chair Redo

I have been working on a lot of projects lately. I just haven't posted any, until now. I figured this old beat up chair could be the first. This outdoor rocking chair really actually isn't that old. Just a few years.

It is looking pretty bad from all the stain wearing off and sitting outside. It was originally from Ace Hardware I believe.

I sanded it with my orbital sander and hand sanded the parts I couldn't reach. I probably could have done a better job sanding but since it was going to stay outside I wasn't too worried about it. Plus it was an excuse to try out my new sander.
I bought a can of Redwood Krylon Spray WoodStain in a spray can at Walmart. It was very easy to use. I just sprayed it on as dark as I wanted and wiped some away with an old tshirt if it was too dark. I did end up doing a second coat to make it slightly darker.
I then coated it with a clear coat of UV protectant spray. Now according to the can of Krylon the spray stain is supposed to be UV fade protectant and water repellant. If I were to stain something again for outside I don't think I would use this stuff again. It did turn out looking good as you can see in the picture below. However this was in August when I finished it. It does not look as good now. It seems to already be fading :(
Anyone else tried this product?

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