Junkin Find and a Question

6.16.2013

Did y'all have a fabulous weekend and Father's Day? I was gone this weekend on a short road trip. Did you miss me? Probably not since I had posts scheduled for you. If you keep up with me on facebook then you know I had Mr. Savvy stop at an antique mall on the way home. Probably not what he wanted to do on his day, but he loves me. What can we say? I wasn't looking for anything in particular, but came across something in my favorite color right now and in perfect, or should I say imperfect, finish that really can't be created very well without it naturally happening over time.

I'm only giving you a peek right now. Look at that finish. I know some look at that as trash, but not the ones who love vintage and chippy finishes. I should probably coat this with something like a poly coat. What do you furniture gurus think I should use?


Oh, and I picked you a bucket of hydrangeas that were very thirsty, too.

Enjoy your week!

16 comments:

  1. Hoping your weekend was great & can't wait to see what you bought!! Hydrangeas are beautiful!

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  2. Hydrangeas are beautiful!

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  3. Oooh...can't wait to see the piece in its entirety. Poly would be a good idea, but I would know whether to use a water base or not (wouldn't want the current paint to bubble). Love the hydrangeas. I need to go cut some of ours to bring in before the rain.

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  4. I am hitting a few blogs this evening. So happy I came by. I love those hydrangeas. I guess the drought, last year, has done something to our Endless Summers. Not a bud or bloom on them! Maybe they will just be late...fingers crossed.

    Curious about your find. I have had a junkin' crave going on. I would love a trip to SW MO. Will see what J says...after recovery of course.

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  5. I think this is a little side table???? I adore the hydrangeas and am headed over to the old house tomorrow to cut some!!! XO, Pinky

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  6. I use Minwax Polycrylic protective finish (clear satin) on pieces with the perfect patina that I want to preserve. I've used it on old doors, tables, benches, etc. and it does a great job. Depending on the piece I generally put on at least two coats, sometimes three.
    Mary Alice

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  7. Well, since I'm not furniture guru, I'll spare you my opinion, but I'm looking forward to seeing what it is. Your hydrangeas are beautiful Mine aren't near ready to bloom yet!

    Debbie

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  8. Oh my!!! My heart stopped just a little when I saw that finish. I am thinking chair... just because I luv odd little chairs about the home. I have used a clear protective finish to protect, but I am no expert :-o huh-uh. Not me...
    Hydrangeas are luvly. I am enjoying mine as well.
    Glad you had fun!!
    Hugs, Gee

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  9. OMG that "finish" is perfect, You must preserve that Kim! Outside or inside? I am thinking a marine varnish applied with a sponge brush for outside or several coats of matte spray poly for inside. Lovely! ..I was in the garden today & made a yummy dinner for my gang.
    kelly

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  10. Oh, I love that color!...Can't wait to actually see what it is!...We coated (or should I say, hubby coated, a piece of "gingerbread' trim that had the original chippy paint on it with an acrylic sealer...it seems to keep the paint intact...he will probably hit it with another coat later...

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  11. Ooh, I'm loving the finish on that chair(?)! I would probably use polycrylic to seal it, though you would probably need to gently brush away any loose paint first. I adore the hydrangeas, wish we had a shady spot for some.

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  12. The paint on that piece is great! I am working on a wall shelf right now that I started to strip, but decided after the 1st coat of stripper that it looked great with what was left. I'm pretty sure it is lead paint so I am going to spray a couple of coats of poly on it to seal it in. I'll probably blog on it latter this week if you would like to stop by at chickinthestyx@blogspot.com.

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  13. I don't know what that is...but I love that color! You must find a way to preserve it! ;)

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  14. I'm with Chateau Chic -- my favorite "preserver" is Minwax Polycrylic protective finish in crystal clear satin (unless I want to "antique" it even more - then I don't use the clear). I rarely (if ever) use the gloss finish - I'm not a fan of shiny surfaces (shows dust more easily & I put that chore off as long as possible LOL).

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  15. Your find has such a gorgeous painted surface and perfectly paired with your hydrangeas! Looking forward to seeing more :)

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  16. Those are the finishes that I long to create, but only time can achieve! The hydrangeas are beautiful! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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