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субота, 02. август 2014.

Beach themed dining room and news

Leto kalendarski polako dostiže svoj vrhunac, ali kiša koja pada skoro svaki dan tera nas da zaboravimo da je odavno počelo i uzima nam sve one divne, duge dane pune zlatne svetlosti, svežih povetarca i varljivog ali divnog utiska da se leto nikada neće završiti.
U očekivanju zasluženog putovanja i odmora, utisak leta i mora uvukao se u svaki kutak mog doma sitnicama koje donose poeziju leta kroz mirise borova, citrusa i svežeg, tek ubranog cveća u bašti.
Ova simaptična vesla su dugo čekala na svoj trenutak i sada su ga najzad dobila. Uz malo truda, boje i kanapa postala su prave zvezde moje trpezarije i dodale joj šarm i miris peskovitih plaža.
Presvlake na stolicama upotpunile su kolor šemu sivog, belog i prirodne boje drveta, a ružno, zlatno ogledalo postalo je shabby savršenstvo koje dodaje tračak svetlosti u prostoru, jednako kao i lepa lampa koja je dobila počasno mesto među porodičnim fotografijama. Velika lanterna na stolu je preuzela ulogu vaze za vesele suncokrete i dodala letnje boje trpezarijskom stolu.
Na kraju, prava zvezda moje trpezarije je antikni sekretar sa komodom koji sam slučajno pronašla kod jednog trgovca nemeštajem i kupila skoro za bagatelu. Pojima nisam imala koliko je vredan dok nisam potražila podatke na internetu i saznala da je ovaj predivni komad zapravo engleski chippendale sa kraja 18 veka i da se na ebay prodaje za cenu od 6000-9000$!!!! Zamalo sam se onesvestila jer sam ga ja platila manje od 100 EUR-a sa prevozom!!! To se zove dobra kupovina!! Podatke o ovom lepotanu možete pogledati ovde i ovde.

Summer is slowly reaching its culmination, but the rain that falls almost every day makes us forget that summer started long ago and taking away from us all those wonderful, long days filled with gold shine, cool breezes and beautiful, but deceptive impression that the summer would never end.
In anticipation of a well-deserved vacation, the impression of summer and sea crept into every corner of my home with little things that make poetry of the summer through scents of pine, citrus and fresh, just-picked flowers in the garden.
These paddles waited long for his moment and now they finally got it.  With a little effort, colors and rope they become the real stars of my dining room and added some coastal charm to it.
New chair covers complement the color scheme of gray, white and natural wood color palette and ugly gold mirror has become gray and white shabby perfection that adds a glimmer of light in space as well as a beautiful lamp that was given place among the family photos. Large lantern on the table, took the role of a vase for cheerful sunflowers who added colors of summer on a dining room table.
In the end, the real star of my dining room is an antique secretary cabinet which I found and bought. My friends, it was a good bargain. I didn`t know how valuable it is until I looked for information on the internet and found out that this wonderful piece is English George III mahogany secretary bookcase, circa 1800 and it` selling on ebay for a price of $ 6000-9000!! I almost fainted because I'm paid it less than 100 EUR!! That you can say is a good buy! Information about this pretty you can see here and here.
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уторак, 17. јун 2014.

Getting more white with DIY Chalk Paint


I have this console for a long time. It is a beautiful piece with curved structure, long legs and beautiful carvings, but I never liked the dark color.On the other hand, I always lacked time to fix it. All that sanding, priming and painting takes too long. Chalk paint is the perfect thing to avoid all this and quickly finish the job. But there is no such paint here, and ordering takes too long and it is very expensive.So I done some research on the internet of how to make it myself, and I found that the best results can be achieved by using calcium carbonate. Just mix one part of calcium carbonate with two parts of paint, stir well and you are ready to go. Calcium carbonate is not easy to find, but worth the effort. Paint made ​​with it is nice and easy to apply, and if you don`t use all you prepared, you can leave it for another project. With other versions of DIY Chalk Paint it is not possible because the paint becomes unusable. Another advantage of this DIY Chalk paint is that it dries very quickly. I finished this project for a couple of hours. Just the thing for me, always impatient! I painted the console twice, sand it and then ended it with a layer of clear wax and dark patina so the beautiful carving become more striking. Of course I did not paint the marble part. :)


Ovu konzolu imam jako dugo. To je lep komad sa izvijenom strukturom, dugim nogama i prekrasnim duborezom ali mi se nikada nije dopadala ova tamna boja. Sa druge strane uvek mi je nedostajalo vremena da je sredim. Svo to šmirglanje, nanošenje podloge i farbanje predugo traje. Chalk paint je savršeno sredstvo da se sve to izbegne i brzo završi posao. Ali takve farbe nema kod nas, a naručivanje traje previše dugo i veoma je skupo. Zato sam malo istraživala na internetu kako da je napravim sama i saznala da se najbolji rezultati postižu korišćenjem kalcijum karbonata pomešanog sa bojom u razmeri jedan prema dva. Kalcijum karbonat nije lako pronaći ali vredi truda. Boja napravljena sa njim se lepo i lako nanosi, a višak boje možete ostaviti za neki drugi projekat, što sa drugim DIY varijantama Chalk paint-a nije moguće jer se boja stvrde i postaje neupotrebljiva. Još jedna prednost Chalk paint-a je to što se jako brzo suši. Ja sam ovaj projekat završila za svega par sati. Prava stvar za mene uvek nestrpljivu! Konzolu sam prefarbala dva puta, malo je ošmirglala a potom sam sve završila slojem providnog voska i tamnom patinom kako bi duborez došao do izražaja. Naravno da mermerni deo nisam farbala. :)
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