Last month I went to my first estate sale and this beast of a chair caught my eye.
Yep, that's not paint. That's wax. Yikes. I knew it was a build-up from the furniture wax that someone had previously used on it, but every time I looked at it I couldn't stop thinking about ear wax. I don't know why! Unfortunately the wax covered every inch of the weave on the caning of the chairs. It would have taken me a lifetime to get all of the wax out of every nook and cranny, so instead I used Miss Mustard Seed's french chair tutorial to cleverly cover it up.
Tomorrow I'll tell you all about the nightmare I had to go through to make this beast lovely again but until then, here's my teaser after photo.
CAN YOU SHOW ME SOMETHING THAT'S NOT WHITE?
Sure! How about a lot of white with a hint of blue? Today I went to a thrift store with my mom and my daughter Aine in Spring, TX and found this cute ironstone teacup and a matching ironstone plate to go with it. They weren't made by the same company, but I think they've taken a liking to each other.
I love the shape of the cup and that handle is just itching to be picked up. And if you look closely, the plate has a border of raised bluebonnet flowers on it (it's probably just wheat, but this is Texas after all).