Monday, July 21, 2014

Window Shopping- Anthropologie

I don't get to visit Anthropologie often.  Hardly ever, really.  I don't live near one.  This past weekend however, I enjoyed a mini vacation with the family and there was one near our hotel.  There were amazing things inside!  I initially went in for knobs but was utterly overwhelmed by all the beautiful things.  They were selling these two pieces.  Awesome chippiness and distressed goodness going on but majorly huge price tags!!  Sheesh!


 So many beautiful knobs.

They were selling these two pieces.  Awesome chippiness and distressed goodness going on but majorly huge price tags!!  Sheesh!


 Yep, 19-Thousand-Dollars!

 Well, at least this one was a little less.
They were selling these two pieces.  Awesome chippiness and distressed goodness going on but majorly huge price tags!!  Sheesh!
I left with no purchases this day, which is surprising since I went in for the very knobs they clearly had plenty of.  I'll need knobs in the future I'm sure.  This will give me a reason to stop back by.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lovely Bed Missing Its Pediment

I'm not sure how to proceed with this next project.  I had the opportunity to buy this bed (and one other) in a lottery of sorts.  A thrift store that I frequent now uses a wait list for furniture that has had its tag removed but has gone unsold during the business day.  They begin calling people on the list early the next business day.  The day I saw these two beds, they were both missing tags.  Good thing, I was #1 on the wait list!  I slept with my phone under my pillow!  I got the call and hightailed it back to the store.  I purchased the beds out of sheer excitement.  Unfortunately, I didn't fully check them over.

I somehow assumed this was the headboard's shape.  It wasn't until I really looked at it some time later that I realized it was missing its decorative crown/pediment.  I've been searching for a replacement but can't seem to find one.  Frankly, I am not even sure I know what I'm looking for.
Help me out, guys.  Can I leave this as it is?  The shape isn't terrible without the pediment, but will it be tasteful and ultimately sale-able without it once all the work goes into refinishing it?

Input and help, Folks!!
While we're at it, any paint color suggestions?
Enjoy Being Prissy!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Rock-A-By Baby Rocker

This little rocker once belonged to my niece.  She's a big girl now and in her teens. I'm sad about that, they grow up so fast...but nevermind me.  It was later given to my daughter.  She never used it much.  It has sat in random places throughout my house.  In the garage.  In the dining room/daughter' play room.  It has even been in my bedroom at one time. 

I didn't remember to take "during" photos but it simply went through a process of several coats of antique white and some heavy distressing!  I went over the whole thing with a dark walnut stain (which happens to be my favorite stain tint by-the-way).  I didn't seal it in hopes that it wears further and develops even more character in its future life.

Isn't this the cutest little rocker?  Roughed up and adorable!  It turned out pretty nice. 

It came with me to a recent flea market but didn't sell.  That's all the better for you, right, since it's now available in my ETSY shop.  Swing by and snatch her up for that special little one in your life!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Pair of Charcoal Nightstands

The nightstands I've recently worked on. Here's one of them but these are indeed a set of lovely nightstands that got a little love and attention.

 I chose a light gray color but once stained, waxed and buffed, the gray seemed to deepen and from some angles, appear more of a charcoal gray, metallic-like color.  I like it!  Very masculine and feminine at the same time, particularly with these gray flower-like knobs.  The insides of the drawers were in good shape so I chose not to line them.
Some of the drawers needing a little glue and clamps.  They cleaned up well and are good as new!

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These'll be up soon in my ETSY shop.

Enjoy Being Prissy!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Taupe Armoire With Pink Flower Pulls

I just LOVED working on this little lady.  She gave me a tough time here and there but I think she turned out rather prissified!  I painted her in a soft taupe using OOPS paint, removed the inner shelf dividers to allow for the inside of the armoire to be a bit more versatile and changed out the knobs to translucent pink flowers.  A few of the drawers appear to have been used more than the others.  To give them a uniformed look, a touch of pink piggy paper did the trick!

She hung out with me at a vintage market I did this past weekend.  She didn't go home with anyone, so she's up for grabs in my etsy shop!

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

A "Keepsake" Jewelry Box

I promised this a long time ago.  Like a month ago, long-time-ago.  Finally able to post about it.  I'm still not sure if I will list this in my Etsy store.  It has some quirks, that though can be worked out, I don't know if I feel like bothering with it.  I didn't take before pics.  I was in a rush to start.  I did get a pic of the drawers and a half-painted side though.
I replaced the floral glass door insert with a two-sided decoupaged panel of dictionary pages.  The front dictionary page is the letter "k".  Intentionally chosen for the word "keepsake".  You'll notice the word "keeper" there too.  A keeper of your keepsakes.  The inner side is a "J" page where you will find "jewelry" amongst the words. This ones self explanatory.

Yeah, that's about as clever as I get folks!

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Vintage Alphabet Blocks

I'm always finding things while thrifting and hang onto them for a long time before I decide what to do with them.  The Husband says I'm a hoarder.  I say I'm brainstorming...for a really long time.

These blocks have been hanging around my garage for months now.  Maybe even a year.   They looked like this...

Now they look like this.

With a correlating dictionary page on the back of each.

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