Thursday, April 21, 2011

Corner Cupboard Facelift

I found this corner cupboard at the thrift store.  It wasn't too bad, it just needed a little facelift.  Here is the before.

The fabric was a bit outdated.

The wood wasn't very pretty.

And the shelves were covered with wall paper.

I removed the paper and painted the shelves white.  The back got a pretty blue paint with dark wax antiquing.  And the doors got new linen panels.

I had planned to repaint the outside and add glass knobs, but I thought its simple country charm was, well, charming.  The cupboard is now at the antique mall waiting for a new home.

I'll be joining some parties on my sidebar, so please go visit everyone else.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Junk Chic?

I just can't stop.

I found more buckets and I just had to paint on them.

Look at the patina on the fleurs bucket.  I really wanted to keep this one.

I've also been making coat racks out of some old moulding I found.
This one has bird hooks that I painted white and distressed.

When I was deciding what to paint on these buckets, my husband suggested some things that were not exactly what I had in mind (I'm sure he was aware of that).  I said, "No, I want it to be romantic." That's right, I want my junk to be romantic.  So what should I call this style?  Junk Chic?  Romantic Junk Style?  Any ideas?  Or is there already a name for it out there?


I'm joining Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Adding Accents With Stencils

I found a few more things to add to my booth, but they needed just a little something.

Old buckets...

Got numbers.

 An old stool got a Paris address.

And then they all got taken to the antique mall.

I used an old shutter to make a shelf along the top of my booth. Since my booth is so small, I wanted to add more display space.  The booth behind mine has Christmas all year, so I guess there will always be Christmas trees in the background.  Hmmm, unless I can find a way to disguise them.  Any ideas?

I also added a stack of books and a great old scale I got at an auction.  Thanks for all the encouraging comments on opening my booth.  It really helped me feel more confident about my decision.

I'm joining a few parties listed on my side bar.  Please go visit.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

French Grain Sack Folding Screen

In my last post, I showed you my new space at the antique mall.  In it was this folding screen, and I wanted to share my before and after.

When I found the screen, It looked like this.

It was covered with macrame and had a broken bar, but I could tell the frame was really old and had potential.

I thought the screen would be lovely with vintage floral fabric panels.

Or with no panels and using it as a drying rack or to hang photos or art work.

Ultimately, I decided on french grain sack panels.  I painted them using my stencil method you can see here.

I addd a graphic from the Graphics Fairy  blog.  I used a transfer method I learned from Shellagh at Ticking and Toile.

And here it is again at the mall.

Please visit all the parties I'll be joining.  They are listed on my sidebar.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

A New Adventure

I have a space at the local antique mall!  I've been talking about it for years, and I finally did it.

Here it is.

It's a tiny little space, but I think it's just right for me to start.

I definitely need to add more "stuff".

See the fleurs tote?  It was my first sale.  Yay! It was my favorite thing, too.

I have been so busy getting this ready, that I haven't done any blogging.  Sooo, I will be showing some "befores" and "afters" after they have gone to the mall.

Now back to work.