Really! I’ve been working on a couple of pieces of furniture.
Like this piece.
They are the old vintage fold down chairs with slatted seats. They’re taking FOREVER to paint. So many nooks and crannies. And then I can’t fold them down to finish them until the paint dries blah….blah….blah….
Anywho, they are going to be super duper cute! They’ll be distressed and glazed and the inside back of each chair will have a big number painted on it. As long as this thing is taking me it should sell for a bazillion dollars. It won’t, but I just feel like it should. :) I know, I know, spray paint, right? But we just kinda like the way the brush strokes look when the pieces are dry. Especially on this vintage stuff.
This is a cute little vintage side table with drawer. It’s also on wheels. CUTE! The top is decoupaged. I still have to crackle and glaze. Can’t wait to see how this one turns out. The glaze will, of course, really darken up that printed paper and give it a great old look.
Both of these pieces will head to the Rink! Sooner or later! I had intended to have them ready tomorrow. Huummm……..that’s not happenin’!
While I had everything out, I’m painting this piece, for myself.
See, no worries, I still love my color!
I’m really trying to get rid of things that I don’t consider “me” any more. Although what “me” is, remains a little unclear.
My persistence and patience finally paid off. I found one of the little oriental lamps that I have been wanting since we went on our trip last fall to Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
They had a collection of them in this very kitschy, eclectic little restaurant and I’ve been on the lookout ever since.
Here’s mine. I love the way it looks sitting on top of my vintage seed box. The total contrast in styles but the perfect colors. Some goofy person had painted the shade. Other than that, it’s in perfect condition. And here’s the best part. All of the others that I had seen were selling for around $75.00. Another dealer, and friend, at the Rink, sold this one to me for what she had paid for it. $10.00!!!!! I was so thrilled, not to mention grateful, that I could have jumped up and down! I just love my little kitschy cool lamp!
What is my style anyway? CRAZY!
While I had the camera out…….
The newest look on the little mantel in the living room.
What do you do with your vintage books when you don’t have a single book shelf? I put mine in giant urns.
The larger mantel upstairs is also undergoing a change.
Hubby’s vintage camera collection is coming out of the closet.
I think it kinda fits the decor of this room.
Sorry about the quality of these pics. This room never photographs well.
Loved this pic. that I found at Hobby Lobby not long ago. Printed on burlap. I tell ‘ya……that store can be a independent retailers worst nightmare. I would bet that by this time next year, we’ll be seeing all of the industrial type looks that are so popular with the number and letter craze at H.L. for a fraction of the cost.
Other things that will be finding their way out of my house for good……
The last of my black plate collection.
This pair of candle sticks. These are actually going to be a little hard to let go of.
This giant sized lamp which is ALMOST tall enough to be a floor lamp.
I guess I’m going for the vintage, chippy, shabby, collected over time by a blind person with no regard for style other than what she likes……..look. Yep! That’s it!
Have a great Friday!