Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Life is too short...

Thought for the day:
"Life is too short to waste time matching socks."
So true!
 It's a philosophy I've been living by (without realizing it) ever since I started having kids. :)
I think this quote belongs on my laundry room wall...
And if my laundry room was big enough, I would put this table in it to fold laundry on...
because, surprisingly, I do enjoy folding laundry... just not socks. :)
 
 
Where can you envision this cute little table?
A sewing/craft room that needs a little pop of color?
 
 
A vintage wedding reception "sign in" table?
 
 
A cheery kitchen or breakfast nook?
 
 
A fun desk in a home office?
 
 
Whatever it's purpose, it will look good doing it,
painted in ASCP "Antibes Green" with a hard wax finish.
Dimensions are: 48" x 30" x 29 1/2" tall
The table is SOLD.
 
 
 
Thanks, and have an awesome day!
 


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Oh yes, it's salvagable...

A big THANK YOU to my brother and sister in law for giving me a chance to salvage this dresser!
It was riddled with problems, but still had some sweet bones that I couldn't pass up.
Here is a photo during the process...
 
 
We replaced the top, rebuilt the top drawer, removed one drawer rung, and added shelves...
After some Annie Sloan paint and wax, this is what became of it...
 

 
 
Our outside kitty was so curious about this new cozy soft place to explore...
Isn't she pretty?
 

 
It's a pretty light weight dresser, and still has a few imperfections,
but it's as cute as can be, and very functional
Ha! Funny story, I just sold it back to my sister in law... ;) 
Thanks, and have a wonderful day!

 



 


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Two-Toned Stained Dresser with Mirror/Chalkboard

Isn't this dresser just as cute as can be? It's feminine and masculine at the same time. I can just imagine it as a bathroom vanity... I turned the mirror around and painted the back of it with chalkboard paint. So versatile!

 
It's sitting on the original wooden castors.
 
 
 
 
And it's for sale! Shoot me a message if you're interested!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day! :)
 
 
 

Dresser Makeover in "Kitchen Scale"

"BEFORE"....
 
 
 
And "AFTER" painted in MMSMP "Kitchen Scale."
The drawer fronts were sanded and waxed, not stained, that is the natural color of the wood.
The pulls were painted in ASCP "Pure White."
 

 
I love the natural chipping of the milk paint...
 

And the gorgeous variation in the color...
 

 
It has the cutest little metal castor wheels that work really well!
 



This piece is now SOLD.
Thanks for looking, and have a great day! 

 

Post-WildHare Vintage Flea Spring 2014

I had such a swell time at the WildHare Vintage Flea last weekend. My favorite parts, as usual, were meeting new friends, catching up with old ones, and doing a bit of shopping of my own... :)
I was in such a hurry the morning of, I didn't get any good booth shots.
Here is one "during" shot taken late Friday afternoon of two side tables that I will surely miss!
 

Congratulations to Becki Adams, who was the winner of the $25.00 booth credit and two early bird passes. She was kind enough to share it with her sister who, like me, has a thing for old quilts. She snatched up the two I brought, and it looked like she snagged a few from other vendors as well.
So fun!
 
Thanks to all who came! I hope you had loads of fun and found many treasures!

 
 

Friday, March 14, 2014

WILDHARE VINTAGE FLEA! Spring 2014

Wow! Less than a week away!
This is going to be an exciting show, in a great new location...
 
 
 
If you haven't yet entered my giveaway,
hop on over to Antique Recreation FB page and comment, like, and SHARE!
I will draw a name next Thursday to win $25.00 credit in my booth! :)
 
There are lots of other good giveaways happening from other vendors as well...
these are the ones I know about...
 
 
Here are some BEFORE shots of a few of the items I will be bringing to the fleamarket...
 

 
 
Of course, you should come to the market to see the AFTER's in person! ;)

 


Friday, February 7, 2014

Antique Cabinet with Fret Work and Milk Paint

This post is going to be all about the "after" photos....
Gorgeous antique cabinet painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Ironstone milk paint...
 
 






 
The 48 star flag belonged to Mark's grandma... :)