Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday House - A Barn Sale

Saturday, November 19th, my friend, Stacy, and I hosted our very first barn sale. We held it in her large shop just outside of town. We had tons of painted furniture, vintage items, home decor, and Christmas decor. It was lots of hard work but it was fun seeing her shop be transformed. Despite all the snow we had a steady stream of customers and sold a lot of stuff. We think it was worth the effort. Here are lots of pictures!!!!


All of the furniture you see below was painted and refinished by the two of us over the past couple months except a few chippy antique pieces that were already perfection.










We made lots of german glass glitter letters and word garlands.




We made vintage sheet music wreaths and ornaments.








And the day of.  Full of customers.


For our first ever very own show I think it was a success. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Duncan Phyfe Table and Lyre Back Chairs

I picked up a small duncan phyfe dining table and two lyre back chairs last week.  The table was $7 and the chairs $1 a piece.  To say they needed some tlc is an understatement.  The joints on the chairs were loose so I spent a good hour glueing, clamping, and repairing them.



One was upholstered in green and cream stripes and the other was red with cream swirls.  The fabric was filthy.  This is after the chairs were repaired and sanded.

The table base and top were also sanded.


Then I sprayed them with black paint in an eggshell finish. This is always the easy part.  It took me about 10 minutes to spray everything. I was fortunate to get a warmer day to paint outside last week.

And after three hours work here is the finished product!!! 

I used scraps from a painter's drop cloth for the fabric on the chairs.  Then I used masking tape to tape off and paint the stripes and stenciled on the laurel wreath and year.  I wanted them to look like they were recovered with an old grain sack.


Wish I had room to keep them!!!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Another Vintage Scale!!!

I was at a friend's house a few days ago and saw this scale sitting on her table.  She was just getting ready to go to a show on the weekend and was going to take this scale to sell in her booth.  I absolutley loved everything about it and bought it from her.  I have never seen one like this before.  I love the patina, the wood top, the lettering on the side.....everything.  It is large too.  And for $40 I couldn't pass it up.












It resides on the "new" dresser I added to the living room. It really compliments and helps break up all the white.  A friend was at my house last night and spied it sitting there.  She asked if it was for sale.  I told her this was a keeper for me.  My collection of scales is now at four!!!

I'm linking up with Show and Share Day

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Beachy Dresser Redo

I purchased this dresser off Craigslist for $40.  It looked good in the picture below but the finish was pretty rough but it is a solid very heavy piece.  I sanded, primed, and painted it white.  Then I heavily distressed it and dry brushed it with a light grey color. I sprayed the handles oil-rubbed-bronze.

I love the beachy coastal vibe she gives off.  This one sold right away!







Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Two Matching Beauties

I picked up this set of two antique dressers on Craigslist.  The white paint had yellowed and paint was peeling.  I sanded them and gave them a coat of primer and bright white paint.




They are both keepers!!!! 
I dry brushed the shorter one with a light grey color and added glass knobs (I need to get one more).

It replaced this small table in the living room.  I love this table and this look but I needed storage.  The girls and I have mountains of piano books and sheet music that was piled on the floor next to the piano.

The taller dresser I left bright white and swaped with another dresser in my daughters room. It holds more clothes and is cuter that the one that she used to have. I'm loving both of these new pieces.

I'm linking up with Furniture Feature Friday, and Frugal Friday.