Friday, October 14, 2011

Table Makeover

I bought this great table off from Craigslist about 4 months ago.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it so it served as my craft table.  That was until now.  It's made of all wood and it's in PERFECT condition.  It's a fantastic table and if I had a place for it, (other than a craft table) I would keep it. 
Flaps down.

Flaps up.

Side profile. 

Now it's a beautiful Duck Egg Blue and lightly distressed.  Love her!

Check out those legs!
She's very versatile.  Could be used as a dinner table, sofa table of entry way table.  I think she's fabulous!
Hope you like her as much as I do!  ~You can find her in my shop.~

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Treasures Part Two

Well hello there!

Isn't he handsome?  His luscious locks blowing in the breeze.  His thick beard....just makes me want to twist my fingers up in it. Now that's a man.  I've named him Josh after my husband.  Though my husband shaves his head, I imagine that this is what it would look like if he grew it out because his hair is so thick.  He does sport a pretty thick beard.  It's not that long and curly but it's thick....and really it's just an over grown go tee.  He only shaves once every 2 or 3 weeks.  He's a hairy beast of a man!  Seriously, who gives this hunk away?!  Yes, he's chipped but I'll fix that. Every good man has his flaws.

On to my next treasure.  Check out this metal trunk.  I love trunks!!! 

It has this metal decal on top that says it's from Boston Massachusetts.  1946. Awesome!

I like me some trunks!

It's in excellent condition, dirty but well built.

Ha ha! Love it!  Have I already said that? :)

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Thursday, October 6, 2011


I've always wanted an American Family Scale but never came across one that was 'the one'.  But I found this little beauty on ebay....that might be a new addiction of my...ssshhhh....don't tell the hubs!  I also like the apothocary jar.  The brown is so nostalgic....reminds me of my grandma.

I was lucky enough to be at my local thrift store when these pretty ladies were brought out.  I'm sure my eyes popped out of my head when I saw the worker walking out of the back with them!

Last but definitely not least, I found this at the flea market I did last Saturday.  A lady by me was having a yard sale and she came over to see if I wanted them. Um, yeah!  I told her "sold" but then had to back track.  I knew if my husband showed up to pick me and my stuff up and I hadn't sold anything but actually bought something he was gonna kill me.  So I told her I would take them at the end of the day if I sold something and she still had them.  I did, and she did!



And they fold up!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Dresser Revive

Check out this old antique dresser.  There is a lady that lives by me that was going to throw it away.  The drawers are in EXCELLENT condition but the rest of it, not so much.  It's chippy, peeling, pieces of the legs were was in need of a lot of intensive care.  I did a ton of gluing and clamping. A TON.

Then I sanded her down really good making sure not to chip off more than was already off.

I dry brushed her with some granite grey, painted on this beautiful stencil and then stained the whole thing with some Min wax dark walnut.  
I think it turned out perfect!

The mirror that is leaning up next to her goes on top.  It's a gorgeous piece and unfortunately this is the only picture that I took of here.  I was in such a rush getting ready for the Market this past Saturday that I didn't get any others taken. :/   I made it as large as I could so it might be overlapping on the sides of my blog.  You can click on the picture for a closer look.   Hope you like her!    *Oh and she's already sold!

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Salvaged Armoire

Here is an armoire that I picked up a few weeks ago.  It was in really bad shape. It was really shaky, we couldn't get the drawers out and the doors were crooked.  Plus they didn't shut all the way

I put my husband to work on her and he did an excellent job making her sturdy again.  He had to remove and replace the back. He then built in some shelves and a hanging bar.  I painted it grey and glazed it with some Navajo white.  I really like but it's for sale!

She's really cute inside too!

She has a new life now!