Sunday, August 29

hot day!

so the heat came back...even if for only a day or so it's not wanted right now.  really, i have a HUGE list of things that need done and most of them depend on the weather.  hoping to break out some red paint in a day or two.

for now i will share this cutie mirror i snagged from a garage sale for a mere .25 cents!  pulled out the heirloom white paint, some black glaze and topped it off with a couple coats of lacquer.


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yes, there is little love here...we have the faux wood (plastic) and it's an eagle...woo.

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nothing against eagles...they are very regal birds.  just thrown together with this dated faux wood design leaves little to be desired. but....

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i think this breaths new life into this decor piece, don't you? :)

be back VERY soon to share more items i've refinished for my up-coming flea market.  here's a peak for now...

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Friday, August 27

if you are in town over Labor Day weekend...

stop in to the Flea Market at the fair grounds and see me.  i have a booth and will be in one of the two buildings there just inside the fair grounds. 

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getting things priced and in order to be set up is tedious but fun! :) 

Thursday, August 26

nursery 2pc

finally seeing things to the end!  lovin' this fall-ish type weather.  makes me very productive. :)

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here are a couple wooden pieces I picked up at different yard sales recently and felt with the right finish they would work well together.  I could see this in a childs bedroom/playroom easily.  the paint color is a "oops" paint from home depot in somewhat of a robin egg blue.  i stenciled on some numbers in another "oops" paint grey.

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can't you just see little collections of childrens books adorning this shelf? :)

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I love distressing furniture and making it unique. :)
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Monday, August 23

*melody cabinet

here is the FINISHED music cabinet i gave you sneak peeks on some time ago.  i still am blaming it on the weather that it took this long. lol

(be prepared with oodles of images)

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this cabinet was sitting alongside the road.  it looked rough and had to be handmade.  the legs are definately not suitable to hold this heavy cabinet body.

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have to throw in credit as the hubby did all the dirty work of sanding, cleaning and removing/building NEW feet for this cabinet. :)

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after a few days of playing in glue, vintage sheet music and glaze we have this...

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oh also need to add that hubby hand brushed on a coat of  Minwax Poleyurethane to seal up those yummy vintage music sheets and give it long lasting use!

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kept the old hardware as it seemed to go well with the music note 'feel'. :)

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it was actually fun placing the sheet music in particular places as to be visuallly pleasing.

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even the back got attention! :)

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the little music sign i picked up at a garage sale awhile ago...this will go along with the cabinet if wanted! :)

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just look at those legs!  hubby designed them and attached them the proper way with screws and wood glue so the are NOT coming off! :)

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some of the sheet music dates back to 1910.  i know there is a music lover out there that really could appreciate this!  do you know one?
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Sunday, August 22

paint love

i did finally finish (well, with much help from the hubs) my music cabinet.  hope to have finished photos in the next day or so.

i've been busting out a few random pieces here and there.  here is a vintage brass magazine rack that was thrown in on a pile of items i purchased at an estate auction.  figured i could breath new life into it buy giving it a funky new color.Metal mag rack1

here i tried to give a close up of the simple criss cross design.

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i love this spray paint by Rust-oleum Ultra cover 2X the coverage!  i definately recommend it.  half the time in working and LOVE the QUALITY! :)

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i figured it might get a little abused with mags and books being thrown into it so i coated it with Minwax Clear Laquer (found this stuff on clearance for $2, score!).

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i think it turned out fun/funky and hope to find it a good home soon. :)

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my fleamarket and antique books looked right at home in there. :)

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be back soon with other treasures to share!