Friday, February 24, 2012

Open shelving

Lucky for me, I had the truck the day I found this piece.  When I came across it, I started hauling it behind me, 'cause I was taking it home.  Not leaving to chance that someone else would nab it as I continued to scan.  Again lucky for me, a nice gentleman suggested I take the tag off to stake my claim, likely keeping me from tweaking my back.  Sometimes I get distracted by 'junk'.

So, here's the 'kinda-before' shot.
There was a sunny afternoon that I had a few minutes, so I wasted no time dragging it outside for a quick sanding.  Now you may agree I could have looked a little unique holding onto this as if someone else may come swipe it from me.  But it had great potential.

In order to continue the dragging theme, I drug it into my living room to get a pic.  Now, I originally thought this would go in my booth, but it's really growing  on me.  

I think it would be awesome in a kitchen.  My kitchen though, has great, sunny windows... but not a wall area large enough.  So, I'll need to drag some furniture around the house and see where it may fit in.  Although I like the placement in the picture, I drug a chair and sidetable away from the wall to get a  shot.  I do like to sit with other people in my home, so I'll have to make another plan.

This is my favorite shelf.  Maybe it's unique to take a pic of your favorite shelf, but what the heck!  

I used a combination of different paints and waxes along with distressing to get the finished look.  And I'm pretty tickled with the end result.

And these are my favorite bowls.  My sweet parents gave them to me for Christmas.  Grapefruit looks amazing in them (so does french vanilla ice-cream!) .  
I like  how sometimes a little color can brighten my day!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Too bright...or just about right?

Just a little look... this will be at my booth at the Wildhare Flea Market next month (March 17th & 18th).  It's ready for a second coat, but I have other pressing check boxes on the To Do list tonight.  Plus, the real questions is,  I'm wondering ... too bright, ... or just about right?

Imagine a little distressing, and aging as well.  But weigh in.  Give me your two cents worth, here as a comment, or on facebook and help me make the call.  I could tone it down a little with the next coat, but should a statement piece be toned down?  What kinda statement does that make?  But a little softer color cold be oh-so-sweet!  See, I need a little feedback, or I could go back and forth all night.  
K, back to my task at hand.  Then tomorrow, paint!


Monday, February 6, 2012

Sweet spindles!

Items for sale are available on a cash & carry, local pick-up program.  I am located in Chubbuck, ID.  Contact me via email;, then we can set up a time for a closer look for you!

Sweet spindle twin headboard  $46

Old white, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, with light distressing.

spindle shot!

Oh, if I had a girl!  Pink or turquoise bedding and it would stay!

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Enjoy the sun!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Vintage suitcases

I WILL take one on a trip.  Someday.  Somewhere.  

I do get out of town, but it never seems practical to take one of these sweet vintage suitcases with me. 

They don't meet carry on measurements.
They are not very weather resistant to throw into the back of our truck for a ski trip to Jackson Hole.
They are not conducive to camping.
They make my husband roll his eyes when I bring home another and carry them about.

But really.... as I look at this picture, I'm thinking an over-nighter:  suitcase, polka dot sweater & thrift shopping.  I'm ready!

In fact, I sleep next to one every night...

I originally had a stack of 3 as my nightstand.  Then I found this one.  "Really, another one?" But the STRIPES!  It's my favorite, so it stayed.  

But if you're a little low in the vintage suitcase department, I maybe able to assist.  Perhap  you're ready for a trip with a little vintage flair, looking for a unique side table, or wanting a different container for you magazines, blankets, or books.

(All SOLD)

Vintage tweed, green-hued striped suitcase with leather handle and binding on the edges - sold

Vintage large tweed suitcase with sweet yellow handle - sold

Both are in good vintage condition, some discoloration from seeing many years, but both have been cleaned.  Interior is in good condition for both.  (Compare to Etsy, plus no shipping costs!)

Contact me via email: , if you would like to take a closer look! Items are available as a cash only, local pick-up sale.  I am located in Chubbuck, ID.   

Happy Ground Hog day!