Friday, September 30, 2011

A sneak peek...

Happy Friday!!
Here is a sneak peek at some of the projects I have been working on and of a few of the (hundreds) of items that will be offered at the sale in a few weeks.  I have been keeping very busy pricing, packing and painting lots of handmade and vintage finds. 

These 2 jewelery holders\hangers turned out better than I had anticipated.  I just love them. 






{one coat of Rustoleum Lagoon later}

I should have cropped this photo prior, so please look at the small table on the right for the before photo. This table was found on the side of the road by our friends, Lu & Clem.  


I have trained Jay well.  He found these two antique trivets all by himself at the local thrift store.  He was so very proud of himself when he found these and then to show me his finds.  He even did research on them and was unable to find anything to compare them to online.  This one is rather large and has an 'L' monogram. They have nice brown felt underneath. 

Have a wonderful weekend! 
I will be fitting in a Second birthday party for my niece, Kate and dinner at a friends house on Sunday.  In between that i will be busy trying to cross a few more things off the long list to finish in 19 days.  The countdown is on.  

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

put a cork in it

Thanks to Kristen I have plenty of corks. 
Which one of these cork projects do you like the best? 
Wine Wreath 

Cork Garland 

Wine Cork Initial
{mixed use}
{standing up}

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Can I keep it? {before & after}

Here are two more pieces that I have finished. 
First up is a union jack piano bench. 
I just love it and want to keep it for my house.  
Jay says no, we can make another.

You can find this at the upcoming Ruffles and Rust Show. 
Please let me know if you are interested in attending, I have discount coupons and a flyer I can send your way. 


Painted it Antique White {milk paint}
Jay {darling that he is} taped it off for me

Two coats each of Federal Blue and Rustic Red {milk paint}
Let it dry overnight

Next morning I was up and out sanding at 7:30 a.m.
I love it!! I hope you do too!

Cute white Basset side table
very sturdy and in overall good shape

Painted it COrnbread by Martha Stewart and sanded and distressed the edges. All waxed and ready to go home with you. 

List for tomorrow:

finish chairs
finish toy box
work on black shelves
hair cut and color {thank you Andrea!}
call comic book shop {i need to get the hundreds of comic books out of my spare room}

good night all. i am off to watch teen mom and drink some jam jar.

I am craving...

I might need to make a batch this afternoon. 

I like taking photos of food and my creations. 
Does anyone else do that? 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Martha would be proud

Yes, Martha would be proud.  
Yesterday I spent 10 hours painting, sanding and waxing furniture.
It was fun and felt very productive. I was however not very good at snapping photos.  I was in the groove, Pandora radio, Iced Coffee, leftover pulled pork sliders for lunch, Jay running to Home Depot for more spray paint and sanding blocks. Josie was at work all day and returned in the evening with my favorite sub, what a darling. 

I did however manage to snap a before, during and after photo of this little project. 

Before: Small vintage child's chair

I used the Silhouette to cut out the stencil. 
Then I painted with Federal Blue, let dry and sanded to make it look like it had been on there for a long time. 

After: I applied a coat of Minwax finishing paste and we are now finished. 

What do you think?

We took Josie's friend home today, (just so we could stop by her goodwill) sick I know. 

Jay found this cute little set and 2 vintage books.  One is in french the other is german. Perfect for some upcoming projects.

Yes another old wooden ironing board. 
Found this at an estate sale today for half off. 

Pottery Barn pillows with down inserts and there are 5 of them! 

Friday, September 23, 2011

To Do Today...

sand. glue. wax.

spray paint. 

 paint. hot glue.

saw off legs. sand. paint. chalkboard.


transform to an old sign. 

sand. wax. 

And that is just the beginning of my Friday. I have not showed you my stack of chairs and benches that I am hoping to tackle.  No garage sales for me today.  Happy Friday!
I am off to the garage with Iced coffee in hand, iPod and hair in a ponytail. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

This should be on your calendar!

I am back for my second go round with the spectacular Ruffles & Rust Vintage Market. 

Please email or call me if you would like one of these glossy fliers and discount coupons for yourself.  

Hope to see you there!!