Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Feedsack Lampshade

A small strip of feedsack leftover from a project~~
to recover a lamp that " did.not.sell. " at my booth~~

(below is said lamp:  I loved it, had a really good price on it, but it just never sold).    I'm not giving up or giving in~~just gonna change out the shade for something more "today"~~

I found this sweet, vintage oval shade for $3.00~~

And some vintage striped sheeting to use for the back portion~~

Much better, don't you think?  I loved the blue toile, but I think the feedsack shade looks trendy.  I can see this tacked on a ledge of bookcase or surrounded by several vintage mirrors~~

On a good note; I made the decision to take home some other items from my booths that had been there for awhile~~but, to my suprise most had sold!  That was just the boost I needed; that inspired me to get busy creating and painting.  

I'm off to see what you've been up to; there's where my ultimate inspiration comes from and gets me all fired up!  Thanks for stopping by~~

Friday, July 6, 2012

Someone's Paint 50c

Better than the "clearance" tag indicated on the above can of paint~~I bought some 50c leftover's from the Habitat Resale Shop~~

~~and love getting someone else's decor paints to experiment with baskets or furniture~~sometimes adding a bit of white or black to "customize" the color I want for a project~~

~~a fabulous way to cut expenses without buying a brand new can of paint; this color was the perfect aqua~~

~~so for 50c; I could paint up a storm on a few little projects for my booths at the antique mall~~this color always sells well with customers~~

~~but, I'm really liking this metal basket for storage; so it may hang out here at home for awhile~~

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mod Podge French Boxes

Hey; I just figured out home-made chalk paint works beautifully on "cardboard boxes" too!

Got a great little deal on 3-nesting-boxes at GW for $1.00; painted each one in a black, white and gray~~

Hobby and Michels sell cardboard boxes of all descriptions really cheap too (better on half-price week!)~~

I used some vintage "naturally aged" paper bought for label projects and cut them 8x11 for my printer~~copied my images right onto the aged paper~~

Above~~the "Paris" image I decided to tear along the edges to look worn.

~~and simply mod-podged the cut outs (labels) onto my painted boxes~~then mod-podge over to protect the image~~

Brown paper sacks (cut to 8x11) for printer paper would work sweetly too; would give a project that old, natural look in vintage labels~~

Off to see what you're up to this week and start (finishing-up) some delayed projects.

Thanks for stopping by; I love it when you peek in!  Have an awesome day~~


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bistro Vintage ~a gift~

My son and his fiance came home yesterday for the holiday.  And look at this sweet wooden bistro set that my future DIL gave me!

They live near Chicago; she told me her neighbor was having a yardsale and this was $10.00!  ~~and she thought it would look sweet on our porch.

I love it.    Thank you Brandie so much for thinking of me~~(she knows my style well).

Have a great 4th of July; America, the Beautiful~~yes she is.  Aren't we fortunate to love and live so freely.