|I purchased this stool for $8. Hubby made it sound (no wobbles), I painted it white, |
distressed it and used fabric from room to reupholster it.
|This is our Green Toile Guest Bedroom. I decorated it using old antique finds turned into new uses. Here is a door made into a headboard...the crystal knob is still attached|
hiding behind a pillow!
An old foyer chandelier into a teacup chandy.
|I took an old foyer light fixture, just used the center combined with an old lamp shade form and made it into a new fixture. I covered the wire shade in heavy fabric and made ribbon roses.|
|This is the inside of an old foyer light fixture. I added the teacup and crystals. I hung it from an old birdcage stand and covered the cord with a toile fabric sock I made.|
|I made the curtains. I also took an antique board from the back of a dresser|
and turned it upside down.
Painted it white and distressed it and added the vinyl lettering.
|Chair was purchased at a thrift store already painted green. I love the look of feed sack material, so I made my own and then upholstered this cushion for the wicker chair.|
I also made the pillow from scrap fabric used in the room.
|Bed tray and items on it from garage sales except the teapot, it's from TJ Maxx.|
I made the dust ruffle, toile coverlet and all the pillows.
|I made the ribbon roses on this sugar bowl turned hat pin holder.|
|I added the tin-type baby photo to the plate using scrap-booking flowers.|
All garage sale finds.
|I purchased this antique secretary ($150) at a local antique store. I painted it white|
and put on new hardware.
What a great find and adds so much character to the room.
|Inside the secretary...I cross-stitched the bear and painted the mini rocker|
(on the bottom shelf),
but all the rest are from garage sales.
|The bird is hiding under there somewhere!|
|Sold the black table and replace it with this table I refurbished.|
|More garage sale finds...Lamp, Free; lamp shade, $2; biscuit jar, 50¢,|
hankies (in the jar), $3; Sugar bowl, 50¢
|Antique christening dresses I collect.|
|Top of door headboard. Antique baby shoes and christening dress.|
|Instant ancestor (purchased) in an antique frame.|
|Doll chair from garage sale that I painted and hung on the wall.|
Photos of my daughter as a young child and of me with each child when they were young.
|Found this old picture at an antique store in Kansas. It had some damage on her head, but she was holding lilacs so I just used scrap-book paper and made more tiny lilacs and put it in her hair were the damage was.|
|This needlepoint bell pull was found at a thrift store for $2. I added the fringe and tassel.|
|All plates from garage sales.|
|Old picture of a woman in white dress.|
|I purchased this dress from an antique dealer for $40. It is a wedding dress from|
1910 that she purchased
from the son of the woman who made and wore it here in my town.
|Old high top button baby shoes to tie in with my collection of other antique baby items.|
Old frame was purchased at auction for $5. It's done in gold leaf.
|Old dresser pediment turned upside down.|
|Purchased this old milking stool on eBay and painted the legs. Broke old plates for mosaic.|
Paris picture from a garage sale for 50¢.
|Old hat that I just loved from antique store.|
|Four french 'man and woman' scenes that are framed, found at a garage sale for $4.|
I tied with ribbon and hung in a row on the wall.
|Birdcage and stand from a garage sale. First baby outfit my hubby wore as a baby. Second outfit I wore as a baby and third outfit my daughter wore and my sister made it for her from a doll pattern.|
|Now the bell from below is a new tassel.|
|I hammered the old silver spoon flat then painted the front in checks,|
I painted a rose and the words,
"Love a good book" on the other side. It is supposed to be a bookmark.
Parties I linked to:
Charm Bracelets Toile Party
Strut Your Stuff @ The Saturday Morning Blog