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8/31/2011

Old No. 1 Stool

I was lazy a week or so ago and didn't take before pictures. Actually, I was overwhelmed with fixer projects that I just didn't take the time.

However, this stool is an old wooden stool that has a rotating two-step, step stool attached. It was painted a lovely light and happy green and my intention was to leave it alone. But upon closer inspection, it needed some small repairs which caused me to have to paint it.

Out came the Annie Sloan, Paris Grey Chalk Paint.

8/30/2011

My Booth

I am sure that many of my followers know that I have a booth at our local antique mall here in Quincy, IL called Sullivan's Antiques and More.

8/27/2011

Week 19 ~ Diamonds In The Rough!

Diamonds In The Rough! is my weekly feature, where I show you the treasures that I find from garage sales, thrift stores and antique stores.

We hit the Mother-load AGAIN this weekend. As I always find, at the beginning of garage sale season and towards the end of garage sale season, they tend to have better pickin's.
Solid Walnut display case, hubby was happy I found this, he drilled more holes for pins inside to hold more than one glass shelf. At $8, this was a good buy and he will display his collections in this.

8/23/2011

Hummingbird!

Okay, I am going to confess two things...I love hummingbirds and I have not been drinking!

Why would I confess such crazy things? Well, this evening, as I was washing dishes, (yes, I have a dishwasher but sometimes still handwash) I looked out my window and saw a hummingbird on our Thundercloud Plum tree. I ran and took this picture.

8/22/2011

Table...Is It Too Far Gone?

That's what I asked myself when I first laid eyes on this table.


It's one of those cool old tall oval six leg tables that I am so in love with.


But, was it too far gone for a second life?

8/19/2011

Morning Bath!

As taken from my dining room bay window...(no sound other than my dryer running)
video

8/17/2011

Painted Hutch 2-Die-4!

I came across this hutch at a local thrift store. When I first saw it, I thought it was an old 1970's piece because it was so dark. Upon closer viewing, seeing the vintage drawer pulls and the dove-tailing on the drawers, I realized that it was an antique. I found two labels, one in the drawer and a metal one on the back that reads, "Lenox Shops Furniture, Canastota, NY".  I Googled this information and they were in business selling only high end furniture from 1893 - 1930.

I first shared this with you in a recent Diamonds In The Rough! post.
Before in Original Condition
 I realized that it was a shame to paint solid mahogany, but a painted hutch was the look I wanted, not the dark look that it was. The real shame was that I planned on using it for a display rack in my mall booth and not in my home.

However, last weekend when hubby was helping me set up the shutters in my booth and getting the hutch put together after I had painted it right in my empty booth for the past two days, said, "Boy, this hutch sure is nice and would look better in our home." I knew it would eventually make it there but we no longer had our pickup and couldn't haul it home. The thrift store had taken it to the mall for me since it was right around the corner.

8/15/2011

Cool Iron Chair

Look at the newly redone cool iron chair!

I was lucky enough to come across two very unique metal chairs at an estate sale.


They are made with what looks like rebar with metal leaves.


One was painted white and missing the circle back part and the other one was painted black.

So let's start this story at the beginning...


8/13/2011

Week 18 ~ Diamonds In The Rough!

Diamonds In The Rough! is my weekly feature, where I show you the treasures that I find from garage sales, thrift stores and antique stores.

We hit the Mother-load this weekend.  And it's a good thing since I have a bigger booth space to fill at the antique mall.

Are you ready? Here goes...
One new shade and the rest old. I have a surprise to show you what I do with these around Christmas time. Bet you can't wait!

8/10/2011

Week 17 ~ Diamonds In The Rough!

Diamonds In The Rough! is my weekly feature, where I show you the treasures that I find from garage sales, thrift stores and antique stores.

This was an unusual week, Garage sales were not good again, I think because of the heat. However, my girlfriend let me come over and pre-shop her garage sale items. And a got a wonderful hutch at a thrift store.

Here goes with the treasures.
To sell in my booth
To sell in my booth

8/05/2011

Another Table...Painted and Mirrored!

I found this antique table on a recent garage sale expedition. I knew that I was going to paint it and probably not keep it because I don't have room for it but,



I so love to paint furniture pieces and give them a whole new personality.








To remind you, here is the before picture that I had shared

8/02/2011

Nature's Bounty II

Begonias & Coleus
Earlier this week I posted garden beauty around my yard and called Nature's Bounty. You can see that post HERE.




This is a continuation of that post with more of the awesomeness that nature brings...
Black Eyed Susan's

8/01/2011

Week 16 ~ Diamonds In The Rough!

Diamonds In The Rough! is my weekly feature, where I show you the treasures that I find from garage sales, thrift stores and antique stores.

Well, it hasn't been a weekly feature lately, has it? When it gets hot out, the garage sales seem to lessen and get lame. So I have not posted for a couple of weeks on great finds.

Hubby and I went out on Saturday and he really found something great! It was our 17th Anniversary after all! :)
Cute handmade cards! At 25¢ each, I can't make them for that!

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