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9/28/2011

Inlaid Table ~ Deja-vu

I just experienced Deja-vu, but this was REAL not an illusion of feeling. I am talking about two tables that have come into my life with-in a month of each other but miles apart. Here is my first one...
I am sure my blog followers remember this one. See the before shot? Notice the top and how the inlay was so far gone that it couldn't be saved? You also see my solution for its rebirth.

Well, little did I know that 180 miles away was an identical table, that I would cross paths with and purchase.

9/26/2011

Week 23 ~ 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 week, I was able to nab some good furniture to transform this winter. Here's my loot for the week.
This will be a fun chair to transform. Don't kill me, but it had a matching side chair that I didn't get. Crazy, I know.
I will have fun with this pair!

9/25/2011

White Bookcase Breathes New Life!

I found a Diamond In The Rough!

It was a vintage bookcase with bad bleed-through! It cost $35 and included the wood shelves, door and some new, unused glass shelves. It needed a lot of love. The lady had misplaced the original hardware, so I will have to find some replacements.

What do you do when you have bleed-through of the stained wood or knot holes through the paint? You seal the whole piece with two coats of Minwax Polycrylic. This will stop any bleed-through to the surface of the new paint.  Whoever owned this before didn't know this. I continued on and painted the bookcase white with two more coats of latex.

9/22/2011

Around the House...Halloween and Fall Decor!

I used an antique yellow-ware bowl for a fall floral arrangement.
I have been working on decorating for the fall and some of my Halloween decor is out. I thought I would share with you what I have done so far.

9/21/2011

Week 22 ~ Diamonds In The Rough! Part 2

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 is Part 2 of my week of treasures! There was so much that I had to break it up for you. In Part 2, I will share what happened when I answered an ad in the paper for a night stand. Most of this will be sold in my booth!
This is what our CRV looked like after calling on the ad!


9/20/2011

A Mirror of Roses!

On a recent treasure hunt, I found an old mirror that was made of some kind of plastic to look like real wood. I thought the roses were pretty and would look much better spray painted Heirloom White.

Week 22 ~ Diamonds In The Rough! Part 1

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 is Part 1 of my week of treasures! There was so much that I had to break it up for you. In Part 1, I will share garage sale treasures and what I did with some of it already.

9/19/2011

Flea Market Fleas

How many of us out there have been dreaming of doing something or going somewhere and think, "maybe someday"! Well that "someday" came for Hubby and me.  We have been wanting to

9/16/2011

White Iron Chair

You may recall the post that I did on the black iron chair, but if you don't, this is what the finished chair looks like...it is for sale in my booth. I also have a matching white one...

9/14/2011

Twin Night Stands

I have a special little friend. His name is Jace and he is so handsome. Meet Jace.
I have been helping his Mommy decorate their new home (I will share it all with you soon). One of the things that was needed were two night stands for Jace's room.  I found these two at a recent garage sale.

9/13/2011

Week 21 ~ 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.

I had a good run this week...Check it out!
Two matching night stands to paint and transform.
Old books and a pumpkin.
Old Christmas Ornament balls.

9/09/2011

Framed Book Page Tutorial

I decided that I would treat you to a tutorial on how I make my framed book pages. Are you wanting to learn how I do it? Here we go...

9/08/2011

A Bunch of Before & Afters II

I decided to keep better track of my projects with combining each in a simple collage of Before and After. Here is a sample of past projects, Chapter 2. To see more of my Before and After Chapters, look in my archives. 

9/06/2011

Week 20 ~ 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.

I have really gotten just a few unique items this week...Check it out!
I got 8 of these sweet cups...Yes, I am working on another teacup chandy! It's going to be so awesome and it will be for sale!


9/05/2011

A Bunch of Before & Afters

I decided to keep better track of my projects with combining each in a simple collage of Before and After. Here is a sample of past projects.

9/03/2011

Love Affair

I have had a love affair for the past 35 years! It just spoke to me right down to the core of my soul. Maybe because it's been a part of my life since I was a very young girl. Then tragedy struck and I thought it was lost...Forever!

What could I be talking about? This...

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