Sometimes I am fortunate enough to find furniture and cottage style complements in the perfect pale shade... A coffee table with scallops or a side table with pretty lines.
Most generally though my curbside and tag sale finds need a little work. Big or small, these days it seems I'm always in the process of transforming something... The better the bargain the more the effort it seems to takes for me to get my find "inside worthy". This is particularly true of furniture pieces rescued from dusty, over-crowded garages. We all know a coat of paint works wonders and can rescue even the most damaged of finishes, so for the most part that is what I do...
I PAINT IT!
Last week while junking at Good Will I found this charming pedestal stand. It was made in Japan, probably in the 1960's given it's maker's tag (Gift Ideas Creations/Philly,PA).
It was originally marked $3.99 but it was half off so I snagged it for two bucks!
Took just a little of my very favorite Cottage White Paint (Behr/Home Depot) to transform it into something charming for my home! A little distressing and it was PERFECT!
Isn't she fab now?
I've been working non-stop in my studio trying to get some holiday things ready for my A Gathering Place website. I hope to upload what I have finished sometime Friday. Here's a little more of what I've been working on...
Several styles of hand painted pink rose Christmas ornaments...hearts, angles, candy canes, trees, stockings, etc. All 'sugar coated' in sparkling German Glass Glitter...Yummeeeee
Here's another shot...all wrapped up and ready to go!
I've also managed to finish a few vintage lace Christmas Stockings. Making Stockings like the two you see above are my passion. I'd rather work with old laces than do anything else (yes, even paint!)...
As my business continues to grow and change I'm going to be downsizing my stash of fabric, etc. I'll be offerings lots of things on eBay before long. Just time to clean-up and clear-out! Too much stuff I'm sure someone can use. Seeing things languish on a shelf UNUSED makes me, um...
My little bloggie has taken a backseat to my work for the past several days. As soon as I have my Christmas Category LIVE I hope to be back to regular posting. Sweet ideas for the holidays are coming up AND a FUN, FUN, FUN
will be coming your way very soon. I haven't done one in a long, long time!
Hope your day is wonderful...
Love to you~