Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dressing Table Sweetness

After beginning to paint this sweet dressing table, I realized I had failed, once again, to take a before shot.  Let's just say it was dull, tired, and dinged.

Using ProClassics from Sherwin Williams in Roman Column, I painted away...then once the top was perfectly painted I took a dough scraper and scraped off the paint, revealing authentic crackling and imperfections.  I love the look.  The framed mirror is also finished in the same manner.  Three coats of polyurethane topped it off nicely.

I moved this to my booth at River Market Antique Mall.  Hope it sells this weekend!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Antique Booth Re-Vamp!

River Market Antique Mall, in the heart of Kansas City, has 4 stories of wonderful spaces full of antiques and vintage finds. 

My booth is on the 3rd level, along the west wall.  It's a large booth, so I took 3 old doors and attached brackets to the bottoms, fastening those brackets to the floor.  I created a "wall" which divides my 8-by-16 foot space into 2 spaces. 

Today I will add a beautiful dressing table, with attached mirror.  I painted it and SO regret not taking "before" pics.  It was old, dinged, and tired.  Next post, I'll feature it, along with a little chest which I did take a "before" shot.

Notice the antique baby bathtub made of graniteware!  I wanted to keep this and if it hasn't sold by Spring, it's coming home.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Vintage Jewelry Obsession

Vintage jewelry is addicting.  I love this owl pendant;  I embellished it with a bauble and added a jumpring.  All of these pieces are on etsy. 

Actually, I've gotten my vintage jewelry stash quite organized.

I am prepping for 2 shows this spring - the Fleeting Flea in Overland Park, Kansas, and Gypsy Chicks in Parkville, Missouri. 

I plan on taking all sorts of vintage finds, my jewelry in particular. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Yearling Poses...

photo courtesy of Ron Peterson

photo courtesy of Ron Peterson

My husband has a new hobby - photography.  In November, he looked outside our bedroom window and saw this yearling by my flower cart.  Or dried flower cart, that is. 

I think these are some of my favorite photos...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Printers' Drawer Decor

Our family has two generations in the printing industry.  My late father-in-law gave me these printers' blocks and the drawer years ago.

I remember having printers' drawers years ago and I, like everyone else, used it to display junk of all sorts. 

Now, it has a place in our dining room, full of various fonts and sizes of blocks.  How weird to think that this was the method for printing, and not that long ago.  When I was Single-working-girl, I worked at a printing company and, yes, they "set type". 

How times have changed...