Sunday, June 26, 2016

Quickies

primitive chest, tool box, quick makeover, image transfer
It is hot as blue blazes here so big paint projects have taken a backseat to small. ones.





Like this primitive tool box.

Now a sedate gray.





Started life as a very distressed box coated in brown paper.

I could not find any markings on the wood or paper.






The hinges no longer attach the lid to the box.

Chewed through in some places by beast or vermin or insect.










After a good sanding. 

It is a hefty guy.












The only paint on it was this gray/green color on the braces of the lid.

I left it as is.









With Bermuda Sand as a base, I added blue and green to make a gray color.










Used a French sheep label from The Graphics Fairy.

Used the waxed paper transfer method.









 
Did not fill in the holes - too much character.

Did not add new hinges - not necessary.










We can pretend it is an old sheep shearing box.












Since it took less than an hour, I think it qualifies for a quickie.






Still in my junk funk.

But I am shopping Horror Monster, my beloved stash.

Have found things which have not seen the light of day in years.



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Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday Finds

Online shopping, thrift store, vintage finds
I am in a deep junk funk.

I walk the aisles of thrift stores and nothing appeals to me.

I am sure there is a cure.

 

But in the meantime I dabble in a little online  shopping.

From Janice (Curtains In My Tree blog) I purchased these cute Bitterman candy bags.






I thought they would make adorable tags.

And guess what Janice included in her package?

An adorable tag!

Here's the front.





Here's the back.

Be sure to visit her Etsy shop also named  Curtains In My Tree.








Small round-bottomed zinc pots.


















Small flat-bottomed zinc pots.


















Fifty zinc pots in all.

Thanks to  Caspar & Gerard's Antiques.

Go drool over their gallery HERE.







This is not an original idea, but a couple of years ago Chucks wired one of those round drying racks for a hanging lamp.

I hung zinc pots from it.










I had gathered items, bags, and newspapers for the thrift store.

I shopped for a bit.

Found this blue quilt for Chucks and Willie.







A red plaid Thermos.















A lovely china pitcher with pink flowers.

I bought stacks of books.

I bought a beige area rug.

I bought four cans of spray paint.

That's it.

I'm in a junk funk.

A deep junk funk.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Blue Cupboard Purposeful Market


JoanMarie Company, Blue Cupboard, new towel line, Etsy shop
Have you met JoanMarie yet?

I became a follower of her blog after seeing her beautiful photography featured on other blogs.

 


She is a woman with a vision. 

Through months of following her blog, I have seen her take an idea and develop it into a business.






The business is Blue Cupboard.

The first product was denim towels.

JoanMarie sent me one to use and abuse.

Well, I have used it plenty.

Love it!





As for the abuse part?

I did dry off Miss Peepers who was drenched by a sudden rain storm.

Not really abuse, I guess.

 

But Miss Peepers loved it.







The newly-opened  package.

The towel is now softer and a tiny bit wrinkled after numerous washings.












Blue Cupboard is named for her grandmother's blue cupboard.

Each item in the product line proudly sports a frayed embroidered tag.





Note the excellent stitching details.

Also JoanMarie added the loop for hanging.





I was so impressed I purchased the linen pantry towels.

It was like getting a present in the mail.

Everything was beautifully wrapped.

Her tagline is Blue Cupboard Purposeful Market.








JoanMarie pays attention to the tiniest detail.












I chose three towels in pond, ciabatta and basket.

Love the colors.












These linen-blend pantry towels are smaller than the denim towels, but a generous size.





I am using them for hand-drying at the present time.

They would be great for wrapping warm bread or using as place mats.





Find JoanMarie's blog HERE .

JoanMarie Company on Etsy is found HERE .

She has new products coming soon.



I was given a denim towel, but the opinions above are freely given. JoanMarie only asked for personal feedback.


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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Quickies


quick basket makeover
Nothing quicker than a basket makeover.

Mostly it is just adding a bit of personality to an average Jane basket.





Take one oak split basket - obviously handmade, but not signed.










Spray it white leaving a bit of the oak showing through.














Mod Podge some hydrangea images (courtesy of  The Graphics Fairy) to the lid.








Okay, so they were too bright and clean for distressed me.












Sanded with a fine sanding sponge.
















Tied some twine through a large vintage button.

Used E-6000 to glue onto the rim.










 The final result.
















Ready to store a bunch of supplies.

What have you transformed today?






 
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Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday Finds

vintage finds, furniture, baskets, dress form
Yes, I fell off the wagon and shopped from 6AM to 11AM last Saturday. 

I could have filled the truck several times over - bargains galore out there.

However coming home to a clean living room and dining room is keeping me on the straight and narrow - for now!

See there is still space left in the back of the truck.




Though to be totally honest, I filled the front passenger seat.














The first sale had a clever ad in the paper. It started at daylight. If you arrived before sunrise, you were to bring a flashlight and a smile.  I waited until light and met a delightful guy and his family.

I bought the rocker and the bamboo cage from him among other things.

The washstand (currently being updated) and the tin-framed portrait were purchased at an estate sale of a dealer friend who is downsizing.





More from the estate sale.

Put all in the booth and some pieces have sold.

Wish I had kept the huge gray metal tray.














Two Simply Shabby Chic Kids quilts and shams.

A distressed framed board - makeover soon.

A lovely old picnic basket with perfect dark patina.



The woven basket you will see transformed on Sunday's Quickies post.





Saw this sweet shoe form in the thrift shop and could not leave it behind. 










The pink lace dress on the dress form were estate sale buys.  I kept them together for selling in the booth.

The cage on its stand purchased from Mr. Daylight - already in the booth.







The dress form is dark pink so the dress is perfect for it.











A church mission sale netted a big box of vintage books from the 1920's to 1950's. 








A green-checked German suitcase with travel labels and a green/brown plaid interior.

Love the leather strap! 








This mid-century dresser and the signs below were purchased from Mr. Daylight. 

He even packed my truck for me.

Talk about service!








I do not usually express opinions about news events so I will only say this.

It is the wrong way to think just one way.

Prayers sent .


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