Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Finds


vintage finds, vintage furniture.
Three truckloads before noon last Saturday.

I had to go home to dump the treasures before heading back out.

I will not bore you with all - just some.

 


A boxful of baby shoes - well-loved.

Buttons, buttons, buttons followed by spools, spools, spools.

Printer's tray.

About ten floral frogs in different sizes.

A weaving loom from the 60's.






A pair of heavy duty end tables with barley twist legs.

The tops are ugly - water damage.













A very large tub I plan to use as a planter.

A MCM* dresser which is now in the middle of a major makeover.














I love the chair frame just as it sits.

Naked beauty.

The small Corsican-style table with beautiful spooled legs and ...









... beautiful burled top.

Unfortunately there is damage to the finish on the legs.

I am only touching the legs - NOT the top.








I have a whole post to write about this primitive beauty.

Handsawn wood.

Handmade with a lot of love.








It was getting late and it was SUNNY  so the pictures go downhill from here.

The Sirocco framed young girl.

There's a small bench behind her.

A cherub

A shelf unit.

And a mirror.

 

I know, I know - you cannot see them!










A lovely group of white shutters.

A wire blue plant stand.

An ornate gold frame.

Look, Farragoz fellow students, a whole jar of homemade gesso.

Not like ours, but similar.

I found it at the bottom of a box.  It is a wonder it did not break and ruin everything.  I got it free because no one at the estate sale knew what gesso was.








In the DON'T TELL CHUCKS section of this week's Friday Finds:


I went to Tractor Supply for a bag of dog food, but who can get out of that place without buying more?

I can't.

On the sale rack was this toolbox planter and the galvanized holder.



Yes, I know I am culling the herd of my vintage toolboxes, but this is perfect for my new porch look.











I also picked up two crib mattresses.

A quick tutorial:
1. Grab mattress.
2. Strip the mattress of all padding.
3. Use springs for displays!

*MCM - Mid-Century Modern!



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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I've Been Transferred!


The Graphics Fairy, waxed paper transfers, image transfers, signs
"I've been transferred,"  cried the four signs.

Using waxed paper transfers.

Yes, one of the advanced, but still so easy, waxed paper transfer projects.






I was saving this oak table top for the perfect base which I never found before the top split into four pieces.

Oh, well, perfect for signs.

Perfect for transfers!







Cleaned, sanded, and painted with ...

BERMUDA SAND!

Folks, I still have 3/4 of a gallon left so many projects to go with this color.








The links to the tutorials on how to print your transfers are below this post.

Some of you asked if you could print more than one transfer on one sheet of paper.

Yes, you can.












Cut them apart - I leave the paper backing so I can remember which side has the ink on it.














After deciding the placement, you have one chance to get it right so get it right the first time.

You will notice I used a graphic of blue dresses.

Yes, you can print the transfers in color.






Typography is printed in reverse so when you place it, the words are read left to right as normal - the ink is on the back side.








Large blue hydrangeas.

















Transferred to a sign board.


















Think Monet - the images will not be sharp when you have heavy brush strokes.













A sheet of nine purple hydrangeas.


















Yes, you can layer the transfers.

Here I transferred the bee image over the purple hydrangeas.














One on each end of the sign.























Stamped the obvious - "BEES" in the middle over the purple hydrangeas.















Stamped this sign with a quatrefoil design in black and used a blue distress ink. 










All designs were sprayed with a matte spray - two coats.

One coat of satin craft varnish was added.





 One sign.



















Two signs.

















As second look at the second sign.




















 Three signs.



















A close up because this is my favorite.



















Four signs. 



















I've been transferred onto four signs.

I am off to do more.

I'll keep you posted.



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Interested in transfers?  See these posts:

French Angel
Waxed Paper Transfers

Le Poulet Side Table 
Patisserie Bread Board
Blue Bird On Bermuda Sand


ALL IMAGES ARE FROM THE GRAPHICS FAIRY.  THANKS, KAREN!
 








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Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Finds

vintage finds, primitive stands, vintage toolboxesWillie is peeking out the window to see what I dragged home this week.

Not all of today's finds were bought  - some I snatched away from Horror Monster's outdoor living section.


Okay, I did buy this group of primitive plant stands from another dealer who had been using them as shelves hanging in her booth.

I think they will be the perfect solution for covering the black hole of the fireplace for the summer.

I will let you know if it works.






Found these two birdcages.

I dumped all the perches and toys to clean them.

Off to the booth where I hope they will grace a garden.




















I will admit to a certain softness in my heart for Italian tole metal flowers - these attached to a wrought iron candle holder.

Needs a little work.











Two more heavy duty wrought iron candle pieces.

I suspect they came from the same house as the tole one.













This just screams Americana!

The splatter ware crock, the red/white tin lithograph pedestal bowl, the tiny wire-baled canning jars.











Who could pass up turquoise pom poms?

Two nice storage jars.













I found just under two yards of this printed linen.

Hoping it will be enough for a chair I have.











I usually stick to green, white or black shutters, but wooden shutters are getting too hard to find to be picky about color.












From Horror Monster comes this group of yawning toolboxes and two plastic Coke crates.











After lining them up for a group photo, I was a bit sad to be getting rid of part of my toolbox collection, but I have thirty a few more.

Some of these are really tackle boxes.

All went off to the booth.

Buy them quickly so I will not bring them back home!









The rusty saw blades once hung on my back fence with pots of annuals wired to them.

A little sanding and a bit of washing ...








A torn cotton ribbon just because ...

And they were off to the booth.

















The pink plaid is destined for a bench.

Love the large brass rose bowl though it needs extensive cleaning.







I am off to clean more junk, er, treasures from Horror Monster's outdoor living section.

I need to finish a few paint projects.

It is a never-ending list.

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