Sunday, April 22, 2012

I participated in the Paris Flea Market in Florence, Oregon last week.  
Here are a few pictures from the sale.



 This is a grouping of some of my painted pieces.  In the little blue rectangle box, 
I made some really cute lavender sachets that sold like hot cakes.
 My clock table and small compass table were both Craigslist finds that I repainted.
 Another Craigslist table made gorgeous by yours truly.
Annie Sloan duck egg and dark wax with a black top.
 I used Proceed smooth crackle plaster on this table top.  I loved how it turned out.
Annie Sloan Chateaux Grey and dark wax on the legs.
 Cute little sewing stool finished in Burlap and the legs are Annie Sloan Old White.
 Graphics from The Graphics Fairy.  Love her site!!!
 Pillows, Pillows, Pillows - you can never make too many.....
 Hand made sign made from old cabinet door.
Chairs painted and upholstered by my friend Jen Rygh.  French Linen Annie Sloan chalk paint with dark wax.  Table was painted my me to match her chairs.  

I have been busy lately scouring Craigslist, Goodwill and Sal Val's for some great pieces to get shabbied up for our upcoming Faire de Rue sale that will be on May 11 & 12.  Here are some of my "before" pictures of some things I found today. I have 3 weeks to make these fabulously vintage inspired!!  No pressure......Oh, and also still work 32 hrs a week at my "real" job.
 This piece is begging for some paint and pizzazz.
Got this piece but it has some broken leaded glass panes.  
I hope I can fix it.  If not, out it all comes and maybe some chicken wire???
 Close up detail.....
 This has some major potential.  
 This table is awesome.  I found it at an estate sale.  I'm thinking I am just going to 
paint the legs because I love the ole wood on top.
 $30 bucks for this!  Really??  It will be fabulous when it's done! 
 This is a strange piece.....is it a table? (too short) it it a bench? (too high and too wide)

 We've seen these all over the place - ugly brown secretary desk.  I have done one of these 
make overs in the past and it turned out great.  I got a black base coat on it today. 
 This table reeks, stinks, gags me with cigarette smoke.  It has permeated the wood.  I left it outside with dryer sheets in the drawer but still reeks.  I pulled out the Benjamin Moore oil based alkyd Fresh Start primer for this one.  I usually don't prime ANYTHING or use anything oil based.  I have to make an exception with this one.......It says on the can that it blocks odor.  This will definitely be the test!!
 I got this free from a friend of mine.  The knobs are off already and I painted it black so far......

What to do with this......Bought it for $2 AS IS.  As you can see, AS IS means there are no drawers.  But for 2 bucks, how could I NOT buy it!  I need to dig down deep into my creative brain to try and think outside the box on what to make this into......If you have any ideas what I could do with this, let me know.  I am always open to hear ideas that I can steal :)



3 comments:

Helen said...

BASKETS! Get some cute baskets to fill in the spaces and the baskets can also hold all of your junk!
You found some great things.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Zac Copeland said...

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Anonymous said...

So now I see this post three years later-Ha! What did you end up doing with the "As Is" dresser? My thought was to remove the top completely and make it into a type of bench, padding the "seat" part of course.