Downsizing the Antiques

June 19, 2011 at 3:25 pm (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

My obsession with vintage furniture grows and my house feels like it is shrinking.  So… some items must find a new home!  I thought I would list a few things here and there on here for you to all check out.  Feel free to contact me with any questions!

1. Two vintage metal lawn chairs and matching table.  So adorable!  SOLD!

2. Vintage tin top cabinet.  We used this as our kitchen island.  This isn’t the best photo, but it also has lots of charm!  SOLD!


3. Vintage Danish modern chair.

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The Major Project…

March 16, 2010 at 7:39 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , )

So, the time has almost come to let you all in on that huge project I have been working on…

so here’s a hint:

Yes, that’s right.  Stay tuned for the rest of the story and a bunch of pictures 🙂

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Storage Chair In Shop

July 13, 2009 at 3:13 pm (Shop Items) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I finished this little storage chair (the one I found on the side of the road) for the shop.  Here’s the before:

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And here’s the finished product:

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You like?  Let me know if you are interested!

***SOLD***

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Adorable Little Chair

June 10, 2009 at 12:41 pm (Shop Items) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Behold the new addition to the shop (or soon to be):

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Isn’t he cute??  I’m not sure if I will remodel this little guy or sell as is.  Any suggestions?  I was thinking black paint and new cushion.  But then again, I love the wood and the teal vinyl.  Hmmm…  Let me know if you have any interest in this oh-so-cute MCM chair (refinished or not) and I will keep you all updated on what I do with it!

I did end up leaving the chair as is after a good cleaning, and  a girl immediately fell in love with it and snatched it up! 

**SOLD**

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Mid Century Paintings For Sale In Shop

June 8, 2009 at 7:42 am (Shop Items) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I went back to the thrift store and those paintings were still there.  AND, they were 1/2 off!  So, I snagged them and cleaned them up a bit.  Now for sale in the shop!  Check them out!

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I think they would look really cute with the new roadside find chair!

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Maybe in a little girl’s mid century room?

***SOLD***

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Roadside Find

June 8, 2009 at 7:36 am (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

On a quick drive to Peoria yesterday to pick up some new lawn chairs I spotted the oddest, cutest little chair on the side of the road in Kewanee.  On my way home it was still there, so I quickly threw it in the back of the truck and sped away! 

 

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It’s so ugly right now, but I think there is a lot of cuteness potential under there!  That storage could be very useful too!  Some scrubbing and some new fabric… maybe even some paint?  Mid century lovers should love this one when its finished, so keep your eyes peeled because it will be another shop addition!

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Lawn Chairs and Cookouts

June 5, 2009 at 8:01 am (Home Changes and Additions, Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Yesterday I finally got the garage sale lawn chairs finished!  Remember the old blue metal set we got for $10?  The one that looked like it belonged next to pink plastic flamingos in, well, not our yard?  Yes, those are nice shiny black now!  Before:

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Now:

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All we needed was a couple fun cushions.  Well, that has been a task.  Since these chairs are so old no cushions are the right size!  And, have you noticed how dull this year’s “summer” colors are?  Blah!  But, we stopped in at K-Mart just to check, and found a decent, fun and bright set.  Not what we thought we wanted, but it will work for this year!  They are a bit different shape, but when you sit in them and squish them down they are perfect.  I would also like to add a couple red throw pillows to match the ones we would like to throw on the hammock (coming soon!).  Here’s what we have so far:

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Better!  And Tony even helped me pick ’em out!  So, we decided to celebrate a productive day (and the fact that it didn’t rain!) by grilling out and having dinner at the picnic table. 

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The pups even joined in!  Have a great weekend!

P.S.  Just for the record, the blue on the chairs was a really pretty color.  But, we have a lot of red in our yard and it just wasn’t matching what we wanted to do out there.  But, after already painted the set black we realized the new cushions do have the exact blue in them!  Oh, well, sticking to the plan!  Now they are versatile enough to change our minds on cushions all the time! (if they weren’t so ridiculously expensive!)

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Vintage Cofee Table

May 22, 2009 at 7:48 am (Shop Items) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

We have another coffee table added to the shop.  This one was so cute, but in bad shape:

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And… Here’s the after:

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Actually, it is also getting little white feet, but I couldn’t resist showing you how it turned out.  Let me know if you are interested.

SOLD!

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Another Garage Sale Day

May 19, 2009 at 2:44 pm (Inspiration, Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Saturday was another small neighboring town’s garage sale day.  I made a quick pass through town in between graduation parties and picking up the puppies from the vet (aw).  I think I made out pretty well for a few dollars! Check out the finds:

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For a couple of dollars each I got these adorable red vintage Pyrex dishes.  I love any red cookware, especially Pyrex.  They are so versatile, most of all the ones with the lids!  The other metal dish is an Italian hot pan.  I thought it was not only pretty but would also come in handy for fajita night!

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I know the picture is a bit fuzzy, but I just loved this vintage wooden shoe mold.  I couldn’t resist its funkiness.

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Mid Century Coffee Table

May 7, 2009 at 11:17 am (Shop Items) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I have a gorgeous Mid Century Modern Coffee Table to add to the shop!  The table is low and long, and gorgeous wood.  The triangle pattern in the center is neat and the legs are that great MCM shape.  The table is in great vintage condition but for one small mark in the top.  It is refinish-able and would be perfect!  Let me know if you are interested! 🙂

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***SOLD***

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