February 06, 2016

DIY Rocking Chair Redo






























I found this beauty at a local thrift store (name redacted to protect the innocent...all my future finds).

What I did next was simple, but tedious. Paint paint paint...paint. Then a simple staple recover of the seat and boom! Bold baby!



I used:
- sandpaper
- paint (and brushes)
- fabric
- staple gun

It now lives in my booth at Curiosities Vintage Mall in Beaverton OR, but I'm sure it will be gone quick!


January 25, 2016

DIY Bowling Pin Lamp Update

Yeah, you read that right! I found a bowling pin lamp in my vintage travels and decided to give it an update. Now, I realize the likelihood of you running across another bowling pin lamp are pretty slim, but you could use this color/texture combo on tons of decor!

Here's what it looked like before and after (without shade):







































What I used:
- paint
- paint brush
- gold vinyl
- scissors

It's pretty simple. I painted the lamp a flat light grey to really contrast against the gold. I then cut little gold pieces out of the vinyl and applied them.

Just add shade and DONE!









































This little guy is now on sale in my booth at Curiosities Vintage Mall.







January 20, 2016

New Big Booth Reveal


Hey there! Over the weekend I got all moved into my new space at Curiosities Vintage Mall in Beaverton, OR. My previous booth here was smaller and only featured a few small pieces of furniture, some little home decor, and lots of painted signs. 
This new booth will feature lots of my restyled furniture along with other home decor, lighting, jewelry, a few fabulous clothing pieces, and some bigger painted signs.





January 11, 2016

DIY Entry Table Update

Hey! So I found this little mid-century diamond in the ruff at an estate sale. The doors were wobbly and the finish was chipping so I decided to give it a face lift before I put it in my booth.





























































Here is what I used:
- screw driver
- fill putty (kind that can be used on wood)
- sandpaper
- two paint brushes
- primer
- paint

1) I took the doors and magnet closure off.


2) I filled in the hinge holes with the putty and let it dry before sanding it smooth.

3) I sanded the whole piece to rough it up for paint.

4) I primed it.

5) I painted it.









































You can choose to seal pieces like this if you like, but this was a flat paint effect I used and the sealants (even the matte sealants!) change the effect. It was so tough with the primer and paint on I decided against it.

Tah dah! All ready for the booth!

Oh! Speaking of my booth, I have exciting news. I will be moving into my BIG BOOTH on January 16th at Curiosities Vintage Mall. Not only that, I will be moving into the booth right next to my bestie's booth. Amazing! Pictures to come this week!