My grandmother out does herself every time she creates something. She is truly amazing at everything she puts her mind too. Last year I told her to make some tree skirts out of burlap. She did and all of them sold! :) So this year she got a little bit more creative and came up with these beauties. They are available in our ETSY shop.
Aren't these just gorgeous??
I hope you all are having a wonderful Holiday season!
I got this at the beginning of the summer and it really wasn't pretty but I saw what it could be. Last month, I had a repeat customer ask me to find her something to replace their current media stand. I sent her a picture of the piece but she wasn't completely sold on it because it sat so low to the ground and had some details she wasn't crazy about. I told her that we could add a little bit of height with new legs and get rid of details she didn't like. No clue why the cut the legs off. I guess they cut it off so we could add them back! :) They thought about it for a while and she was ready to customize it.
I added about 3" with new legs and got rid of the X on the doors. We gave it a couple coats of ASCP in chateau grey. Then added some new hardware.
This piece was a lot of work but when you get an email telling you how happy they are with their purchase all the pain goes away! :)
While out hunting a few weeks ago, we saw this and my mouth dropped.......
The man who was selling it said it was from a 20's or 30's vehicle, I knew it needed to go home with us.
My grandma and I talked about it and we decided to buy it! We had no idea what we were going to do with it but we loaded it up in the truck. When we got home, I thought this needed to be in a MAN CAVE! In order to be in a men's den it needed a shelf. I pictured it hanging on a wall with a fine bottle of wiskey and a tumbler glass.
My husband added a 1x 6 and then a 2x2 to stabilize the shelf. We stained the shelf, gave the body a light sanding and then gave the whole thing a coat of polycrylic. It was ready to head to Paris St. Market. We set it out and an older man came by looked at it and about fifteen minutes later he was back, he bought it!
I guess you could say we are ecelectic buyers. We like to mix it up and get items that will appeal to different buyers. We have our main style but adding some one-of-a-kind pieces like this makes our jobs fun!
Would you have bought it? If so, what would you have done with it?
Last week, we needed a large table for our last outdoor show of the year! We headed to our jam packed storage unit to see if we had one. This baby was stuck all the way in the back. We forgot all about it and it has sat in our storage for over two years. Yes, we are embarrassed to say that but it is true. Sorry about the picture, Grandma snapped a quick picture on her iPad before she started sanding. The table was a honey color stain and the chairs were AWFUL. Look closely, you will see the awesome vinyl pad, that someone literally screwed down into the chair. Poor grandma had to use dowels to fill the holes.
For this project we made our own chalk paint! We used flat Behr paint in antique white, plaster of paris and water. It adhered really well and the coverage was wonderful, we were very impressed! While I love Annie Sloan, I hate the cost. Grandma on the other hand had a bad experience with it and isn't a big fan but she loved the paint we made. The top of it was sanded and stained in Minwax Jacobean. We had 6 of the same chairs for the table but decided to add a couple more since it could seat 8. Everyone was a huge fan of this table, it could of sold 10 times. Now we have a couple custom orders for tables, so that is awesome!
Farm tables are all the craze right now. Maybe having something long rather than wide is best for homes these days? This one was 75" long with the two leaves, it was a great size. Look at those beautiful legs!
Do you find a lot of tables like these?
They are getting harder to find but we love the hunt!
A few months ago a sweet mom came to us looking for a big girl bed for her little girl. She was growing out of her toddler bed and not getting the sleep she needed. She wanted something that would last and also be a fun pop of color. They loved the look of the Land of Nod Jenny Lind bed but we found this beauty and loved that it had a lower footboard which was more suitable design for her room.
We sanded it down which was very messy and then gave it a good cleaning. We painted it in Annie Sloan Provence. We lightly distressed the piece and gave it a good wax. This bed came out adorable. It was one of the most fun pieces to paint for this family! The bed is now a great pop of color for a toddlers room but will also will be wonderful as she grows up! Meet Zoey..........
Isn't she fabulous?
The customer was so sweet to send us a picture of the bed all made up. Our job is so amazing!
What do you think? We think this bed is fit for a princess!
I love when we find beds that are complete, which isn't very often.
I really think my grandma has a problem with tables and chairs. I should probably start looking into classes for her. :) She can spot a table and or chair from a mile away! I love her for this! We were at the thrift store and we walked by it didn't even notice it and then on the way out she was like oh my gosh, a table with 2 leaves. We have to get it. I shrugged, I really hate painting tables and despise chairs but she loves them. So we loaded the table up and headed home.
Sorry for the garage shot! We were getting ready to load this up in the trailer to take it to its new home! Look at those legs!
We always have at least one table but most the time two at all our summer markets. People area always looking for a nice dining set! They are a lot of work but they sell. So I guess she can keep buying them. ;)
What have you been working on?
I haven't been able to work on much in our garage. We have had rain for the last 4 days. This is a picture from the news today. I took a picture on my phone of a kid floating in water behind our little boys school. We haven't seen this much rain in a very long time!
All summer long we have had at least two markets a month. However, I rarely share pictures of our booth displays if I even get pictures of the displays or of the pieces I don't have time (or make time) to take pictures of. :/ Maybe one of these days I will get organized and have pictures of pieces before we take them to shows. I always get so sad when they sell and we don't have any pictures of them.
So here are a few pictures of our last booth at Paris St. Market in Littleton, CO. If any of our readers live in the Denver Metro area and haven't been to Paris St., you are missing out. It is such an amazing market. This table sold quick. We always sell our tables with chairs, it is easier for the customer! It was a really fun table with a couple duck egg chairs and bench.
This shelf has been sitting in our garage for a good year. We finally painted and stenciled a piece of board for the back and sold it! :) What is a piece you have had forever?
Corner shelf was snatched up very quickly. I wish I had corners in my bathroom, so I could have a cute little shelf like this!
Small washstand cabinet went to a new home and the shelf we had in our garage forever went to the ladies daughter!
What are you up to this weekend?
Us, we have a show so we will be doing what we love to do, PAINTING!!!