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Lately I've been seeing a lot of posts about the Lucketts Vintage Market. Sadly, I was unable to attend. Those posts have made me nostalgic for my trip to the Rose Bowl Flea Market last fall. Take a trip down memory lane with me, won't you?
I took a good look with my glasses and it seems that the designs on the screen were once a green color and have quite a bit of rust. I'm wondering if I should do some restoration along
with a good clean using the proper product. I think using a rub on color in a dark green might work??? I need to stop the rust. I guess a sane person would call me wish washy but I need your input to make a decision
I have become obsessed with all sorts of vintage style pails, barrels and crates and was thrilled to find my own little treasure at a local thrift shop for a mere $5! Here are some photos
that have inspired me for both indoor and outdoor uses of different types and sizes of barrels. I would love to get my hands on more for some possible wedding decorations... You can check out my blog at the link below to view the rest of the photos.
I'm an avid thrifter. I go out about 3 times a week in search of the gem among the rubble. I've been looking for a dresser for a while now and on my 3rd jaunt to one of my favorite Thrift
Stores last week I found this antique dresser, all wood, and dovetailed. The only flaws were the "dents" the employee said. If he only new......The roughness of the piece adds character. I took it home got immediate color inspiration from a flowered water color like print from a new throw pillow. I decided on doing two tones on the dresser and am thrilled how it all turned out.
1. Miniwax Water-Based Wood Stain in Green Tea
2. Pantone Paint in the color Nude with a Satin finish
3. Knobs- Hobby Lobby 50% off.
To see the process, my color inspiration and a funny little story about my missing knobs check out my blog http://quirkycool.blogspot.com/2013/05/thrif...
I love finding new ways to use old stuff - even in my table settings! This idea is a 'Fast, Cheap & Easy' TM way to add some FUN to your summer tablescapes...
Use flat game boards as placemats!
This idea was inspired by a display I created in a my booth at a vintage show, and then replicated in a vintage store booth. This one wasn't even planned ahead of time ... when I sat items aside while I was working on the booth setup, I looked down and saw the Scrabble board under the plates and went 'DUH!' :)
It's pretty easy to find Scrabble boards (perfect for summer, because they are red, white, blue, and tan colors)and other old game boards at thrift stores - usually, the pieces are missing from games but the boards are still in the box. If you DO find one with pieces, you can spell out your guests' names! You can also use my Giant Letter Tile tutorial on the HOMEWARDfound blog to make 'Scrabble' tile coasters!