Sunday, December 20, 2015

Ornamental Metal Scrollwork


When I'm out shopping at thrift stores for furniture I also keep my eyes open for smaller items to sell in my booth. It's hit-or-miss as far as what sells, so I've given up trying to figure that out. Instead, if something catches my eye and the price is right then I buy it. So far this strategy is working well.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Vintage Wood Side Table


This little table had definitely seen better days. It was so wobbly I was almost afraid to touch it. But I gave it a thorough inspection and after careful evaluation I just knew I could fix it. I won't keep you in suspense -- it was fixable! And now it is one of my favorite pieces.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Mid-century Drop Leaf Table



I thought this table was going to be a quick flip, but I changed my design and it ended up taking more time than I initially planned. My first thought was to give it a fresh new coat of paint, but then I decided to strip and stain the top instead.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

How to Re-wire Vintage Lamps


My youngest daughter was home from graduate school over the Thanksgiving holiday. Although she was on a break she still had studying to do. But I talked her into going to Peddler's Mall with me instead! We had a great time browsing around. She found a pair of vintage lamps that she thought would look great with the nightstands I previously painted for her in Duck Egg Blue. I think she paid $6 for the pair, or it might have been $6/each -- I don't remember. Either way I think this pair was a great score!