Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Next event... Horton's of Tipton's FRENCH MARKET !
July 11th and 12th, 2014

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A "Chic and Shabby" office design

I always wanted to create a space in our home for my office in a way that I create space in my booths at the stores where I sell.... this is my chippy, shabby, rusty office design :)

Very cool copper hardware... my honey likes to use it as his coat rack LOL !

Layered perfection!

Peeling veneer isn't easy to replace, so I add primitive weathered wood over the top for a quick fix.

My grandpa's chandelier... chain covered with grain bags.

The ladder is resting on the door at the other end, and this end is suspended with the heavy rusty chain.

A Christmas gift from my son.... the perfect finish :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas trees!

Chocolate tree....shabby chic mantle :)

Upside down tree with HUGE twine and strap bow. 

Mixing the glass and silver with the casual bow topper.

Barn tree with BIG aluminum "ribbon"

Rusty hoe and copper

Vintage ornament tree in tub with burlap

Simple.... easy.

Movie tree !

35mm garland :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Building a new booth

Creating the "store front" with the porch rails and suspended windows

Future kitchen corner

Free and cheap stuff worked perfect for my "walls"

View from the outside corner

View from an inside corner, window and screen suspended

Filling up the kitchen corner
Open for now.... more windows, doors, and ladders next week :)


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Can't get enough of the Shabby Look!

A vintage vanity with no mirror makes a VERY nice desk :)
The antique ironing board had a broken rivet, so the legs were removed and
it was a perfect board for a laundry sign!

I sold this cabinet to a local dealer, and to my suprise, I saw it
on display at one of the weekend flea markets ... that was fun!

Antique school desk .... I painted white over the dark green and gave
it a "once over" with the sander.

All I had to do to this mahagony painted desk was shabby the edges.

A freebie.... makes a cool room screen. I added the paint, burlap, silks and twine.

Chicken coop + window with paint graphics = coffee table !

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Shabby Buffet/Chest

Peeling veneer.... I have a plan :)

Weathered wood attached over the old top

White paint, then a little shabby technique

Character lines.... blue and yellow

Monday, June 20, 2011

Vintage furniture re-purposed

Paint was lightly dragged over the dried wood finish, then sanded on the edges.

Machine was removed, top was screwed down. Just add a lamp and your pretty collections :)

2 oak drawers flipped upside down.  Legs attached on the sides to create a table for planting, or serving food/beverages.

A shabby window was attached to the back for interest.  A hook allows for a sign, or a hanging pot.

Similar idea as before... this sturdy drawer had great advertising on the side.

Picket fence parts were added as table legs.

Just a whimsical thought. This pot was jacked up on the side, so I screwed an old belt around the top.

Add burlap, dirt and it's ready for a plant ;)