Thursday, May 29, 2014

Oh my....
What a sad little thing.

But as the song says..............................

"What a Difference a Day Makes !"

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cheryl and I just got back from a day of estate shopping.  It's always a treat to buy in bulk.  It might have been a bit of a sweat today, temperatures hit the 90's so we kept the water bottles near.

Met some nice people and filled the truck!

A big bag of yummy doilies and embroidered pieces to go through.

I Love oak! 
 A great washstand.  Nice golden color.

Several primitive pieces including this solid tobacco grading bench, red rocking chair, humidor, washboards metal and glass, several small tables, etc.  Some pieces to paint.

A tuck-able child's outdoor bench for the garden.

Original Oil Paintings

Just got started on the kitchen goodies.  LOTS of Fire King and Pyrex.  Never have too many kitchen pieces do we?

How about oil lamps?

Can't wait to see this one lit!

Still LOTS more to unpack and clean.  It was a good truck load! It was a good day.  We are full of the day's grime but feel pretty good about our haul!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

It started with a raw icky bed.

Well, I decided to paint the bed after all. 

 Added a flourish and voila !!  

Kind of reminds me of Wedgwood.

$445 for the set!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Painting Furniture

Normally, I prefer to leave things as they are.  I like the aged look of a piece of walnut, the distressed marks on old oak, etc.  But some pieces just can't be saved any other way.  Out comes the paint brushes.

Forgot to take a photo before I painted the drawers.  Old sloppy stain was nasty and refinishing it would have made it too costly.

And.....look at it now!

I used a slate like blue that I bought at Lowe's.  I love going through their bin of "boo-boo" paint i.e. Miss-tinted paints that are discounted.  Sometimes that is a great deal!  

This drum table's top had old oil stains and the metal feet were missing.

Sweet piece now isn't it?

I have a bed frame that I may paint to go with it.  Would make a cute bedroom set wouldn't it?  Maybe I will paint it Monday.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Fresh Booth on 2nd Floor.

Sweet little 1930's bedroom set for less than $400.  Carpet is also under $400.  It's a big one!  13 x 15

Dining room table with 6 chairs and 3 leaves for $650

Thursday, May 8, 2014

See what's in?

Chilton Books

Never have too much GUY things right?!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Painting and renovations are an ongoing job for a 100 year old building.  We've finished 3/4 of the second floor.  

Looking good!  

Now booth LJC23 has a clean slate to put all this into! 
Can't wait to see what the new booth looks like.