Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Another One . . .

Yes, I have another stool--or maybe a table. Personally, I see it as a table (sitting next to a wicker chair), but to each his own. Regardless, this is a white-washed, distressed table that has vintage postcards decoupaged on the top. The forget-me-nots on the postcards are lovely. Believing this would make "The Perfect" friend or "Secret Pal" gift, it is currently available at On The Square Antiques, Troy, AL and at http://misshetties.ecrater.com

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Catching up. . .

I'm always scouring thrift shops, estate sales, and even trash beside the road for "finds". I especially like to discover small stools and dresser benches. These transform easily into beautiful accent pieces.

This particular bench needed a small repair and then was ready to be "re-done" with new floral fabric, featuring a Blue Willow vase. The small skirt gives this bench an entirely different look.

Footstools are always a favorite--they are (usually) easy to transform. With the classic 50's legs, this footstool features a patchwork chenille fabric with moss green fringe.

The stool below is covered in a cranberry twig print fabric and surrounded by lush red and green fringe. It is available at On The Square Antiques, Troy, AL and at http://misshetties.ecrater.com/

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Treasure

Ordinary is an every day occurrence--only few things really stand out.

Several months ago I found an antique dresser. It was painted mustard yellow and had fabric (yes, fabric) glued to the front of the drawers! In spite of all these issues, I knew the piece would be a treasure--it just needed some help. After prying off the fabric and loads of paint scraping, the finished piece emerged. It is a favorite of mine!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Better Late Than Never

I've been neglegent with my writing but not my creating--visit me at http://flickr.com/photos/misshetties/ to see my last 6 months of work. Hopefully, I will be more faithful with this blog and my attempt to keep you posted on my latest additions.

Lately, I finished two benches--both constructed from vintage beds. Each bench is different--always dependend on the character of the headboard and footboard used. The cream yellow-white bench features a craclked
weathered board in the front. The pillows and seat cushion have a warm cream background with rust colored
roses and sage green leaves. The bench is "at home" in a bedroom, porch, or family room--a great accent piece!
This bench is available at Old South Antique Mall, Dothan, AL and at http://misshetties.ecrater.com/ .

Another bench just completed is a mahogany color with off-white duck canvas cushion and pillows
This bench is perfect for curling up with a good book This bench is available at On The Square Antiques in Troy, AL.
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