Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oh the possibilities of it all . . . . .

Some people just aren't able to see "possibilities" in vintage furniture. This 1940's dresser was a dingy brown before I white washed the entire piece. The dresser can be utilized as a dresser (with the complementing rectangle mirror) or as a foyer table, behind-the-sofa table, kitchen desk--the possibilities are endless.

The photo below is the same "dresser" in the shop window at On The Square Antiques, Troy, AL ($98 for the dresser, $24 for the mirror, or $105 for the set) Home delivery is available in some areas.

Another "possibility" presented itself to me in this small 3-drawer chest-of-drawers--it was covered in ugly brown paint; but with some sanding and scraping it transformed into a great piece. Again, the first photo shows the finished piece and the second photo shows it transformed into a wonderful home accessory--possibily a great foyer statement! Chest and mirror are available at On The Square Antiques Troy, AL (Priced separately: chest $42 and mirror $24)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Ready for Spring . . .

Ok, so Valentine's Day has just past, but in the South our daffodils have been blooming for weeks! It is time for a Spring chair! My latest creation is a rattan swivel rocker and coordinating footstool. The chair and footstool are both "finds", I only cleaned them and constructed the cushions. I think they make a cute pair for Spring and Summer! Both are available at On The Square Antiques, Troy, Al and at . Price chair, $48; footstool, $25; set $65.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

How could I miss it?

How could I miss my favorite holiday?--next to Christmas that is! I absolutely love Valentine's Day! Maybe it's all the "red" you see everywhere--it just makes me happy! I decorated at the antique shop (On The Square Antiques, Troy, AL) beginning right after Christmas! Red tulle wrapped around red Christmas lights set the scene. I love vintage holiday decorations--unfortunately those that I find for resale often never end up at the shop--they are just added to my collection!
This cabinet was salvaged from the dumpster. Missing a drawer only added to its charm. I painted and distressed the piece. Shown here as a buffet or sideboard it can also be used as a dresser or chest of drawers.

Raggedy Ann sits patiently waiting for a friend. This child size bench has been painted and the cushion covered in a children's toile. The seat lifts conveniently and toys may be stored beneath.
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