Posts Tagged ‘vintage furniture’

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want to come over and see my furniture?

April 20, 2011

I’m throwing a party on May 14th. A kind of open house art party so people can come see my work in person. I am hoping to get a couple more local stores to carry my stuff and just get the word out that cool vintage furniture is being made pretty over here.

If you live near by I would like to invite you to come over. It should be a fun time. Walk around and look at my furniture and home decor while drinking wine and food made my husband, RVAFoodie. Also on display will be the paintings of Doug Thompson.

Get all the details and rsvp here. i hope to see you there!

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salvage yard heaven

January 27, 2010

Last weekend I got to go to one of my favorite places – the salvage yard. It’s got all of the things I love: 1. old things 2. piles of stuff i have to sift through to find the treasure 3. tons of inspiration. From the moment I heard of this salvage yard in Mechanicsville I was re-arranging my schedule to make a trip out there. Luckily, my friend @meghan_e was up for the adventure!

Governor’s Antiques did not disappoint. I was expecting the old front doors, and metal railings, and piles of claw-foot tubs. I had no idea there would be an indoor warehouse with case after case of beautiful, and sparkling things that I wanted to take home with me.

Governor’s has over 20,000 square feet of antiques and collectibles and over 1,000,000 items for sale. It is all a little overwhelming!

Good thing Jasper didn’t come with me. He would have gone nuts for all the old toys – trains, cars, trucks and planes – his favorites!

These stools where my absolute favorite thing I saw that day. That color green with the wood and the shape is so cool. I couldn’t even bring myself to ask how much they cost – I wanted them all so bad!

I want to label everything in my house with a brass plaque now!

@meghan_e fell in love with this chandelier. The picture really doesn’t do it justice. It was a huge orb of glitter and color!

My one complaint with Governor’s was the prices – holy cow! You know I’m a bargain hunter and there are no deals here. But not only that – the prices are really high. The only thing I can imagine is that they price everything so high because they know you are going to try and talk them down. It was worth the trip – very inspiring, but if I’m going to shop I am going to go to S.B. Cox. Ya, it’s not very organized. You have to dig through stuff and you might get a little dusty but their prices are fair and I’ve had negotiations end there with a coin toss – which is fun!

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make me pretty – kids table and chairs

January 20, 2010

Remember when I was telling you about my new obsession with kids furniture? Well here is another example. I promise my next project will be more adult but I fell in love with the lines of this table and chair set when I spotted it at the Salvation Army. How had someone not scooped this up already? This was a perfect excuse to find some adorable fabric and go crazy.

vintage kids table

I knew exactly where to find the perfect fabric for this piece. I had been drooling over all of the cute things at Umbrella Prints for a while. They make gorgeous hand screen printed fabrics. I chose an elephant print, bought some coordinating paint and got to work.

Here’s how it turned out.

Mode Podge and my Xacto knife are my two best friends. I am starting to feel like we can do anything together!

Do you like the elephants? Let me know what you think! And if you know the perfect little girl or boy for this table set check it out on Etsy.

Frankie was supervising my little photo shoot while soaking up some sun!