Thursday, September 29, 2011

Vintage Restyled Too!

Hi All,

I am excited to announce that Vintage Restyled Too will open this Saturday, October 1.

The space is located at Heritage Square Antique Mall, where I opened the first space on February 1, 2011.

Now, Vintage Restyled is B-10 and Vintage Restyled Too is B-20.  Right down the row from each other!

Be sure to visit both spaces, because I have no rhyme or reason to what will land in each space.

A little of this:

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That amazing barn door that I swore I would never part with, is making its debut in the space.

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A sneak peek at a farm table.  Still wanting to hide this in my house.

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A dresser, a chair and a few other goodies will find their way in to space B-20.

Heritage Square Antique Mall  1865 Brice Rd., Columbus, OH 43232

I will not be posting tomorrow to get everything together.  My kids are also off school, so this should be interesting!

Enjoy the weekend!

XO-

Shannon

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Getting My Craft On

I’ve been housebound for two days and wasn’t able to sand or paint.  Rather than being completely unproductive, I decided to get my craft on.

By now you all have the Country Living magazine (or have seen it) that shows how simple it is to decorate a pumpkin.

I have scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, brushes and extra faux pumpkins.

So, I start.  Soon to discover, it ain’t that simple!

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I cut the paper into strips and it still bubbled!  It bubbled everywhere!

So, I try another.

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More bubbles.

Still at this point I am determined.  So I grab my last pumpkin.

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Yup, it bubbled.  It’s clearly me, since they look perfect in the mag.

If you plan to give it a shot, you need 3-12x12 papers.

I am keeping them and will display them up high so no one can see the details!

I did pull out my blinged out pumpkin from last year (just to make myself feel better).

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So cute.

And a message on a bottle:

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Oh yeah, I successfully made a banner.

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I am not a complete spaz, I just cannot wrap a pumpkin in paper!

If you try this yourself, let me know how it turns out!

XO-

Shannon

True Picker Fashion

Over Labor Day weekend we had a soccer tournament on the other side of town.  In preparation for my long days, I scoured Craigslist for any gems in the area. 

I spotted one, made an appointment and scooted over to a lady’s home in between games.  While picking up my piece, I asked what else she might have for sale.  That’s what they do on that pickers show, so I went for it.

Little did I know that she had a TON of things.  Some were true antiques and she wanted too much for them.  Remember, I am thrifty. 

But she did have a few things that I could afford and not feel guilty painting.

After 45 minutes, I left her cool air conditioned house with a few things and a scheduled return trip the next day.

They are finally all revamped.

DRESSER:

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A solid wood dresser, dove-tailed drawers and darling hardware.

Now looks like this:

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I was sad that I could not use the original hardware – one was missing.  Now I am on the hunt for a 7 drawer something!  I love the pulls!

You can see I tried to salvage them, but it wasn’t working for me.

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The other gems I scored were:

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I shared the finished look yesterday.

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Before

and now:

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Now if you saw my space posted late last week, you know I have no place for these babies.  Stay tuned.

XO-

Shannon

Monday, September 26, 2011

Craigslist Before and After

I scoured Craigslist a few weeks back for some larger items.  One lady was unloading a ton of stuff and I took a few pieces off her hands.
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It was a unique piece that had potential.  We decided no one would hang clothes behind the door, so Hubby made a shelf to make it more usable.
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It was a bit beat up in spots, so wood filler was applied.
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Before
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After
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I keep picturing this piece in an office.  It offers tons of storage and doesn’t look too office-like.
I kept the original hardware.  The paint is ASCP in Louis Blue with some touches of dark wax and a light distressing.
I will share soon where this baby is going.
Have a great Monday!
XO-
Shannon
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

What did we Buy?

As I shared earlier this week, I spent last Friday with friends at the Country Living Fair.  I gathered tons of inspiration and a few gems I couldn’t live without.  So did my gal pals.

Here is a sampling of our shopping spree:

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It’s a dough bowl!  It is huge and beautiful!  Ever since I spotted one of these on Stories of A House, I have wanted one.  My aunt from England has one and my brother-in-law spotted one at auction for $150.  My baby was $85 and it is all mine.

Suzanne and Amanda each went home with one.

This is what it looks like for the time being:

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Debra made one purchase and absolutely loves it.  It is so hard to find art, so when you love it, you gotta nab it.

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Christy was on a tight budget this year (that statement oozes sarcasm).  She fell in love with many lovelies that are now in her home:

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Soup spoons

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So cool!

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Great flash cards!

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Gourds

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Yummy apples.

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Rooster pillow.

My dough bowl is by far my prized possession, but I did find a few other things to bring home.

This feed sack has a lining.  It is almost stiff and can be used as a rug or on the wall.  Marji also got one and plans to use it at her back door. 

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I loved the handmade bags.  Suzanne, Amanda and I each found unique ones to don.

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I also took away too many ideas, tons of pictures and lots of inspiration.

Have a great weekend!

XO-

Shannon

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Space Rehab

Hi All,

Just like with my home, I get bored with my space too.  The seasons change and I am ready for a new look.

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This was my space upon arrival at 10:00 am.

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I purchased this old cabinet from a dealer at Heritage Square.  It is painted creamy white with a green toile paper lining the inside.  It is a great piece to display my smalls and clean up the space a bit.

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A vintage suitcase holds pumpkins and the BOO banner I made.

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The acorns are too cute!

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The pillow is darling and the greens and oranges bring fall to the space.

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These old ceiling tiles make a great magnetic board.

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It’s a cool, chunky frame.

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This frame turned message center, made its debut in the space.

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And here is the shot when I left at 11:30.  I was rocking it this morning – those items are heavy and difficult to move by yourself! 

But I had a lunch date with a 4th grade class and an appointment to read with the 5th graders, so I had to work quickly!

I am taking the evening off to watch some premieres with my girls.  After a morning with friends and some appointments, I will get back to it.  Lots of cool projects to complete!

XO-

Shannon