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Friday, June 29, 2012

Opening This Sunday, July 1

It’s Friday!  What a week!
I will be taking vacation next week, so no updates from Vintage Restyled.  While I’m on break, my latest venture will open!
Simply Vague is opening on Sunday, July 1 at 11:00am!  This store is sure to please.  An eclectic mix of food, jewelry, art, stationary and of course furniture.  All items are handmade or hand finished by local artisans.
There is an amazing amount of local talent featured!
My part is complete and stocked and here is what you’ll find.
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The Beast
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And a few more gems await!
Be sure to shop Simply Vague!
Details: 37 N Sandusky St., Delaware
Open 7 days a week, starting at 11:00 am
There are fabulous restaurants, Whit’s is 2 doors down, a bookstore, antique malls and great shops and boutiques all within walking distance.
Hope you’ll come shop!
Great changes are taking place at Vintage Restyled at Heritage Square Antique Mall!  My friend and partner, Amanda has worked her magic and is sharing her talent in B-10!  Be sure to check it out.  Pictures will be shared on FB, like us here.
Have a great week!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Beast Transformed

Last week I picked up this huge Thomasville armoire.
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It has great detail, but we all knew paint would transform her.
I attempted to avoid this big project, but I know better than to think I can sell an unpainted item.  Besides, it didn’t have the look that Simply Vague was going for.  Or the look I like for that matter.
I spent several hours on Tuesday with Annie Sloan French Linen and my handy waxes.
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The paint and dark wax give The Beast an old world look.  In fact, she would look great in my home!  But she is at Simply Vague and will be ready for opening day on Sunday, July 1.
I’m proud of the transformation – she took a while but now she is ready for a new home.
The dimensions for the tv area:
With doors open: 55” corner to corner (diagonal)
Door to door: 39” (straight across)
Top to bottom with doors open: 43”
The black insert can be removed.
Overall dimensions:
85 tall
49 wide
27 deep
Thanks for stopping by.  The weekend is almost here!
Partying here:
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Time to Shine Tuesday @ A Diamond in the Stuff 
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 

Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Piece of Work Wednesday @  Primitive & Proper
Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

More Updates

Yesterday I shared updates in B-20 at Heritage Square Antique Mall.  The poor space had been neglected for too long!

While I was at the mall, I also spent some time in B-10.

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We really need a neighbor hater screen!  One that I will not sell!

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Can you see that awesome bread bowl? 

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Great wooden boxes, small tables in different colors and finishes.  Plenty of mirrors and Ironstone.  Sale tags throughout!

Come shop Heritage Square Antique Mall, spaces B-10 & B-20!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Ugly Stepsister

I like being busy.  Unfortunately, I have surpassed busy and am overwhelmed.  It’s summer, I’m supposed to be hanging at the pool, sleeping in and throwing my schedule away.  Not so much.

Because I have been working toward the opening of Simply Vague on July 1, my other spaces at Heritage Square Antique Mall have been neglected.

They needed some love.

I spent most of my day rearranging, swapping out and then putting it all back together.

Here are a few shots of B-20.

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Lots of rusty and crusty horseshoes.

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Great wreath made of sticks.

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You’ll find mirrors, lots of scales and sale items.

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If you missed out on the aqua doors, I have another one in B-20.

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Vintage chandi is fabulous.  Lots of wood tennis racquets.

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Beautiful sofa table - finished in a Restoration Hardware look.

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Lots of great finds are now in place.  The poor stepsister has received some love.

Have a great day!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Make a Statement

Happy Monday!

Hope you had a great weekend!  I’m going to gloss over ours – lets just say it didn’t go as planned!

A positive that came out of my disrupted weekend was I could get some stuff accomplished.  I’m not caught up by any means, but I am closer.

A piece I did complete is a statement piece.  The color came out perfectly.

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I had this dresser in storage.  It was in good shape, it was just dated.

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We stripped the top and painted the rest in Emperors Silk (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint).

When the paint is applied, it can be a bit frightening.  It is RED.

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After applying the clear wax, I started applying Annie Sloan Dark Wax.  The dark wax certainly tones it down and gives it a rich finish.

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I removed the brass hardware and gave it an oil rubbed bronze finish.  The stained top completes the makeover.

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It has been delivered to Simply Vague and is available for sale July 1st!


Thank you to the ladies who contacted me to purchase items that I featured on Friday!  Someone was interested in The Beast.

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The dimensions for the tv area:

With doors open: 55” corner to corner (diagonal)

Door to door: 39” (straight across)

Top to bottom with doors open: 43”

The black insert can be removed.

Overall dimensions:

85 tall

49 wide

27 deep

If you are interested in purchasing The Beast, contact me directly at  I plan to paint it Tuesday and Wednesday!

Have a great day!


Friday, June 22, 2012

Opening Soon

Hi All,

I was contacted a few weeks ago and asked if I would like to sell my furniture at a new location.

I was intrigued.

A gal and her husband who have had space in multiple antique shops were taking the plunge and opening their very own place.  Andrea and Nate wanted to offer shoppers an experience when they came in.  They designed a shop featuring multiple vendors, but instead of everyone having their own area, we would all be mixed together throughout the store.


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I brought in the bench and Andrea placed her pillows on it to dress it up and offer the shopper the complete look.

Many vendors are delivering products next week in preparation for opening day.  I hope to have pictures soon.

In the meantime, I am thrilled to be a part of this venture.  Vintage Restyled is the only furniture dealer, and I am pushing myself to offer a good mix of styles and colors.

A few of the items I have for sale include…

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Love the rustic pillars.  Can hold ferns, be placed in a corner to add height or have hooks attached and use as coat racks.

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Beautifully, authentic trunk – perfect coffee table.

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Nite Stand in Old White

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The Beast that will be painted by opening day.

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This restyled dresser.  I held this baby back for the opening!

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This beauty was pulled and will be available at the new location.

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The aqua table and the matching bench shown above will both make their debut on July 1st.

Simply Vague features local artisans.  You can see the growing list here.  I’m really excited to be a part of this new concept!

37 N Sandusky St., Delaware, OH

Open 7 days a week, beginning July 1!

Before you ask, yes I still have B-10 & B-20 at Heritage Square Antique Mall.  But I have an announcement coming soon!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Beast

A friend of a friend was moving and unloading furniture.  Because I can’t pass up a good deal (or a piece of furniture), I agreed to get the items.

I rented a 16 foot truck and made several trips around Columbus picking up and delivering load after load.  Just to make the whole experience more enjoyable, the temperature was a balmy 90.

It took 3 of us to load and unload The Beast.

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This Thomasville armoire weighs a ton and is solid all the way around.

The pine does nothing for me.  So I must paint her and give her a new life.


The Beast will take some effort, but I think she will look great in a home either holding a tv or repurposed.  The detail is amazing.

So the debate continues…Old White or Distressed Gray?  Have an opinion?  Please share.  I am ordering paint today.

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We delivered it to my new location which opens July 1.  I plan to paint The Beast at the shop.  Details to come.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Provence Bench Complete

On Monday I shared a table redo.

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And I thought this darling table needed a mate.  So I scored this great bench and gave it the same treatment as the table – Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – Provence.

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This guy makes benches out of headboards.  I love the look!


With burlap pillows, the bench is complete!

I delivered both items yesterday.  I can’t wait to share my new adventure with you!  But I must leave you in suspense another day (or so).

Have a great Wednesday!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Latest Find

While at the lake I found a few treasures.  I plan to share photos once I get everything unpacked and put in place.

One item that is by far my fave is this basket. 

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Isn’t she pretty?

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It says 57 on both sides.  It has metal reinforcements on the top and the basket itself.

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I am in love!

The seller told me it was a tobacco basket, but I can’t verify this.

The fancy script looks like H. Bros. to me, but when I search I come up with unrelated items.

So, if you know any details on my prized gem-please share.

For now I am holding on to her.  But it won’t be long before she ends up in a space!