This past week while
"perusing" Marva's Second Hand Shop;
I came upon this little Avocado-greenish...shreky table for
five dollars. I liked that the little drawer was left unpainted.
Once home; I carried it to the barn and fired up the electric
sander. The paint came off so easily but totally reeked of
strong perfume so bad I could barely stand it.
I smelled it a little bit hauling it home but sanding it... Shewww!
Oh; three olde
bobby pins were found wedged in the crevices too. lol
Because I already saw turquoise.. a few
traces of green paint had to be left in
the worst dinged up places. You know;
So the little drawer got a light sanding too, and
is how she looks now.
The darker walnut stain on the drawer,
made it pop a bit more.
Here it is in my little craft room.
The lighting makes it look more robins egg blue in there.
Then, some of you may remember this birdcage
we found at a flea market?
Leaving it black for a few photos was fun,
Edgar Allen Crow "pink."
And here are a few weekend finds.
A 1900 book on "Friendship"
and an earthy brown field book.
It's a ledger inside with very neat,
handwriting done in pencil. Plenty of blank
pages to still use too! It'd make a really
fun altered book.
Then; as always finding new vintage relatives-
well; they're just hard to pass up!
I might use the one with the two little girls
in a captured fairy jar.
--I almost forgot the painty skeleton key!
And here is the next project.
The chair my Sister gave me years ago.
It sat in her sewing room and I always chose it
when she, our Momma Bear and I would get together for bible study.
Later on when she moved up North she gave me this sweet little chair. It held
together for so long but one day the bottom fell out. It made me so sad.
I set it out in the shed until something could be done with it and then lo and behold
one day while out thrift shopping I came across this unused chair seat bottom! It's carved
and everything! Anyways, it's now my next project. I took the old seat off and traced it to this new one.
Myguy cut it out for me a couple days ago.
--Still trying to decide what colors to make it?
Will I be brave with this chair?
I still don't know?...