Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Festival

Last weekend was the annual Provence on the Prairie Fall Festival which was held in Bonner Springs, KS. I loved participating in this! The weather was beautiful, the farmhouse was gorgeous and the food was wonderful! Above are photos of my space, and items I had for sale. I did pretty well; it was a great weekend!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Wonderful Vintage Hat Box!

I found this great vintage hat box at an estate sale last week!

Fat French Hen sitting atop a butter dish, and vintage postal scale

My French Hen is also sitting on top of a white butter dish bottom; he's quite rotund, maybe he's eaten some butter!

What I'm working on

I went to some great estate sales last week, and here are photos of some of the stuff I picked up! I finished the French coffee table yesterday. I want to get the dresser and night stand finished today.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

French Postcard Magazine Table

I bought this magazine table a couple of weeks ago, and it was in pretty bad shape. I know I paid too much for what it was, but I could see the potential. Even though it was filthy and needed a lot of love, I felt I had something to work with.
A lot of gluing and clamping was necessary!!
I used ASCP in Country Grey and Graphite. I chose the Country Grey because it is similar in color to a vintage postcard. I like the contrast between the two colors.

Even though I thought I was done with the gluing and clamping, I kept noticing more that needed to be done!
I created a "postcard" in word, using the Graphics Fairy image as inspiration. I used a pencil to mark behind the lettering so I could trace onto table top.

I then painted on top of penciling. And painted the legs of the table in Country Grey and the magazine holder portion in Graphite. I waxed the whole table in clear, and then added light brown briwax on top of AS clear wax.

All done!!