Sunday, July 29, 2012

Habitat rescues nearly done

I finished the antique dresser I picked up from Habitat for $20. Its just waiting for some wooden knobs. I was going to sell her but once that coat of stain went on over the green, I was hooked and in love. Here is a pic of how the dresser looks now....

I'm also just about finished with the cabinet from Habitat. Chicken wire installed and she's just waiting for the old wood to be painted and nailed on the back. Here is what she's lookin like now.

She's almost ready for her new home. Have a great Sunday.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thrifted pieces getting new life

Been doing some painting on the old cabinet from Habitat and also on 3 bare wood stools I picked up at Goodwill for $5 each.

Here is a picture of the progress on both.

These were so much fun to paint and give personality to.

Once I put a new piece of wood on the back, I'm thinking of placing vintage wallpaper over it to create this look.

This is how she looks so far. I painted several different colors and layers of paint on the body, sanded and stained it. The doors still need to be sanded, etc. But I installed the chicken wire in the doors and put them back on the body because I couldn't wait to get an idea of how it was going to come together.

Enjoy your day!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Habitat for Humanity.....

My new favorite dumpster diving store! Checked out the store near me yesterday and came across this really cool cabinet. As I was purchasing it, the really nice gals who work there mentioned how much they loved the cabinet and asked what I had planned to do with it. After telling them my plans, one gal mentioned that an antique dresser was just dropped off... "What!?" I asked. I gotta see it! Well I brought that home too for just $20. Following is the work in progress. The cabinet was given several coats of blue and green and creamy white today.... and tomorrow I will start to light sand and wax... I plan on removing the thin panels in the door and replacing with chicken wire. Also to replace the paneling on the back and adding wainscot...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Don't you just LOVE a fun and exciting garage sale day?!

And don't you just love when you go up to a garage sale and find a box tucked away off to the side that no one was interested in, and when you peek inside you find..........


Being that orange is my favorite color... I was drawn to the pot. I scooped it up quick and asked what she wanted for it. I only had $15 dollars left in my pocket. She wanted $2.00... holy cow! Asked her what she wanted for the whole set and she replied "$15".... MINE!

This is what I uncovered when I got home.....

I've since discovered that these lovely pieces of enamelware (my favorite thing to collect and highly addicting) are imported from Italy and Yugoslavia. I looked them up on ebay to try and get some info on them as I've never seen them before, and the blue pot in the top picture is currently going for $45. Its Catherine Holm, Made in Normandy. The little skillets and plates are worth a pretty penny too. So fun!

Picked up this cute vintage kitchen set, still in the original wrapper.

Love this vintage umprella with lucite handle

Also scored this Schwinn Fair Lady in excellent condition.... 20 bucks! Came with original basket and training wheels. Looked it up on ebay and one is currently going for $185, not nearly as in good condition.

And my treasure partner son, Drew, also scored a bike he is most excited about.....

A 60's Firestone Bike... missing a few parts that will have to search for. But such a cool bike!

Was a fun day!