This past weekend I finally kicked into gear and got busy on projects for the Vintage Marketplace at the Springfield flea. We had plans on Saturday afternoon/evening so I only had a few hours but I made the most of those few hours.
And since Monday was a holiday of sorts, and my hubby was home, I made the most of the day. Over 15 projects finished over the weekend! I haven’t even counted how many are still to do and I don’t wanna know! There are a lot.
I do have lots of stuff that doesn’t need a makeover, just cleaned up and priced.
Love this little vintage dish. There might be room for it to stay behind in my china cupboard
I have a dining room table and chairs to paint and take with me. I plan to set it with old plates, these crystal goblets, silver, and linens. Nevermind that the table and chairs still need their makeover, I have all the stuff to set up a glorious tablescape!
This suitcase came to me already painted white. I decided it needed a bit of detail…
Can you tell which direction I’m headed? It’s darling now that it is all finished. I will be taking ‘after’ shots sometime this week.
I took the picture out, cleaned the glass and painted the frame. AS chalk paint – duck egg blue, then paris grey. Then I waxed it with clear wax, some dark wax, and I think I threw on some of Miss Mustard Seed’s new white wax. Can’t remember for sure – after a weekend of makeovers it gets hard to remember what went on what.
This blue trunk was a garage sale find. I added the stencil using acrylic paint. It’s a bit smeary – I need some practice with this stencil – but I still think it steps up the ‘wow factor’ on this piece.
This chair got a treatment of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Ironstone. And I added a blue stripe. Can’t wait to take some beauty shots of this one.
Another before. This one is finished now too.
This little child’s chair is almost finished.
This one hasn’t been started yet but hopefully will be done at some point this week. I think it is a cute size and shape. One of my most recent finds at Goodwill.
And this little guy. I’ve had him awhile. Almost didn’t buy him but something made me get him (goodwill again). He sat on a shelf and I really had no vision for what I wanted to do with him. I just knew the cute country look wasn’t getting it for me. So I taped off his ‘hair’ and rope, took his wheels off and opened a can of paint. And I love him now! I’ll show him to you soon! Think grey and polka dots!
And that’s it for now! My Mom is coming to help with school today so hopefully I can get some more projects done. My sewing project for Celebrating Everyday Life is finished and the stage is set for a Christmas photo shoot! It felt very strange to be hauling out Christmas decor with the windows open and the weather still warm and green leaves on the trees! If you haven’t bought your copy of the Sept/Oct issue you can do that here!
Oh yes, the winner of the giveaway of 2 free tickets to the Country Living Fair is Dawn R! Congratulations Dawn, I’ll contact you soon with info on how to get your tickets.
Sew a Fine Seam
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