Vintage Hidden Treasures ~ Before & After
For the last few weeks, I've been painting up a storm…trying to make the most of the weather before it started to look a little like this…
I've been collecting all sorts of lovely treasures for the shop for years…stashing them away for another day.
Treasures in need of just a bit…or quite a lot of love, like Matt.
Poor, poor Matt
He just needed to be de-glued, re-glued, sanded, primed, painted & waxed…and he needed a nice knob for his noggin.'
Don't you think?
I used a drapery rod finial and a wooden wheel meant for a toy truck for the topper. Like everything else, I just happened to have them on hand.
I chose to make the most of his original ensemble, and let some of his true colors shine.
Oh, hey there!
Don't worry, I haven't forgotten you.
How could I forget "My First Flakey Friends?"
(All fluffy goodness, other than the real "white stuff," by Bunnies by the Bay)
Would you have guessed that this lovely Currier & Ives kitchen stand once looked like this?!!
Mmm…that's so yummy!
I recently debated as to whether or not I would buy the vintage "beauty" and then realized that it wasn't just a decal…those babies are actual Currier & Ives tiles.
Like everything else, I just added layer after layer of paint until I thought it wanted to be done…and then I attacked it with sandpaper. That's smooth.
Oh, and here's how the wee red stool looked while it sat in my barn, hiding away for years.
I had completely forgotten about it…and now…
I LOVE IT!!!
I plan to share more hidden treasures with you soon!!!
In the meantime…
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