Monday, December 30, 2013

Finding New and Interesting Merchandise

Sometimes, in the winter it's not easy to fill the shop 
but I haven't had any trouble this season
I love these old pie tins with advertising in the bottom
brought to me by a good friend
I cleaned up the barn and found these long lost gas station number signs and the baby doll mold legs
On several house calls I was able to pick up 
these vintage Billiard Balls and fabulous fish wall brackets
along with tons of other great stuff

And sometimes the stuff comes to me!

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Finished Farm Table

The Finished Product 

A good cleaning, a light sanding and a few coats of poly....add some ball feet and I've got a beautiful, original chippy paint, shabby but very very chic masterpiece!

This table is large and very SOLID!
It measures 8' feet long x 2' 6" wide

By applying the several coats of poly I have been able to preserve the several layers of original old chippy paint and yet have a clean table top at the same time

Adding the ball feet put the table at the right height and the color match is near perfect if I do say so myself....

 Now onto Walters next project.....

I brought home this rusty fan blade and
asked Walter to figure out what to do with it. 
He made an interesting and whimsical display piece

Monday, December 9, 2013

Vintage Farm Table Rehab

I came across this wonderful farm table
but it needs a little work.
Found in an old dingy basement, the top is cracked,
the legs were shortened and it is filthy!
 Nothing a little loving care will not fix
Just look at the detail....what a gem

First we need to fix the crack...

There is a crack that runs for several feet down the table
and it makes the table surface uneven.

So Walter is going to brace it from underneath
to pull the surface into alignment.

Next the leg brace is coming out so
you can easily put your chair under the table

The other thing is that the table measures
8'  long x 30" wide
but it is about 3" we have to increase the height.
That's what these babies are for....
(Never throw out anything!!!!)
and if you look closely at the previous picture,
 you can see that the table
originally had some sort of ball feet on it.

Stay tuned.....
we will show you the finished table shortly

Monday, December 2, 2013

Signs Are Wonderful

Graphics and colors in signs are wonderful.
  Easy to incorporate into any d├ęcor. 
 Buy a sign because you LOVE IT!
These are some of the signs I've purchased in the last few months

They can be wood, metal or even cardboard

I'm lovin my display