Thursday, July 31, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday/Roadside-Make-Over



For this week's vintage thingy,sponsored by "Confessions Of An Apron Queen", I thought I'd share my road-side finds.
This dressing table set was found on separate occasions,in different locations
...I wish I took before pics. The
table was a hideous shade of pepto-bismol pink..The chair
was a cast-off sewing table chair with a lift up seat in a
dark wood finish....I recovered the seat then
I painted the set gold, then spattered black paint with a
toothbrush! It is also skirted with a vintage drapery.
The mirror is a antique which was my grandmother's.
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Here's a pic of the top. It now is glass-covered with my collection
of vintage/antique postcards displayed underneath the glass.
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I thought my set turned out great!!! My husband doesn't even ask
"why are you dragging that junk home"? anymore! ;-)

10 comments:

The Apron Queen said...

My husband always laughs & says you know, you could have gotten a whatever at wal-mart brand new. I think it is funner to use things like an old 1936 mixer than to buy a new one. I spend too much at Wal Mart anyway! :)

Coloradolady said...

I Love this. What a great find. I am like you, I see how marvelous a piece can be when it is redone. my husban on the other hand usually just sees junk. What a great piece of furniture. It looks great.

Lidian said...

Great find and brilliant all around!

Threeundertwo said...

What a beautiful job! I love the fabric skirt. I see things I want to fix up, but I'm scared to try.

I love that you used a toothbrush for accent paint.

Beth Ann said...

You did a great job! It is truly beautiful!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Turned out lovely! What a great find!
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Gretchen said...

It's beautiful! My hubby always is on me about dragging all that junk home, but ends up happy with how it looks in the end. :)

Carrie said...

Those were great finds and you refurbished them beautifully.

Jewelgirl said...

That's the same thing my husband
says. A great find is a great find!
It is rewarding to make something
out of something that everyone else doesn't have! rite?

Huckleberry Arts said...

Way cool Lov eit and love how you put everything together! I love roadside grabbing hee hee though I never have the guts to do it by myself have to have someone with me LOL Use to love going around with my mom Everything was fair game with her!!
The chair is my favorite! I would of loved to have found thaT

Have a beautiful night!