Thursday, August 27, 2015

FLEA FURNISHINGS


                                                             FLEA FURNISHINGS




A VINTAGE METAL BED FRAME WITH SPRINGS CAN BE HUNG FROM A SUNROOM OR PORCH WITH RAPELLING ROPE, OTHERWISE USE THE SPRINGS FOR OTHER MAKE DO IDEAS
WHEN I REDID MY BATHROOM FOR THE 100TH TIME, I USE AN OLD PANEL DOOR TO COVER THE SIDE OF MY TUB. I HAD PREVIOUSLY WALL PAPERED IT, THEN CHANGED IT, NOW I’M THINKING OF TIN CEILING IT. ACTUALLY I’M THINKING IF RIPPING OUT THE TUB & PUTTING IN A SHOWER.



OLD WINDOW FRAMES ESPECIALLY IF THEY HAVE A UNIQUE SHAPE, PROPPED AGAINST A WALL OR HUNG IN THE GARDEN OR SIDE OF A BUILDING GIVE DETAIL TO AN OTHERWISE NONDESCRIPT SPACE
VINTAGE PORCH RAILINGS HAVE A MULTITUDE OF USES IN & OUT OF THE HOME:


ACROSS THE TOP OF AN ARBOR
CANDLE STICKS

BIRDHOUSES



TABLE/ STOOL LEGS
SHORTER ONES CAN BE MADE INTO A PEG RACK
OLD BOXES OR SHORT STOOL AN BE USED TO GIVE HEIGHT TO AN OBJECT YOU WANT TO “SHOWCASE”
AN OLD DRESSER, VANITY,ISLAND CAN BE RETROFITTED AS A BATHROOM SINK. THE SAME CAN BE DONE FOR A KITCHEN SINK
TO MAKE A ONE OF A KIND CANOPY BED, GET 1 X1’S  & MAKE A FRAME, CONNECT AT THE TOP, MAKE A CANOPY, WRAP IN VINES & FAIRY LIGHTS VOILA’ IT’S NAPPY TIME!


RECYCLE YOUR GOODS OR GET THE GOODS AT SALES





VINTAGE PORCH SPINDLES MAKE A GREAT LETTER ORGANIZER
VINTAGE LINEN TOWELS MAKE A GREAT SHELF EDGING
ARCHI PIECES OVER DOORWAYS OFFERS AN OTHRWIE BLAND SPACE SOME OOMPH
TOLE TRAYS ON A WALL GIVE COLOR TO A SWEET SPACE
VINTAGE ALARM CLOCK PARTS HUNG ON A WALL
SMALL BENCHES OR STOOLS CAN BE HUNG ON A WALL AS A SHELF & ALSO A CHAIR CAN BE HUNG AS A SHELF
PIE TINS HUNG ON THE WALL IN A KITCHEN, LEND A COOKING THEME & ALSO COOK BOOK COVERS FRAMED
EGG CUPS MAKE A GREAT SINGLE BUD VASE
SMALL CANNING JARS HOLD COTTON BALLS & Q TIPS

Monday, October 6, 2014

METTLE METAL

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE VINTAGE METAL PIECES TO TARNISH YOUR DAY J
I BUY BITS & PIECES, CLUMP THEM ALL TOGETHER & THEN DECIDE WHAT TO MAKE. SOME OF MY FAVES ARE:

METAL CANDLESTICKS & SILVER TRAYS--GLUE TOGETHER TO MAKE A CAKE PLATE







METAL FLOWER FROGS--HOLD MAIL,PENS,PENCILS OR MAKE A GREAT PAPERWEIGHT
VINTAGE WIRE WASTEBASKETS CAN CORRAL WOOD NEAR THE FIREPLACE, A COLLECTION OF BASEBALLS OR CROQUET BALLS, HATS & MITTENS BY THE DOOR FOR WINTER. CAN ALSO BE MADE INTO A LAMPSHADE

GLAVANIZED CANS OR FRENCH CUSTARD CUPS CLUSTERED TOGETHER MAKE A GREAT WRITNG STATION HANDY SUCH AS PENCIL, PAPER CLIPS, STAPLES. PENS



A DRAWER PULL WITH A DROP HANDLE HUNG ON THE WALL OR THE SIDE OF A DESK MAKES A GREAT KEY HOLDER OR IN THE BATHROOM A TOWEL HOLDER
CHEESE DOMES WETHER THEY BE GLASS OR SILVER MAKE GREAT CLOCHES IN OR OUT OF THE GARDEN


A FRENCH WINE BOTTLE HOLDER MAKES A NIFTY COFFE CUP , NECKLACE HOLDER OR DRAPE SCARVES



VINTAGE WIRE DISH DRAINERS MAKE GREAT PAPER OR BILL ORGANIZERS & IF IT HAS A BUILT IN CUTLERY TRAY, HOLDS PENS,PENCILS ERASER.


IF YOUR LUCKY ENOUGH TO GO TO A SALVAGE YARD & FIND AN ANCHOR, IT CAN BE USED TO HOLD TOWELS, GARDEN TOOLS OR GLOVES IN A BATH OR NEAR A POOL OR GARDEN



BED SPRINGS CAN BE USED TO HOLD A VOTIVE

MAKE-DO: SEVERAL OBJECTS THAT ARE PUT TOGETHER TO MAKE ANOTHER USEFUL OBJECTS: I TAKE OLD STRAINERS & MAKE SHOO FLYS, METAL CANDLESTICKS, CREAMERS,EGG CUPS….I MAKE INTO PINCUSHIONS WITH A BIT OF AN OLD COVERLET & MOTHER OF PEARL PINS




Text From the upcoming book “I’m decorating as fast as I can”©

Thursday, September 25, 2014

COLLECTIONS

SUITCASES ARE A GREAT WAY TO HIDE THINGS SO YOU CAN ROTATE THEM LATER WHEN YOU WANT TO "FLUFF" UP YOU DECORATING. THEY CAN ALSO DOUBLE AS A LAMP STAND, IN A BATHROOM TO HIDE EXTRA TOWELS, STACKED TO THE CEILING TO SHOWCASE YOUR COLLECTION. I RECENTLY FOUND AN AMELIA EARHART ONE......PRECIOUS






I WON'T TELL YOU WHAT'S IN THESE, IT BEGINS WITH CHOCOLATE LOL



AMETHYST, AMBER BOTTLES LOOK SO COOL IN A WINDOW & WHEN THE LIGHT STREAMS THROUGH THEM, IT'S SO SUNSHINY! I LOVE TO MAKE FRENCH BOTTLES WITH LABELS & KEYS.




I LOVE MY YELLOWWARE COLLECTIO & AM ALWAYS ROTATING IT.....OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH BETTER. I'VE BEEN SORTING LATELY......SALE COMING UP!! THIS ONE WILL BE A DOOZY, IF I DON'T SELL IT BEFORE.
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I HAVE A LACE COLLECTION THAT I SORT FREQUENTLY & ALSO USE FOR PROJECTS. SOMETIMES I HATE TO CUT THEM, BUT I DO :)






I HAVE A COLLECTION OF VINTAGE METAL PICNIC BASKET & FIND IT VERY HARD TO SORT BECAUSE THEY MAKE SUCH GOOD STORAGE. AT TIMES THEY'RE EASY TO FIND & THEN THERE'S A DRY SPELL & I'M ON THE HUNT AGAIN





WHITEWARE/DINNERWAR/RESTARAUNT WARE......I HAVE A COLLECTION OF BUFFALO WARE.




MORE GREAT BOTTLES







THESE ARE SO SWEET, I USUALLY GET THE WOOD ONES & PAINT THEM.






.......BOTTLES AGAIN!! DIFFERENT COLORS SPEAK TO ME


I HAVE A COLLECTION OF DRESS FORMS & A MANNEQUIN THAT LOOKS LIKE ME.......SCARY!!!!



I LOVE METAL FRAMES & TRAYS





WIRE WARE









LINENS FOR PROJECTS

VINTAGE COVERLETS, I CUT THEM TO MAKE PILLOWS, SACHETS ETC. LAMPSHADES, I HAVE RECENTLY BEEN BURLAPPING THEM. FUN TO MAKE WITH THE DIFFERENT SHAPES OF THE SHADES.





CROCKS .... GREAT DISPLAY PIECES & CAN BE USED FOR PLANT CONTAINERS.






FLOWER FROGS CAN BE USED FOR LETTER HOLDERS/ PEN HOLDERS, STACKED IN GRADUATED SIZES FOR A TREE EFFECT.







I LOVE MY COLLECTION OF BRUSHES, THEY CAN BE HUGH ACROSS THE KITCHEN WINDOW AS A VALANCE





I'M SORTING MY CUPBOARDS ALSO. BELIEVE ME THEY DO HOLD ALOT BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO DO WITH THE STUFF INSIDE.....SALE RIGHT!! they hold a myriad of junque & come in all sizes shapes & colors. IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD A VINTAGE ONE, PAINT IT TO LOOK OLD






I HAVE SOME GRANITE WARE . I'M NOT CRAZY ABOUT BLUE, I LIKE BROWN, GREEN & BROWN......THE HARD COLORS TO FIND






I HAVE SOME TRANSFERWARE , BROWN MOSTLY, SOME BLUE. YOU CAN HANG THESE ON A WALL BUT I NEVER DID, BECAUSE MY LUCK WITH GLASS WARE IS .......I BREAK IT :(








LET THE LIGHT SHINE THROUGH YOUR GLASS WARE :)