Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Other half of the bundle...

I know it is seriously pretty. What two fantastic finds. Now where do I want it?!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

New Studio Addition

I have always wanted a dress form, but they are hard to find and usually more than I wanted to pay. After all these years I finally came across one actually for sale and I had a little cash stuck away that I could buy it. Of course as all bargain hunters I tried to get it lower and we settled somewhere in between. This one has a wood base instead of a iron one which was a little disappointing but it is still nice. She has some character and is definitely vintage and well traveled, originating in Brooklyn, New York. I can't wait to use her as a prop for photos and maybe even fit a few things on her. 
There is though one more twist to the story. The lady was selling a ton of items out of two storage units, most out of my price range. We did however pull out a rug from an old trunk. It was a small rug she had brought home from Morocco. She gave me a price and I countered with a bundle price for both. She accepted and the rest is history. I am very happy with my two purchases and feel like I got a pretty good bargain. Here is a photo of the dress form and I will try to get one of the rug tomorrow. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Rethinking lost furniture.

It is so fun rethinking lost shabby pieces and giving them new life into something great and usable. Here is such a furniture story. This $3.00 garage sale desk, was missing pieces, had damage on side from dog trying to get to a cat underneath and it's finish was quite lacking. I couldn't decide if I wanted to keep it as a desk or completely change it.  As you can see I went with the latter idea. So here goes. 
Original desk. 
Letting my daughter get in on the sawing fun. 
Completed sawing and now adding trim to cover blemishes and finish it nicely. 
Here they are finished, painted up ready for one for each girl's room. They have really nice height to them and lots of storage.