Friday, August 31, 2012

Flowery Branch Antiques Market

I went to the Flowery Branch Antiques Market today.  I had been one time before back in February.  There weren't too many vendors open then.  Today I went a little later & there were more vendors.  I started outside & there were lots of great things.  Old barnwood & beadboard, insulators, antlers, old rusty wrought iron table & chairs.  Unfortunately I didn't think to get a picture! :(  Inside there was tons of furniture begging to be painted & the vendors really seemed to want to work with you on the price.  There was one awesome booth right by the entrance that had really cool industrial & architectural pieces.  I did remember to take photos here! :)

These tobacco baskets were $15!!

These doors were 7 feet tall & only $20!  I didn't have the truck or I would have loaded up a few!

Sorry for the blurry photo but what a cool window!

What I came home with.  

I liked this cabinet even though it isn't old.  Funny thing is I just bought this cabinet on Tuesday:

I was trying to decide what color to paint it.  Now I am thinking Destin Gulf Green or maybe Traverse City Cherry.  Decisions, decisions.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Ornate Gray Headboard

I found this listed on Craig's list & knew I needed it!  What a beautiful bed!  The only down side was it was in about 20 pieces!

The foot board was in such bad condition that I decided not to put it back together but to cut it apart.  The legs I put in my booth & they sold in less than a week!  The center I painted, put some hooks on the back & have it available in my booth as an architectural piece.  The headboard I reattached all the center details & painted it a mix of grays & whites.  No distressing on this piece.  Since it was an antique it was a full size but it measures wide enough to fit a queen size bed without the mattress hanging off the sides!  I really wished I had somewhere to put this but I took it to my booth & it sold quickly.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Have You Ever Waxed Your Drawers?

Did the title get your attention?  Well, have you?  I got this super cute chest from another dealer in my shop.  She wanted me to build her a window cabinet  & traded me this chest & a couple of old windows.  Great deal, huh?  Well, it would have been but while building her cabinet, I dropped a 1" x 10" board on my big toe & broke it!  I had a cute little pink cast & very large black bruise for weeks.  Anyhoo, I have been wanting to do a two tone dresser for quite some time.  When I got this piece, I knew it was perfect!  Someone had previously stripped the chest & the previous owner had begun spray painting it.  I am so glad she only got to the drawers!  

I stained the outside with dark walnut after using a wood conditioner.  The wood was so dry!  I painted the drawers with a mix of Destin Gulf Green, Vintage White & Blue Montana Sky.  I added a dark wax over the top.  I sealed everything with CeCe Caldwell's awesome Satin Finish.  The knobs were purchased from Hobby Lobby, they are some of my favorite & are perfect on this piece!
So are you wondering where the drawer waxing comes in?  You know how these antique pieces are, wood on wood for the drawers.  They don't slide easily & no one wants to fight with their drawers!  Usually I use candle wax but I had this crazy idea if wax makes my finished product so smooth, what would it do to the drawers?  I waxed the bottom of the drawers & the draw glides on the sides.  Buffed & wah-la!  Perfection!  The slide so easily you almost can't stop them!

Sorry for the crappy pictures, it was hard to move it around with a broken toe!  It sold in the shop in just   3 weeks!
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