We girls have been very busy pulling our sale together for this weekend at Buckeystown Design CoOp. I always have a mix of new and vintage finds. Since summer is here with all thoughts of the beach, I added some seashore decor as well.
I think my favorite vintage find is this day bed. It originally had pink and white ticking. I used a dry brush technique to give it a weathered look and had it upholstered in a gray linen.
|DAY BED IN GREY LINEN WITH WEATHERED FINISH|
I also added a bolster pillow.
|DAY BED WITH BOLSTER|
Behind the day bed is an MCM buffet that's a perfect TV stand. The top was chippy and crackled. Since the paint on the base was in good condition, I was going to strip the top and then paint the whole piece. I really liked the natural weathering, so I randomly applied stripper to the base and removed the paint in sections with no real pattern in mind. After I felt it was mottled enough, I applied a gray wash and then waxed it to seal it. It looks good with the day bed.
I placed a paper mache vase on the top of the buffet and filled it with rolled up prints of shells. It's from the 1920's and the pattern looks like something you'd find on a salt glazed pot.
|1920's MACHE VASE|
A few months ago I purchased large European bread boards. Fabulous patina.
|EUROPEAN BREAD BOARDS|
Some of them actually had repairs. You can see the repair on the base of the one in this image.
|BREADBOARD WITH REPAIR|
I always collect empty frames. I actually removed the mirror from the black and gold one.
|ELEPHANT BOOK END AND MAP OF PARIS|
Here come the shells.
|SHELL PRINT ON BURLAP|
This is the companion shell print. I rested it on a vintage cupboard.
|VINTAGE CUPBOARD AND SHELL PRINT ON BURLAP|
These framed shell prints complement the vintage chest with its original color.
|VINTAGE CHEST AND SHELL PRINTS|
|LARGE DOUGH BOWL, MIRROR, TRAY WITH CORAL|
If you're in the DC area, please join us for our sale July 15-17.