Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all of you and thanks for following.
We'll be enjoying a much needed Spring Break with family and friends.

I wanted to share these unique ways to color your eggs.
They've used gold and silver leaf,  confetti, and my fav, marbleized indigo.



Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Design Musings: Chairs vs Sofa

Would you consider ditching your sofa and using only chairs for seating?
Here are some images to help your decision.
Note that in all the images the chairs are curl-up-with-a-good-book comfy.

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Design Chic

Would you also consider a chaise????

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So, no sofa?


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

It's Our Grand Opening at Buckeystown Design Co-Op

After two incredible soft openings, it's time for the official Grand Opening at 
Buckeystown Design CoOp!!  I'm beyond excited.  Here's a sneak peek at my space.

Angels and Arrows


Oversized Black Frenchy Chest on Chest


Hand-painted Italian Chair


Two Piece Antique Cupboard


Cubbies in Cupboard

Glam Knee Hole Desk and Leopard and Iron Bench

Sparkle


Vintage Monkey Lamp on Campaign Chest
Pair of Sunburst Mirrors

Drafting Table
Faux Fur Bench







Adjustable Stainless Stool with Fur Throw

Rhinestone Knob and Tassel on Glossy White Sofa Table

How fabulous is this painted wine cupboard?

Painted Wine Cupboard
Check out the wine storage cubbies.

Inside Wine Cupboard



Please join us for our Grand Opening
Buckeystown Design CoOp
3607 Buckeystown Pike
Buckeystown, MD

March 18 & 19 from 9-4
March 20 from Noon-4

Catering by DJ's

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Favorite Vintage Find: Industrial Drafting Table

I was so excited when I found this huge wood and iron industrial drafting table,
 and even happier when I was able to fit it into my vehicle and take it home. 
 I've never had a drafting table this old or this unique.  

I'm displaying it flat, but it also is adjustable and can tilt at different angles.
Here it is in the Design CoOp ready for our next sale.

Antique Drafting Table

You can see that the height as well as the angle is adjustable using knobs and iron gears.

Adjustable Height and Tilt of Table Top

I added this vintage oak and iron stool.  I dry brushed the stool with some light grey paint and upholstered the seat in Belgian linen.

Antique Oak and Iron Antique Stool

The antique wicker flower basket is filled with industrial blueprints.  
The sheets are five feet long.

Industrial Blueprints in Antique Wicker Basket
I'm really having trouble parting with this special vintage find.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Faux Fur Fascination

Yes,  I'll admit that I've been fascinated with faux fur for a while---maybe even obsessed.
I've draped it over tables, onto benches, cots, and chairs and even wrapped a vanity bench in its fluffiness.  I think the vanity bench was my favorite so I began a search for another.  

My sweet long-time friend, Dianna, who owns Diamond Antiques, found me a long lovely bench covered in botanical fabric with curvy carved legs.  Of course I'm never one to leave well enough alone and always seem to take the most difficult route.  This was no exception.  I removed the lovely fabric---and 10,000 staples--- and recovered it in--you guessed it--faux fur.  Here it is all done and ready for our next sale which is our Grand Opening.



Of course you must have noticed the curvy legs.  They originally were a dark mahogany.  I thought they were too dark once I added the fur so I stripped them with Citristrip.  It's easy to use, non-toxic, and I discovered that an old credit card is a great way to scrape off the goo.  I'd also been wanting to try to use Liming Wax so after I dry brushed the legs with a light grey paint, I applied the wax.

Stripped, Painted, and Waxed Leg
I was impressed by the way the liming wax outlined the carvings in the leg.

Side View of Lime Waxed Legs

When I looked at this next image I thought that the faux fur reminded me of a bad hair day,
 but in a good way.

Fur Bed Head

It also made a great back drop for my small sale items.



Hope to see you at the Grand Opening, Mar 18-20.

Link to Diamond Antiques and Gifts in Tarentum, PA
https://www.facebook.com/DiamondAntiques/?fref=ts