Gee, I feel like I've not been doing much but show and tell of my shopping pursuits lately. While that may be true, I do want to show you what I found last weekend. The photo above shows the sugar dish of the sugar and creamer I found. It is so pretty and would you believe I found it at a yard sale? For $1 for both pieces? I didn't need it, but how could I refuse? I rarely find anything like that for that kind of price. I fell in love with those roses~ YUM!
The other pieces I got at a new European market that they are trying to get started here in my town. It was cool and I found a few goodies.
How cool is this doorknob? Yes, Michelle, I will be making an inspiration holder with it.
I simply cannot seem to resist pretty vintage millinery pieces...
or pretty lace.
Isn't this just the sweetest little pincushion?
J'adore the pretty pins that will be added to my "stash" for when I begin rocking the jewelry maker thing. Whenever that might be... My girlfriend had the two pins on the cards in her booth. Isn't it cute how she dolled up the cards they are on?
I was utterly enchanted by this little shelf and she's already gotten a makeover with my first attempt at Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint. I'll show you that later.
An exquisite antique silk glove box.
A set of Victorian curtain rods. I'm going to try to put them in my studio. If they don't work, they may end up in my Etsy shop. I've always wanted some of these and the chippy white with the gold peeking through just called my name.
I was really in love with that little shelf, so I couldn't wait to do it up the way I wanted it with the ASCP sample pots I bought. You'd think that with all of the hype online about the chalk paint that I would have known exactly what to do, but as usual, I just kind of did my own thing and flew by the seat of my pants. All in all, I like the way it turned out. I hadn't planned on it being quite so distressed looking, but obviously, that's what spoke to me because that is how I did it! Here is before once again...
And here is after...
I just love all the little details of this shelf, don't you? I find it's form very pleasing to my eyes.
I did another mini-redo this week. I'm not sure it is really blogworthy, but I will show you anyway. I have these old sconces in my bathroom which I love. I added the little shades many years ago and spruced them up with the green trim.
The shades had started to yellow and were looking a little shabby, not so chic, so when I saw this awesome button trim at Hobby Lobby, I knew what I wanted to do. Honestly, had some new white linen shades just fallen into my lap, I probably would have purchased them and started fresh, but I wasn't much in the mood for hunting for these little guys, so I got out my trusty craft paint in a soft white and some additive that you use to make craft paint fluid enough to paint on fabric. Delta makes it I think, and it is quite handy to have on hand. I painted the shades so they were once again white, left the green trim where it was because I still like it, and glued on the new trim to the underside of the shade. It adds a touch of whimsy so I'm happy.
It still looks like it could maybe use a little something else, but since these are the primary source of light on either side of the sink, I decided to leave well enough alone, at least for now. I didn't want to interfere with their light casting abilities. Maybe a tone on tone all over stencil would work? For today, I'm calling it good enough. It probably isn't my most exciting project, but it is done, which is more than I can say for most of the ideas that have been rattling around in my head but haven't yet been tackled.
Hope you all have a good weekend tackling some of your own spring projects.
Until next time,
Linking up with:
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Time Travel Thursday