Tuesday, December 21, 2010

From Rags to Riches!

Meet Priscilla!
Watch, while she is being transformed into a new found beauty!

Here she is in her before state, in pretty shabby shape!

She's mostly made up of these old wooden crates.

 A great little piece of Boston history!
Here is the drawer, pretty cool, huh?

She's all put back together, primed and ready for her new look!

Because the top and drawer were in rough shape, I covered them with Anaglypta. 
I also added this pretty glass knob to add to her new found elegance.

I made this little curtain to cover the open area, 
it also matches her new owner's slip covered headboard.

Don't you just love this cute little ruffle?
I am soooo into ruffles lately!

Here she is, all ready for her new home.
Oh Priscilla... you've made me so proud!

From Rags to Riches!!!

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Handcrafted Ornaments & Displaying Them

No Tree this year! 
Instead, I had a box of these vintage, silver Christmas tree stems, 
still in their individual wrappers! I decided to add them all to this 
white painted metal bucket, put a white tulle bow around it and voilá!

Here's an up-close picture of the ornaments 
my Mom made... in all the perfect colors!

The cute snow men (and women) with wool hats and scarves, 
hand painted and antiqued. I love these!! This one's my favorite in pink!

Here are some of my mosaic ornaments, they are
attached to wooden shapes you find in the craft store.

One of my pine cone ornaments, with greenery and little pink balls.

Flower pot ornaments with greenery, white balls and some floral pieces.
These would look cute painted white and distressed for a more shabby look!

I also took some branches from outside, spray painted them white 
and hung them in the windows with ornaments hanging from them!

More branches with ornaments hanging above the 
ceramic lit tree that my Grandmother had for so many years!

 The hand painted bird houses my Mom made, 
complete with a snowy rooftop and wreath!

I also took large shutters, leaned them up against the wall with 
white lights behind and more ornaments hanging from the them.
My Mom made these cute little sleds!

Of course we've all seen clear glass containers filled with Christmas balls!

We had this old wooden drawer with two compartments, perfect for 
two little artificial trees, surrounded in white tulle, to look like snow!

The drawer still had the old labels on the sides!

Hopefully you found some inspiration in these ideas!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Buffet Beauty!

This has to be one of my favorite rehabs!
I'm calling this one Vera...

Here's the inspiration fabric for the paint color... 
My client has this Amy Butler fabric on her dining room chair seats, 
so we thought we would paint the buffet in a lighter turquoise.

As you can see, this is the before... lots of potential!!

Some of the veneer was in rough shape, 
this small area I was able to just remove it.

The top however, needed to be filled with wood filler and sanded to make 
it an even surface before adding the anaglypta, 
(embossed wallpaper) which comes in MANY different designs.

This is one of my favorites! This is the top after!

This piece has great details, which will pop once distressed.

I primed, painted and distressed...

I love these legs!

All the beautiful details POP!

(She is painted an antique white on the inside.)

Here she is all ready for her new home!! 
I hope she's very happy in her new place!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

'Tis the Season Celebration!

Okay, I haven't been a slacker...  

I've been getting ready for our 
'Tis the Season Celebration 
this Sunday, November 28th from noon to 5:00 
at Rustique... The Rehab Boutique

We are having LIVE music by my honey, Stan Martin
He will be singing some of his originals, 
some Christmas songs and I'm sure he'll take requests!

Yummy Homemade Treats!

15% Off the Entire Shop! 
(Consignment items not included.)

This is the poster I designed for our big day. 
Background image from the Graphics Fairy.

Complimentary Gift!
(While supplies last.)
Each customer will get a bag of vintage inspired Christmas Tags.
Some images are from the Graphics Fairy and some are from Dover Publications
where you can get free samples every week when you sign up! 

Here's how I did it!
I downloaded images and brought them into Photoshop where I manipulated the 
images to look like vintage tags. I printed them on heavy card stock, 12-up on a sheet.

Then, I cut them out using an exacto knife and metal ruler.

Punched holes!

Added ribbon!

I used soft vintage colors. Here are some of my favorites!

Here they are in their little baggies, all ready to go!

I have these drawers from an antique Singer sewing machine,
(the rest of which was destroyed) I salvaged parts from it and thought 
this would be a great way to display the tags!

I hope you can join us!  

Now linking to: 

Metamorphosis Monday


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