Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cornbread Yellow Cabinet

A couple of weeks ago I went to our local flea market at Collette's Antique Mall,  I found a couple of nice things on that beautiful day.  The captain's desk I showed you last week, you can see it here.  I also bought this cute little cabinet.

It's child size & had seen better days.   It looked like it had been used as a display at some point,  there was a sign still stuck to it. There was also a drawer missing.

We had envisioned using chicken wire somehow inside the drawer opening but, that proved to be impossible.  We went with the easy fix, a false drawer front.  So much easier & in the end looked so much better.....

This is what we came up with. We painted it with  "The Vintage Farmhouse" chalk paint in "Cornbread" Yellow.  Then to break it up we added white to the false front & top.  It still needed a little something, so I added a couple of sweet Chickadee's on a Wire.

Here's a close up:

Soooooooo Cute!

Some little girl will be in Shabby Chic heaven with this.  I could even see it in a Bathroom or Entry way.

Here it is in our Booth:

Sorry for the fuzzy picture.  I had to take it with my phone & had a little trouble keeping a steady hand.  It gives you a better idea of the scale of this cabinet. It's small but so cute.  I love the pop of color it added to the booth.

Now we are working on Holiday pieces.  It won't be long before we are decorating the booth for Christmas. YIKES!!!!

Now that I've scared the dickens out of you, make sure you check us out on Facebook.  Thanks for stopping by.  Dee

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Captain's Desk

It's been a beautiful warm fall, until 2 hours ago.  This morning it was almost balmy, now it's cold, rainy & blowing like the dickens.  Well, that's typical of Michigan, wait 5 minutes & the weather will change.  Luckily I have worked very hard these last couple of weeks on getting my garage cleaned out so I can park in there again.  That is a huge deal here in the north.

Last weekend was one of those perfectly perfect warm fall weekends. The kind you dream of when you live in the north & so much of your day depends on the temps & sunshine.  We went to the best flea market in our area, Collette's Vintage & Antique Mall, & I scored yet again. 

I bought the most adorable Captain's Desk.

 Have you ever seen a desk like this?  It has four drawers on both sides & the top lifts up for more storage.  It's petite so it can go anywhere.  I just had so much potential.

I decided to paint it "Garden Gate" Green. It's one of the colors in my new chalk paint line from The Vintage Farmhouse.  I painted the drawers in "Dairy Cream".  Then it sat for a couple of days, I had a graphic block.  Ever get that?  I was trying to think of the "Blow your mind" kind of graphic & it just wasn't happening.  Sometimes you just have to go with the familiar.  
This is what I ended up with:

My all time favorite French script stencil.

I know you are all probably getting bored with this one, but I love it!

I plastered it all over this baby.  The top, the sides.....

And the front.  So pretty....

I paired it with a petite chair painted in the same cream.

Here it is in my booth.  You can see the chair peeking out from behind the desk.  I just love how much storage you get with a desk like this. The petite size with that kind of storage is a perfect combination.

Stay tuned, I will be posting about that cute yellow cabinet next!  Check us out on Facebook to see what we're up to.  Love to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by,  Dee